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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…
By William C. Vantuono, Editor March 2009  Economists tell us that to pull the economy out of recession, we need to start spending big dollars on all sorts of projects.…
By William C. Vantuono, Editor Does anybody remember The Children’s Investment Fund? You know, the all-knowing activist hedge fund that spent much of 2007 and 2008 strutting about, hurling criticisms…
By William C. Vantuono, Editor Good design, which evokes feelings of excitement, interest, and admiration, is something that entices people to purchase a certain automobile, or a piece of furniture,…
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