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REPORT: Amtrak Engineer Of Deadly Philadelphia Crash Was Distracted By Radio Traffic

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety Board has concluded that the engineer of an Amtrak passenger train that crashed in Philadelp...

Investigators Conclude Investigation Into Whether Amtrak Engineer Was Using Cellphone During Fatal Crash

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 9 (Reuters) - After weeks of sorting through complex and contradictory phone service data, U.S. investigators have determined whether...

What Is It Like to Survive a Train Wreck?

Quora | Posted 06.08.2016 | Weird News

Being in a train crash is a very interesting experience. Its the scariest thing that I've been through, and the most enlightening.

Safety Officials To Testify To Congress On Amtrak Crash

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, June 2 (Reuters) - Human error remains a strong focus of the inquiry into the Philadelphia Amtrak crash, ...

I Am Having Trouble Writing This Because Being Gay Is So Distracting

Domenick Scudera | Posted 05.19.2016 | Comedy
Domenick Scudera

The recent Amtrak crash was a tragedy. Why did it happen? American Family Radio host Sandy Rios believes the train engineer's homosexuality could have been a factor. She suggests that the engineer, like all homosexuals, could have been "going through some confusion that has to do with the very core of who they are." This is an interesting angle on the... the... um... um....

Amtrak Seeks Fast U.S. Approval For Automated Braking Feature

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) - Amtrak is seeking expedited approval to equip the Philadelphia site of last week's hig...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Americans Aren't Worried About The Safety Of Train Travel | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics

The Amtrak crash in Philadelphia that killed eight people last week hasn't shaken most Americans' faith in the overall safety of train travel, a new H...

Attacking a Gay Engineer Won't Un-Crash That Train

H. Alan Scott | Posted 05.18.2016 | Media
H. Alan Scott

We're all more than a headline, or a tweet, or a 15-second Instagram video. We're human, made up of different ideas and experiences that shape who we are. By focusing on one event, and especially one aspect of a person, we're using this judgment as an answer to the problem, or worse, flat out discrimination.

Samantha Lachman

Lead Investigator Of Amtrak Crash Says Train Probably Was Not Shot At | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics

National Transit Safety Board lead engineer Robert Sumwalt on Sunday added detail to reports that the Amtrak train that derailed last week had been st...

U.S. Regulators Order Amtrak To Improve Safety Of Northeast Corridor Route

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics

(Adds details of FRA order, background) WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators have ordered passenger railroad Amtrak to immed...

Week to Week News Quiz for 5/15/15

John Zipperer | Posted 05.15.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

The thrill might be gone, now that B.B. King has passed away. Take our latest Week to Week news quiz and find out what else happened this week. Here ...

New Details About Deadly Amtrak Train Crash Emerge

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware & Kelly Chen | Posted 05.15.2015 | Crime

The National Transportation and Safety Board revealed Thursday that the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night was accelerating seco...

Kate Sheppard

Environmental Groups Sue Over Oil Train Rules, Cite Amtrak Crash | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Environmental groups are suing the Obama administration over recently announced rules for transporting oil by rail, arguing they allow u...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Schumer Slams Boehner For Saying It's ‘Stupid' To Think Funding Cuts Caused Amtrak Crash | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) took time Thursday to directly attack House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) for saying it’s “stupid” to ...

The Safest Place To Sit On A Train Is...

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.19.2015 | Science

Tuesday's deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, which killed eight people and injured more than 200, has turned the country's attention to railroa...

Gabriel Arana

Conservative Host Thinks Amtrak Engineer's Sexuality Is 'A Factor' In Crash | Gabriel Arana | Posted 05.15.2015 | Media

This is nuts. According to conservative radio host Sandy Rios, Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian’s sexual orientation was “a factor” in Tuesda...

Engineer Of Crashed Train Allegedly Criticized Safety Measures Online

The New York Times | Posted 05.14.2015 | Crime

For Brandon Bostian, the engineer in the fatal Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia this week, a childhood passion for trains turned into a career....

Dana Liebelson

176 Miles Of Amtrak Rails Between D.C. And N.Y. Lack Key Safety System | Dana Liebelson | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A key safety system is not in service on 176 miles of rail between Washington, D.C., and New York, Amtrak reported Thursday. Experts say...

8th Person Confirmed Dead In Amtrak Crash In Philadelphia

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 05.14.2015 | Crime

Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer said Thursday that an eighth body has been found in the wreckage from the Amtrak train that derailed in ...

Megyn Kelly Tears Into Critics Who Say Amtrak Crash Was An Infrastructure Failure

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.14.2015 | Media

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly finds it absurd that people are blaming the Amtrak crash in Philadelphia on inadequate infrastructure funding when there is pr...

Joe Scarborough Blames 'Horrible Mismanagement' For Amtrak Crash

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.14.2015 | Media

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said that "crappy" and "horrible" Amtrak management is to blame for the train that derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday, killin...

Sam Stein

Riding Amtrak The Morning After The Deadly Crash | Sam Stein | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

SOMEWHERE ALONG AMTRAK'S NORTHEAST CORRIDOR -- Elliott Gregg sat in the cafe car of Amtrak Train 174 late Wednesday morning, eating a hot dog and pret...

Amtrak Engineer In Deadly Crash Identified

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.22.2015 | Crime

The engineer at the controls of the Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia Tuesday night, killing at least seven people and injuring more than 200,...

Daniel Marans

This Guy Used 5 Seconds Of Video To Calculate How Fast The Amtrak Train Was Going | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

According to multiple reports, investigators believe that Amtrak Regional Train 188 -- the train that derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night, killing ...

Amtrak Train Was Going At Twice The Speed Limit Before Philadelphia Crash

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz & Dana Liebelson | Posted 05.13.2015 | Crime

An Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night had been going over 100 mph before the crash, the National Transportation Safety Board ...