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.
CSX Transportation has presented its Partnershipping Award to the Regional
Economic Development Partnership (RED) in Wheeling, W.Va., for its efforts
in locating three energy-related projects that will be served by CSX.
Monday night’s rain-delayed Daytona 500, the season-opening event in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, marked a milestone for CSX Transportation, the first Class I railroad to sponsor a Sprint Cup team.
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA.: The 54th running of the Daytona 500 is scheduled to take place tonight (Monday Feb. 27), after heavy rains forced postponement of The Great American Race from yesterday.
Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) has taken out a $54.6 million Federal Railroad Administration-administered Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) Program loan to purchase 30 new General Electric ES44AC diesel-electric locomotives.
Last weekend was the start of Speed Week, which hopefully culminates on Monday night , Feb. 27, with the rain-postponed running of The Great American Race, the Daytona 500.
Economic Planning Associates sees 2009 and 2010 as “difficult” years for the freight railcar industry, based on the economic and financial environments as well as EPA’s analyses of customer market activities.
MTA Staten Island Railway’s revitalized freight operation recently took delivery of four new locomotives from Brookville Equipment Corp. Normally, domestic locomotives are delivered by rail, but the equipment move to Staten Island required something out of the ordinary—a barge, high-lift crane, and a steerable trailer.
Hedge funds TCI (The Children’s Investment Fund) and 3GCapital Partners won four seats on the CSX Corp. board of directors in a proxy fight last year. Now, TCI managing partner Christopher Hohn has decided not to seek re-election to the board this year and CSX has decided not to fill the vacancy, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission onFeb. 12.
The American Public Transportation Foundation, which provides scholarships for young professionals pursuing careers in public transportation, is in the midst of a fundraising drive. APTF’s goal is to raise $5,000 during the month of February.
Systra SA has appointed Diego Diaz as SYSTRA USA’s new president CEO, effective immediately.