Larry Kaufman is a veteran transportation journalist and commentator and a Contributing Editor to Railway Age.

(Editor’s Note: This commentary is a collaboration of Railway Age Contributing Editors Larry Kaufman and Frank Wilner, both of whom have extensive experience in railroad public relations.) Of one thing…
Depending on how seriously one takes congressional hearings into the future of Amtrak, the national rail passenger service either is a candidate for termination and oblivion or, as has been…
Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Chemical companies keep up doubletalk

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has battled with railroads over rates and service on and off ever since the Staggers Rail Act of 1980 was enacted.
Monday, October 22, 2012

Transitions can be difficult

The death recently of A. E. (Ted) Michon reminded me just how difficult transitions can be for those who must go through them.
My conservative friends will not agree with this essay. So be it. I am tired of hearing the demands that Amtrak either show a profit or that it be put to…
Saturday, September 01, 2012

RNC: A little hypocrisy goes too far

The Republican National convention the last week in August was the kind that party pooh-bahs like: There was virtually no controversy and little occurred that affected the mood of the…
The Surface Transportation Board, which has put as much effort into not attracting attention to itself as it has to deciding disputes between railroads and their customers, seems to be…
The worst kept secret in the railroad industry for more than a month has been the identity of the new chief executive of Canadian Pacific Railway. For the record, E.…
While the railroad world waits for the Canadian Pacific Railway board of directors to name a permanent chief executive to succeed acting CEO Steve Tobias, some railfans are whiling away…
As this is written, much of the railroad world awaits the Thursday, May 17, vote by Canadian Pacific share owners. Early book betting says that insurgent hedge fund Pershing Square…
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