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February 4, 2018 saw the second fatal Amtrak train accident involving track problems within less than two months. A passenger train traveling from Miami to New York that got onto the wrong track in Cayce, South Carolina (SC), collided with a parked and empty CSX…
One person died Jan. 31 when an Amtrak train carrying Republican lawmakers to an annual retreat collided with a truck at a railroad crossing and derailed near Crozet, Virginia. The White House has confirmed the train crash fatality. One person also was seriously injured. According to White…
Approximately 16 students were taken to the hospital in Gilmer County, Georgia on Jan 22 when their school bus flipped onto its side in a one-vehicle accident. The sheriff’s office in Gilmer County stated that the accident occurred on Yukon Road after 3 PM. The…
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In the wake of a deadly Amtrak passenger train derailment in Washington shortly before Christmas 2017, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded that a long-mandated automated braking system would have prevented the deadly wreck. The agency has reached the same conclusion repeatedly since the Rail…
The successful implementation of PTC will be a challenge involving financial issues as well as technology integration.
The idea of talking trains may have originated with Thomas and Friends, but if tracks and trains could communicate, how drastically could safety on America’s railroads improve? It wasn’t until 2008 when the Rail Safety Improvement Act was sanctioned that Positive Train Control (PTC) became…
It takes a skilled team of investigators, experts and railroad crossing attorneys to identify critical information. A railroad company is responsible for assuring that train crossing warning systems are active and in working order.
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What happens next? Basic legal information for people who were involved in the Amtrak 501 train derailment crash, from an experienced Washington State lawyer
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