Hoboken Train Crash Settlement Results in $475,000 for Injured Victim

One of the victims of the 2016 train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey, will receive $475,000 after she reached a settlement with the transit companies involved. The victim, Megan D. McGuinness, suffered permanent nerve damage to her face and underwent multiple surgeries in an attempt to repair her injuries. McGuinness [...]

By | 2018-04-23T18:28:46+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Train News|

Majority of Railroads Will Miss Positive Train Control Deadline

A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) highlights the concern that many American railroads have failed to make passenger safety a priority by continually missing the deadline to implement Positive Train Control. The report, released Feb. 28, 2018, suggests that up to two-thirds of commuter railroads will either [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:10:10+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Train News|

South Carolina Amtrak Crash Kills Two, Injures 100+ More

An Amtrak train crash in Cayce, South Carolina, has killed two Amtrak employees and injured around 100 people. Reports indicate a broken switch may have caused the passenger train to crash into a freight train, which was parked on a side track. The crash—one of at least three fatal Amtrak [...]

By | 2018-02-26T12:17:05+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Blog, Train News, Ronald L. M. Goldman|

GOP Amtrak Train Crash Kills One in Second Accident in Two Months

An Amtrak train carrying Republican party members and their spouses crashed into a garbage truck on January 31, 2018, killing one person and injuring a second. Both injuries appeared to involve people in the garbage truck. The charter train crash occurred in an area where the crossing arms allegedly were [...]

By | 2018-02-16T13:33:01+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Train News|

Washington Amtrak Train Crash Results in Multiple Fatalities

An Amtrak train on its inaugural route with paying passengers crashed today near Tacoma, Washington, killing multiple people and injuring dozens more. Local officials say they expressed concerns about the safety of the route in the months leading up to the crash. As investigators work to determine what happened, passengers [...]

By | 2017-12-21T12:39:46+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Blog, Train News, Ronald L. M. Goldman|

NTSB Blames Chester Train Crash on Weak Safety Culture

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued its final report into the deadly 2016 train crash in Chester, Pennsylvania, which killed two people and injured 39. In its report, the NTSB blasts Amtrak for multiple safety issues. The agency also found the Federal Railroad Administration failed to require safety [...]

By | 2017-11-30T13:22:04+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Train News|

Train Engineer Sleep Apnea Tests Sideline New Jersey Transit Workers

Following deadly train crashes that the National Transportation Safety Board have suggested are linked to engineers’ undiagnosed sleep apnea, New Jersey Transit train engineers have undergone mandatory sleep disorder screening. Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea are a cause of concern for safety experts, who say that lack of proper [...]

By | 2017-12-01T14:51:02+00:00 November 11th, 2017|Train News|

Chester Amtrak Derailment Prompts Dems to Call for Drug-Testing

Many people were shocked when officials discovered that the engineer involved in the April 2016 Amtrak train accident in Chester, Pennsylvania, tested positive for drug use. Perhaps more shocking, both the operator of the backhoe the train struck and his supervisor also had drugs in their system at the time [...]

By | 2017-10-20T14:50:53+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Train News|

Pennsylvania Attorney General Pursues Amtrak Train Derailment Appeal

Brandon Bostian, the engineer involved in the fatal derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia in 2015, could still face charges related to the accident. Despite a municipal court judge dismissing the charges in September, Pennsylvania's attorney general has announced he will continue to seek charges by appealing the judge's [...]

By | 2017-10-18T14:35:43+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Train News|

Atlanta Train Derailment Injures One Person and Demolishes Home

Hunter Hills residents are still in shock after a CSX train derailed in their neighborhood, plowing through a home and injuring the sole person inside. Several streets in the neighborhood were also shut down as crews worked to clear the wreckage and federal investigators arrived to survey the scene. The [...]

By | 2017-10-12T11:37:57+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Train News|