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.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 07:33

LRIW honors TTCI’s Stabler

INDIANAPOLIS: The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) named Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) President Lisa Stabler as 2017 Outstanding Woman of the Year. Stabler was honored at the General Session of Railway Interchange.

Friday, 15 September 2017 13:52

New mobile apps from TRAC Intermodal

TRAC Intermodal, one of the nation’s largest intermodal chassis pool managers and equipment suppliers, has lauched two new mobile applications “that improve and simplify customer access to emergency road service and online chassis booking”: TRAC Intermodal’s EZBook 2.0 app; and TRAC Interstar’s road service app, “RoadStar.”

Thursday, 14 September 2017 08:39

Tacoma Rail, W&LE tap HTI for PTC

Tacoma, Wash.-based short line Tacoma Rail and Ohio-based regional Wheeling & Lake Erie have selected Herzog Technologies, Inc. (HTI) to provide Positive Train Control (PTC) Hosting services.

Thursday, 14 September 2017 07:58

Corporate social responsibility, the KCS way

From Nov. 24 through Dec. 19, Kansas City Southern will be operating its annual Holiday Express train, which will stop in 22 communities in six states on 26 dates. This will be the 17th annual excursion for the train, which will be led by KCS’ iconic Southern Belle business train.

Rails Co.’s new wireless 900 MHz radio control system provides a wireless communication network that allows wireless control and monitoring of Rails HAB Hot Air Blower Switch Heaters, Tubular Electric Switch Heaters and Snow Detectors, as well as railway switch heating devices from other suppliers.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 13:50

UPDATE: Kill your boxcar ad, Subaru!

I'm pleased (and relieved) to report that, with a push from readers of this blog and the Association of American Railroads, Subaru has thankfully removed its “Boxcar” ad from circulation, demonstrating at least some sense of corporate social responsibility. Now, I'd like to hear from the Fillmore & Western, the tourist railroad that provided the equipment and right-of-way for the infamous commercial. Why would you allow this? Aren't you aware of the dangers of trespassing and attempting to ride a freight train? What were you thinking?

Citing a lack of evidence, a judge on Tuesday dismissed criminal charges including involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment against Brandon Bostian, the engineer of Amtrak train 188 that derailed in Philadelphia the night of May 12, 2015, killing eight and injuring 200.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 08:16

Cowen freight car panel: Market pros and cons

Freight car industry interests who participated in a discussion panel at Cowen and Company’s 10th Annual Global Transportation Conference in Boston offered their observations on a wide range of topics affecting the market. Among them: the recent uptick in railcar orders, lease rate recovery prospects, new capital flowing into the market, railcar demand recovery sustainability, and railroad traffic volume growth.

Sunday, 10 September 2017 17:05

INRD, CN mark intermodal milestones

The Indiana Rail Road Co. (INRD) and CN on Sept. 8 announced two key developments affecting their international intermodal service partnership.

Sunday, 10 September 2017 16:40

Elliott slated for PHMSA post

President Donald J. Trump on Sept. 8 announced his intent to nominate CSX executive Howard R. “Skip” Elliott to be Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), U.S. Department of Transportation.

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