Amtrak Passengers and Crew Stranded in Oregon Since Sunday

Amtrak Passengers and Crew Stranded in Oregon Since Sunday

Since Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, an Amtrak train carrying 183 passengers have been stranded in Oregon. The Coast Starlight Train 11 was traveling from Seattle to Los Angeles when it came to a standstill near Oakridge after hitting a tree that had fallen on the snow-covered tracks, according to Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari. None of […]

Amtrak Expands Bike Service

Amtrak Expands Bike Service

In the Fall of 2015, Amtrak took steps to expand its bike service via partnering with organizations within the biking community to accommodate more eco-friendly and fitness-oriented riders on some of their routes. This move was aimed at not only recruiting more customers but enhancing the overall appeal of public transportation. In an effort to […]

Amtrak Engineer’s Distraction Caused Derailment

Amtrak Engineer’s Distraction Caused Derailment

Amtrak has concluded its investigation into the fatal train derailment that occurred on May 12, 2015. The trainwreck killed four people and injured over 200 passengers. The┬áNational Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) led the investigation and determined that the Amtrak engineer, Brandon Bostian, caused the derailment as a result of being distracted by information about another […]

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