An Amtrak on-board service attendant, injured while assisting survivors of an Amtrak train derailment in September on the Montana Hi-Line near Joplin, is suing his employer and BNSF Railway for negligence.
Calling the Biden administration’s $1T investment in American infrastructure the first of its kind in at least a generation, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester said construction in Montana should begin in a few months.
NTSB spokesman Keith Holloway said Tuesday it was "still very early" in the investigation and the agency typically takes one to two years to determine accident causes.
Restoring the North Coast Hiawatha rail line could generate $271 million in economic benefits to seven states it would serve.
Justin Ruddell, 40, said he suffered two broken vertebrae, five broken ribs and strained arm muscles “from hanging on for dear life,” during the Sept. 25 derailment near Joplin, Montana.
According to the lawsuit, the man witnessed fellow passengers die when the train derailed.
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Don Varnadoe spent months watching videos about train trips on his office computer in preparation for a special cross-country vacation to celebrate his and Margie Varnadoe's 50th wedding anniversary.
CHESTER — Trevor Fossen was running late for a wedding Saturday afternoon when he turned onto a dusty, gravel road in rural Montana as a westbound train approached the crossing in front of him.
The Liberty County Sheriff's Office has identified the three people who died after an Amtrak train derailed Saturday in north-central Montana.
Multiple people injured after the Amtrak Empire Builder train derailed Saturday along Montana's Hi-Line remained hospitalized Sunday morning.
Three battered passenger cars appeared to have rolled off the tracks killing three and injuring dozens as the Amtrak Empire Builder derailed n…
At least three people have died after an Amtrak train that runs between Seattle and Chicago derailed Saturday afternoon in north-central Montana.
Amtrak's Empire Builder train has resumed daily service from Chicago to Seattle and Portland, including a dozen stops along Montana's Hi-Line, after cutbacks made due to the pandemic.
The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill approved by the U.S. Senate over the weekend includes funding for Amtrak's Empire Builder route, which runs through northern Montana and other states.
As segments of society reopen and the world rushes to get vaccinated, more Americans may lose their fear of flying and once again crowd airports and airplanes.
Imagine sipping a beverage and not worrying about icy roads on a train ride from Missoula to Butte, Bozeman or Billings.
Last week, U.S. Sens. Jon Tester, of Montana, and Deb Fischer, of Nebraska, introduced a bill to improve safety at rural train crossings. Tester cited recent incidents in Bainville specifically when announcing the bill.
Missoula County will host a three-hour virtual Montana Passenger Rail Summit starting at 10 a.m. Thursday to educate and advocate for the restoration of passenger rail service to southern Montana and continued support for Amtrak's Empire Builder.
Amtrak released a new video from Corporate Medical Director Dr. Ann Kuhnen on the health and safety guidelines passengers can expect when traveling with the rail company.
Amtrak will cut service later this year on most of its long-distance routes nationwide to three times a week instead of the current daily service because ridership has fallen significantly during the coronavirus pandemic.
Amtrak is warning of another round of job cuts as it pares back train service amid a stubbornly slow recovery and said it does not plan to ask Congress for enough money to preserve the jobs.
Several recent fatal crashes involving trains on a heavily trafficked rural road east of Culbertson have prompted the Montana Department of Transportation to review the safety of the railroad crossing.