amtrak News

Charges Dismissed Again in Deadly Philadelphia Amtrak Crash

For the second time, a Philadelphia judge has dismissed all criminal charges filed against an Amtrak engineer in a deadly high-speed derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight and injured about 200 people. The decision Tuesday followed defense arguments that any …

Complacency Cited in Fatal 2017 Washington Train Crash

The vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board in the final report on a deadly Amtrak derailment in Washington in 2017 blasted what he described as a “Titanic-like complacency” among those charged with ensuring train operations were safe. The …

NTSB Says Impaired Truck Driver Likely Cause of GOP Train Crash in Virginia

A trash truck driver who had marijuana in his system likely caused a fatal collision last year with an Amtrak train that was carrying Republican lawmakers, federal investigators concluded. The National Transportation Safety Board’s final report said the crash in …

Vermont Gets More Than $2M in Amtrak Rail Safety Grants

The Vermont Agency of Transportation is getting more than $2 million for safety upgrades along the route of the Amtrak Vermonter, addressing conditions that resulted in a 2015 derailment. The money from the Federal Railroad Administration will be used to …

No Trial for Amtrak Engineer in Deadly Pennsylvania Crash Until 2019

An Amtrak engineer charged with manslaughter in a deadly high-speed derailment in Philadelphia won’t go on trial until next year because of delays in getting evidence from federal investigators. A lawyer for Brandon Bostian says neither he nor state prosecutors …

Two Counties Declare Disaster After Pennsylvania Flooding

State emergency officials are working with local authorities to help with recovery from flash flooding in south-central Pennsylvania that led to water rescues and evacuations and prompted two counties to issue disaster declarations, Governor Tom Wolf said. “…Pennsylvania experienced significant …

Spring Nor’easter Targets Northeast with Heavy Snow, Winds

A spring nor’easter targeted the Northeast on Wednesday with strong winds and a foot or more of snow expected in some parts of the region. Airlines canceled flights and schools canceled classes ahead of the fourth major storm in three …

Northeast Digging Out from Deep Snow as Power Outages Continue

The Northeast is digging out from its second powerful nor’easter in less than a week that left behind some areas with more than 2 feet of snow, hundreds of thousands without power, school closures and travel chaos. Some places saw …

Snowy Nor’easter Brings Threat of More Power Problems

Another snowy, blowy nor’easter threatened a new round of power outages as it began moving up the East Coast on Wednesday, causing officials to close schools and government offices and raising concerns for utility customers still trying to bounce back …

NTSB: Truck Hit by GOP Train in Virginia Was on Tracks After Warning

Witnesses told investigators that a garbage truck struck by a train carrying Republican congressmen through rural Virginia entered the railroad crossing after the safety gates had come down, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released Wednesday. …