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Andrew Selden: Questions & Answers

December 20th, 1998 Comments off

The following questions were found by Mr. Selden’s research staff on the Internet along with the following note. Read more…

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Amtrak’s slashing of its sales force and commission cuts

September 29th, 1998 Comments off

[Originally posted to the All-Aboard email list]

Enough first-hand industry sources have now confirmed Amtrak’s plans to slash its outside sales force and cut travel agency commissions in half to move beyond the speculation point of view.

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VIA in Canada

April 5th, 1998 Comments off

[Originally posted to the All-Aboard email list]

A gentleman on our list asked several questions about VIA service in Canada. Eight years ago I led a project that took VIA apart and put it back together again on paper for the purpose of privatizing the company. Our final report presented to Prime Minister Mulroney’s federal government ran about 800 pages, complete with timetables, marketing plans, and a review of union contracts, among many other topics.

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