Federal investigators have interviewed the engineer who was at the controls of Amtrak Cascades Train 501 that derailed last month south of Tacoma. The interview summary points more strongly to human error as the cause of the deadly wreck.
After months of work, the Skagway Assembly passed a final memorandum of understanding last week with White Pass Yukon Route Railroad, setting the stage for a new lease to extend the company’s control of the city’s waterfront.
The future of the Alaska Marine Highway System is decidedly a Southeast issue. The ferry system has seen cuts in service because of aging vessels and decreased funding. Southeast legislators agree the system is still vital to folks in the region.