The February 2022 issue of Railway Age is now available digitally, featuring deep dives into this year’s federal policy direction and New Jersey Transit operations—plus a showcase of our 25 “Fast Tracker” Under 40 Honorees.
Inside you’ll find reports on:
• Capitol Hill: Contributing Editor and Chief Policy Officer for Patriot Rail Company Don Itzkoff says the sharpest key light in 2022 will train on logistics oversight and rail economic regulation.
• New Jersey Transit: Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono sits down with NJT President and CEO Kevin Corbett to discuss the agency’s current operations, its priority capital projects, and how it intends to leverage funding made available through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
• Metal Fracture: In the second edition of “Timeout for Tech with Gary T. Fry, Ph.D., P.E.,” Fry addresses fracture of steel, noting how it is the fatigue cycle that really counts.
Most important, Railway Age is pleased to present our 2022 “Fast Trackers”—the top 25 railroaders under the age of 40 who are making an impact in their respective fields or companies. Michigan State Center for Railway Research & Education Director Nick Little selected the Honorees for our seventh-annual program from a field of more than 120 strong candidates.
In addition, Contributing Editor Frank N. Wilner suggests using a public-private partnership to help ease the supply chain congestion challenge; Financial Editor David Nahass addresses how North American rail is perceived, and often victimized, in politics and the media through two recent events—the railroads’ fight to carry LNG and the recent thefts in Los Angeles on the Union Pacific; and American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association President Chuck Baker shines a light on the short line industry’s most enduring trait—resiliency—through stories of the Pinsly Railroad Company and the Red River Valley & Western.