Spike In Amtrak Wrecks Sparks Safety Concerns
Spike in Amtrak Wrecks Sparks Safety Concerns
The federally-created passenger rail corporation Amtrak, kept afloat by federal and state grants despite a lack of profits, has come under fire for a recent escalation in major wrecks.
On February 4, an Amtrak train hit a parked CSX freight train head-on in Cayce, S.C., killing 2 and injuring 116. Commenting on the accident, S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster told The Island Packet, “It appears to me that the CSX train was on the track it was supposed to be on. And that appeared to be a loading track… It appears Amtrak was on the wrong track.” National Transportation Safety Board investigators …