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.

WSP USA’s Adams elected to COMTO board

The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) has elected WSP USA Vice President Community Relations and Diversity, Transportation and Infrastructure–Central Region Tanya Adams to its national board of directors. COMTO also recognized Adams’ contributions to diversity and the industry with the “President’s Excellence” award. She was previously honored as COMTO’s 2016 Corporate Executive of the Year.

GREX gets Wise

Railway supply industry veteran Bruce Wise has joined Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) as Director of Business Development. Wise “will focus on strategic accounts and new products as GREX continues to develop innovative track inspection and maintenance technologies for the rail industry,” the company said.

For UP, more changes at the top

Union Pacific on Aug. 15 said it is “shifting its network planning and operations function to better align with its strategic vision” and has made four executive management appointments, as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Cameron Scott relinquishes his post and moves toward a Feb 28, 2019 retirement. (He will serve as a vice president until then.)

Finalists selected for Bentley awards

Bentley Systems, Inc.’s annual Year in Infrastructure Awards honors the work of Bentley customers advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world. For the 2018 awards, 12 independent jury panels of industry experts selected 57 finalists from 420 nominations submitted by more than 340 Bentley customers.