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Customarily, in almost any urban area, you'd expect your strongest rail transit advocates to be rallying around an official rail plan as it heads toward a possible ballot initiative. But in…
Three Class I railroads—Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern and CSX—and Berkshire Hathaway, parent company of BNSF Railway, have been named by Fortune magazine as among the world’s “Most Admired Companies” in…
In case you haven't figured this out already, the urban rail transit mode currently in vogue these days is ... streetcars! And this is a good thing, because they were…
If a ship springs a leak, it's a problem. If the passengers all run to one side thinking to save themselves, the ship will capsize. Now it's a disaster.
You'd think, from reading or viewing the general media coverage of economic issues, that bankers are a bunch of fools, crooks, greedy so-and-so's, or all three. Bankers are a convenient…
Somewhere along the line most of us were advised to brush regularly, floss, avoid too many sweets, etc. Whether we heeded that advice was, and is, our choice, and the…
By Tony Kruglinski, Financial Editor If you are like this writer, during the past weeks and months you have been pummeled by kith and kin concerning Warren Buffett’s BNSF strategy…
By Lawrence H Kaufman, Contributing EditorThe Surface Transportation Board announced Oct. 21 that it will hold a public hearing Dec. 9 to consider whether continued exemption from rate regulation for…
By Tony Kruglinski, Financial EditorIn this industry you become famous—or infamous—as a result of the way you conduct yourself in business. Railroaders have long memories for those who have helped…
By Tony Krugliski, Financial Editor The other day, I asked a friend if he had seen a decline in home values in his town and if so, how much the…
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