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Amtrak’s Spectrum Gap

While Amtrak officials may have been devastated, they could not have been surprised: The accident confirmed clear vulnerabilities in the safety system, shortcomings that the rail company’s internal watchdog had been warning about for more than two years.

Posted on May 22, 2015 READ MORE

Oil on the Tracks

More crude oil was spilled in U.S. rail incidents in 2013 than in the previous 37 years combined.

Posted on Jan 23, 2014 READ MORE

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Bin Laden Sought Attacks on U.S. Railways Post-9/11

An initial inspection of the vast data trove recovered from Osama bin Laden’s personal belongings Sunday revealed that he was directly involved in planning terrorist attacks from his hideaway compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, officials said Thursday. Potential targets included U.S. railways.

Posted on May 5, 2011 READ MORE

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