Rail

Las Vegas Railway Express names COO

Posted on July 18, 2012

The X Train, the luxury passenger train with planned rail service between Southern California and Las Vegas, announced the appointment of Jim Wilson, chief operations officer, rail operations.

Wilson comes to the X Train team bringing over 30 years of expertise in rail operations. His leadership in transportation, logistics, operations management, planning, and overall business and performance improvement make him the best choice for overseeing rail operations for the company, according to a statement.

Wilson has led all aspects of rail operations including train dispatching, service planning, locomotive and rolling stock allocation; terminal and network productivity; crew and fuel budgeting; mechanical service coordination; engineering operations planning; emergency preparedness; and integration of marketing requirements and pricing with operational capability for a $5 billion North American freight network. He led the consolidation of four regional train dispatching centers into one system operations center, integrating operations and coordination with customer service.

Las Vegas Railway Express Inc. has been planning for the establishment of a "Vegas Class" passenger train service between Los Angeles and Las Vegas since early 2009. Service departures are planned to be Thursday and Friday to Las Vegas with returns on Sunday back to Los Angeles. In addition, the "X" Train will also offer the ability for its passengers to book hotel rooms, transportation transfers, entertainment and show tickets, and other travel incidentals.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Report finds BART facing $9.6B hole

Key findings of the report found that nearly two-thirds of BART's railcar fleet will be at least 25 years old by fiscal year 2016-17, with the majority being 40 years old, and the agency faces cash-flow challenges for projects, with its total capital needs projected to cost more than $9.6 billion between fiscal years 2014-15 and 2023-24.

Alstom completes London train modernization program

The mid-life refurbishing program included 3.7 million items replaced on the fleet, which represents about 35,000 components per train.

TriMet adding 5 officers, 4 patrols for light rail extension

The Orange Line will also expand TriMet’s extensive network of security and operational cameras by more than 230 fixed-location cameras and about 180 cameras on the new Type 5 trains.

Escalating price may halt Minn. light rail line extension

The escalating costs for the 16-mile line from Minneapolis to Eden Prairie provoked Gov. Mark Dayton to express “serious questions about its viability and affordability,” while Metropolitan Council Chair Adam Duininck did not rule out the possibility that the project could be scuttled.

IMPulse NC LLC attains APTA Gold recognition

Company is one of only two business members within APTA to reach the Gold Level for sustainability through the dedicated efforts of its employees who make it their mission to reduce the carbon footprint of its business and operate in a manner that ensures future sustainability for the community.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close