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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

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

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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Amtrak Ordered To Expand Speed Control System At Derail Site

Saturday’s announcement from the Federal Railroad Administration involves the automatic train control system.

05/16/2015

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Drexel U. Expert: Track Condition Likely Not a Factor in Deadly Crash

“The energy intensity of this — I mean, trains jackknifed — something incredible, almost like a big bang, occurred there,” notes Dr. Joseph Martin, a professor of civil engineering at Drexel University.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/13/2015

(Philadelphia's 30th Street Amtrak station.  File photo by Jim Melwert)

US Rail Officials Seek Public Guidance on NE Corridor Long-Range Planning

The Federal Railroad Administration is has some big plans for the northeast rail corridor: super high speed trains, more stations in Philadelphia, new routes to Boston and Washington.

04/03/2013

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Public Gets Its Say Today On Amtrak’s Vision For High Speed Rail

Amtrak released its 30-year vision several weeks back and later today the Federal Railroad Administration will engage in some give-and-take over what it might mean here.

08/20/2012