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By Anthony D. Kruglinski   Our regular readers know that in addition to being a Contributing Editor at Railway Age, I am the President of Railroad Financial Corp., a financial…
By Douglas John Bowen, Managing Editor   Dallas gets it. It’s expanding its existing light rail transit network, augmenting regional rail, and bolstering existing Amtrak service, even as it faces…
By Richard F. Timmons President, American Short line and Regional Railroad Association In the midst of unprecedented and historic regulatory changes demanding our attention and resources during the past year,…
By Anthony Kruglinski Railroad Financial Corp. (my firm) recently wrapped up its 24th Annual Rail Equipment Finance Conference in Palm Springs, Calif. This year nearly 250 people attended (two dozen…
By Jerry VestAlmost 20 years ago, federal surface transportation policy changed for the better. Enactment of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) meant the days of Congress…
By Tony Kruglinski, Financial Editor As readers of this column already know, the rail industry has enjoyed more than 30 years of seemingly limitless financing of its equipment needs by…
By Mike Ogborn The Surface Transportation Board is about to embark on a series of hearings that could result in major changes in the railroad industry, including the way railroads…
By Chris Taylor, for Railway Age   Woody Allen once said, “I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.” Speed is compelling.…
By William C, Vantuono, Editor January 2009 Railroader of the Year Michael Ward handles multiple responsibilities in his role as CSX’s chief executive. Among the more difficult is staffing for…
By William C. Vantuono, Editor February 2009  Twenty-nine years after the Staggers Rail Act freed the railroads from the shackles of excessive regulation and sparked a renaissance, the specter of…
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