The rush to launch service on a new, faster Amtrak route near Seattle came at a deadly cost — critical speed-control technology that could have prevented a derailment was not active before the train set off on its maiden voyage. Work to install the sophisticated, GPS-based technology known as positive train control isn’t expected to […]
Stunning new details emerge after deadly train wreck
Federal officials confirmed an Amtrak train was hurtling 50 mph over the speed limit when it careened off an overpass south of Seattle, spilling cars onto the highway below and killing at least three people. Bella Dinh-Zarr, a National Transportation Safety Board member, said at a Monday night news conference that information from the event […]
Is bidding on Amazon’s HQ2 worth the price?
Memo to the many places vying for Amazon’s second headquarters: It ain’t all food trucks and free bananas. For years, much of downtown Seattle has been a maze of broken streets and caution-taped sidewalks. Dozens of enormous cranes tower overhead as double-length dump trucks hauling excavated dirt rumble past pedestrians and bicyclists. The crashing and […]