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Just got back into Monterey after a nice trip back from Seattle aboard the Coast Starlight. I know there was some discussion in the previous post about that route and Amtrak more broadly. While this is intended as an open thread, I’ll take my publisher’s prerogative to add some thoughts on this, with the experience […]

Jan 3rd, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized

by Rafael Recently, Berkshire Hathaway, the company led by renowned investor and industrialist Warren Buffett, announced a takeover bid for the 77% of shares in the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad it does not already own. Remarkably, the offer price of $100-a-share is around 30% above that of the share price before the takeover […]

Nov 7th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

At next week’s CHSRA board meeting the board will vote on a staff recommendation to award the $9 million PR contract to Ogilvy, a leading public relations communications firm. It’s not a surprising choice, as Ogilvy has extensive experience in California political communications. From the Capitol Weekly article on the topic: Ogilvy Managing Driector Christi […]

Oct 29th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

by Rafael I stumbled across the videos below on YouTube and thought I’d share them with you. In them, Prof. Peter Newman, a leading rail advocate in Perth (Australia), articulates why and how that city (pop 1.65m, annual growth ~2.5%) has managed to revive its regional rail services in the face of strong opposition from […]

Sep 29th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized