About the Editors


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.

Paul Conley, Editor-in-Chief
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Paul Conley decided to enter journalism at the age of six. Too young to be hired as a paperboy, he convinced a neighborhood teenager to subcontract his route. Paul has continued to rewrite the rules of the communications world ever since. He’s been a reporter, editor, bureau chief, producer, and executive at some of the most prestigious names in the business press, including CNN, Primedia, Bloomberg, and CFO Publishing.

Some old-timers in the rail industry will remember Paul from his days as a young reporter covering the Interstate Commerce Commission for Traffic World magazine — back in the days when both of those institutions still existed! And if you had anything to do with railroads in the 90s, you probably met him when he was the Midwest bureau chief for The Journal of Commerce.

Kyra Senese, Managing editorKyra Senese, Managing Editor
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Kyra Senese is an Illinois native and a May 2016 alumna of Columbia College Chicago, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism with a magazine writing concentration. She initially joined RT&S as assistant editor in August 2016.

Kyra previously worked as a research assistant with Advertising Age. Her journalism career began at Columbia’s student-run newspaper, The Columbia Chronicle, where she worked her way up to become editor-in-chief.