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Feds nix 50/50 plan for Hudson River Tunnel project

Rail| January 3, 2018

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.

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

Security and Safety | December 28, 2017

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.

Rail| December 6, 2017

Kansas City's Starter Streetcar Line is Sustainable, 'Smart' Endeavor

Since voters green-lit the project by approving its major funding source in 2012, some $1.7 billion in economic development has initiated around the 2.2-mile streetcar line.

Rail| November 29, 2017

Partial train derailment impacts some Metra, Amtrak Chicago-area service

At about 10:50 p.m. Tuesday when the third, fourth, and fifth cars of the eight-car train derailed. The derailed cars remained upright, and the other five cars and the locomotive remained on the tracks. There were three passengers on the train at the time; there were no injuries.

Rail| November 15, 2017

Feds find ignored safety procedures, fractured safety program led to Amtrak derailment

The train engineer saw equipment and people working on and near track 3 and initiated emergency braking that slowed the train from 106 mph to approximately 99 mph at the time of impact.

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