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    • NTSB IIC Mike Flanigon briefs Vice Chairman Dinh-Zarr on the scene of the Amtrak Train #188 Derailment in Philadelphia, PA | NTSB, Creative Commons

Six months later, what has been done to prevent another Amtrak 188?

Thursday marks six months since Amtrak passenger train no. 188 derailed, killing eight passengers and seriously injuring more than 200. As it approached the Frankford Junction curve in North Philadelphia, Amtrak…

    • member robert sumwalt on the scene of the amtrak train 188 derailment in philadelphia pa flickr photo sharing

Congress extends Positive Train Control deadline and the Highway Trust Fund’s insolvency

Congress passed a bill yesterday extending the federal deadline for railroads to implement Positive Train Control safety technologies by three to five years. The original deadline to install PTC on all…

    • One of the new Amtrak Cities Sprinter ACS-64 locomotives, Photo courtesy of Amtrak

Amtrak, PennDOT to add a train and speed up another on Keystone service

PennDOT and Amtrak announced schedule changes to the Keystone service line that runs between Harrisburg and New York City with a major stop in Philadelphia. Amtrak will add a new eastbound…

    • SEPTA Papal Map

Transit agencies: Plenty of papal passes still available

Catholic masses end with the priest exhorting the parishioners: “Go in peace.” Pilgrims looking to make it into Philadelphia for the Papal visit September 26th and 27th should heed that advice…

    • member robert sumwalt on the scene of the amtrak train 188 derailment in philadelphia pa flickr photo sharing

Unlike most railroads, SEPTA and Amtrak on pace to implement Positive Train Control by end of year deadline

The Federal Railroad Administration released a status report on implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) safety technologies in advance of a December 31, 2015 deadline set by Congress. The status report…

    • Rendering of 30th Street Station

From lowly rail yards to high-end real estate: Dreaming of a transformed 30th Street Station District

The 30th Street Station District planning team held an open house at their namesake station yesterday, showing off a series of design elements organized into three diagrams in the hopes of…

    • Mayor Nutter at Papal Visit Transportation Conference

Is Philadelphia underestimating how many will come to see Pope Francis?

Donna Farrell, executive director of the World Meeting of the Families, described Pope Francis as comforting during today’s press conference on public transportation options when the Holy Father visits on September…

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30th Street Station District Plan to reveal 3 bold diagrams for capping rail yards; seeks public feedback

On Wednesday, the 17-member organization team led by Amtrak, Brandywine Realty Trust, Drexel University, PennDOT and SEPTA that is developing a comprehensive plan for the 30th Street Station District will unveil…

    • member robert sumwalt on the scene of the amtrak train 188 derailment in philadelphia pa flickr photo sharing

SEPTA is outspending Amtrak on PTC safety technology

Video: Experts analyze Amtrak 188 crash The Inquirer’s Paul Nussbaum interviewed Amtrak’s CEO, Joseph Boardman, asking questions on train safety in the wake of Tuesday’s tragic derailment. Boardman defended Amtrak’s record…

    • Emergency personnel bring in a crane to move the derailed Amtrak train near Port Richmond in North Philadelphia Wednesday morning.

Forthcoming train safety system might have prevented Amtrak 188 tragedy

With the National Transportation Safety Board's Robert Sumwalt confirming earlier reports that Amtrak 188 was travelling over 106 miles per hour, the evidence suggests that the cause of last night’s deadly…

    • Maps at 30th Street Station. Courtesy Amtrak/Chuck Gomez

As planning continues for 30th Street Station, grand plans in D.C. offer vision of future

The Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan recently asked the public what they wanted to see in and around Philadelphia’s Amtrak station and the results are in. The survey of…

    • The revamped west plaza has new lighting and an at-grade crosswalk

Amtrak adds bus routes to connect Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and White Haven to Northeast Corridor at 30th Street Station

In a press release today, Amtrak announced that it was making a pilot bus service connecting 30th Street Station with Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and White Haven permanent. The Thruway Bus, provided by…

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What SEPTA’s doing about the lack of women working in public transit

Following PlanPhilly’s somewhat surprising discovery that SEPTA’s ridership apparently is more predominantly female than any other public transportation system in the nation (which themselves were all predominantly female), we decided to…

    • 30th St. Station District Plan Open House. Courtesy Amtrak/Chuck Gomez

Will plans for 30th St. Station District include capping rail yards? That's up to you

A lot of people have a lot of big plans for 30th Street Station – capping the rail yard to its North, re-opening the tunnel between it and the Market-Frankford Line…

    • After 40th Street Bridge construction ends, work on the 41st Street Bridge will begin in late 2013

Year-end update on Streets Dept. capital projects

Broad Street – Avenue of the Arts North:  This $8.7 million project to install around 50 light towers on Broad Street’s median from Spring Garden to Temple’s campus is moving…

    • 30th Street Station

Amtrak launches 30th Street Station master planning

The Porch at 30th Street, the renovated Internal Revenue Service 30th Street campus, the Schuylkill River Trail and suggestions to develop air rights above SEPTA and Amtrak rail yards:  How can…

    • Some of the Acela train sets are 15 to 16 years old. At best, Amtrak expects their lifetime to be about 20 years

Amtrak calls for high-speed train sets

Amtrak is on the hunt for up to 28 new high-speed train sets to service the Northeast Corridor - the stretches from Washington, D.C., through Philadelphia to New York and Boston.…

    • Biden spoke of the importance of investing in and modernizing rail at 30th Street Station

Biden lauds Amtrak's new locomotives, rail investment

Vice President Joe Biden was in Philadelphia yesterday to catch a glimpse of the first of Amtrak’s new electric locomotives and to speak in support of rail transportation and investment at…

    • The revamped west plaza has new lighting and an at-grade crosswalk

Amtrak reopens 30th Street Station west plaza

Just in time for the Thanksgiving travel rush, Amtrak reopened the western entrance, or west plaza, at 30th Street Station Friday. The plaza had been closed since last fall as part…

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Artist plans 5-mile torrent of color along Philly's Amtrak corridor

SEPTA and Amtrak commuters traveling through Philly can look forward to a lot of color in the spring as Berlin-based artist Katharinia Grosse begins painting dilapidated buildings along the tracks. Mural…

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