William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief

William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief

With Railway Age since 1992, William C. Vantuono has broadened and deepened the magazine's coverage of the technological revolution that is so swiftly changing the industry. He has also strengthened Railway Age’s leadership position in industry affairs with the conferences he conducts, among them Next-Generation Train Control, Light Rail, and Rail Insights. He is the author or co-author or editor of several books, among them All About Railroading; John Armstrong’s The Railroad: What It Is, What It Does; Railway Age’s Comprehensive Railroad Dictionary; and Planning, Engineering, and Operating Light Rail, With Applications in New Jersey.

RailPros Field Services, a provider of railroad engineering and field support, has named Terry Tate as Assistant Vice President of Rail Operations. He will focus on the expansion of existing projects and the development of new business ventures.

Thursday, 22 June 2017 12:58

CSX/TDSI honors Road & Rail Services

CSX subsidiary TDSI (Total Distribution Services Inc.) has awarded Road & Rail Services, Inc., a Louisville, Ky.-based provider of rail and automotive services in North America, the Terminal Excellence Award and named it Terminal of the Month of April for its Walbridge, Ohio location.

Thursday, 22 June 2017 09:34

Anderson joins RATP Dev North America

RATP Dev North America and McDonald Transit Associates, its North American subsidiary, have appointed veteran airline industry executive Mike Anderson as Vice President of Safety and Security. Based in Fort Worth, Tex., he will be leading all of RATP Dev North America’s rail and bus safety and security initiatives.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 09:07

STB wants to listen to you

The Surface Transportation Board Regulatory Reform Task Force (RRTF) will host a public “listening session” (hearing) on July 25, 2017 “to hear stakeholders’ views on streamlining the agency’s regulations.”

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 08:29

Trump to nominate Fortson to NMB

Kyle Kirsten Hicks Fortson will be nominated by President Trump for one of two Republican seats on the National Mediation Board (NMB), according to a White House press release June 20. If formally nominated and confirmed by the Senate, she will inherit the remainder of a three-year term expiring July 1, 2019.

Monday, 19 June 2017 11:32

FTA: Get those SSOs in!

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has notified the 30 U.S. states where rail transit systems operate that federal law requires they establish an FTA-certified State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program by April 15, 2019, otherwise they risk losing funds.

Monday, 19 June 2017 08:58

360 comes full-circle

Larry Stockton and Robert Olin, two veteran rail industry executives who earlier this year launched 360 Rail Services, LLC, a new venture providing engineering, design, construction, maintenance, logistics and transloading services to rail shippers across Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region, have acquired Railroad Specialties Inc., a Centennial, Colo.-based railroad design, construction, maintenance and repair company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Bucyrus Railcar Repair, LLC (BRR), a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathcart Rail Holdings (CRH), has expanded its Bucyrus, Ohio repair facility by acquiring the adjacent facility and assets of the former American & Ohio Locomotive Crane Company (AOLC).

Monday, 19 June 2017 07:18

Caltrain commits to water conservation

In April, California Governor Jerry Brown declared that his state’s severe draught ended, but asked citizens to make water conservation a way of life. Caltrain is playing its part by adding a Storm Water Management Program to its sustainability initiatives.

Friday, 16 June 2017 12:12

NYCT FASTRACKing no. 1 Line

Beginning Monday, June 19, extensive maintenance, cleaning and repair work will be performed along a portion of MTA New York City Transit’s no. 1 Line, as the FASTRACK program returns to Upper Manhattan for two weeks.
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