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Rail Category: Rail Industry Trends  -  2008 Article Index

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INTRO: '09 Outlook: Rail & Reconstruction President-Elect Obama Could Champion Crucial Rail Industry Causes, Labor Unions and Associations Say University of Wisconsin-Madison’s ‘Best Operating Practices’ course focuses on rail operations basics, core management skills Toby Kolstad: How Low Can Rail-Car Deliveries Go in ’09? Try 31,500 Encouraging words from the powers that will be; plus, 'Switchpoints' and the choreography of change (Pat Foran, Context, December 2008) Rail: resonating during a recession (Pat Foran, Context, November 2008) Industry trends from Progressive Railroading November 2008 On diversions and matters of the regulatory heart (Pat Foran, Context, October 2008) Industry Trends: From Progressive Railroading October 2008 National Rail Program, Capacity Expansion Funding Must be Addressed in Next Transportation Bill, BNSF’s Rose Tells AASHTO Crowd OnTrackAmerica.Org aims to facilitate dialogue across the great infrastructure planning divide Tony Hatch: RailTrends in tune with ‘renaissance’ themes Shades of Green: Railroads' sustainability strategies Class Is draft sustainability programs with one eye on stewardship and the other on entrepreneurship Transit agencies kick their environmental efforts up a notch as they strive to become green leaders A logical search for greener pastures, plus KCS's 2Q 2008 earnings (Pat Foran, Context, August 2008) A rhetorical search for a rail 'policy' (Pat Foran, Context, June 2008) Overcoming obstacles job No. 1 for next 50 years A few words about the genesis of Progressive Railroading Reflecting on 40-plus years of change The Rail Renaissance era is here to stay, presuming stakeholders figure out how to partner up (and pony up) to ensure there is enough rail capacity Online readers sound off Tony Hatch’s Top 6 Reasons the North American Rail Renaissance is Sustainable Six 'trends and drivers' must drive rail industry R&D during the next two decades, report says Class Is must invest in human capital today to meet tomorrow's traffic demands, rail execs say Rail reporters ruminate on 'biggest' stories filed (and the ones still to be written) Toby Kolstad’s Take on The Freight Rail Industry’s Top 5 Challenges Four Overseas Supply Markets
‘Too Big to Ignore’
Industry Trends (from Progressive Railroading/June 2008) 2008 Fleet Stats
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Fleet Stats 2008: Taking some sting out of ‘cyclical’ It's the same old, cyclical song:
Car surpluses to plague builders, lessors at least through '09
Class Is will purchase or lease 690 locomotives in 2008 Transit agencies continue to expand, modernize fleets Trends Trends Tony Hatch — Confidence with a capital 'C' Industry Trends Putting it in perspective: U.S. Class Is’ 2007 traffic ‘woes’ The National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission's 'action' plan Who's buying shares in North America's freight railroads — why it matters Rail rates to continue steady climb