The President and CEO of Amtrak is laying the blame for Sunday’s fatal train collision in South Carolina on CSX Corp.
Amtrak engineer Michael Kempf, 54 and 36-year-old conductor Michael Cella were killed and more than 100 people were injured – two of them critically - when an Amtrak passenger train slammed into a CSX freight train that was parked on a side track.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has sent a full go-team to Crozet, VA to investigate yesterday’s grade-crossing accident involving an Amtrak passenger train and a truck.
The chartered train, which was carrying Republican lawmakers headed to a retreat in West Virginia, collided with what news sources say was a garbage truck.
An SUV driver’s actions are the probable cause of a deadly 2015 collision between the SUV and a Metro-North commuter train at a grade crossing in Valhalla, New York, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found Tuesday.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has launched an ad campaign aimed at young male motorists – who tend to ignore railroad crossings and try to cross the track ahead of an oncoming train. The “Stop! Trains Can’t” ad is the latest in a two-year effort by DOT to reduce accidents and fatalities at railroad crossings around the country. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) have partnered in the nationwide effort.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released details downloaded from the event data and forward-facing video recorders on a NJ Transit commuter train involved in the Sept. 29, 2016, accident at the Hoboken Terminal, Hoboken, New Jersey.
The May 2015 derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia was the result of a loss of situational awareness by the train’s engineer after his attention was diverted to an emergency involving another train, the National Transportation Safety Board announced in a public meeting yesterday.
Of the more than 200,000 railroad crossings in the U.S., 15 have been the site of ten or more incidents during the last decade, according to a list released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).