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February 03, 2016
Big freight railroads to miss safety technology deadline
Three of the biggest freight railroads operating in the U.S. have told the government they won't meet a 2018 deadline to ...
February 02, 2016
Amtrak engineer recalls opening throttle before fatal crash
The last thing Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian remembers before last May's fatal crash in Philadelphia is pushing the ...
January 30, 2016
Hope for answers as release of Amtrak crash evidence nears
Eight months after a deadly Amtrak derailment, federal investigators are poised to release evidence and reports that could ...
January 03, 2016
The Latest: Central Illinois flood victims begin cleanup
The latest developments on flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Sharon Stivers says she's had her share of ...
December 01, 2015
Congress reaches deal on 5-year transportation bill
The House and Senate have reached agreement on a 5-year, $281 billion transportation bill that would increase spending to ...
November 12, 2015
Officials: Corporation will oversee new Hudson rail tunnel
Officials in New York and New Jersey announced an agreement Thursday to create a corporation to oversee plans to build a new ...
October 28, 2015
Congress delays train safety technology mandate 3 to 5 years
Congress passed a bill Wednesday that delays for at least three years the mandate for railroads to put long-sought safety ...
October 27, 2015
Bill delays train safety technology mandate 3 to 5 years
The House passed a bill Tuesday that delays for three to five years the mandate for railroads to put long-sought safety ...
October 06, 2015
Rock fences that may prevent derailment not used in Vermont
Special fences protect railroad tracks from rock slides in some parts of the country, but the head of Amtrak said Tuesday ...
October 05, 2015
Amtrak train hits rocks on track, derails in central Vermont
An Amtrak train headed from Vermont to Washington, D.C., on Monday hit rocks that had fallen onto the track from a ledge, ...
September 30, 2015
Amtrak to introduce bag fees for passengers exceeding limits
Amtrak is boarding a baggage fee bandwagon that has generated billions in revenue for the airline industry. The passenger ...
September 11, 2015
No charges filed in connection with Amtrak crash in Virginia
A Virginia State Police spokeswoman says no charges have been filed in connection with a collision between an Amtrak train ...
September 11, 2015
The Latest on DC shooting: 'I thought it was a terror act'
The latest on the situation on Union Station in the nation's capital, with police on the scene and law enforcement telling ...
September 10, 2015
Amtrak train hits tractor-trailer in Virginia; none hurt
An Amtrak train that travels between North Carolina and New York hit a tractor-trailer Thursday, splitting the trailer in ...
August 18, 2015
Officials promise to work together on Hudson River tunnel
Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey's two U.S. senators and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx vowed Tuesday to work together ...
August 10, 2015
Amtrak exec: Train delays in tunnel may become more common
Train delays like the ones caused recently by electrical problems in a century-old Hudson River tunnel could become much more ...