Ed Rendell pointed to infrastructure failures and government bureaucracy for inefficiencies with Amtrak following a train derailment earlier this month that killed eight passengers.
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.
Amtrak says it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs that record the actions of train engineers.
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.”
The Federal Railroad Administration today issued an Emergency Order that will “assist in controlling passenger train speeds at certain locations on the Northeast Corridor.”
Eyewitness News has learned that a review of the signals system in the area of the derailment found no issues.
Rich discussed the tabling of a bill in New Jersey that would allow drivers to pump their own gas, more revelations from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails, and calls for the privatization of Amtrak. He talked to Jesse Walker and Ira Stoll from Reason and attorney Robert Mongeluzzi.
Railroad unions are urging Amtrak to put a second engineer in locomotives in the wake of a deadly derailment last week in Philadelphia.
A transit train driver says he saw a “trespasser” on the tracks moments before an unknown object struck a window on the train.
Nestel says people along the tracks, usually kids, throw rocks at trains so often that engineers don’t always report it.
Federal investigators say they aren’t sure anything struck the windshield of an Amtrak train involved in last week’s deadly derailment in Philadelphia.
The National Transportation Safety Board says any other reports on the crash that killed 8 people and injured dozens are “pure speculation.”
President Barack Obama has paused in Philadelphia to thank the city and its rescue workers for their response to the Amtrak derailment.
Attorney Bob Mongeluzzi puts the blame on the man at the helm of Amtrak 188 and on the railroad company itself.
About three dozen passengers boarded the New York City-bound train in Philadelphia, and Mayor Michael Nutter was on hard to see the passengers and train off.