Amtrak

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

(Chef Eli Kulp, standing outside Fork restaurant, on Market Street.   Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

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

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)

Investigators Examining Cell Phone Records Of Engineer Of Derailed Train

Eyewitness News has learned that a review of the signals system in the area of the derailment found no issues.

05/20/2015

Zeoli Show Log 5.19.15

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.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–05/19/2015

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

Union Wants 2-Person Cab Crews On Amtrak

Railroad unions are urging Amtrak to put a second engineer in locomotives in the wake of a deadly derailment last week in Philadelphia.

05/19/2015

SEPTA Transit Police Chief Thomas Nestel III. (credit: CBS)

SEPTA Engineer Saw ‘Trespasser’ On Tracks Moments Before Train Was Hit By Object

A transit train driver says he saw a “trespasser” on the tracks moments before an unknown object struck a window on the train.

05/19/2015

(A Septa Regional Rail express train crosses a road near a station.  File photo by KYW's Jim Melwert)

SEPTA Police Chief: Trains Hit By Projectiles Are A Common Occurrence

Nestel says people along the tracks, usually kids, throw rocks at trains so often that engineers don’t always report it.

05/19/2015

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

Feds Not Sure If Derailed Amtrak Train’s Windshield Was Hit

Federal investigators say they aren’t sure anything struck the windshield of an Amtrak train involved in last week’s deadly derailment in Philadelphia.

05/18/2015

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

Federal Investigators Say They’re Months Away From Knowing Cause Of Amtrak Derailment

The National Transportation Safety Board says any other reports on the crash that killed 8 people and injured dozens are “pure speculation.”

05/18/2015

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President Obama Thanks Rescue Workers Who Responded To Amtrak Derailment

President Barack Obama has paused in Philadelphia to thank the city and its rescue workers for their response to the Amtrak derailment.

05/18/2015

(File photo from Chopper 3)

First Lawsuits Filed Against Amtrak In Deadly Crash

Attorney Bob Mongeluzzi puts the blame on the man at the helm of Amtrak 188 and on the railroad company itself.

05/18/2015

An Amtrak train heads through Frankford Junction on May 18th, for the first time since the deadly derailment on May 12th. (credit: CBS)

Amtrak Service Resumes Between Philadelphia And NYC For First Time Since Derailment

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.

05/18/2015

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