Griffith was one of eight people who died in the derailment.
This Memorial Day weekend is expected to be the busiest in 10 years.
That cap for a single passenger rail incident was part of a late effort in 1997 to pass a law that would rescue Amtrak from financial ruin and help it one day become independent.
National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that he wanted to “downplay” the idea that damage to the windshield might have come from someone firing a shot at the train.
Amtrak said Saturday that it will cooperate, after the Federal Railroad Administration announced a crackdown following the fatal derailment in Philadelphia this week.
An assistant conductor said she thought she heard an Amtrak train engineer say his train had been hit by projectiles before the derailment this week, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.
An injured Amtrak employee filed a Thursday in connection with the derailment that left eight people dead in Philadelphia this week.
Friends say Brandon Bostian, the engineer at the center of the Amtrak train derailment investigation, has been a “train geek” most of his life.
A mother and daughter from Long Island survived Tuesday’s deadly Amtrak derailment and described a terrifying chain of events to CBS2’s Valerie Castro.
Five of the seven people killed in the Amtrak derailment in northeast Philadelphia have been identified, and their families have been left in shock and mourning.
The chairman of the New Jersey state Assembly Transportation Committee wants to know where the money will come from for a new rail tunnel between New Jersey and New York.
The state highway patrol, which had at least one trooper accompanying the oversized load, had said it spent about five minutes trying to negotiate the railroad crossing.
An Amtrak train headed for New York City slammed into a tractor-trailer that stalled on railroad tracks in North Carolina on Monday, toppling the engine onto its side and injuring dozens of people, officials said.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for New York City, Long Island and parts of New Jersey until 7 p.m. Thursday.
A case of the measles has been confirmed in in Dutchess County, and the sick person was on an Amtrak train, the New York State Department of Health announced Friday.