Author: William C. Vantuono

With Railway Age since 1992, William C. 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, among them Next-Generation Train Control, Light Rail, and Rail Insights. He is the author or co-author or editor of several books, among them All About Railroading; John Armstrong’s The Railroad: What It Is, What It Does; Railway Age’s Comprehensive Railroad Dictionary; and Planning, Engineering, and Operating Light Rail, With Applications in New Jersey.

ArcelorMittal Selects Railhead for Remote Monitoring, Video

Raihead Corp. has been awarded a contract to supply ArcelorMittal with a new remote monitoring and 4K video recording system for its Cartier Mining Railway, Quebec, Canada. The technology will provide ArcelorMittal with real-time-monitoring and access to locomotive data as its trains travel between mining operations and shipping ports in Canada.

TTC Completes Line 1 ATC

The Toronto Transit Commission’s Automatic Train Control (ATC) communications-based train control (CBTC) system is now fully operational on Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina Line) of the agency’s rapid transit network.

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LIRR Completes Third Track Project

MTA Long Island Rail Road has completed its main line Third Track Project on time and under budget, providing the LIRR with a 9.8-mile triple-track section from Floral Park to Hicksville.

FRA Issues Training Revision NPRM

In response to petitions for a rulemaking, the Federal Railroad Administration is proposing amending its regulation on “Training, Qualification, and Oversight for Safety-Related Railroad Employees” for the purpose of “codifying agency guidance and clarifying existing requirements.” The comment period ends Dec. 2, 2022.

BNSF Going BIG in Barstow (Updated With Commentary)

Barstow, Calif., a major hub on the BNSF Southern Transcon in San Bernardino County where the Needles, Mojave and Cajon subdivisions come together, and the location of Barstow Yard, will be the site of Barstow International Gateway, a $1.5 billion investment described as a “state-of-the-art master-planned integrated rail facility, and the first being developed by a Class I railroad.”