Two people from the Amtrak train were killed in addition to one person in the dump truck, Missouri State Highway Patrol Corporal Justin Dunn told reporters during a news conference Monday afternoon.
"You and your family could travel coast to coast without a single tank of gas onboard a high-speed train," President Biden said. The map shows 30 new routes across the U.S. that funding could create.
Customers will have to wear masks in stations, on trains and on Thruway buses. Amtrak is booking only half of each train's normal capacity, making it easier for passengers to sit farther apart.
NPR reported on Friday that the ticket for a two-hour ride between Chicago and Bloomington-Normal, Ill., stations usually costs $16. Amtrak had based the higher price on adjustments to train cars.
Crews succeeded in clearing the tracks so that a locomotive could pull the train to Eugene on Tuesday following a day-and-a-half standstill.
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It's not an ideal time for another leadership shake-up at the Federal Railroad Administration, as last year was the deadliest year for the U.S. rail system in at least a decade.
Safety advocates and federal investigators are again expressing concern about the slow pace of railroads installing and implementing technology that could prevent some train collisions.