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Jim Blaze quoted in State Impact Pennsylvania NPR story on tank cars near Amtrak 188 derailment

NTSB Chairman Sumwalt surveys scene of Amtrak derailment, Philadelphia

Jim was quoted in Susan Phillips report for State Impact Pennsylvania, a National Public Radio project, about the tank cars narrowly missed by the locomotive of Amtrak #188 during the recent tragic derailment near Frankford Junction in Philadelphia.

 

Tuesday’s tragic PHL area Amtrak Derailment highlights Amtrak funding issue

NTSB Chairman Sumwalt surveys scene of Amtrak derailment, Philadelphia

A word of silence for the souls of those killed and injured in the derailment of northbound Amtrak train #188, a train I have ridden about a half dozen times.

The issue of “why” is in part related to the question of our collective owners as taxpayers of the Northeast Corridor infrastructure and “nominal shareholders” of the Amtrak operating company.

This “who is responsible issue” is addressed in this news report.

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