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  • Amtrak CEO vows to put safety technology into operation story has photosstory has video
    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.

  • Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives 
    Updated: May-26-15 6:51 pm

    WASHINGTON - Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, a move that follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the train engineer's actions before the crash.

  • Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives story has photos
    Updated: May-26-15 6:17 pm

    WASHINGTON - Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, a move that follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the train engineer's actions before the crash.

  • The Latest on Amtrak crash: Feds say Amtrak given go-ahead 
    Updated: May-17-15 9:02 pm

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  • America's premier rail superhighway is slowly falling apart 
    Updated: May-16-15 6:58 pm

    NEW YORK - The trains that link global centers of learning, finance and power on the East Coast lumber through tunnels dug just after the Civil War, and cross century-old bridges that sometimes jam when they swing open to let tugboats pass. Hundreds of miles of overhead wires that deliver power to locomotives were hung during the Great Depression.

  • America's premier rail superhighway is slowly falling apart 
    Updated: May-16-15 9:43 am

    NEW YORK - The trains that link global centers of learning, finance and power on the East Coast lumber through tunnels dug just after the Civil War, and cross century-old bridges that sometimes jam when they swing open to let tugboats pass. Hundreds of miles of overhead wires that deliver power to locomotives were hung during the Great Depression.

  • House panel to hold Amtrak hearing; Schumer blasts Boehner story has photos
    Updated: May-15-15 11:56 pm

    NEW YORK - A U.S. House committee announced Friday it would hold a hearing on the deadly Amtrak crash while U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer launched another push to get Congress to pay for train safety technology and infrastructure improvements in the wake of the derailment.

  • House speaker decries 'stupid question' about Amtrak funds story has photos
    Updated: May-14-15 6:43 pm

    WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that this week's fatal Amtrak crash wasn't caused by a lack of federal funds and mocked a reporter for even asking about it.

  • Amtrak to operate system that might have prevented crash story has photos
    Updated: May-14-15 5:39 pm

    WASHINGTON - The deadly Amtrak derailment near Philadelphia appears to be yet another accident that didn't have to happen.