A week after an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia, federal investigators are studying what Brandon Bostian did and said leading up to the crash.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wants to boost federal funding for train safety systems following the deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia.
The union for Amtrak’s locomotive engineers urged the rail service to put a second crew member in Northeast Corridor train cabs, a requirement Congress ended in 1981.
Determining who was at fault in the May 12 disaster in Philadelphia will be key in lawsuits that could cost Amtrak as much as $200 million.
An Amtrak employee who was traveling aboard the train that derailed on Tuesday in Philadelphia has sued the railroad service.
Despite the derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight people Tuesday night, the mood in New York City's Penn Station was relatively unconcerned.
NTSB investigators will pore over data from the Amtrak train's event recorder -- a process that could take weeks or even months.
In much of the world, support for passenger rail systems is a top political priority. But not in the United States, where cheap gas and car culture still reign.
House Speaker John Boehner dismissed the notion that Amtrak is underfunded and that additional money could have helped prevent the deadly derailment.
The comments by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter about the Amtrak train driver are being viewed by NTSB board members as a rush to judgment.
A lawyer for the engineer of the derailed Amtrak train said that the driver does not remember anything about the incident and that he is cooperating with investigators.