I have 40 years of experience, and specialize in the field of rail transportation with specific knowledge in the areas of operations and safety, finance and mergers and litigation and regulation. I have published on such topics as railroad history, railroad regulation and railroad finance. I have testified 20 times on topics such as rail accident investigation, rail equipment purchase and leasing and rail shipper relations. I have a full range of hands-on experience for over 40 years, starting as track laborer rising to vice president general manager. Both Class I and short line and regional experience. I am a former member of several rail unions.