At RailTrends® 2012, an eclectic group of presenters will offer up their respective takes on recurring issues as well as developing ones, as independent transportation analyst, Progressive Railroading columnist and RailTrends program consultant Tony Hatch notes in his October column. As they do every year at RailTrends — which will be held Nov. 1-2, 2012, at the W New York Hotel in Manhattan — speakers and attendees alike will raise and field near-term questions ("What's at stake this election season?") as well as a few not-quite-so-short-term ones. ("What's the 2013 outlook for rail"? "Where is growth gonna come from?") As for the longer haul? We'll be talking about that, too. There's still time to get in on the conversation(s). For additional information, or to register, visit RailTrends.com.