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TSA, Amtrak to test suicide vest detection devices at Penn Station

Security and Safety | February 28, 2018

The passive system triggers an alarm if an individual carrying/wearing a person-borne improvised explosive device passes by the mechanism.

Metra looks to purchase 21 used locomotives

Rail| February 22, 2018

The F59PHIs, which were built by the Electro-Motive Division of GM in 1998 and have been rehabbed within the last five years, have similar parts and operating characteristics to Metra’s existing fleet of EMD F40s, some of which are 35 years old and are in need of overhaul.

Security and Safety | February 20, 2018

Amtrak could ban NJ Transit trains if PTC installation is not completed

President/CEO Richard Anderson told a House subcommittee that the agency is worried passengers are being put at risk by delays in installing the technology that’s designed to prevent crashes.

Rail| February 6, 2018

Two Amtrak train cars detach while going 125 mph

The incident, which occurred at around 6:40 a.m., resulted from a "mechanical issue."

Rail| February 5, 2018

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

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.

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.

Management & Operations| January 23, 2018

Governor orders NJ Transit audit

The audit will include a review of NJ Transit's finances, leadership structure, hiring process, and customer service.

Government Issues| January 18, 2018

House bill would provide $2.6B for PTC implementation

Amtrak promised PTC will be installed and activated on the Cascades line “during the third quarter of 2018,” in a letter last week from CEO Richard Anderson to Washington and Oregon transportation directors.

Mobility| January 17, 2018

Amtrak adds capacity as freeway closure continues to impact Santa Barbara County

Since train tracks reopened on Jan. 11, the Pacific Surfliner has served as the only viable ground transportation option between Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, as drive time on alternate routes between the two counties can take nearly four hours.

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