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Engineer in deadly Amtrak crash had no experience on new locomotive

Security and Safety | July 11, 2018

The Dec.18, 2017 derailment of Amtrak train #501 killed three people and injured 62.

NTSB releases preliminary report on fatal Uber self-driving car crash

Security and Safety | May 25, 2018

After crash in March, Uber has also shuttered its self-driving vehicle testing in Arizona.

Security and Safety | February 8, 2018

MBTA trolley driver fired for using cellphone during 2017 crash

In an MBTA Transit Police affidavit filed in Dorchester District Court, investigators said the driver told authorities he reached into his backpack to “take a quick peek” at his phone shortly before the Dec. 29 crash.

Security and Safety | January 30, 2018

Wash. Amtrak engineer missed signs before deadly derailment

Investigators interviewed the engineer and the qualifying conductor, who were in the lead locomotive during the accident trip.

Security and Safety | January 5, 2018

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

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.

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.

Security and Safety | November 13, 2017

Letter to feds spelled out NJ Transit manpower issues prior to crash

In the letter, the agency's VP/GM, rail operations, detailed the losses: 93 non-union employees had retired from NJ Transit, or sought work elsewhere, between January 2014 and July 2016. Combined, their experience totaled 2,339 years.

Management & Operations| July 18, 2017

WMATA dismisses track department supervisor for overtime abuse

The Inspector General’s office conducted an analysis of overall overtime earnings and found that certain track managers earned more than double their base salary in overtime, a pattern that was recurring over several years, prior to the SafeTrack initiative.

Security and Safety | April 11, 2017

NY, NJ governors call for independent review of Penn Station infrastructure

In a letter Gov. Cuomo and Gov. Christie said the train derailments and severe service disruptions at the century-old Manhattan rail hub have made clear “the need for a complete review of Amtrak’s infrastructure and maintenance protocols.”

Security and Safety | March 30, 2017

Inadequate highway markings led to deadly Greyhound crash: NTSB

Two passengers were killed and 13 others plus the driver were injured when the bus struck a crash attenuator.

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