Michelle Zolkos

Michelle Zolkos

PTFR
October 28 & 29, 2014    Washington Marriott Hotel   Washington, DC
· MIXED TRAFFIC: Meeting the Challenges ·
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Join Railway Age at this premier event — the industry’s only conference on freight-plus-passenger railroading.
Now in its 21st year, Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads is the only rail industry conference devoted exclusively to addressing the challenges of operating mixed traffic on shared rights-of-way.
Sponsor or exhibit at this event and network face-to-face with industry decision-makers, the executives with purchasing power.
Platinum, Gold, and custom sponsorships are available. A limited number of exhibit spaces are also available.
 
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Publisher
Jonathan Chalon
Tel: (212) 620-7224
Fax: (212) 633-1863
 
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Michelle M. Zolkos
Tel: (212) 620-7208
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October 28 & 29, 2014  |  Washington Marriott |  Washington, DC
Conference Agenda
Tuesday, October 28
8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast - Westend Ballroom Foyer
9:00 Keynote Address
James A. Squires, President, Norfolk Southern
9:30

State-Supported Trains Under PRIIA – Part I: Opportunities 

  • Charles Banks, President, R.L. Banks & Associates
  • Ken Withers, Vice President, R.L. Banks & Associates
10:30 Coffee Break
10:45

State-Supported Trains Under PRIIA – Part II: Realities, Challenges, Improvement

  • Moderators: Charles Banks, President, R.L. Banks & Associates and Ken Withers, Vice President, R.L. Banks & Associates
  • Robert L. Zier, Director, Multimodal Planning and Programs, Indiana DOT
  • Joe McHugh, Vice President, Government Affairs and Corporate Communications, Amtrak
  • Ray Chambers, Executive Director, Association of Independent Passenger Rail Operators
  • Jim Coston, Chairman, Corridor Capital LLC
12:00 Luncheon
1:30
Developing California's LOSSAN Corridor
John L. Rinard, Chief Executive Officer, Willdan Infrastructure, Inc.
2:30 Shared-Use Liability: A Trial Lawyer's Perspective
David B. Potter, Esq., Partner, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP
3:00 Energy Break
3:15 Florida Passenger Rail, Part I: SunRail
4:00 Florida Passenger Rail, Part II: All Aboard Florida
5:00 Cocktail Reception
6:00 Adjourn
Wednesday, October 29
8:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 The Indiana Gateway Project
  • Mike Franke, Chief of Contract Services, Amtrak
  • Jeff Harris, Assistant Vice President Operations Planning, Norfolk Southern 
9:45
Managing All the Risks of a Rail Operation
Michael Snee, Vice President, Marsh | Global Rail Practice
10:30 Coffee Break
10:45 Impact of PRIIA on a State-Supported Intercity Passenger Service
Jason Kuehn, Vice President, Oliver Wyman Rail Practice
11:15 New Orleans-Baton Rouge Commuter Rail
12:00
Luncheon
21st Annual W. Graham Claytor Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to Passenger Transportation | Honoree: Al Engel, Principal, Al Engel Consulting
1:30 Extending MBTA's Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line on Pan Am Railways
2:15 Configuring the "New Jersey Raceway" for Intercity, Commuter, and Freight Rail
  • Al Fazio, Deputy Chief Engineer, Section Improvements, Amtrak
  • Speaker from NJ Transit
3:00 Adjourn

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Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads
October 28 & 29, 2014  |  Washington Marriott Hotel  |  Washington, DC
· MIXED TRAFFIC: Meeting the Challenges ·

Join Railway Age at this premier event — the industry’s only conference on freight-plus-passenger railroading.


Now in its 21st year, Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads is the only rail industry conference devoted exclusively to addressing the challenges of operating mixed traffic on shared rights-of-way.

Attended by freight and passenger railroaders, consultants, suppliers, and government representatives — and drawing upon a host of industry experts for presentations — this conference examines important issues related to mixed traffic.

Topics for 2014 include:

•  Dimensioning the passenger rail environment
•  State perspectives on contracted services
•  Should PRIAA be amended?
•  Florida's SunRail start-up
•  Legislative initiatives
•  Project updates from around North America
•  Meeting the PTC deadline

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Keynote Address

Squires


Keynote Speaker
James Squires

President
Norfolk Southern Corporation

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W. Graham Claytor Jr. Award for
Distinguished Service to Passenger Transportation

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2014 Award Recipient
Al Engel

Principal
Al Engel Consulting


 
 
 


Sponsorships & Exhibits Available
Contact Jon Chalon now to discuss pricing and availability: 212.620.7224, jchalon@sbpub.com.


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