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FRA policy chief's call for public-private rail partnership could thaw truck size-weight freeze
It is time for national transportation policy makers to consider subsidizing railroad track improvements, said Federal Railroad Administration policy chief Charles White in a talk to farm interests that White dubbed his "valedictory address." As a Clinton administration political appointee, White must resign when President-elect Bush is inaugurated Jan. 20 but his name has been mentioned as a possible successor to Democrat Linda Morgan at the Surface Transportation Board should a Republican be named chairman and Morgan resign her seat.
"Maybe we are at the point where we've outgrown the nostalgia of a private-sector railroad system infrastructure," …