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After spate of wrecks, US Congress takes new view of rail agency

Passengers are helped off an Amtrak train near Halifax County, North Carolina, on March 9. The engine and baggage car of the train derailed after hitting a tractor-trailer at a grade crossing.


AFTER a string of deadly train crashes, a pair of angry US senators stood in New York's Grand Central Terminal four months ago to denounce the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) as a "lawless agency, a rogue agency", too cozy with the railroads it regulates and more...

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