From the WSJ:
There's been much talk about passenger rail lately. But Bill Gardner is trying to get people to talk about freight rail, too.
The president and CEO of Wisconsin & Southern Railroad has spent the past year speaking to federal and state elected officials and community leaders about his plan to spur economic growth if federal stimulus dollars are earmarked for freight rail improvements.
Gardner proposes that with $90 million, three sections of state-owned track could be repaired. The sections, totaling some 91 miles, are between Madison and Whitewater; Brodhead and Avalon through Janesville in Rock County; and between Slinger and North Milwaukee... .
the entire read: http://tinyurl.com/ykw9hdt
my comment: I like that Mr. Gardner reports gaining 17 new customers during this downturn.