May. 19, 2017
Who’s liable for the Amtrak train derailment?
What goes around, comes around.
May. 19, 2017
Controlling SEPTA’s crowded commute
It can be a cost-efficient means of everyday transportation if you buy a weekly or monthly trailpass, but this railroad has a reputation for being late. It also has a reputation for overcrowding during rush hour while being late ,which makes sense since the train is spending extra time at stations waiting for passengers to exit and board the train.
Jun. 25, 2015
Plans for building over the 30th street rail yard begin to take shape
Amtrak, Brandywine Realty Trust, Drexel University, Pennsylvania Department Of Transportation and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority have teamed up to develop the Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan, a project to build and develop the area over the rail lines and surrounding the station. There are three main ideas for how the space may be used, with the organizations currently halfway into the two-year planning process.
May. 14, 2015
House appropriation committee cuts Amtrak funding in wake of tragedy
The U.S. House of Representatives voted May 13 to cut rather than expand Amtrak’s budget not even 24 hours after a massive Amtrak derailment accident that killed eight passengers and injured over a hundred others .
May. 13, 2015
Amtrak train derailment kills 8, injures over 140 passengers
The seven cars and locomotive comprising Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 derailed at a turn on the tracks and rolled onto its side at approximately 9 p.m., May 12. Five immediate deaths were accounted for with two more confirmed after two patients died Wednesday morning from injuries sustained from the accident, additionally an eighth body was found May 14 in the wreckage. New information recovered from both security camera footage as well as the recovered black box from the wreck revealed that the train was traveling at more than twice the 50 mile per hour speed limit running at 106 miles per hour as it approached the curve. According to the National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation the train’s engineer slammed on the emergency brakes right before it careened off of the tracks.
Nov. 21, 2014
Philly Mag hosts ThinkFest 2014
Although M. Night Shyamalan was billed as the event’s headliner, Drexel President John A. Fry’s Nov. 14 speech at Philadelphia Magazine’s third annual ThinkFest was the more immediate one, framing a future for West Philadelphia supported by the tenets of innovation, expansion and collaboration.
Nov. 16, 2012
Fry plans for 30th Street rail yards
Drexel University will spend at least $1 million on a study into the possibility of expanding the University City campus above the Schuylkill Rail Yards that feed 30th Street Station, The Philadelphia Inquirer and University officials reported Nov. 11.