Photos and videos from the chaotic scene showed at least two train cars hanging over a highway overpass.
"We need ideas outside the box because, frankly, the box is broken," he said.
Laroyce Tankson, 31, shot Chad Robertson, 25, on Feb. 8 at around 8:40 p.m. local time, the police statement said. Robertson was transported to a hospital in serious condition and died on Wednesday.
The engineer of Amtrak Train 188, Brandon Bostian, was likely distracted by emergency radio calls about a thrown rock.
Casualties were two members of a maintenance crew; 35 hospitalized with injuries.
Train struck a backhoe in Chester, Pa; service suspended between Philly and Wilmington, Delaware.
The train derailed shortly after midnight on Monday.
Injuries were reported.
New Jersey governor's decision to cancel a tunnel into New York is rebounding on him.
The tractor-trailer was blocking the tracks when the Chicago-bound train rammed into it.
The company said it's trying to improve safety in the wake of the deadly crash earlier this month.
The lawsuit, filed in Philadelphia, cited "serious and disabling" injuries from the May 12 derailment that killed eight people and injured more than 200 others.
Amtrak restarted its Eastern Corridor service Monday after suspending it following the deadly Philadelphia derailment.
Amtrak to restore full service between Philadelphia and New York at 5:30 a.m. on Monday.
Amtrak's top official apologized for the crash, which happened just outside Philadelphia Tuesday, killing eight.
The engineer claims he "has absolutely no recollection of the incident or anything unusual."
More than 24 hours after an Amtrak train derailed and crashed in Philadelphia crews recovered another body.
Positive train control (PTC) automatically slows or even halts trains that are moving too fast or heading into a danger zone.
At least seven people were reported killed and dozens injured as a result of the derailment Tuesday night.
The fires that raged after the accident have stopped burning, but questions remain about oil and rail safety in a region known for toxic spills.