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.
SEPTA says some regional rail service was suspended Wednesday morning due to Amtrak power problems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Lawmakers are expected to pepper Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman and the Federal Railroad Administration’s Acting Administrator Sarah Feinberg with questions this morning.
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.