The Amtrak Cascades passenger train, #501, that derailed near Dupont, Washington on December 18, 2017, was operated by engineer Steven Brown. Brown filed a lawsuit against Amtrak this week, citing physical and emotional
The state of Virginia realizes that if it wants to expand passenger rail service in the region it needs to take ownership of the situation. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced an agreement
The New York Daily News is reporting that an Amtrak employee was electrocuted and two people sustained minor injuries when an explosion occurred at a New York City power substation in Van Nest
According to a report from The Seattle Times, Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff has removed Chief Executive Safety and Quality Officer Salah Al-Tamimi, as a result of the fatal Amtrak Cascades passenger
Over the past several weeks, Railway Track & Structures has been reporting on the new language printed on Amtrak tickets that prevents customers from suing the railroad in the event of an
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Earlier this week, RT&S reported that the agreement with Amtrak that every passenger enters when they purchase a ticket now contains an arbitration clause that says, essentially, the passenger cannot sue the railroad
CBS Chicago 2 reports that an industrial accident on Saturday night killed an Amtrak mechanical worker at the company’s yard on 1600 S. Lumber St.
Those who are generally disgruntled with Amtrak have another reason for wishing the rail passenger carrier would change for the better or simply go away. The agreement with Amtrak that every passenger
If Amtrak expects to reach its goal of breaking even by 2021, it must improve its on-time performance significantly. According to a report in Business Insider, the rail passenger carrier’s on-time performance