- Iowa Pacific rail partnership launch delayed in Indiana Updated: Jun-30-15 4:36 pm
LAFAYETTE, Indiana - The Indiana Department of Transportation won't be able to meet its goal of launching a public-private rail partnership by mid-year.
- Indiana looks to collect millions with tax amnesty period Updated: Jun-30-15 3:41 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's government is looking to collect some quick cash from delinquent taxpayers with a two-month tax amnesty period starting in September.
- Railroad regulator vows to enforce Dec. 31 safety deadline Updated: Jun-24-15 3:10 pm
WASHINGTON - The nation's top railroad regulator said Wednesday she will enforce a Dec. 31 deadline for commuter and freight railroads to install safety technology that experts say could have prevented a deadly Amtrak derailment last month.
- The Latest: Thunderstorms halt Philadelphia train service Updated: Jun-23-15 7:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA - The latest on the bad weather moving from the Midwest to the East Coast (all times local):
- Amtrak unsure whether Gov. Rauner will cut state funding Updated: Jun-17-15 9:40 pm
- NTSB: Amtrak engineer wasn't talking, texting on cellphone Updated: Jun-10-15 3:48 pm
WASHINGTON - The engineer in last month's fatal Amtrak crash wasn't using his cellphone to talk, text or download anything just before the train sped off the tracks, investigators said Wednesday, addressing one big question about what might have caused the accident but only deepening the mystery of what did.
- NTSB working through potential causes of Amtrak crash Updated: Jun-10-15 12:45 pm
WASHINGTON - A finding that the engineer of a deadly Amtrak derailment last month wasn't talking, texting or downloading data on his cellphone has left accident investigators with no obvious cause of the crash.
- House GOP measure would cut Amtrak by $242M Updated: Jun-09-15 11:45 pm
WASHINGTON - The GOP-controlled House passed legislation Tuesday to cut Amtrak's budget by $242 million, though lawmakers added new funding for video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record engineers and help investigators get to the bottom of crashes such as last month's deadly derailment in Philadelphia.
- Federal Railroad Administration recommends more speed signs Updated: Jun-09-15 12:03 am
WASHINGTON - The Federal Railroad Administration has recommended commuter railroads look at where they have sharp track curves and adjust their automatic train control safety systems to prevent trains from going too fast there, like an Amtrak train did before it derailed in Philadelphia last month.
- Amtrak CEO vows to put safety technology into operation Updated: Jun-02-15 4:07 pm
WASHINGTON - An 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, while Democrats and Republicans exchanged barbs over whether Congress or the Obama administration is most to blame for railroads not installing the technology.
- NTSB still determining if engineer used phone before crash Updated: Jun-02-15 11:19 am
PHILADELPHIA - Federal investigators say they still don't know if the engineer involved in a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia was on his cellphone before the speeding train derailed.