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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2011-12-19

December 19th, 2011 Comments off

Volume 1, Number 25

If Amtrak is going to survive in any semblance of what it is today as a nominal national system, there must be a new president and chief executive officer at the earliest moment.

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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2011-12-16

December 16th, 2011 Comments off

Volume 1, Number 24

There is hardly anyone left.

Here’s today’s Amtrak Special Employee Advisory. Read more…

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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2011-12-06

December 6th, 2011 Comments off

Volume 1, Number 23

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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2011-12-01

December 1st, 2011 Comments off

Volume 1, Number 22

The wise, gray heads in Washington and the railroad world are predicting there will be a railroad strike next week.

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This Week at Amtrak; 2011-11-30

November 30th, 2011 Comments off

Volume 8, Number 20

From the Editors…

The President of the United States laid down the challenge, and we at This Week will attempt to answer the question, Where would we be without the national highway network?

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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2011-11-17

November 17th, 2011 Comments off

Volume 1, Number 21

William Lindley of Scottsdale, Arizona has penned a Business and Politics guest column. Enjoy his insights. Read more…

The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2011-11-16

November 15th, 2011 Comments off

Volume 1, Number 20

Here in the South, we take our railroads as seriously as anyone along the Northeast Corridor, we just do it with our own money instead of constant raids on the federal treasury.

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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2011-11-14

November 13th, 2011 Comments off

Volume 1, Number 19

Ah, the agony and tragedy which has befallen California, the golden state.

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The Path Forward: Creating an American High Performance Integrated Intercity Passenger Rail System

November 8th, 2011 Comments off

The following is the luncheon address by Stan Feinsod from Railway Age magazine’s Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads conference of October 24, 2011.

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This Week at Amtrak; 2011-11-08

November 8th, 2011 Comments off

Volume 8, Number 19

From the Editors…

To say that these are interesting times for passenger railroading in America would be a gross understatement. Significant changes to the forty year status quo are afoot. The following discourse by Stan Feinsod at this year’s Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads conference outlines a future, not of political hubris, but of practical possibilities. Mr. Feinsod has over thirty years of diverse passenger rail expertise as a transit contracting specialist and project development and management, planning and engineering, operations and even streetcar specialties. In his distinguished career he has worked for numerous agencies such as NJ Transit, Veolia, Connex and now Ratp Dev. And now, Mr. Feinsod in his own words [abridged for space].

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