William Vantuono

William Vantuono

With Railway Age since 1992, Bill 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 on operating passenger trains on freight railroads and communications-based train control.

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Friday, 31 May 2013 07:30

LNG power: A history lesson

Is LNG the locomotive fuel of the future? Will it, over time, replace diesel, much like diesel supplanted steam during the 1940s and 1950s? Or will it be used in combination with diesel, deployed on specific runs where it makes the best logistical and economic sense? What about the safety concerns? The fueling infrastructure required?
Friday, 07 December 2012 10:32

Morgan Stanley: CP a compelling investment

Following Canadian Pacific’s investor conference in New York City Dec. 4-5, Morgan Stanley transportation analyst William Greene has named CP the firm’s "top pick in Freight Transports and a Morgan Stanley Best Idea.”
No need for me to say anything about Kansas City Southern. Jim Cramer, CNBC’s host of “Mad Money,” says it all in this segment on the railroad’s growth in Mexico.
When Canadian Pacific acquired the Dakota Minnesota & Eastern railroad in 2007, it also acquired the option to build a 260-mile extension of DM&E’s network into Powder River Basin coal mines, a plan on which DM&E had begun work several years earlier.

Canadian Pacific and the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1976, which represents approximately 800 clerical and intermodal workers, have entered into a five-year agreement effective Jan. 1, 2013. The current contract was due to expire Dec. 31, 2012.

The Pacific Northwest Association of Rail Shippers fall meeting in Eugene, Ore. was instructive, to say the least. I thought the session theme—“What do you want your railroad to look like in five years?”—was particularly fitting, given the slow volume improvement from the 2006-7 peaks and the better operating metrics over the same time.

Monday, 24 September 2012 15:43

CP, “The last great rail turnaround”

Wall Street analyst William Greene of Morgan Stanley Research
North America is telling investors in the rail sector that Canadian Pacific Railway, under the direction of newly appointed chief executive E. Hunter Harrison, “could be the most compelling railroad investment opportunity for the next three years.”

Thursday, 02 August 2012 06:34

PB lands HrSR construction services contract

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded an on-call contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff (a Balfour Beatty company) for construction services in support of the agency’s efforts to implement accelerated rail services along the higher-speed rail (HrSR) corridor between Chicago and Pontiac/Detroit.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012 13:33

NY-NJ ExpressRail port traffic grows 10%

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey reported July 31 that ExpressRail, its rail system serving New York and New Jersey marine terminals, reported a record 10% increase in cargo transported during the first half of 2012.

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