A "Real Railroader" To FRA

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A "Real Railroader" To FRA

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:36 pm

Subject to Senate confirmation, it looks like a "real railroader" will head the FRA:

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/reg ... chief.html

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..The White House on July 11 announced that President Donald Trump has nominated Ronald L. Batory, who recently retired as President and Chief Operating Officer of Conrail, as the next Federal Railroad Administrator.

Batory retired March 31 as President and COO of Conrail, following a 46-year rail operating career that included the presidency of the Belt Railway of Chicago and senior positions at Class I and regional railroads, including general manager in Chicago for Southern Pacific. He earned a bachelor’s in business from Adrian College and a master of arts from Eastern Michigan University.

“Not since Canadian born Reginald Whitman was administrator (1969-1970), following a 40-year career at Great Northern Railway (1929-1969), has there been one with as comprehensive a rail operating background as Batory,” notes Railway Age Capitol Hill Contributing Editor Frank N. Wilner

My take; "high time".
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