It is becoming dangerous to ride trains due to the increase in crashes. Amtrak should have very strong safety guidelines in place. Customers should receive more information about what to do in the event of a crash. Amtrak needs to revamp all of their guidelines to make sure that there re less accidents and fatalities.
I do not believe Amtrak is exhibiting problems to the degree that the business needs to be more regulated than it already is. I would feel safe on an Amtrak passenger train and most others would as well. Prices are barely competitive, so pushing for more restrictions and more up keep cost could put them out of business.
Amtrak is one of the premiere public transportation services in the country and has appropriate guidelines in place accordingly. These guidelines are vitally important to the safety of riders and the enjoyment of the overall transportation process. In working with state and federal guidelines, Amtrak provides safe and adequate transportation to all of its riders.
It does not sound like Amrak is at fault for this accident. There is no blame on train or track maintence yet. It sounds like the driver was going to fast. It is hard to prevent driver error. Amtrak had many safeguards, but ultimate human error cannot be prevented unless the trains are fully mechanized/