Michelle Zolkos

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Monday, 02 March 2015 21:10

Rail Insights Conference

RailInsights
June 17 & 18, 2015  |  Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel  |  Chicago, IL

Explore the challenges, issues, and trends affecting the North American rail market:

  • Is there enough rail capacity to handle America's growing economy?
  • What is the future of crude by rail, as safety concerns escalate and CBR traffic fluctuates?
  • Where does Wall Street see the growing railway business headed?
  • The changing face of rail regulation--where are we headed in the current political landscape?
  • How can the supplier/customer relationship be improved?
  • Where does passenger rail fit into the overall picture?
  • Capital investment strategies for infrastructure--how much more is needed?


Join an interactive dialogue between top-level executives, Railway Age's experienced editors, and conference attendees.
 


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Thursday, 01 January 2015 00:00

Crude by Rail Conference

Crude by Rail
September 17 & 18, 2015 | Key Bridge Marriott | Arlington, VA
Crude by Rail (CBR) is a profitable but challenging source of business for railroads and suppliers of freight cars and components.

How will new safety regulations affect CBR's future? Are oil producers and refiners a help or hindrance? What is the growth outlook?

Join the experts at Railway Age's second annual Crude by Rail Conference as we tackle these and other key questions.

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Jonathan Chalon, Publisher
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Speaking Opportunities
Bill Vantuono, Editor
Tel: (212) 620-7240
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Michelle M. Zolkos, Conference Dir.
Tel: (212) 620-7208
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Wednesday, 25 February 2015 15:47

Rail Insights | Sponsorships

RailInsights
Sponsorships
Railway Age's Rail Insights Conference is your opportunity to participate in a dialogue with the industry's leadership on the critical challenges facing the rail industry.

Rail Insights will focus on the real-world challenges of meeting growing demand and providing superior service in a safe operating environment.

Rail Insights is the ONLY conference to offer this level of engagement and interaction between railway executives, attendees, and suppliers to the industry.
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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For More Information
Publisher
Jonathan Chalon
Tel: (212) 620-7224
Fax: (212) 633-1863
 
Conference Director
Michelle M. Zolkos
Tel: (212) 620-7208
Fax: (212) 633-1863
 
 

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Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:39

Rail Insights - Conference Agenda

RailInsights
June 17 & 18, 2015  |  Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel  |  Chicago, IL
Conference Agenda

Wednesday, June 17
8:00 Registration | Continental Breakfast
9:00 Opening Session: Where We’re At; Where We’re Headed
Oscar Munoz, President, CSX
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor, Railway Age
10:00 Morning Coffee Break
10:15 Capital Investment Strategies for Infrastructure
Ron Batory, President & Chief Operating Officer, Conrail
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor, Railway Age
11:00 The Changing Face of Rail Regulation 
Acting Chairman Deb Miller, Surface Transportation Board
Hosted by Frank N. Wilner, Contributing Editor, Railway Age
12:00 Luncheon
1:30 Engineering Our Capacity-Crunched Network
Hosted by Mischa Wanek-Libman, Engineering Editor, Railway Age & Editor, RT&S
2:30  Decongesting Chicago, America's Railroad Hub
Linda Morgan, Nossaman LLP Partner, Amtrak Chicago Blue Ribbon Panel member,
and former STB Chair
Rebekah Scheinfeld, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Transportation
Jeffrey Sriver, Director of Transportation Planning and Programming, Chicago Department of Transportation
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor, Railway Age
3:15 Energy Break
3:30 Wall Street Perspectives 
Hosted by Jason Seidl, Managing Director, Cowen & Co. and Railway Age Contributing Editor
4:15 Car and Locomotive Finance and Leasing Landscape
Barbara Wilson, Managing Director & President, First Union Rail
Hosted by David Nahass, Senior Vice President, Railroad Financial Corporation, Contributing Editor, Railway Age
5:00 Cocktail Reception
Thursday, June 18
8:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Regional and Short Line Issues
Tom Hoback, Indiana Rail Road Founder & Chief Executive Officer (retired)
Dennis Miller, Vice Chairman, Railroad Development Corporation
Marty Pohlod, Vice President Commercial, Ohio Valley Region Railroads
Ed Ellis, President, Iowa Pacific Holdings
Hosted by Roy Blanchard, Contributing Editor, Railway Age
10:00 Morning Coffee Break
10:15 How Can Supplier/Customer Relationships Be Improved? 
Hosted by Railway Age Editor William C. Vantuono
11:00 Customer Perspectives: What We're Doing Right; What Needs to Be Improved
Robert D. Rosenberg, Partner, Slover & Loftus LLP
Michael McBride, Partner, Van Ness Feldman LLP 
Hosted by Frank N. Wilner, Contributing Editor, Railway Age
12:00

Staggers Prompted 35 Growth Years. How Can Growth Be Sustained through the Next 35?
Wick Moorman, Executive Chairman, Norfolk Southern
E. Hunter Harrison, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Pacific
Joe Boardman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Amtrak
Ed Hamberger, President & Chief Executive Officer, Association of American Railroads
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor, Railway Age

1:00  Adjourn
Agenda subject to change.

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Wednesday, 04 February 2015 23:13

Next-Gen Train Control Conference | Agenda

Next-Gen Railway Age | Parsons
May 6 & 7, 2015 |  Key Bridge Marriott Hotel | Arlington, VA
Conference Agenda
Wednesday, May 6
8:00
Registration
Continental Breakfast Sponsored by SIEMENS
9:00 Keynote Address
Tom Prendergast, Chairman, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority
9:30

CBTC Project Updates and Long-Term Strategies I
Toronto Transit Commission: Pete Tomlin, Senior Project Manager, ATC

10:00 Coffee Break Sponsored by Ansaldo STS
10:15

CBTC Project Updates and Long-Term Strategies II
Maryland MTA/Baltimore Metro:  Tedd Snyder, Senior System Engineer, CH2M
MTA New York City Transit:  Nidhish Patel, Program Executive, MTA New York City Transit

11:30 Enhanced ATC as a PTC Solution
Berry Yeldell, Product Manager, ITCS Communications-Based Train Control Systems,
GE Transportation Systems
12:00 Luncheon Sponsored by Bombardier Transportation
Luncheon Speaker: Ron Lindsey, Principal, Communication Architecture
1:30
Determining the Right Level of Automation: One-Person Train Crews, Driverless Trains, and Other Considerations
Dr. Alan F. Rumsey, P.Eng., RTS Consulting
2:30 Absolute Block Backup System for CBTC
Nabil Ghaly, Principal, Rail Transport Engineering
3:00 Energy Break Sponsored by Rail Safety Consulting, a Division of TÜV Rheinland Mobility
3:15
PTC Project Updates and Long-Term Strategies
Moderator: Bill Vantuono, Railway Age
  • AAR Class I Freight Railroads: Eric Hullemeyer, Director, Advanced Train Control Systems, Norfolk Southern; Denise Lyle, Assistant Vice President - PTC Development and Implementation, CSX
  • GO Transit: Helena Ashberry, Chief Signalling & Train Control Improvement Program Capital Infrastructure, GO Transit, a Division of METROLINX
  • Amtrak: Keith Holt, Deputy Chief Engineer, C&S, Amtrak
  • Caltrain CBOSS: Dave Elliott, LTK Engineering Services, and Caltrain PTC/CBOSS Project Manager
5:00 Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Parsons
6:00 Adjourn
Thursday, May 7
8:00 Continental Breakfast Sponsored by THALES
9:00 Supplier Roundtable
Moderator: Bill Vantuono, Railway Age
  • Siemens Mobility
  • Thales Transportation
  • Wabtec Railway Electronics
  • Alstom Transport
  • Ansaldo STS USA
  • Bombardier Transportation
  • Herzog Technologies
  • GE Transportation Systems
10:30
Coffee Break Sponsored by Schaefer Electronics, Inc.
10:45 Proving CBTC Interoperability: NYCT's Culver Line Test Track
Nidhish Patel, Program Executive, MTA New York City Transit
11:30 Capacity and Safety: Can Both Be Achieved in a PTC Environment?
Moderator: Bill Vantuono, Railway Age
David Thurston, Vice President and Senior Technical Director, Atkins
Ron Lindsey, Principal, Communication Architecture
Helena Ashberry, Chief Signalling & Train Control Improvement Program Capital
Infrastructure, GO Transit, a Division of METROLINX
12:00
CBTC/PTC Technology Convergence: What's Shared? What's Different?
David Thurston, Vice President and Senior Technical Director, Atkins
12:30 Adjourn
Program subject to change/augmentation


Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:00

Next-Gen Train Control | Sponsorships

Next-Gen Railway Age | Parsons
May 6 & 7, 2015   |  Key Bridge Marriott  |  Arlington, VA
Sponsorships
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.

It is the place where suppliers and consultants interface directly with customers.
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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For More Information
Publisher
Jonathan Chalon
Tel: (212) 620-7224
Fax: (212) 633-1863
 
Conference Director
Michelle M. Zolkos
Tel: (212) 620-7208
Fax: (212) 633-1863
 
 


Wednesday, 04 March 2015 00:00

Next-Generation Train Control Conference

NextGen Railway Age | Parsons
May 6 & 7, 2015  |  Key Bridge Marriott  |  Arlington, VA
 -The Future of CBTC & PTC- 

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.

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RSC Siemens
Thales AnsaldoSTS NGTC
Schaefer Bombardier2
Southwire CH2M
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