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.
Union Pacific General Director Car and Locomotive Engineering Michael Iden, Chicago, Ill., has been awarded the 2012 John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award by the Association of American Railroads.
BNSF Railway has honored the accomplishments of its 2011 Safety Employees of the Year, Achievement Award winners, and “Best of the Best” safety team leaders.
The Surface Transportation Board has ordered BNSF and Union Pacific to pay reparations totaling $9,244,144 to Arizona Electric Power Cooperative for rate overcharges for the movement of utility coal.
Stephen J. Morello, who has served for the past year as deputy director of communications in the office of New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, is joining the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as director of communications, government relations, and community affairs divisions of the MTA and its agencies. His formal title is counselor to MTA Chairman and CEO Joseph J. Lhota.
“Steve Morello will be an invaluable asset to the MTA,” Lhota said. “He has served three governors and one mayor, and I look forward to gaining his insights and guidance as we work to make the MTA more transparent and improve our image in the eyes of all our customers and elected officials.”
Forty-five Norfolk Southern chemical customers have earned the railroad’s Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award for their safe handling of chemical products in 2011.
Indiana Rail Road Company (INRD) President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Hoback accepted Railway Age’s 2012 “Regional Railroad of the Year” award at the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association’s national convention in Indianapolis April 24.
GE Transportation has launched a new a new portfolio of rail signaling and train control systems called Tempo Railway Solutions. Among Tempo’s offerings are ETCS (European Train Control System) technology and a Computer Based Interlocking system, both of which were introduced today at the UIC ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System) World Conference 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Wabtec Corp. on Tuesday reported record results for the 2012 first quarter. Sales were a best-ever $583 million, 28% higher than the year-ago quarter, due to strength in the Freight Group.
Kansas City Southern has reported record first-quarter 2012 revenue of $548 million with carloads up 7% from first-quarter 2011.
CN late Monday, April 23, posted strong first quarter results, prompting the railroad to revise its outlook for the year upward.