Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Amtrak Train in Bowie

apple.news/AXcyK45NWS-Skb7ON5rzpkg Published Mar 26, 2019 at 7:35 AM | Updated at 8:23 AM EDT on Mar 26, 2019 A pedestrian was killed Monday night after being hit by an Amtrak train in Bowie, Maryland. It happened at 11th Street and Chestnut Avenue, Prince George’s Police said. The train, Acela 2171, was traveling south at the time, an Amtrak spokesperson said. Two people were trespassing on the tracks about 9:45 p.m. when they “came into contact” with the train, the spokesperson said. There was no word on the victim’s identity or the condition of the second person. • Get Breaking News … Continue reading Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Amtrak Train in Bowie

4 Amtrak deaths reported in two days; company encourages rail safety

apple.news/AiAZvqo4kQtquWvzEzMUokg Updated 5:02 pm EDT Mar. 26, 2019 At least four people have been killed by Amtrak trains in the past week, with one of the most recent incidents taking place Tuesday in New York.  An Amtrak train traveling from Manhattan to Albany struck and killed a pedestrian Tuesday in rural Columbia County, according to Richard Mazzone, Troop K commander of the New York State Police.  Police said the man, whom they did not identify by name, was found dead along the rail line. The official cause of death remains under investigation. This wasn’t the only Amtrak-related fatality to occur … Continue reading 4 Amtrak deaths reported in two days; company encourages rail safety

Amtrak Struggles to Screen Workers for Drug, Alcohol Abuse, Report Finds

Hundreds of Amtrak employees have slipped past the railroad’s drug and alcohol testing regime in recent years, a new report says, even as the railroad’s management has pledged to tighten screening in the wake of a fatal 2016 crash. A review by Amtrak’s inspector general, released Thursday, found that the railroad had faulty databases for the more than 6,000 “safety-sensitive” employees it is required to screen for drug and alcohol use under federal rules. Its record-keeping system for testing data—a paper form—sometimes results in illegible or missing records. Read the full story at https://apple.news/AYly2Gu7CQ1GiDF9oYhsKbA Continue reading Amtrak Struggles to Screen Workers for Drug, Alcohol Abuse, Report Finds

Person struck by Amtrack

A person was struck by an Amtrak train near the West Baltimore Station on Monday morning, causing some delays to Amtrak and MARC trains, according to Amtrak and the Maryland Transit Administration. A person was injured in a collision with Amtrak Vermonter train 56, which runs between Washington, D.C., and Vermont, at about 8:31 a.m., according to Beth Toll, a spokeswoman for Amtrak. The person’s condition and identity were not immediately available. There were no reported injuries to the 169 passengers or crew members on board the train, Toll said. Continue reading: apple.news/A2OpOxo_YQz22cKbV2q0wGA Continue reading Person struck by Amtrack