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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,…
By William C. Vantuono, Editor Most catastrophes don’t happen as the result of a single failure. There’s usually a series of oversights or smaller failures that eventually lead to a…
Those of you who have been involved in the high speed rail business for a while may recall, with acid reflux, Herb Kelleher, the man who, with some creative legal…
By William C. Vantuono, Editor One of the best ways to compare the performance of the railroads against the economy is to examine some of the data that economists—those people…
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…
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