Death toll in Amtrak wreck hits 8; all aboard accounted for

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  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    May 15, 2015 7:29 a.m.

    Hey Say No to BO -

    What's the official excuse of the GOP?

    Why did they see fit to underfund Amtrak?

    Face it folks, Republican leaders are a danger to themselves and others . . . World citizens . . . US citizens.

    Positive train control is available worldwide. Other nations have it in place. But because of the backwardness of Republican Leaders, America is lagging in that area as well.

    PTC would have prevented that crash. It would have prevented those 8 deaths, it would have prevented the WASTE of MILLIONS, it would have prevented the paralysis of travel and business on the east coast.

    Instead of doing ANYTHING worthwhile, Republican leaders are STILL beating that dead horse called Benghazi.

    Congressional Repubicans are squandering MILLIONS trying to pin the deaths of 4 Americans on Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, their malfeasance results in 8 more American deaths, that we can add to 4 thousand senseless American deaths in Iraq.

    Wouldn't that money have been better used in providing PTC on that rail line? PTC costs $52 thousand a mile. How many millions of dollars do the American Taxpayers have to pay for every lying word Republican leaders spew as they rant about Benghazi?

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    May 14, 2015 10:51 a.m.

    The engineer doesn't remember. but the black box does.
    He was speeding. The brakes worked. Operator error.
    The last time this happened the engineer claimed he was working extra hours without enough sleep. It will only be excuses from here on out.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    May 14, 2015 10:14 a.m.

    Sounds like the engineer was a bit young for such a position.