I will throw in something else here. First, I thought better of Reistrup than what I see here. The article is coauthored with a Scott Spencer, and part of his claim to fame is spending some time on Taiwan HSR, stated in the article as follows:
"Joining Reistrup in this initiative is Scott R. Spencer, who started his railroad career in 1979 when he was a student at Northeastern University. His career included jobs at New Jersey Transit and SEPTA in Philadelphia, as well as consulting in Alaska and as an adviser for high-speed rail in Taiwan."
Since I was there from 1999 to 2007, I am thinking, who he, so I looked him up. On Linkedin it shows him having a Bachelor's in Business Administration, and most of his work history involves finance and management consulting. As to his Taiwan HSR experience? It is for 6 months in 2003, "Served as an advisor to THSRC on developing the start-up plans for the management, training and operating activities necessary to begin revenue service." Based on that, he was gone over 3 years before operations started. Also, this is in the middle of the time (2002-2006) he was described as being the Director of a company called Railway Services Corporation, so it appears that his THSRC time was within his time with this outfit.
The real giveaway is that in Linkedin he is described as the Manager of AmeriStarRail LLC, 2017 to present, which company is described as, "Developer of privately operated rail passenger service: AmeriStarRail.com"
By the way, the article says "110 years of experience", so if this guy started his railroad career in 1979 and this is 2023, my math gives me 44 years. How old is Reistrup? Not to mention, experience at what?