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“This Is the Renaissance of Rail.” – CFO Magazine – April 2011 Issue – CFO.com

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Amtrak, the $2.5 billion government-owned railroad that carries the bulk of the nation’s rail passengers, faces multiple battles of its own, including aging cars and infrastructure, and a continuing reliance on government subsidies. Despite these challenges, Amtrak finance chief D.J. Stadtler, who assumed the post in February 2009 after a career divided between government service and his family’s central Virginia engineering firm, says good things are happening at the nation’s passenger-rail company.

“This Is the Renaissance of Rail.” – CFO Magazine – April 2011 Issue – CFO.com.

Filed under: Amtrak, Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy

Conservative argues for faster intercity passenger rail service | Richmond Times-Dispatch


Conservative argues for faster intercity passenger rail service

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Conservatives should take the lead in bringing back passenger trains and street cars, the director of the Arlington-based American Conservative Center for Public Transportation said Wednesday during a visit to Richmond.

“Conservatives know that what worked once can work again,” said William S. Lind, who made the conservative case for intercity and higher speed passenger rail before the Southeast High-Speed Rail Association at the Colony Club.

Rail advocates lost our best friend when Paul Weyrich died, but you can read the story of a similar but less powerful figure.

Conservative argues for faster intercity passenger rail service | Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Filed under: Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy, United States High Speed Rail

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