About the Editors

SEASONED JOURNALISTS

RT&S is edited by full-time, professional journalists who understand engineering and maintenance-of-way. Their coverage of the market is so timely and so valuable that our readers report they read RT&S not just because it is good reading, but because it is must reading.



Bill WilsonBill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief
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Bill Wilson has been covering the infrastructure industry for over 20
years. Before he became Editor-in-Chief of RT&S, he was the Editorial
Director for Roads & Bridges magazine and Scranton Gillette
Communication’s Water Group.

Bill has won over 20 national editorial awards, including back-to-back
Jesse H. Neal Awards for outstanding b2b journalism in 2018 and 2019. He
went to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where he graduated cum
laude with a BA in Broadcast Journalism.


David Lester

David Lester, Managing Editor
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David C. Lester has been writing about the railroad industry for more than 25 years. He studied transportation and logistics at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Georgia State University in Atlanta. David completed a career in health care information technology and consulting in 2012, and has focused on railroading full-time since then. He has written for TrainsRailfan & Railroad and other rail publications, and has contributed to two books. He specializes in technology and economic issues.