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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 ...
August 07, 2015
Railroad safety: Few likely to meet deadline for technology
Only a handful of railroads are close to meeting a deadline this year to install safety technology that can prevent many ...
July 24, 2015
Transportation Chief: 5 Airlines probed for price-gouging
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Friday the government has opened a price-gouging investigation involving five ...
July 10, 2015
Critics say Senate bill would weaken rental car, rail safety
A transportation bill introduced by a Senate committee chairman would allow car rental companies to rent recalled vehicles ...
July 08, 2015
Gov't to require cameras in train cabs after Amtrak crash
The Obama administration says it's drafting rules to require that railroads install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to ...
June 24, 2015
Railroad regulator vows to enforce Dec. 31 safety deadline
The nation's top railroad regulator said Wednesday she will enforce a Dec. 31 deadline for commuter and freight railroads to ...
June 23, 2015
Senate bills cut social programs, boost NIH research, Amtrak
Senate Republicans Tuesday proposed cuts to community health centers, national service, and grants to help children from low- ...
June 19, 2015
Rumble on the rails part of soundtrack to this US Open
The number is around 60, give or take, with a rumble that is part of the soundtrack to an already unique U.S. Open.
June 10, 2015
NTSB: Amtrak engineer wasn't talking, texting on cellphone
The engineer in last month's fatal Amtrak crash wasn't using his cellphone to talk, text or download anything just before the ...
June 09, 2015
House GOP measure would cut Amtrak by $242M
The GOP-controlled House passed legislation Tuesday to cut Amtrak's budget by $242 million, though lawmakers added new ...