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

Congress can't seem to get out of its own way when it comes to reauthorizing the surface transportation program. It's approaching three years since the silly-named SAFETEA-LU expired in September 2009.
Here we go again. A “friendly” GOP House committee chairman has introduced legislation that would reauthorize the expired surface transportation program. Without benefit of any hearings, the bill introduced by…
Seismic market shifts in the oper- ating leasing marketplace for railcars are providing new opportunities for lessors to put cars parked in the grass back into revenue service. For lessees…
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