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industry-committees-provide-vital-services
June 19, 2017
Each year, hundreds of executives, technical experts, engineers and safety officers from across the railway supplier universe engage in an activity that, while largely unheralded, is enormously important to our industry and the North American economy.
stb-update-waiting-for-godot
June 16, 2017
As a perfect scene does not a great movie make, ideal legislation cannot deliver its intent absent proficient administration.
defending-the-rail-industry-from-falsehoods
May 24, 2017
Railroads and their customers must not leave fate in the hands of a misinformed public.
trump-beware-banquo’s-ghost-lurks
May 04, 2017
“Fire burn and caldron bubble … something wicked this way comes”—and it’s neither Shakespeare’s Macbeth nor his lady.
jeff-morales-has-probably-stomached-enough-lunacy
April 24, 2017
For reasons unspecified other than he may have had enough of dealing with hostile politicians like Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Rail Subcommittee, California High Speed Rail Authority CEO Jeff Morales announced April 21 he is stepping down...

it’s-not-starbucks-but-it’s-way-better-than-amtrak-coffee
April 20, 2017
I appreciate a good cup of coffee, especially a cappuccino or espresso (please don’t say expresso, especially in a good Italian restaurant). That’s why I have refused to drink Amtrak coffee, which is like ingesting lube oil—until now.
fra’s-new-chief-check-ego-at-the-door
April 20, 2017
Ah, to be a public servant fulfilling the boast of Caesar Augustus: “I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.” For the incoming Federal Railroad Administrator, it is best to check ego at the door and accept the pithy...
no-mr-munoz-arm-grabbing-also-is-improper
April 11, 2017
As United Airlines is learning, the grabbing by the arms of a fare-paying, law-abiding 69-year-old passenger, and forcibly dragging him through the aisle for removal from an aircraft for no reason other than United having overbooked the Chicago-Louisville flight and wishing to put a more...
a-simple-case-of-“confusion-to-the-enemy”
March 29, 2017
The Mexicans are coming. The Mexicans are coming—and within verbal-indignities-hurling distance of President Donald J. Trump’s Palm Beach, Fla., Mar-a-Lago “Winter White House.”
aar-to-trump-administration-“proceed-with-caution”
March 29, 2017
I have stressed many times in this blog, and in my monthly magazine columns—at times in harsh terms that may have offended some people who, for reasons I can’t quite figure out, took my remarks personally—that the Trump Administration’s extremely nationalistic ideology, if it morphs...

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