A Missouri Department of Transportation plan released this year cited a need to improve safety at the rail crossing where an Amtrak train and a dump truck collided, resulting in the deaths of two passengers and the truck driver.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is soliciting public opinion on a proposed $53 million expansion of Amtrak's Empire Builder route, which now runs between Chicago, Milwaukee and the Twin Cities.
Federal officials confirmed an Amtrak train was hurtling 50 mph over the speed limit when it careened off an overpass south of Seattle, spilling cars onto the highway below and killing at least three people.
An Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a faster new route hurtled off an overpass on Monday south of Seattle and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below, killing at least six people, authorities said. The death toll was expected to rise.