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Rutland hopes to improve area around Amtrak station

Oct. 18, 2021 07:18 AM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Officials in Rutland are hoping to be able to improve the area around the city’s Amtrak train station not far from the city's downtown. Rutland Alderman Devon Neary, who works for the Rutland Regional Planning Committee, said the commission hopes...

Contract finally awarded for key New Jersey rail bridge

Oct. 12, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

New Jersey has awarded a contract to replace a century-old rail bridge that has been the source of regular delays for years, New Jersey announced announced Tuesday. The $1.56 billion contract is the largest in NJ Transit’s history, said CEO Kevin Corbett in a statement....

Wheel of slow-moving Amtrak train derails; no injuries

Oct. 12, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

WOODLAND, Wash. (AP) — The wheel of a slow-traveling Amtrak train came off the tracks Monday afternoon near Woodland, Washington, but no passengers were injured. The train was going about 15 mph (24 kph) when the wheel came off the track between the Vancouver and Kelso...

DEA agent slain in Amtrak shooting remembered as key leader

Oct. 08, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal agent shot and killed while questioning a passenger on an Amtrak train in Arizona was remembered Friday as a venerated leader and mentor with an unparalleled work ethic. Dozens of family, friends and colleagues filled Calvary Chapel in...

Gunman who killed agent on Amtrak train in Arizona ID'd

Oct. 07, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Officials on Thursday identified the armed passenger who died in a gunfight after fatally shooting a federal agent inside an Amtrak train in Arizona as Darrion Taylor. The Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office in Tucson said in a news release...

'I saw death and destruction': Passenger recalls train crash

Oct. 07, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An Oregon man said he survived a recent train derailment in Montana by holding onto a grab bar in the bathroom of a passenger car that ended up on its side and separated from the rest of the train. “I was on the left side (of the train car) and...

Funeral set for DEA agent slain in Amtrak shooting in Tucson

Oct. 07, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal agent shot and killed while questioning a passenger on an Amtrak train in Arizona will be remembered with a public funeral. Services for Drug Enforcement Administration group supervisor Michael Garbo will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at...

DEA agent killed in Arizona Amtrak shooting was noted leader

Oct. 05, 2021 20:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal agent who was shot and killed by an Amtrak train passenger concealing large amounts of marijuana in Arizona was a revered leader whose career spanned almost two decades, the agency said Tuesday. Michael Garbo, who also went by Mike, was a group...

DEA agent, gunman killed in Amtrak train shooting in Arizona

Oct. 04, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

A Drug Enforcement Administration special agent was killed Monday when a passenger, who also died, opened fire as officers were doing a routine inspection for illegal contraband on an Amtrak train in Tucson, Arizona, authorities said. A second agent and a Tucson police officer were wounded. ...

7 passengers on derailed train sue Amtrak, BNSF Railway

Oct. 04, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An Illinois law firm filed lawsuits Monday against Amtrak and BNSF Railway on behalf of seven passengers who were on an Amtrak train when it derailed in north-central Montana late last month, killing three and injuring dozens of others. The lawsuits...