William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief

William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief

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, 06 November 2015 15:19

Norfolk Southern rolls out the GP33ECO

Norfolk Southern joined local and state officials on Nov. 5, 2015 to dedicate a new fleet of GP33ECO environmentally friendly yard locomotives for Chicago at its 47th Street intermodal facility.

Friday, 06 November 2015 14:47

Linda J. Morgan, 1952-2015

Linda J. Morgan, 63, the former U.S. Surface Transportation Board Chair who led the agency during the railroad megamergers of the 1990s, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, after a long battle with cancer.

Friday, 06 November 2015 13:43

RSI batting 1.000 on H.R. 3763

H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act, the six-year transportation bill passed on Nov. 5, 2015 by the U.S. House of Representatives, included all major recommendations for which the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) had advocated.

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 15:50

The tangled tale of PTC

Why is PTC so expensive? So complicated? So time-consuming? Delving into its past may provide some answers.

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 11:41

What happens when you’re off the air?

Air brake technology is improving. Do FRA brake test rules need updating?

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 10:49

Jersey Transit Strong

It takes tenacity—and lots of capital—to keep one of the nation’s largest rail transit systems rolling.

Rep. Reid Ribble’s (R-Wisc.) proposed amendment to H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, which would allow heavier trucks on the nation’s highways “will cost taxpayers billions of dollars in damaged roads and bridges while further straining already depleted federal coffers,” said Association of American Railroads President and CEO Ed Hamberger. “The amendment should be parked.”

Monday, 02 November 2015 16:27

The trouble with Ribble’s No. 29

The U.S. House of Representatives, which I have grown fond of calling “The Society for Attaching Things to Other Things,” is scheduled to consider the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 (a.k.a. the “Highway Bill”), H.R. 3763, and it has roughly three weeks to do something with it before H.R. 3819, the temporary extension for transportation funding, expires on Nov. 20.

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) reported on Oct. 30, 2015 that an extension of the Short Line Railroad Rehabilitation Investment Act, more commonly referred to as the 45G Tax Credit, now has 51 Senate sponsors, a majority. The House legislation, H.R. 721, secured a majority of 218 co-sponsors some months ago and currently has 246 sponsors. The credit, in place since 2005, expired on Dec. 31, 2014.

Twenty-five delegates to the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association Eastern Region Meeting in Erie, Pa., took advantage of an opportunity spend an afternoon touring the manufacturing facilities of Power Drives, Inc. (PDI), a supplier of diesel locomotive idle reduction technologies.

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