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May 12, 2015, 11:00pm EDT
  • May 14, 2015

    You're 17 times more likely to die traveling the same distance in a car than on a train

    Reminder: 80 people die in car accidents every day.

  • May 14, 2015

    Why don't Amtrak trains have seat belts?

    Lots of people are asking this question in the wake of the Amtrak crash. Some experts are skeptical they'd help.

  • May 14, 2015

    The House voted to slash Amtrak's funding the day after a deadly crash

    The markup was already scheduled for the day after a fatal derailment.

  • May 13, 2015

    This is the technology that might have prevented Tuesday's Amtrak disaster

    The benefits of Positive Train Control.

  • May 13, 2015

    Map: The Northeast accounts for most Amtrak rides

    It's all about New York, Philadelphia, and DC — with a little Baltimore, Wilmington, and Newark in between.

  • May 13, 2015

    Track failure is the biggest cause of train accidents

    Human error was responsible for nearly a third of US train accidents from 2000 until February 2015, but it's not the biggest cause of accidents.

  • May 13, 2015

    4 facts everyone should know about train accidents

    Train travel is much, much safer than driving.

  • May 13, 2015

    Cars kill more people. But there's a good reason train crashes seem scarier.

    It all comes down to feelings of control, psychologists say.

  • May 12, 2015

    Dozens injured and 8 dead after Amtrak train derails near Philadelphia

    The Amtrak regional train 188 was traveling at about twice the appropriate speed limit at the time of its derailment.