The FBI Rules Out Bullets in Amtrak Windshield Fracture

Gabrielle Bluestone · 05/18/15 11:30PM

The FBI says there’s no evidence anyone shot at the Amtrak train that derailed last week, pointing out that it’s still unclear if the train’s fractured windshield even contributed to the crash.

NTSB: Missing Tech Could Have Prevented Amtrak Crash

Aleksander Chan · 05/14/15 07:14AM

In the National Transportation Safety Board’s ongoing investigation into Tuesday night’s deadly Amtrak derailment, investigators have found that a technology designed to prevent trains from traveling at dangerous speeds had not been installed on the stretch of track where Amtrak 188 derailed.

Conservatives Vote to Cut Amtrak Funding Day After Crash

Ashley Feinberg · 05/13/15 05:35PM

Less than 24 hours after an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven and injuring 50 more, House Republicans voted to approve a funding cut to Amtrak’s budget by about a fifth.

Amtrak Incapable of Making World's Easiest Profit

Hamilton Nolan · 08/03/12 08:50AM

I'm sure that railroads are a tough business. Probably takes a lot of skill and savvy to turn a profit. I'll give you that. But you know what is not a tough business in which to profit? Selling food and drinks at a virtually unlimited markup to a captive audience with no other options. Amtrak cannot even make a dollar doing that.