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Austin (KXAN) -- Officials released the name of a 42-year-old man who was hit and killed by an Amtrak train at the end of December. Austin police say Clay Brewer died the evening of Dec. 30 in the 3100 block of West Anderson Lane and MoPac Expressway. Amtrak said it happened while the train was ...
Amtrak has a new Executive Vice President and Chief Safety Officer, and he is a former chief safety officer at both Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines. Jan. 9 appointment of Ken Hylander clearly signals that Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson--also a Northwest and Delta alumnus--has decided the ...

Many homes near Santa Barbara, California were completely swept away by mudslides on Tuesday. (Jan. 9) AP. 225179131. JUAN CARLO/THE STAR An Amtrak train travels north near Highway 101 in the Solimar area Tuesday. (Photo: Juan Carlo). CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE.
Man survives being hit by Amtrak train in Emeryville ... police said the man suffered non-life threatening injuries when he was struck by the train and knocked to the ground about 6:40 a.m. in the 5800 block of Horton Street near the Amtrak station as he walked next to the tracks. The train was Capitol ...
Goetz said she was listening to a podcast when she saw trees fall, huge sparks fly, and Amtrak 501 come off the tracks. "All of those things happened so fast that it wasn't like a slow 'what is happening, I'm not sure, I'm going to figure it out.' It was 'what the hell is happening? My car is headed in the same ...
Service to SEPTA's Paoli-Thorndale Regional Rail Line has been suspended after an Amtrak train struck and killed a person near the Wynnewood ... According to Amtrak, "A person was trespassing on the tracks around the Wynnewood Station area when he or she came into contact with Amtrak Train #646 ...

Taylor Michael Wilson, 26, of St. Charles, Missouri, was first arrested back in October on state charges after he entered a secure area of an Amtrak passenger train in rural Nebraska, the complaint states. He allegedly played with the controls and applied the emergency brakes, causing the train to stop with ...
Amtrak last week reached a tentative contract agreement with the Transportation Communications Union (TCU) representing carmen, clerks, on-board ... IBB, IBEW, TWU, IAM, SMART Mechanical and UNITE HERE -- represents 12 crafts, or 57 percent of Amtrak employees, according to the press release.
HAINES CITY, Fla. - An 11-year-old Florida girl died Wednesday afternoon after she was hit by an Amtrak train while crossing the tracks, according to police. The train's engineer told investigators that the girl, identified as Yazmin White, of Haines City, had headphones in her ears and was looking at her ...
Three cars on an Amtrak train carrying more than 300 passengers on a route from Miami to New York derailed in snow-covered Savannah after a fierce winter storm, but no injuries were reported. Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams said Silver Meteor train 98 was backing slowly into the Savannah station ...
An armed Missouri man arrested for pulling the emergency brake on an Amtrak train in October is allegedly a white supremacist who now faces a terrorism charge, according to newly unsealed court papers. Taylor Michael Wilson, 26, belongs to a neo-Nazi group, traveled to Charlottesville for alt-right ...
Due to a major winter storm impacting the Northeast region, Amtrak is operating a modified schedule between New York and Boston on Thursday, Jan. 4, with a reduced frequency of Acela Express, Northeast Regional and Downeaster service. Additionally, Shuttle service, operating between Springfield, ...
If you were planning on flying out or taking the train out of the Richmond area, chances are you were met with delays and possibly even cancellations. Winter weather problems across the southeast are causing hundreds of passengers to make an alternative plan.
In this image made from video, police and rescue vehicles park near an Amtrak passenger train derailed in the snow, Wednesday, Jan. 3, in Savannah, Georgia. An Amtrak spokesman has said three cars on a passenger train have derailed in Savannah, Georgia, but there were no injuries reported among ...
An 11-year-old girl in Central Florida died on Wednesday after an Amtrak train hit her while she was walking from the woods onto the railroad tracks. According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Yazmin White was looking at her phone while crossing over the tracks in Haines City, Fla., and did not appear to ...
The winter round of repair work at Penn Station is slated to begin as scheduled on Friday, which means that changes are coming Monday for Amtrak, Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit passengers, though most of the work will be done on weekends. Amtrak owns and maintains the tracks at ...

HAINES CITY, Fla. -- An 11-year-old girl was killed after being struck by an Amtrak train in Haines City on Wednesday afternoon. Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives said 11-year-old Yazmin White was walking through the woods, after leaving Carmelita's located at 2670 Hwy 17/92, when she attempted ...
Amtrak modified it's schedule in the Northeast in preparation of the bomb cyclone that is bringing plenty of snow to the area. The affects of those changes will be felt locally as Northeast Regional service has been cancelled between D.C. and Newport News and Norfolk, Virginia, Amtrak announced Wednesday evening.
The FBI says an armed 26-year-old Missouri man who breached a secured area to stop an Amtrak train in southwest Nebraska in October has links to a white supremacist group and expressed an interest in "killing black people," according to court documents unsealed Wednesday. Taylor Michael Wilson ...
The 5:10 a.m. departure Friday, Train #230, from Albany-Rensselaer to New York City's Penn Station has been canceled, Amtrak announced in an update on service in the wake of Thursday's winter storm. The passenger railroad also said some services along the Northeast Corridor would operate on a ...
WASHINGTON -- The damage from a deadly Amtrak train crash in Washington state in December topped $40.4 million, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report on Thursday. The safety board also said the Dec. 18 crash that killed three and injured 70 could have been ...
Heavy snow predicted for eastern Massachusetts on Thursday has prompted a change in commuter rail and Amtrak schedules. The MBTA will operate its commuter rail lines on a limited schedule, and has cancelled ferry service, the agency said on twitter. The reduced schedule "allows our teams to safely ...
18, 2017, file photo, cars from an Amtrak train lie spilled onto Interstate 5 below alongside smashed vehicles as some train cars remain on the tracks above in DuPont, Wash. Federal investigators say video aboard the Amtrak train that derailed in Washington state shows crews weren't using personal electronic devices and ...
He says it started at about 7:30 p.m. Monday and power was partially restored by 8:30 p.m. He says NJ Transit trains were diverted to Hoboken, and Amtrak trains were diverted to the Newark, Penn Station during the disruption. The PATH train service says it's cross-honoring tickets from NJ Transit and ...
An Amtrak train making its way on New Year's Day from Chicago to the Detroit area left about 150 Michigan-bound passengers waiting an extra 12 hours. First there was an issue with an engine, then problems with the weather, then crew changes. Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams said in an e-mail the ...
An Amtrak train operator noticed the car parked on the tracks between the warning crossing arms and slammed on emergency breaks but it was too late for the southbound train traveling at speeds of 80 miles-per-hour, Eikermann said. At about 10:30 p.m., the train smashed into the vehicle. Luckily, SDSO ...
As a retired National Transportation Safety Board railroad and rapid transit accident investigator, the more I hear about the Dec. 18 derailment of Washington state Sound Transit Cascades Train 501, the stranger it gets. Confirmed "facts" seem to be very few so far. The National Transportation Safety Board ...
Austin (KXAN) - A man in his 40s was struck and killed by an Amtrack train in north Austin Saturday evening, Amtrak confirmed to KXAN. It happened at about 6:27 p.m. in the 3100 block of West Anderson Lane and Mopac Expressway, said the Austin police Department. Amtrak said it happened on the ...
President Donald Trump and his administration halted a $13 billion federal spending plan to rebuild a crucial Amtrak passageway from New Jersey to New York. The administration said there was "no such agreement" to pay half of the cost to rebuild the commuter tunnel that services tens of thousands of ...
To the Editor: Re "Derailed Infrastructure" (editorial, Dec. 25): The rail tragedy near Tacoma, Wash., was preventable. Why did it happen? Congress is the primary culprit. For many decades, it has appropriated billions to develop, implement and operate our air traffic control system, and it has spent even ...
Those who support Amtrak's Cardinal provide transportation and economic benefits for vacation, student and business travelers, and the communities served. Over the past six years, Virginia and the Buckingham Branch railroad have spent $30 million on upgraded tracks, signals and switches. Amtrak has ...
Our native passenger service, Amtrak, may not conjure up the images of luxury and mystery that some European trains do, but the dream of hurtling across the continent along the path of pioneers and immigrants and the romance of following the setting sun, remains strong in the national consciousness.
Austin (KXAN) - A man in his 40s was struck and killed by an Amtrack train in north Austin Saturday evening, Amtrak confirmed to KXAN. It happened at about 6:27 p.m. in the 3100 block of West Anderson Lane and Mopac Expressway, said the Austin police Department. Amtrak said it happened on the ...
The president officially scrapped his predecessor's proposal to have the federal government underwrite half the cost of a multi-billion-dollar Amtrak tunnel connecting New Jersey to Penn Station, the busiest transit hub in the U.S. The lone existing tunnel is rapidly deteriorating, threatening to sever Amtrak's ...
Amtrak riders will no longer be able to purchase or print tickets on Metrolink ticket machines beginning Jan. 1, Metrolink officials said Friday. Amtrak passengers can purchase tickets online through Amtrak's website, in person at Amtrak stations or on Amtrak's app for mobile devices. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner ...
... spokesman Jason Abrams said the bridge wouldn't close because of "complications resulting from the extremely cold weather." It took crews until around 10:45 p.m. to get five trains back on the move. There were nearly a thousand total passengers delayed, according to information provided by Amtrak.
"Amtrak has been a committed PTC leader - prioritizing, completing and activating installation across the parts of the network that we control even as others in the industry have opposed the PTC mandate and worked to delay it, he stated, adding: "It is imperative that the rail industry urgently work together to ...
(Seattle) -- Whimpering in pain, bleeding from head injuries and dazed by the enormity of the crash, victims in the Amtrak train derailment south of Seattle begged 911 dispatchers for help and said "tons of people" had been hurt. Dozens of emergency recordings released Wednesday by South Sound ...
New London -- Extreme cold weather is being blamed for a stuck Amtrak bridge in New London that caused delays Thursday night for at least five trains. The Shaw's Cove Bridge would not close and, as of 10 p.m., caused delays for Amtrak trains 179, with its 192 passengers; 94, with 293 on board; 2172, ...
For travelers who frequently book rides on Amtrak -- the largest passenger railroad service in the United States -- there is no reason not to join Amtrak Guest Rewards. Amtrak's loyalty program allows members to earn two points per dollar spent on every Amtrak trip (with a 100-point minimum). There's a 25 ...
Within days of that Philadelphia accident, House Republicans moved to slash Amtrak funding by 18 percent, but the real focus in Washington, DC, for both lawmakers and much of the rail industry, was pushing the PTC requirement well past the original December 2015 deadline. While there are certainly ...
An armed man who stopped an Amtrak train in Nebraska is facing a terrorism charge after the FBI discovered ties to "an 'alt-right' neo-Nazi group," a cache of weapons and allegations that the suspect, Taylor Michael Wilson, had talked about a desire to kill black people. Federal authorities have filed a ...
The Amtrak derailment near Tacoma, Wash., that killed three people last week may well have been partly the individual failure of an engineer who was going much too fast. It was also, however, yet another demonstration of this country's collective, continuing failure to invest in infrastructure. Though their ...
Daniel Konzelman was southbound on Interstate 5 near DuPont, driving to work with his girlfriend, Alicia Hoverson, at about 7:30 a.m. when he saw an Amtrak train zip past his car on the adjacent tracks. He was going about 60 mph when it flew by. He drove that stretch every day and had never seen a train ...
"I think it will definitely help the travel times, and people will want to take Amtrak more often, if they arrive to where they need to go on time," Dixon said. But the Illinois Department of Transportation said that higher speeds will not be implemented until Amtrak installs a new federally mandated high-tech ...
The Amtrak derailment near Tacoma, Wash., that killed three people last week may well have been partly the individual failure of an engineer who was going much too fast. It was also, however, yet another demonstration of this country's collective, continuing failure to invest in infrastructure. Though their ...
In what some are calling "the Titanic of train wrecks," Monday's deadly crash of the inaugural run of a new higher-speed passenger Amtrak train between Seattle and Portland will certainly cause some to question the viability of improving rail transportation along the Interstate 5 corridor. ... The loss of life was ...
You might glean that negative impression strolling through the new and often vacant Niagara Falls Amtrak Station in this city's North End. From all indications though, the current rail passenger service is at the cusp of a record fiscal year. While they're not smashing any records at this stage, business is brisk ...
Safety and Accident Investigator David Soucie joins Matt Bubala to talk about the deadly Amtrak crash in Washington. Soucie says a positive train control (PTC) system has been pushing for installation for over five decades. "The National Transportation Safety Board has been telling Amtrak and all the ...


 

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