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Amtrak Adding Trains, Cars For Papal Visit

Amtrak says it’s adding trains and cars to help travelers get around during Pope Francis’ U.S. visit next month.

08/21/2015

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Person Struck, Killed By Amtrak Train In Delco

Amtrak officials say a train traveling from Washington, D.C. to New York came in contact with the victim on the tracks.

08/13/2015

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Amtrak Agrees to Court Consolidation of All Derailment Lawsuits in Philadelphia

Amtrak officials have joined with the passengers who are suing them in asking that all lawsuits arising from the May derailment be consolidated in federal court in Philadelphia.

07/01/2015

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Delays And Suspensions On Regional Rail, Amtrak Lines

SEPTA says some regional rail service was suspended Wednesday morning due to Amtrak power problems.

07/01/2015

(US Sen. Bob Casey, at 30th Street Station, says Congress increase funding for Amtrak.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Sen. Casey Presses For Expanded Funding For Amtrak

At a press conference at 30th Street Station, Casey said last month’s train disaster in Philadelphia underscored the need to make sure Amtrak has the proper funding to improve safety and infrastructure.

06/26/2015

Deadly train derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015. (credit: CBS)

NTSB: Engineer Of Amtrak Train 188 Was Not Using Phone At Time Of Derailment

The big question from the days after Amtrak 188’s derailment to last week’s Congressional hearing on the disaster was whether or not engineer Brandon Bostian was using his phone at the time of the crash.

06/10/2015

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SEPTA Says It Is Ahead Of The Train Overspeed Controversy

In the wake of last month’s fatal Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, the federal government is recommending that commuter railroads, such as SEPTA, examine their speed controls where they have sharp curves.

06/09/2015

Train derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015. (credit: CBS)

Four Weeks After Deadly Amtrak Crash, Federal Railroad Administration Issues New Train Speed Recommendations For Commuter Lines

The Federal Railroad Administration recommendations include adjustments to Automatic Train a Control systems at curves, more speed warning signs along the rails for operators to see, and the possibility of a second crew member in the cabin.

06/09/2015

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Romantic Getaway Guide To Montreal

No other city in North America reminds visitors of Paris and European culture than Montreal, less than an hour drive from the U.S.-Canadian border.

06/03/2015

Deadly train derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015. (credit: CBS)

Amtrak CEO And Federal Safety Officials To Testify At Congressional Hearing On Deadly Derailment

Lawmakers are expected to pepper Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman and the Federal Railroad Administration’s Acting Administrator Sarah Feinberg with questions this morning.

06/02/2015

Deadly train derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015. (credit: CBS)

Former Governor Ed Rendell Discusses Amtrak Infrastructure And Bureaucratic Inefficiencies

Ed Rendell pointed to infrastructure failures and government bureaucracy for inefficiencies with Amtrak following a train derailment earlier this month that killed eight passengers.

05/26/2015

Zeoli Show Log 5.26.15

Rich discussed a federal appeals court refusing to lift a hold on President Obama’s executive action on immigration, the controversy surrounding the revelations of child molestation against Josh Duggar of the show ’19 Kids and Counting,’ and the death of mathematician John Nash. He also talked to former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–05/26/2015

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Amtrak Adding In-Cab Cameras Facing Train Engineers

Amtrak says it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs that record the actions of train engineers.

05/26/2015

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GoFundMe Site Set Up For Acclaimed Philly Chef Injured In Amtrak Derailment

According to the GoFundMe account, Kulp was in the first row of the second car of the train and was thrown during the crash, resulting in a “severe spinal cord injury.”

05/22/2015

Rescuers work around derailed carriages of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 13, 2015. Rescuers on May 13 combed through the mangled wreckage of a derailed train in Philadelphia after an accident that left at least six dead, as the difficult search for possible survivors continued. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

FRA Issues Emergency Order To Control Amtrak Train Speeds

The Federal Railroad Administration today issued an Emergency Order that will “assist in controlling passenger train speeds at certain locations on the Northeast Corridor.”

05/21/2015

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