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Major Railroads Say They’ll Again Miss Safety Deadline First Set in 2008

Three of the biggest freight railroads operating in the U.S. have told the government they won’t meet a 2018 deadline to start using safety technology intended to prevent accidents like the deadly derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia last …

Congress Pressured to Extend Deadline for Railroad Safety Technology

The head of Amtrak warned Congress that some passenger rail service outside the Northeast corridor will be suspended if lawmakers don’t extend a Dec. 31 deadline for railroads to install safety technology. “There will be significant impacts to our service …

Feds: Engineer’s Sleepiness Caused Bronx Commuter Train Derailment

A sleep-deprived engineer nodded off at the controls of a commuter train just before taking a 30 mph curve at 82 mph, causing a derailment in the Bronx in New York City last year that killed four people and injured …

Audit Targets Safety on New York State Railroad Bridges

The New York State’s Department of Transportation lacked records to show adequate and updated safety plans and inspections for many railroad bridges statewide, according to an audit being released by the state comptroller’s office. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli tells The Associated …