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Technology to Decrease Train Accidents

Railroad crossing accidents across the United States were up sharply over the last year, but the Federal Railway Administration may soon be receiving some high-tech help. Google Maps is now planning to include a significant number of public and private highway railroad crossing locations across the nation on a new app. The Google Maps app will [...]

New York Woman Files Suit Over Philadelphia Amtrak Crash

PHILADELPHIA - A New York resident brought allegations of negligence against a national railroad company from a recent crash. Megan Piccirillo, of Malvern, N.Y., sued National Railroad Passenger Corp. a/k/a Amtrak, headquartered in Washington, D.C., in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on May 18, alleging negligence. The plaintiff was a passenger [...]

Amtrak Liability Capped at $200 Million

The Philadelphia Amtrak accident has grabbed major headlines in recent days. Philadelphians have joined the families and friends of Amtrak 188 victims to endure the tragedy together. The tragedy hits home. Acela Express a West Windsor, NJ. Northbound Acela Express headed by power unit 2007. Trainset is just south of Princeton Junction station. Photo Source: [...]

Fatal Amtrak Train Crash Could Have Been Prevented by Positive Train Control

PHOTO: Emergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train wreck, May 13 - visit article The fatal tragedy occurred mere hours prior to the time the House was set to consider a Bill to slash Passenger Rail Service's budget. Yet, even as workers cleared the wreckage, the House voted 30-2 to cut [...]

At Least Seven Dead After Philadelphia Amtrak Derailment – Regional 188

Amtrak Regional 188, carrying 238 passengers, derailed in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia Tuesday night, May 12th. The derailment accident triggered a four-alarm response which included 120 firefighters and 200 police officers. At this time, at least seven people are confirmed dead, and more than 200 are injured. Of the injured, eight are in critical [...]

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