Wednesday, June 17
8:00Registration | Continental Breakfast
9:00Opening Session: Where We’re At; Where We’re Headed
10:00Morning Coffee Break
10:15Capital Investment Strategies for InfrastructureAn interview with Ron Batory, President & Chief Operating Officer, ConrailHosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor, Railway Age
11:00The Changing Face of Rail Regulation An interview with Acting Chairman Deb Miller, Surface Transportation BoardHosted by Frank N. Wilner, Contributing Editor, Railway Age
1:30Regional and Short Line IssuesAn interview with Tom Hoback, Indiana Rail Road Founder & Chief Executive Officer (retired)Hosted by Roy Blanchard, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Dennis Miller, Executive Vice President, Railroad Development CorporationEd Ellis, President, Iowa Pacific Holdings
2:30Fitting Passenger Rail into the Overall Picture An interview with Joe Boardman, President & CEO, Amtrak (invited) and Jack Quinn, Chicago Blue Ribbon Panel MemberHosted by Frank N. Wilner, Contributing Editor, Railway Age
3:30 Wall Street Perspectives Hosted by Jason Seidl, Managing Director, Cowen & Co.
4:15 Car and Locomotive Finance and Leasing LandscapeHosted by David Nahass, Senior Vice President, Railroad Financial Corporation
Thursday, June 18
9:00Engineering Our Capacity-Crunched Network Hosted by Mischa Wanek-Libman, Engineering Editor, Railway Age & Editor, RT&S
10:00 Morning Coffee Break
10:15 Customer Perspectives: What We’re Doing Right. What Needs to Be Improved.An interview with Robert D. Rosenberg, Partner, Slover & Loftus LLP and Michael McBride, Partner, Van Ness Feldman LLP (invited) Hosted by Frank N. Wilner, Contributing Editor, Railway Age
11:00 How Can Railroad/Supplier Relationships Be Improved? Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor, Railway Age
12:00Sustaining Growth through the Next 50 Years An interview with Ed Hamberger, President & Chief Executive Officer, AAR (invited);Wick Moorman, Executive Chairman, Norfolk Southern (invited); and Carl Ice, President, BNSF (invited)Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor, Railway Age
CBTC Project Updates and Long-Term Strategies
Communications-Based Train Control for rail transit and Positive Train Control for freight and main line passenger rail represent the future: safer, more efficient operations.
The North American Conference on Next-Gen Train Control will feature comprehensive project updates and in-depth technical sessions presented by leading rail experts.
In the twenty years since its inaugural conference, Next-Gen Train Control (formerly International Conference on Communications-Based Train Control) has become the industry's single most important forum for communications and signaling professionals.
Rail Insights will focus on the real-world challenges of meeting growing demand and providing superior service in a safe operating environment.
Participate in a dialogue with the industry's leadership on the critical challenges facing the rail industry.
The conference will consist of a series of forums where senior-level decision-makers from across the rail industry interact with one another, attendees, and moderators from Railway Age.