Rail safety, capex, risk and the road ahead

Little that happens in the interconnected realm that is rail happens in a vacuum. In his quarterly Progressive Railroading column, published in our February issue, transportation industry observer and RailTrends program consultant Tony Hatch connected a few key recent rail realm dots — from the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association's hugely successful annual conference to the continuing Class I capex story to the evolving crude-by-rail safety drama to the notion of risk (and the apportionment of same). Read the idiosyncratic Mr. Hatch's piece here.

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