amtrak News

Five Sue Driver of Trash Truck Struck by GOP Train in 2018

Two years after a train carrying Republican members of Congress collided with a garbage truck, five passengers have filed lawsuits against the driver, trash company and train conductor. Dana Naylor Jr., 32, was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter after a trial …

Authorities Say Amtrak Train Hits Vehicle in Florida, Three Dead

Authorities say three people in Florida were killed in a vehicle that collided with an Amtrak passenger train, but no passengers aboard the train were hurt. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue told news outlets the crash happened about 2 p.m. …

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 …