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Amtrak ordered to improve safety along NEC route, seeks PTC approval

Security and Safety | May 19, 2015

The passenger rail operator is seeking expedited FCC approval to equip the site of the Philadelphia dertailment with positive train control technology.

N.Y. MTA: May derailment was result of overlooked defects

Rail| December 16, 2014

The defects included a broken plate, broken fasteners and a deteriorated tie, all of which should have been prioritized for repairs.

Management & Operations| April 4, 2014

CTA fires operator who derailed train, launches new scheduling rules

She had been on the job for 60 days and admitted to dozing off before the crash, as well as overrunning a station in February, NTSB officials say. The agency may terminate an operator for two serious safety violations under its contract with the union for those workers. It is also setting limits on hours of operation duty and increasing minimum rest time.
Government Issues| March 26, 2014

Chicago train operator asleep before crash, NTSB reports

The woman had been working as an operator for about two months and acknowledged she'd previously fallen asleep on the job in February, when her train partially missed a station, according to an AP report.
Rail| March 26, 2014

Chicago Transit Authority train derailment at O'Hare Airport station

A Chicago Transit Authority Blue Line train continues through the end of the platform and scales an escalator leading to O’Hare International Airport terminals, injuring more than 30 people. Courtesy bizipapo *HD* via YouTube.

Government Issues| March 20, 2014

Metro-North, LIRR to install video/audio recorders

Meanwhile, both railroads are working together to procure and install Positive Train Control as quickly as possible.
Rail| December 4, 2013

Metro-North derailment may thwart possible PTC delay

The FRA asked Congress to grant extensions for positive train control on some rail lines and allow alternative technologies, according to a Government Accountability Office report published in August.
Rail| December 3, 2013

Speed a factor in Metro-North crash

Federal investigators have recovered the engineer’s cell phone, though it has been reported they don't believe he was on it at the time of the crash.
Rail| November 25, 2013

N.Y. bound Amtrak Crescent train derails

Seven of the nine cars on Train 20 from New Orleans went off the track in Spartanburg, S.C., but stayed upright, leaving no serious injuries.
Bus| September 19, 2013

Canada train, bus crash kills 6

A double decker OC Transpo bus collided with a derailed VIA Rail Canada train on Wednesday, killing six bus passengers and injuring at least 34 others.

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