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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.

Miami-bound Amtrak train collides with freight train, killing two

Rail| February 5, 2018

Amtrak train 91 should have been on the main line, but it was directed to tracks just east of it, where a CSX train was parked.

Rail| January 31, 2018

Train carrying GOP Congress members hits garbage truck, one dead

The chartered train was carrying lawmakers to a retreat in West Virginia.

Rail| December 20, 2017

Two train enthusiasts killed in Wash. Amtrak crash

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

Security and Safety | August 22, 2017

SEPTA train crashes into parked train injuring 42 passengers

The NTSB is investigating the crash, which occurred around 12:15 a.m. on Tuesday.

Security and Safety | December 19, 2016

New NJ Transit fatigue assessment program temporarily removes 11 workers

The effort by the transit agency comes on the heels of September’s accident, which killed one person standing on a platform and injured more than 100 others. It was later revealed the engineer in that crash suffered from sleep apnea, a fatigue-inducing disorder.

Rail| December 15, 2016

NJ Transit to install inward-facing cameras on trains, adds 100 employees

The actions are in response to the fatal Sept. 29 train crash in Hoboken, with the hires in response to revelations that NJ Transit has lost maintenance and safety employees.

Rail| November 22, 2016

In wake of NJ TRANSIT crash, feds target sleep apnea

The agency disclosed a policy change that will prevent engineers suffering from sleep apnea to operate a train unless they are being treated, while federal regulators prepare a safety bulletin that will urge all railroads to screen for sleep apnea.

Security and Safety | October 27, 2016

Amtrak to pay $265M for Philadelphia crash that killed 8

The settlement allows victims to have their awards in hand by June instead of waiting years for a lawsuit to play out, their lawyers said Thursday.

Security and Safety | October 10, 2016

NJ Transit reopens Hoboken station, NTSB releases recorder findings

In all, eight of the 17 tracks at the Hoboken Terminal were set to reopen Monday at the busy station where commuters connect with other trains and ferries heading into New York City.

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