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Deadly Train Accident Could Have Been Prevented

According to investigators, the deadly Amtrak train accident last year that killed eight people and left 159 injured could have been prevented if safety hardware installed on the train had been turned on. Instead, seven months after the accident, Amtrak… Read More

“Urgent” Safety Steps Ordered for DC Metro

After a series of missteps by Metro in response to an insulator explosion and a second fire that occurred at the same station last Thursday, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued a series of urgent safety steps for the transit agency. According… Read More

Human Error Possible Cause of Deadly May 12 Amtrak Crash

Nine months after the deadly accident, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released hundreds of pages of reports from its investigation into the deadly derailment of an Amtrak train on May 12, 2015. The accident killed eight people and… Read More

Positive Train Control Technology Could Save Lives

Several of the most recent train accidents around Washington, D.C. and throughout the country were preventable. Most recently, investigators determined that the May 12 train derailment in Philadelphia could have been avoided had the railroads installed… Read More

Amtrak's Liability Limited in Tragic Train Accident

Despite the fact that Amtrak train operator Brandon Bostian was operating the train at double the speed limit, Amtrak failed to provide its passengers with seatbelts, and Amtrak failed to implement available safety technology that would have prevented… Read More

Deadly Amtrak Train Accident Likely Due to Negligence and Equipment Failure?

According to The Washington Post, Amtrak trains have been derailing with increased frequency in recent years, and there have been about 9 derailments already in 2015 (compared with under five in 2012 and 2013, and six in 2014). If this is accurate, it… Read More

Passengers Ready Lawsuits in Deadly Metro Train Incident

Officials say several passengers were reportedly still asking if help was on the way, nearly 30 minutes after a metro train filled with smoke and stopped in a tunnel just south of LEnfant Plaza on Monday afternoon. According to the Washington Post, at… Read More

Woman Dead, Dozens Injured After DC Metro Fills With Smoke

UPDATE: January 16, 2015 Passengers Ready Lawsuits  Officials say several passengers were reportedly still asking if help was on the way, nearly 30 minutes after a metro train filled with smoke and stopped in a tunnel just south of L'Enfant Plaza on… Read More

Man Killed by MARC Train in Beltsville, Service Suspended

A train accident in Beltsville this morning killed a man while he was attempting to cross railroad tracks, according to Prince Georges County police officers.The police posted to Twitter shortly before 8:00 a.m., stating that the accident occurred in… Read More

Fatal Fort Totten Rail Accident

On June 22, 2009 the deadliest crash in the 33 year history of the Metro Transit system occurred between Fort Totten and Takoma Park Stations on the Red Line. 9 people were killed and approximately 80 people were injured. The trains involved in the crash… Read More

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