Bill Moyer, Solutionary Rail Project Lead, will follow up on George Draffan's June 8th presentation on the early history of rail in the US, with a focus on deregulation and common carrier obligations. He will discuss US Rail History of the 40s to the 70s, focusing on the regulatory backbone of the railroads, deregulation, and a timeline of 20th Century oversight.
Tuesday, June 22nd
Time: Noon Pacific / 2pm Central / 3pm Eastern
This 3-part series, co-sponsored by Railroad Workers United, is to better understand the giveaways of public treasure to the railroad companies, the public-private obligations of rail, and how they have and have not met those obligations. By learning more about the history of rail and the corporations' patterns of obfuscation, we can more strongly advocate for 21st Century Congressional action, to meet the common carrier demands for today's infrastructure and public works.
(Don't miss our 3rd installment in this series, a presentation by Steve Chrismer on Amtrak's formation in 1970, its present, and its future)