VanderClute joins OnTrackNorthAmerica board

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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Forty-four-year career railroader Robert VanderClute, who recently retired as Association of American Railroads Senior Vice President of Safety & Operations, has joined the board of OnTrackNorthAmerica, a non-profit organization “committed to reversing the commercial, regulatory, and economic dynamics that cause the underutilization of railroads and many other inefficiencies in transportation and infrastructure.”

“Bob brings so many varied and knowledgeable perspectives to our Board of Directors,” said OTNA Chairman Michael Sussman. “We created OnTrackNorthAmerica to facilitate the new levels of collaborative thinking now needed to plan and capitalize infrastructure development that best serves industry and the community. Bob will make a major contribution to these activities.”

VanderClute came to the AAR in 2003 following 27 years with Amtrak, where he last served as Vice-President Operations, and six years Parsons Brinkerhoff’s global rail program. He currently heads his own consulting practice, FirstRail International.

“Michael has assembled an impressive group of transportation professionals, and I am pleased to have been asked to work with them on developing and refining North American transportation policy issues,” said VanderClute

Among many awards and recognitions, VanderClute has won Railway Age’s W. Graham Claytor Award for Distinguished Service to Passenger Transportation and the United States Army Chief of Staff’s Certificate of Highest Recognition.

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