Jury awards $17 million to 3 plaintiffs in deadly Amtrak Cascades Service Washington State derailment

By Associated Press staff and Seattle Times Staff; September 13, 2019 TACOMA — Three people who sued Amtrak over the deadly…

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Amtrak concedes negligence in catastrophic 2017 derailment south of Tacoma, Washington

By Tom Banse, Northwest News Network, KUOW; September 3, 2019 The first of what could be many trials stemming from…

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Finding ways to keep Amtrak running on time in the Pacific Northwest

By Adam Duvernay, The Register-Guard; August 28, 2019 Eugene may one day be the tail end of a Pacific Northwest-wide…

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Washington Department of Transportation awarded up to $37.5 million for Passenger Rail Car Replacement Project

By Graham Johnson, KIRO 7; August 20, 2019 SEATTLE – The federal government is helping fund replacements for three older…

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Amtrak adds funds to Oregon Department Of Transportation Cascades siding project

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 31, 2019 Amtrak announced yesterday it is contributing $750,000 toward a project aimed at reducing…

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King Street Station was Seattle’s long-awaited link to the rest of the nation

By Meg van Huygen, Curbed Seattle; July 19, 2019 They called him the Empire Builder. James Jerome Hill was born…

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Amtrak says new focus on safety will make rail travel safer for all

By Lori Aratani, The Washington Post; July 11, 2018 Amtrak officials told federal ­investigators Wednesday that two recent fatal crashes…

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Washington State: Point Defiance Bypass testing, train travel update

From Tacoma Weekly; June 28, 2018 Following the derailment on an Amtrak train in DuPont on Dec. 18, 2017, Washington…

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Group wants to get transportation on-track in Eastern Oregon

By Antonio Sierra, East Oregonian; June 27, 2018 The acronym for the Association of Oregon Rail and Transit Activists is…

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Seattle’s New $28 Million Locomotive Facility Picks Up Steam

By Andrea Watts, Correspondent, Construction Equipment Guide; May 8, 2018 With the piling work completed for the new Amtrak locomotive…

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Post-derailment, Oregon passenger rail struggles to get back on track

By Linda Baker, Oregon Business; March 2, 2018 Oregon Amtrak service was on an upward growth trajectory until December 18,…

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Amtrak CEO to Testify Before U.S. House in Wake of Accidents

By David Shepardson, Reuters, U.S. News & World Report; February 8, 2018 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amtrak Chief Executive Officer Richard…

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What’s going on with Amtrak? Few passengers killed on trains, but high-profile crashes spark concerns

By Bart Jansen, USA TODAY; February 6, 2018 A spate of fatal Amtrak accidents in recent months is focusing renewed…

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Virginia Rail Crash Highlights Media, Government’s Lopsided Approach to Rail Safety

An Opinion From Christian Britschgi, Reason.com; February 1, 2018 An iron law of safety hysteria is that it is drawn…

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Former train conductor says safety is virtually non-existent at Amtrak

By Tatevik Aprikyan and Q13 News Staff, Q13 Fox; January 28, 2018 SEATTLE – Just over a month after Amtrak Train…

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NTSB: Amtrak engineer missed signs before deadly Washington State derailment

By Stephen Cohen, SeattlePI.com; January 25, 2018 Federal investigators say the engineer at the controls of the Amtrak passenger train…

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Oregon: Subsidized passenger train ridership declines after derailment

By Paris Achen, Capital Bureau, Portland Tribune; January 19, 2018 State-subsidized ridership of Amtrak passenger trains has plummeted in the…

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Fixing Curve at Site of Train Derailment in DuPont, Washington Had Not Been State Priority

By Mike Lindblom, The Seattle Times; January 2, 2018 The curve where Amtrak Cascades 501 derailed Dec. 18, killing three…

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Four factors that led to the deadly Amtrak derailment in Washington State

By Jeff Davis, Opinion Contributor, The Hill; January 4, 2018 The fatal Amtrak Cascades derailment in Washington State between Tacoma…

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Conductor, Passenger From Derailed Amtrak Washington State Train Allege Inadequate Training In Lawsuits

By Tom Banse, Spokane Public Radio; January 3, 2018 A conductor who was at the front of the Amtrak train…

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U.S. says Washington state Amtrak derailment damage topped $40 million

By David Shepardson, Reuters; January 4, 2018 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The damage from a deadly Amtrak train crash in Washington…

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The more we learn about Amtrak derailment the stranger it gets

By Russell G. Quimby, Opinion Contributor, The Hill; December 31, 2017 As a retired National Transportation Safety Board railroad and…

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Vancouver, Washington trooper tackles derailment fallout

By Jerzy Shedlock, Staff Writer, The Columbian; December 22, 2017 When Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn started his workday…

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The Columbian Editorial View: Reflecting on Derailment

From The Columbian Editorial Page; December 24, 2017 The impact of the tragedy and the examination of its causes will…

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Did the emergency response to Amtrak derailment go as planned?

By Rolf Boone, The Olympian, The Spokesman-Review; December 23, 2017 Christopher Barnard Sr., assistant chief of operations for Joint Base…

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