He is probably going to try to cash in on the increase in sales that public transport companies are going to experience with more people taking mass transit instead of cars
Seaguay needed here: How about "from one engineer to another", or "Gates involved with something that actually arrives on time."
Bill Gates now owns $1.67 Billion (CDN) or 30.91 million shares (enough for a 5.8% stake) of Canadian National Railway Co.
I realize the guy has a lot of money to spend, but holy cow that's a big investment in the railroad biz, don't you think?
here's the link to the story: