Topic : Amtrak

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Amtrak names new EVP/chief safety officer

Security and Safety | January 10, 2018

Ken Hylander will report directly to President/CEO Richard Anderson and be responsible for implementing a proven Safety Management System at Amtrak.

NTSB officials have not yet spoken to engineer involved in Wash. Amtrak crash

Security and Safety | January 5, 2018

Officials have been unable to interview the engineer, or the other crew member who was in the lead locomotive, because of their injuries sustained in the crash, according to a preliminary report that was released.

Security and Safety | January 4, 2018

Feds say railroads must meet PTC deadline

The implementation of PTC was postponed by Congress, which extended a deadline to have the systems in place from 2015 until December of this year and left open the possibility of an additional extension to 2020.

Rail| January 3, 2018

Feds nix 50/50 plan for Hudson River Tunnel project

A letter from FTA to New York and New Jersey officials said the first phase of the project, estimated at $11 billion, seeks a 50% federal investment that is "considerably higher than much existing precedent for past 'mega projects'" and would deplete the existing grant program.

Security and Safety | December 28, 2017

Amtrak service will not return to new bypass route until PTC in place

Three people were killed, and dozens were injured. Federal investigators say they are looking into whether the engineer was distracted.

Security and Safety | December 22, 2017

NTSB conducts initial review of Amtrak train recorders

Inward-facing video with audio captured the crew’s actions and their conversations.

Rail| December 20, 2017

Two train enthusiasts killed in Wash. Amtrak crash

Jim Hamre and Zack Willhoite both worked in the transportation industry.

Rail| December 19, 2017

Washington Amtrak train going 80 mph in 30 mph zone, NTSB says

At least three people were killed and about 100 were injured. Officials also report that PTC was not activated on the train.

Rail| December 18, 2017

Injuries, casualties reported after Amtrak train crashes onto I-5 in Washington

The Amtrak train, which operates between Seattle and Portland, had just begun using a new high-speed route Monday morning.

Rail| December 14, 2017

Amtrak launches new mobile app for N.Y. Penn Station

The app provides real-time gate, train, and boarding information for Amtrak customers and also helps direct passengers throughout the station to find gates, exits, ATMs, and restaurants.

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