William Vantuono

William Vantuono

With Railway Age since 1992, Bill 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 on operating passenger trains on freight railroads and communications-based train control.

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MTA New York City Transit President Andy Byford on May 23 revealed "Fast Forward: The Plan to Modernize NYCT," an estimated $19 billion* program described as "a comprehensive plan to completely modernize every major aspect of the organization and its services, from subways to buses to accessibility to corporate culture."

 

The Federal Railroad Administration on May 15 issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $250 million in Positive Train Control (PTC) Systems Grants.

 

Ensuring that rail and transit systems are maintained in a state of good repair (SGR) "is critical to providing efficient, reliable, and safe service," says Bentley Solutions Executive-Rail and Transit Andrew Smith, host of a webinar on "well-maintained, reliable transit infrastructure—track, signal systems, bridges, tunnels, vehicles and stations."

 

Alstom's Coradia iLint, the world's first hydrogen fuel cell powered regional passenger train, has won the 2018 GreenTec Award in the Mobility category by Germany-based Schaeffler Group Industrial, a manufacturer of machinery, power transmission and railway, heavy industry and consumer products with facilities around the world.

 

MTA New York City Transit President Andy Byford, recently arrived from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and working diligently to improve operations, has named two agency veterans to executive posts running North America's largest rapid transit network.

 

Thursday, 26 April 2018 09:15

Changing of the guard at BRC

Belt Railway Company of Chicago (BRC) President Pat O'Brien will be retiring this summer after 32 years with the railroad, the past 16 years as president. Norfolk Southern veteran Mike Grace will replace him.

 

Kansas City Southern Railway Co. on March 30 responded to the Surface Transportation Board's March 16 blanket letter requesting information on Class 1 railroad 2018 service outlooks.

 

Virginia and Colorado have obtained Federal Transit Administration certification of their rail transit State Safety Oversight (SSO) Programs, well in advance of the 2019 deadline.

 

Monday, 26 March 2018 11:06

UP lands ONE contract

Ocean Network Express Pte. LTD (ONE) and Ocean Network Express North America have selected Union Pacific to handle all intermodal shipments arriving on ONE container ships at U.S. West Coast ports beginning April 1, 2018.

 

New York MTA Chairman Joe Lhota and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio—bitter political enemies since at least 2013, when Democrat De Blasio trounced Republican Lhota 73.2% to 24.3% in the mayoral election—have been battling publicly over the City's share of funding for New York's subway system, which is in need of major capital investment.

 

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