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An Amtrak train departs Union Station in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
An Amtrak train departs Union Station in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
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Biden: $2.45B loan for Amtrak upgrades in Northeast Corridor

Amtrak is receiving a $2.45 billion loan from the federal government to buy new trains, upgrade tracks and make platform improvements along the busy Northeast corridor, the largest such loan ever by the Department of Transportation, officials announced Friday.

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Amtrak train Amtrak train (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Amtrak train (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Biden announces new funding for Amtrak Northeast Corridor

Federal officials are announcing new funding for Amtrak's passenger rail system and stressing the need for continued investment in America's transportation infrastructure.

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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)
Amtrak train (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
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Amtrak taps former freight railroad head to be new CEO

The former head of the Norfolk Southern freight railroad, Charles "Wick" Moorman, has been tapped to be president and CEO of Amtrak, the nation's passenger railroad, Amtrak officials said Friday.

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Amtrak train Amtrak train (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Amtrak train (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Amtrak: New locomotives have cut delays nearly 25 percent

The introduction of 70 new locomotives on Amtrak's most heavily traveled line three years ago has contributed to a reduction in engine-related delays of nearly 25 percent, the national passenger railroad said Thursday.

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Fallen wire causes delays on NJ Transit, Garden State Parkway
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Fallen wire near Metropark delays NJ Transit trains, Parkway traffic

NJ Transit commuters and Garden State Parkway drivers can blame a fallen wire near Metropark for westbound trains skipping the station on Wednesday morning and causing a 45 minute delay and miles-long delays on the Parkway.

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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)
Amtrak train (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
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2 Amtrak workers charged in overtime fraud scheme

Two Amtrak workers have been charged with overbilling the company for more than 900 overtime hours they didn't work.

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Search for the suspect who shot a police offiver in Folcroft, PA
Search for the suspect who shot a police offiver in Folcroft, PA (6 ABC)
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Amtrak service suspended by police shooting in Pa.

Amtrak's Northeast Corridor service was shut down for a manhunt for a suspect who police say shot an officer three times.

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Amtrak Train Derailment Causes Mass Injuries In Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 13: Repair crews inspect damages at the site of a train derailment accident May 13, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Official: Radio transmissions distracted Amtrak engineer

A U.S. official briefed by investigators says an Amtrak engineer was distracted by radio transmissions before his train derailed in Philadelphia last year, killing eight people.

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Amtrak Crash Investigation
In this May 13, 2015 file photo, emergency personnel work at the scene of a derailment in Philadelphia of an Amtrak train headed to New York. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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Investigators to detail likely cause of fatal Amtrak crash

Federal investigators will meet next week to detail the probable cause of last year's fatal Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia.

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A brush fire in Kearny (Brian Henry via Twitter @njsaint1)
A brush fire in Kearny (Brian Henry via Twitter @njsaint1)
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Meadowlands wildfires suspend NJ Transit service, close several Turnpike lanes

NJ Transit and Amtrak suspended service on the Northeast Corridor as the flames were near the track.

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