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Lead Investigator Of Amtrak Crash Says Train Probably Was Not Shot At

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

10 New Railroad Boom Towns

Posted 03.13.2013 | Travel

Last week, as congressional leaders announced a plan to reauthorize funding for railroads across America, a new Brookings Institution study showed tha...

Why Can't Modern Technology Prevent Train Wrecks?

George Bibel | Posted 08.22.2012 | Science
George Bibel

The challenge is to successfully manage the risk to an acceptable level. Unfortunately the risk can never be reduced to zero.

Amtrak Ridership Surges

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Amtrak ridership topped 1 million passengers in the past year for the first time in at least three decades on routes between Chicago and Downstate cit...

Amtrak Gets Federal Money For Chicago Routes

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Amtrak trains will be able to travel as fast as 110 m.p.h. within about a year on portions of routes from Chicago to St. Louis and Chicago to Milwauke...

Will America Wake Up to Rail Travel?

Jim Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Robbins

I had forgotten what travel by rail was like, and after decades of flying around the country and the world, I found it an immense pleasure even though our passenger trains lag behind those of much of the world.