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This, I agree with 100%. If this is something the United States can do, it is something we can do.Shortline railways, like HCRY, do not have the access to government funding programs to invest in railway infrastructure, which is our industry’s equivalent to highways for trucks.
This, I have trouble coming to terms with. You, as the operator have a great deal of influence over how the unfrastructure is maintained. $30 Million is a lot of money and it is surprising that it wasn't enough to see indefinite operation in good condition. What went wrong? Be transparent HCRY. Where did the money go? Why wasn't the 2009 deal enough? If you can't guarantee that this won't happen again in 10 years, why would we go with you again instead of finding other options to keep the line in operation?It is therefore important to note the issue is not with the operator of this rail line, it is with the infrastructure of this rail line.