Ed Rendell pointed to infrastructure failures and government bureaucracy for inefficiencies with Amtrak following a train derailment earlier this month that killed eight passengers.
Around 4:45 p.m., the victim was fatally struck by the 2163 Acela Express train operating from Boston to Washington near the Sharon Hill station.
A winter storm headed toward the East Coast has Amtrak trimming schedules for its Acela Express and Northeast Regional trains.
Commuters who use AMTRAK trains may need to check the schedule in the morning, because fewer trains will be running because of the bitter cold.
AAA was projecting a decrease of about 1.5% in holiday travelers this Thanksgiving weekend, and that projection seemed to be right on at 30th Street Station on Sunday night, where travelers were enjoying a pretty easy ride home.
Amtrak is now in the midst of full-scale testing of new locomotives that will be put into service along the Northeast Corridor this fall.