Amtrak CEO Vows To Put Safety Technology Into Operation Following Deadly DerailmentAn emotional Amtrak CEO pledged to lawmakers Tuesday that safety technology that could have prevented a deadly derailment last month in Philadelphia will be put into operation.
NTSB: Amtrak Train Accelerated 30 MPH Within About 1 Minute Before WreckAnother body was pulled from the wreckage Thursday morning, bringing the death toll to eight, officials said.
Deadly Amtrak Derailment Near Philadelphia Leads To Calls For Seat Belts On TrainsIn the wake of Tuesday night’s horrific train crash outside of Philadelphia, there are demands for a host of new passenger safety measures, including the possibility of installing seat belts.
Federal Loan Agreement Reached To Install Safety Technology On Metro-North, LIRR TrainsU.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Wednesday the Federal Railroad Administration and MTA agreed on a $967 million loan to install Positive Train Control technology.
MTA Votes To Expedite Safety Effort On Metro-North, LIRR TrainsThe agency approved an additional $11.3 million contract to speed up the retrofitting of hundreds of Metro-North and LIRR coaches for Positive Train Control.
Senators Push For More Safety Inspectors Following Metro-North DerailmentSens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal are calling for more funding for railroad safety inspections following the fatal Metro-North derailment.
Feds Issue Emergency Order To Metro-North Railroad Following 'Serious Overspeed Event'The order requires Metro-North to modify its signal system to ensure speed limits are followed.
Metro-North Train Derailment Raises Questions About TechnologySafety officials have championed what's known as positive train control technology for decades, but the railroad industry has sought to postpone having to install it because of the high cost and technological issues.