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Train Derailment Victims Square Off Against Amtrak

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Earlier in September Amtrak faced the first set of victims in the DuPont train derailment in court. Two years earlier, an Amtrak train flew off the tracks while taking a dangerous turn at twice the speed limit. While this may not be apparent to those who don’t understand how commuter or delivery trains operate,… Read More »

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FMCSA Opts to Capitulate Rather Than Regulate

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced they are no longer going to pursue a proposed regulation that would require testing for sleep apnea, a disorder that has been cited for contributing to the cause of deadly railroad accidents and commercial trucking accidents. The FMCA based its decision not to regulate on the… Read More »

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Train Derailment Near Port Everglades

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Port Everglades was the site of a train derailment recently, when nearly half of its rail cars ran off the tracks. The rail cars were not carrying passengers, though, but instead were liquid tankers hauling ethanol. A potential disaster was avoided, however, as the tanker cars did not turn over and nothing was spilled…. Read More »

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