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.

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 00:51

Passenger rail returns to Roanoke

Thirty-eight years after the last passenger train departed Roanoke, Va., Amtrak has restored service to this historic and culturally significant city of just over 300,000 nestled in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, extending Northeast Regional service south from Lynchburg. This marks the fourth expansion of Amtrak service in the Commonwealth of Virginia since 2009, following new or additional service to Lynchburg, Richmond, and Norfolk.

Friday, 27 October 2017 13:57

Amtrak thinning non-agreement ranks

Amtrak has instituted a Voluntary Separation Incentive Program (VSIP) to reduce the number of non-agreement (non-union) employees. The railroad is offering what it’s calling a “generous incentive program” to those who volunteer to leave by Dec. 31—but they must be approved for the program. If enough people don’t step forward, the next step will be layoffs.

Friday, 27 October 2017 12:38

CN, NS quicken the manifest pace

CN’s and Norfolk Southern’s recently launched joint interline service initiative for carload traffic is reducing transit times by one to two days between Western Canada and NS destinations in the Eastern U.S., chiefly through bypassing Chicago.

Thursday, 26 October 2017 10:34

Kim joins WSP in Minneapolis

WSP USA (formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff) has named Brian Kim a supervising engineer in its Minneapolis office. Kim will serve as a project manager on highway and transit projects and lead the expansion of the firm’s civil design practice in Minnesota.

Thursday, 26 October 2017 09:18

CN makes CDP Climate A List

For the ninth straight year, CN has made the not-for-profit, worldwide environmental Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) Climate A List, identifying the railroad as “a global leader in the corporate response to climate change.”

Thursday, 26 October 2017 08:47

CSX employee earns AAR environmental award

The Association of American Railroads has awarded Matthew T. Williamson, a CSX environmental field services and industrial hygiene manager, the 2017 North American Environmental Employee Excellence Award, described as “the highest honor for [railway] industry environmental professionals.”

Thursday, 26 October 2017 07:43

Goodbye MetroCard, hello Oyster

It has been about 20 years since MTA New York City Transit phased out tokens for the now-iconic MetroCard farecard used on the system’s subways and buses. Now, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be phasing in a new system similar to Transport for London’s Oyster open-payment, contactless-based fare collection system.

Thursday, 26 October 2017 07:00

CSX cancels Investor Day; share price drops

CSX management has cancelled its Oct. 30 Investor Day the event with little explanation. “We have received many incoming calls and emails from concerned investors who are worried what else could be behind management changes and/or the event’s cancellation,” said Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway AgeWall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl.

RATP Dev North America, a subsidiary of global transportation provider RATP Dev, has combined its own subsidiaries—McDonald Transit Associates and RDMT—under the RATP Dev corporate name. “Rebranding of McDonald Transit and RDMT simplifies client interactions by immediately connecting clients to the parent company in North America,” the company said.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 13:41

TTCI’s Gonzales joins LRIW board

The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) has named Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) Executive Director Business Services Kari L. Gonzales to its board of directors.

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