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Philadelphia Amtrak Crash – New York Woman Files Suit Over

PHILADELPHIA - A New York resident brought allegations of negligence against a national railroad company from a recent Philadelphia Amtrak 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 [...]

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

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 grants to Amtrak by $252 million. They did note, however, that the cut in funding would only apply to [...]