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By William C. Vantuono, Editor Russia. China. Japan. France. Britain. Belgium. Germany. Spain. Italy. Taiwan. South Korea. The first two countries are the newest additions to the high speed rail…
By William C. Vantuono, Editor The Federal Railroad Administration is now evaluating a tall stack of applications for high speed passenger rail projects—roughly $100 billion worth for an $8 billion…
By William C. Vantuono, Editor So, it looks like we’re going to have at least some form of high speed rail in this country, after all these years. Some of…
Let me make this perfectly clear: Warren Buffett is not Snehal Amin. (Remember him? He’s the hedge fund honcho who tried, and failed, to hijack CSX.) Warren Buffett understands railroads.…
By William C. Vantuono, Editor At 50, Matt Rose, Railway Age’s 2010 Railroader of the Year, is among the youngest of our industry’s top echelon. Rose (left, with me in…
By William C. Vantuono, Editor While Florida and California’s high speed rail projects are getting the most attention in the media (probably because 200-mph passenger trains are considered a whole…
By William C. Vantuono, Editor   Michael Ward’s reputation as a highly effective railroad manager is eminently well deserved as the cover story of our March 2010 illustrates. “As a…
By William C. Vantuono, Editor   Gas taxes aren’t the only way to fund public transportation programs, but it’s the route the State of New Jersey has taken, and up…
By William C. Vantuono, Editor China is well ahead of the United States in high speed rail, with plans to invest nearly half a trillion (that’s trillion with a “t”) dollars…
By William C. Vantuono, Editor Though safety is always good business in the railroad industry, the Railroad Safety Improvement Act of 2008, which kicked-started the industry down the path to…
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