NTSB: Amtrak Washington Train Traveling At 80 MPH In 30 MPH Zone

Posted on December 19, 2017 by State of the Nation Updated at 6:30 a.m. ET The National Transportation Safety Board says an Amtrak passenger train that derailed from an overpass south of Tacoma, Wash., leaving at least three people dead, was traveling at 80 mph in a 30 mph zone.   At a news conference late Monday Pacific Time, NTSB board member Bella Dinh-Zarr said that the speed of the train at the time of the accident had been determined by downloading the Event Data Recorder from the train’s rear locomotive. Train 501 of Amtrak’s Cascades service from Seattle to Portland...

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