We'll examine the issues and trends surrounding the many types of liquid energy and ancillary products that move in railcars—crude oil, ethanol, LPG, LNG, frac sand, among others. Liquid energy, a growing source of railroad traffic as well as a driver of new freight car construction for carbuilders and component suppliers, is tightly regulated and a source of public concern over safety. The agenda will discuss this and more:
• Traffic trends: compressed natural gas, crude by rail, ethanol• Can liquified natural gas move without an FRA waiver?• Is crude oil volatility being addressed?• The carbuilding market: hazmat tank cars and covered hoppers• Climate change, energy independence and the railroads• Politics, a Presidential election and regulation: Changes or status quo?• The U.S. and Canada: Harmony or disparity?
Join us, along with industry experts from all areas of the energy sector, at ENERGY BY RAIL, to expand your knowledge—as well as your business prospects.
Registration & General InquiriesSimmons-Boardman Conferences(212) 620-7208 | (212) email@example.com
The international conference on Next-Gen Train Control—now an annual event—will feature comprehensive project updates and in-depth technical sessions presented by leading rail experts from around the world.Entering its third decade, this conference is the rail industry's single-most important gathering of communications and signaling professionals from around the globe.
Sponsorships and exhibits available at this event. Contact Jonathan Chalon at 212.620.7224, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NJ Transit Light Rail Tour—Pre-Registration RequiredNJ Transit RiverLINE Diesel Light Rail LineIf you are planning to depart from the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, please meet our group in the lobby for a 1:30pm departure.
Otherwise, meet the tour at Walter Rand Transportation Center for a 2:30pm departure of a train specially reserved for Railway Age.
WelcomeWilliam C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
Keynote AddressJeffrey D. Knueppel, P.E., General Manager, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority introduced by Bridget Hodgson, President, BRT Services
What is Light Rail Transit?T. R. Hickey, Chief Development Officer, Virginia Railway Express
Operational Challenges, Networks, Special ServicesModerated by Alfred E. Fazio, P.E., Contributing Editor, Railway Age, and Systems Engineer, BRT Services• Strategies to Expedite Light Rail Operations: An OverviewVictoria L. Harris AICP, Long Range Rail Planner, SEPTA• Express Operations on NJ Transit Hudson-Bergen Light RailPhilip J. Maccioli, General Manager, AECOM• Scheduling Zone Expresses on SEPTA’s Norristown High Speed LineJohn F. Calnan, Manager, Suburban Service Planning and Schedules, SEPTA
LRT Deployment MethodsModerated by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age• Design-Build or DBOM: Contract or True Business Approach?P. Takis Salpeas, Principal, Transit Project Strategies, LLC• Ontario’s Kitchener-Waterloo ION LRTPaul Bakas, P.E., General Engineering Consultant, Region of Waterloo Rapid Transit Project, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Energy Break | Sponsored by AECOM
Share-Use OperationsModerated by T. R. Hickey, Chief Development Officer, Virginia Railway Express• Sharing the Streets: The Philadelphia Story Steven R. D'Antonio, Manager, City Service Planning, SEPTAPatricia Ellis, Transit Policy & Planning Advisor, Philadelphia Mayor's Office of Transportation & Utilities• NJ Transit River LINE/Conrail Extended Temporal SeparationJohn Squitieri, Chief, Light Rail and Contract Services, NJ TransitTim Tierney, Vice President and Chief Engineer, Conrail• Design for Extended Temporal SeparationRob Troup, Vice President and Regional Director-Systems, HNTB• Alternative Vehicle Technology for Shared-UsePallavi Lal P.E, Vice-President, Northern New Jersey Region, LTK Engineering Services
Track and Vehicle Engineering, Signalization, MaintenanceModerated by Alfred E. Fazio, P.E.• Special Considerations for Transit TrackAnthony Fazio, Manager of Track Design, SEPTAJonathan Schneider, P.E., SEPTA• Vehicle Upgrades: From PCCs to LRVsBarbara Schroeder, P.E., Systems & Infrastructure Business Development Director | North America, AlstomBryce Dudgeon, Deputy Director, Mechanical Engineering, Siemens Industry, Inc.Andy Cable, Director of Quality, Brookville Equipment Corporation• Signalization and its Impact on LRT OperationsMichael Monastero, Chief Engineer, Communications and Signals, SEPTAKeith Holt, Deputy Chief Engineer, Communications and Signals, AmtrakMichael McNamara, P.E., President, Gannett-Fleming Transit and Rail SystemsHarvey Glickenstein, P.E., WSP, Parsons BrinckerhoffAllen Smith III, General Manager,Rail Operations, Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)
Safety and Operating PracticesModerated by William C. Vantuono• Review of APTA Operating PracticesChristopher Wallgren, Vice President, Transportation Resource Associates, Inc.• Track Standards for Low-Floor Light Rail VehiclesJoe Gentilucci, Superintendent, Light Rail Maintenance, MBTAAnthony Bohara, P.E., Senior Rail Project Manager, HDR Engineering• Safety CertificationNagal Shashidara, PhD, Director, System Safety & Quality Assurance Programs - Light Rail Operations, NJ Transit
SEPTA Light Rail Transit Tour—Pre-Registration RequiredSEPTA Subway-Surface, Media, Sharon Hill & Norristown LinesOur group will depart from the lobby of the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown at 12:45pm.The approximate end-time will be 6:30pm with the last stop being Jefferson Station (Filbert & N. 11th St.)
Unlike rapid transit, which is highly standardized in design and operating practices, light rail employs a full range of technologies. There are significant differences in LRV configuration and capabilities. Operating practices are spread over a wide spectrum. Thoughtful, expert service planning and applications engineering is essential. "Out of the box" solutions are inadequate.
Developed for transportation professionals in planning, operations, civil engineering*, signaling and vehicle engineering as well as students at the undergraduate and graduate level, the Planning, Engineering and Operating Light Rail conference will offer a comprehensive review of the specialized technical and operational issues associated with light and interurban railways. It will also examine the relationship between transportation and economic development in a modern urban environment.
2016 SPEAKERS INCLUDED
• Jeffrey D. Knueppel, P.E., SEPTA• T. R. Hickey, Virginia Railway Express• Joe Gentilucci, MBTA• John Squitieri, NJ Transit• Tim Tierney, Conrail• Keith Holt, Amtrak
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Explore the Challenges, Issues, and Trends Affecting the North American Rail Market
Don't Miss Railway Age's Second Annual RAIL INSIGHTS: Interactive, probing dialogue among top-level industry executives, Railway Age’s experienced, knowledgeable editors, and attendees. Your unique opportunity to engage, interact, and collaborate on your ideas and insights with the industry’s leadership on key strategic challenges, issues and trends affecting business growth, capital investment, technology, regulation, service quality and safety in the North American Rail Market.
OPENING SESSIONCURRENT CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIESRobert M. Knight, Jr.Chief Financial OfficerUnion Pacific Corporation
In 2014, Knight was ranked No. 2 on the Wall Street Journal’s list of the Top Performing CFO’s in the S&P 500. He was named as No. 1 CFO in the Airfreight and Surface Transportation sector in the Institutional Investor 2014 and 2015 rankings. Knight is a member of the Grupo Ferroviario Mexicano and TTX Company boards of directors.
Knight was named chief financial officer of UP in February 2004. In his position, he is responsible for all financial activities of both the corporation and Union Pacific Railroad.
Sponsorships and Exhibits AvailableSponsorships and exhibits are available for this executive-level event. Contact Jon Chalon (212) 620-7224, email@example.com.
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Venue | Hotel Block Ends May 7Attendees of Rail Insights can stay at the Hotel Allegro Chicago for the group rate of $299/night (single/double). The block ends May 7, 2016. Make your reservations now to secure the group rate: call 1-800-KIMPTON and mention Railway Age Rail Insights or book online.Online booking is available for hotel stays on June 6, 7, and 8. For room reservations outside of these dates, please call 1-800-KIMPTON and speak with a booking agent. The group rate is available 3 days before and 3 days after the event, based on availability. If you have any issues with booking, please send your name, contact info, and reservation dates to firstname.lastname@example.org.Hotel Allegro | 171 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601 | www.allegrochicago.com
Adapting to a Demanding Logistics EnvironmentRichard Flynn, Principal, NorthEast Logistics SystemsHosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
Supplier Challenges and OpportunitiesJohn Paljug, President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Rail AutomationJamie Miller, President, GE Transportation (invited)Wiggie Shell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Georgetown RailEquipment CompanyMike Mitrovich, President, MPL Innovations, Inc.Hosted by Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono
Locomotives: Lessons LearnedDoug Corbin, Assistant Vice President-Mechanical, Norfolk SouthernRichard Regan, Senior Vice President Mechanical, Genesee & WyomingHosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
Regional and Short Line IssuesJames R. Hertwig, President and Chief Executive Officer, Florida East CoastRick Webb, Chief Executive Officer, WatcoDavid Fink, President, Pan Am RailwaysHosted by Railway Age Contributing Editor Roy Blanchard
Closing SessionHosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
CBTC and PTC: How Much Convergence?
Coffee Break | Sponsorship Available
Project Updates• BART• NYCT Queens Boulevard Line• Long Island Rail Road and Metro-NorthLarry Light, Director Positive Train Control, SYSTRA• Banedanmark (Denmark)