Railroader of the Year

VIDEO: Pat Ottensmeyer, 2020 Railroader of the Year

The 57th annual recipient of Railway Age’s Railroader of the Year Award is Kansas City Southern President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, a leader in positioning North American railroads as a critical part of the globally competitive, integrated supply chain. In this interview with Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono, Ottensmeyer talks about his efforts on behalf of the North American rail industry to support mutually beneficial trade and robust economic growth to help ensure that the rail industry has a voice, working with public- and private-sector leaders to strengthen bilateral commercial ties.

Video Interview: 2019 Railroader of the Year – Jean-Jacques “JJ” Ruest, CN

CN President and CEO Jean-Jacques “JJ” Ruest , Railway Age’s 56th Railroader of the Year, leads one of North America’s best-performing Class I railroads. In this wide-ranging interview with Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono, Ruest reflects on his distinguished career, and provides his vision of CN’s future.

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Amtrak’s Boardman honored as Railroader of the Year

Joseph H. Boardman, President and CEO of Amtrak, accepted Railway Age’s 2014 Railroader of the Year Award on March 11 at a dinner at Chicago’s Union League Club attended by more than 400 of his industry colleagues. Boardman accepted the award, the magazine’s 51st, giving recognition to the dedication and hard work of Amtrak employees all across the nation.

Amtrak’s Joe Boardman, Railroader of the Year: “We’re changing our direction, we have a strategy.”

Railway Age’s January 2014 issue features an extensive, in-depth interview with the magazine’s Railroader of the Year, Amtrak President and CEO Joseph H. Boardman. In a wide-ranging conversation with Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono, Boardman talks about his lifelong career in transportation, his tenure at Amtrak, and his views on not only the company’s future, but on the importance of transportation to the U.S. economy and the nation’s standing in the global economy.

Obituary: Dr. William J. Harris, 94

Dr. William J. Harris, who contributed to several industry improvements and who served with the Association of American Railroads from 1970 to 1985, died Dec. 5 at age 94 at his home in East Falmouth, Mass.