PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 18:   The 5:53am first train of Amtrak's northbound service from 30th Street Station arrives to the platform, after last week's derailment, on May 18, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Eight people were killed and more than 200 others were injured in the train crash, carrying more than 200 passengers from Washington, DC to New York, on May 12, 2015 in north Philadelphia.  (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Gov’t To Require Cameras In Train Cabs After Amtrak Crash

The Obama administration says it’s drafting rules to require that railroads install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of engineers.


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Investigators At Alaska Site Of Plane Crash That Killed 2 Marylanders, 7 Others

A team of aviation investigators is now working in a remote, mountainous site in southeast Alaska to determine what caused the crash of a sightseeing plane that killed eight cruise ship passengers and the aircraft’s pilot.



Stricter Seatbelt Laws Could Significantly Reduce Traffic Fatalities

New concerns over backseat safety. Now the latest research suggests if states had stricter seatbelt laws, the number of deaths could drop by 17%.



Union: Metro Workers Fear Discipline For Reporting Problems

Employees of Washington’s Metro transit agency have become more comfortable reporting safety lapses through a program that allows them to do so anonymously, but some are still reluctant to speak out because they fear retribution, a union leader said Wednesday.


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D.C. Metro Operator Told He Couldn’t Leave Smoke-Filled Station

A federal investigation into the deadly Metro smoke incident. One person was killed, more than 80 others were sickened when the train car filled with smoke back in January.



Report Shows Number Of Issues With D.C. Metrorail System

Safety ignored and a lack of management. That’s what a federal investigation reveals about the Washington Metrorail system following the deadly smoke incident inside a station and tunnel in January.



DC Working To Fix Metro Problems That Led To Smoke-Filled Tunnel

DC Metro is to take immediate action to fix problems that likely contributed to the smoke-filled tunnel disaster in January.


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Feds Trying To Determine If Amtrak Engineer Was Using Phone

Federal investigators say they’re still trying to determine whether an Amtrak engineer used his cellphone at the controls of the train in a deadly derailment in Philadelphia.


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NTSB Official Expresses Doubts That Someone Fired At Amtrak 188

Lawmakers raise questions on whether last week’s deadly train derailment, could have been prevented. This as one of the victims with ties to Maryland is laid to rest.



Immediate Safety Changes Mandated Following Deadly Amtrak Crash

Dramatic developments in the investigation of that deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia on Tuesday.


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NTSB Investigating Whether Amtrak 188 Was Hit By Flying Object

A surprising twist in the investigation into Tuesday’s deadly Amtrak crash. The FBI is now looking into reports that something hit the train’s windshield before it derailed.



Death Toll Reaches 8 In Amtrak Crash; Engineer Agrees To Interview

Eight lives lost when a train that had just stopped in Baltimore flew off the tracks in Philadelphia. WJZ has learned the train sped up before taking its fatal turn.