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Amtrak Safety

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...

Dana Liebelson

Amtrak's Philadelphia Crash Defies Trend Toward Safer Rail Travel | Dana Liebelson | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Amtrak passenger train crash in Philadelphia that killed at least six passengers and hurt 146, eight of them critically, defies a tr...

Amtrak Watchdog: Dangerous Conditions Are Being Overlooked

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 10.01.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- The conductors, mechanics and engineers who operate Amtrak's trains have been testing positive for drugs and alcohol more and more frequ...

Sam Stein

Transportation Secretary Defends Amtrak Safety Amidst Threat Concerns | Sam Stein | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Tuesday offered a detailed defense of passenger-rail safety amidst concerns from me...