Freight railroads' investments helped make them strong

04/1/2013 | Examiner (Washington, D.C.), The

When freight railroads were deregulated, they started investing their own money in their infrastructure and began "turning their networks into double-lane steel freeways," writes Michael Barone, The Examiner's senior political analyst. And it is that act that separates freight rail from passenger rail, making it a winner and passenger rail a loser, he contends.

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