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Tuesday, 22 November 2016 00:00

Rail Transit Finance Forum

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- April 20, 2017 -

 Grand Hyatt Denver | Denver, CO 

Financing the Future of Rail Transit
     

Railway Age builds on its successful Light Rail event by following the second annual conference with a special one-day seminar: RAIL TRANSIT FINANCE FORUM.

Financing new-build and expansion/improvement projects and acquiring new rolling stock is a challenge for even the most experienced rail transit professionals at the largest agencies. There is a virtually endless variety of options for acquiring the necessary financing. Monetary sources – from government grants and loan programs to private investment – are often in short supply, with numerous conditions and constraints. The competition for funds is fierce. Often, there aren’t enough resources to satisfy pent-up demand. The public clamors for more and better service, and satisfying their needs requires insight as well resources.

The RAIL TRANSIT FINANCE FORUM will provide the insight required to make informed decisions.

FORUM TOPICS

• What You Need to Know about the Federal Transit Administration Process
• Public-Private Partnerships: The New Paradigm
• RRIF Loans, Bond Issues, Special Taxes and Voter Referendums
• Balancing Federal, State and Local Requirements
• When Design-Build-Operate-Maintain is a Good Approach
• Sale-Leasebacks and Other Forms of Creative Financing
• Finding the Right Consultants and Program Managers
• Project Planning that Gets Financial Results

Join us – along with industry experts from all areas of the rail transit financing and construction sector – at the RAIL TRANSIT FINANCE FORUM, to expand your knowledge and increase your chances of getting your project beyond the planning stages.

HOTEL | VENUE

Attendees of the RAIL TRANSIT FINANCE FORUM or LIGHT RAIL 2017 can book at the Grand Hyatt Denver at the special rate of $209/night (single/double, additional taxes & fees may apply). The room block closes March 20, 2017, so please make your reservations as soon as possible. Mention Railway Age when booking.


GRAND HYATT DENVER
1750 Welton Street
Denver, Colorado, USA, 80202
Tel: +1 303 295 1234

 
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Monday, 25 January 2016 23:00

Next-Generation Train Control Conference

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 -The Future of CBTC & PTC- 
 
2017 DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
 

The international conference on Next-Gen Train Control—now an annual event—featured 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.

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Tuesday, 19 January 2016 00:00

Light Rail - Conference Agenda

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April 27 & 28, 2016  | Philadelphia Marriott Downtown | Philadelphia, PA
 
Conference Agenda
 

 
Tuesday, April 26
1:30 to 6:30

NJ Transit Light Rail Tour—Pre-Registration Required
NJ Transit RiverLINE Diesel Light Rail Line

If 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.

 
Wednesday, April 27
8:00 Registration 5th Floor Salon K
Continental Breakfast | Sponsored by KINKISHARYO International, LLC
   
9:00

Welcome
William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age

   
9:10

Keynote Address
Jeffrey D. Knueppel, P.E., General Manager, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority introduced by Bridget Hodgson, President, BRT Services

   
9:30

What is Light Rail Transit?
T. R. Hickey, Chief Development Officer, Virginia Railway Express

   
10:15 Coffee Break | Sponsored by Railroad Construction Company, Inc. (RCC)
   
10:30

Operational Challenges, Networks, Special Services
Moderated by Alfred E. Fazio, P.E., Contributing Editor, Railway Age, and Systems Engineer, BRT Services
• Strategies to Expedite Light Rail Operations: An Overview
Victoria L. Harris AICP, Long Range Rail Planner, SEPTA
• Express Operations on NJ Transit Hudson-Bergen Light Rail
Philip J. Maccioli, General Manager, AECOM
• Scheduling Zone Expresses on SEPTA’s Norristown High Speed Line
John F. Calnan, Manager, Suburban Service Planning and Schedules, SEPTA

   
12:00 Luncheon | Sponsorship Available
Guest Speaker: Vukan R. Vuchic, Ph.D., Emeritus UPS Professor of Transportation Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
   
1:30

LRT Deployment Methods
Moderated 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 LRT
Paul Bakas, P.E., General Engineering Consultant, Region of Waterloo Rapid Transit Project,
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff 

   
3:00 

Energy Break | Sponsored by AECOM

   
3:15

Share-Use Operations
Moderated by T. R. Hickey, Chief Development Officer, Virginia Railway Express
• Sharing the Streets: The Philadelphia Story 
Steven R. D'Antonio, Manager, City Service Planning, SEPTA
Patricia Ellis, Transit Policy & Planning Advisor, Philadelphia Mayor's Office of Transportation & Utilities
• NJ Transit River LINE/Conrail Extended Temporal Separation
John Squitieri, Chief, Light Rail and Contract Services, NJ Transit
Tim Tierney, Vice President and Chief Engineer, Conrail
• Design for Extended Temporal Separation
Rob Troup, Vice President and Regional Director-Systems, HNTB
• Alternative Vehicle Technology for Shared-Use
Pallavi Lal P.E, Vice-President, Northern New Jersey Region, LTK Engineering Services

   
5:00 Cocktail Reception | Sponsorship Available
   
Thursday, April 28
   
8:00 Continental Breakfast | Sponsorship Available
   
8:30

Track and Vehicle Engineering, Signalization, Maintenance
Moderated by Alfred E. Fazio, P.E.
• Special Considerations for Transit Track
Anthony Fazio, Manager of Track Design, SEPTA
Jonathan Schneider, P.E., SEPTA
• Vehicle Upgrades: From PCCs to LRVs
Barbara Schroeder, P.E., Systems & Infrastructure Business Development Director | North America, Alstom
Bryce Dudgeon, Deputy Director, Mechanical Engineering, Siemens Industry, Inc.
Andy Cable, Director of Quality, Brookville Equipment Corporation
• Signalization and its Impact on LRT Operations
Michael Monastero, Chief Engineer, Communications and Signals, SEPTA
Keith Holt, Deputy Chief Engineer, Communications and Signals, Amtrak
Michael McNamara, P.E., President, Gannett-Fleming Transit and Rail Systems
Harvey Glickenstein, P.E., WSP, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Allen Smith III, General Manager,Rail Operations, Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)

   
10:30 Coffee Break | Sponsorship Available
   
10:45

Safety and Operating Practices
Moderated by William C. Vantuono
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Review of APTA Operating Practices
Christopher Wallgren, Vice President, Transportation Resource Associates, Inc.
• Track Standards for Low-Floor Light Rail Vehicles
Joe Gentilucci, Superintendent, Light Rail Maintenance, MBTA
Anthony Bohara, P.E., Senior Rail Project Manager, HDR Engineering
• Safety Certification
Nagal Shashidara, PhD, Director, System Safety & Quality Assurance Programs - Light Rail Operations, NJ Transit 

   
12:15 Adjourn
   
12:45 to 6:30

SEPTA Light Rail Transit Tour—Pre-Registration Required
SEPTA Subway-Surface, Media, Sharon Hill & Norristown Lines

Our 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.)

   
  Agenda subject to change.

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Wednesday, 27 January 2016 23:00

Light Rail, presented by Railway Age and RT&S

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- April 18 - April 20, 2017 -

 Grand Hyatt Denver | Denver, CO 

-Planning, Engineering and Operations-
     

PLANNING, ENGINEERING & OPERATIONS   

Light rail transit, the fastest-growing passenger rail mode, employs a full range of technologies and operating practices—unlike rapid transit, which is highly standardized. There are significant differences in light rail vehicle 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 Railway Age/Railway Track & Structures Second Annual 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. Professional Development Hours will be offered for Professional Engineers.

For 2017, we’ve selected Denver, Colorado—a burgeoning region for rail transit, with billions already invested and more billions on the drawing board—as the location. Denver RTD will be our host.

Keynote Address: David Genova, General Manager and CEO, Denver Regional Transportation District

Topics Include:
• Alternate Vehicle Technologies (AVT)
• The Streetcar Boom • Analysis of Expedited Service
• Signaling and Train Control Options • Shared-Use with Freight Rail
• North American New-Build/Expansion Project Updates
• Carbuilder Roundtable Discussion
• Environmental Permitting
• RTD FasTracks Program


FINANCING THE FUTURE OF RAIL TRANSIT

Railway Age builds on its successful Light Rail event by incorporating additional content for 2017: RAIL TRANSIT FINANCE FORUM, a special one-day seminar.

Financing new-build and expansion/improvement projects and acquiring new rolling stock is a challenge for even the most experienced rail transit professionals at the largest agencies. The RAIL TRANSIT FINANCE FORUM will provide the insight required to make informed decisions.

• What You Need to Know about the Federal Transit Administration Process
• Public-Private Partnerships: The New Paradigm
• RRIF Loans, Bond Issues, Special Taxes and Voter Referendums
• Balancing Federal, State and Local Requirements
• When Design-Build-Operate-Maintain is a Good Approach
• Sale-Leasebacks and Other Forms of Creative Financing
• Finding the Right Consultants and Program Managers
• Project Planning that Gets Financial Results

View the full 2016 agenda >>

 
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Tuesday, 26 January 2016 23:00

Rail Insights, presented by Railway Age

Rail Insights 2016
 
  June 7 & 8, 2017 | Union League Club of Chicago | Chicago, IL  
 

Explore the Challenges, Issues, and Trends Affecting the North American Rail Market


Railway Age's Third Annual RAIL INSIGHTS takes place June 7 & 8, 2017 in Chicago, IL.

Once again, the event will focus on interactive, probing dialogue among top-level industry executives, Railway Age’s experienced, knowledgeable editors, and attendees.

Rail Insights offers a 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.


Hotel Block & Venue

RAIL INSIGHTS will be held at the Union League Club of Chicago. Our group rate is $209/night (plus taxes, fees). To book, contact the ULC at clubservices@ulcc.org, 1.800.443.0578, and reference "Railway Age Rail Insights."

The block ends on Friday, May 5, 2017. 

Union League Club of Chicago
65 West Jackson Blvd.
>Chicago, IL


2016 Event News Coverage
Rail Insights: Norfolk Southern and CNG
Rail Insights: Supplier International Opportunities
Rail Insights: AAR on Passenger Rail and Freight
Rail Insights: UP Locomotive Orders
Rail Insights: AAR on FRA's Two-person Cab Rule
Rail Insights: Union Pacific and PTC

2016 Speakers Included
 
Rob Knight UP   OPENING SESSION: CURRENT CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

Robert M. Knight, Jr.
Chief Financial Officer, Union 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 was named CFO of UP in February 2004.

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KEN BUENKER
United Parcel Service
DAN LIPINSKI
House Transportation
& Infrastructure Committee
JAMES HERTWIG
Florida East Coast
DAVID FINK
Pan Am Railways
       
Stewart Craig F Lindamood Webb Rick Watco 200 Jason Seidl
CRAIG F. STEWART
New York MTA
BRIAN LINDAMOOD, PE
Alaska Railroad | AREMA
RICK WEBB
Watco Companies, LLC
JASON SEIDL
Cowen and Co.
       
Nahass Wiggie Shell Simpson RSI Hamberger
DAVID NAHASS
Railroad Financial Corp.
WIGGIE SHELL
Georgetown Rail Equipment Co.
TOM SIMPSON
Railway Supply Institute, Inc.
ED HAMBERGER
AAR
 
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Sponsorships and Exhibits
Sponsorships and exhibits are available for all Railway Age events. Contact Jon Chalon (212) 620-7224, jchalon@sbpub.com


Monday, 09 November 2015 00:00

Rail Insights - Conference Agenda

Rail Insights 2016
 
June 7 & 8, 2016  |  Allegro Chicago Hotel  |  Chicago, IL
 
Conference Agenda
 

Tuesday, June 7
8:00 Registration - Walnut Ballroom Foyer
Continental Breakfast | Sponsored by 
Northeast Logistics Systems, LLC
   
9:00 Opening Session: Current Challenges and Opportunities
Rob Knight, Chief Financial Officer, Union Pacific
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
   
10:00 Morning Coffee Break | Sponsored by Progress Rail Equipment Leasing
   
10:30 Rail, The Best Way For The Long Haul?
Ken Buenker, Vice President-Corporate Transportation Services, United Parcel Service 
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
   
11:00 The Regulatory Environment—Railroad Perspective
Ed Hamberger, President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of American Railroads
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
   
11:30 House Transportation & Infrastructure Insights
Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), Ranking Member, House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and Railroad Subcommittee
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
   
12:00 Luncheon | Sponsored by RJ Corman
Guest Speaker: Ray Chambers, President, Association of Independent Passenger Rail Operators
   
1:30 Building for Growth, Maintaining for Reliability and Safety
Brian A. Lindamood, P.E., Director-Capital Projects, Alaska Railroad; President, AREMA
Kevin Day, Assistant Chief Engineer - Technology, Testing and Standards, CN
Hosted by Railway Track & Structures Editor/Railway Age Engineering Editor Mischa Wanek-LIbman
   
2:00 Maintaining a State of Good Repair on a Multi-Billion-Dollar Asset
Craig F. Stewart, Senior Director, Capital Programs, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
   
2:30

The Regulatory Environment—Supplier Perspective
Joseph H. McHugh, Vice President—Government Affairs and Corporate Communications, National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)
Tom Simpson, President, Railway Supply Institute, Inc.
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age

   
3:15 Energy Break | Sponsored by Loram
   
3:45 Investor Perspectives and Opportunities
Gilbert H. Lamphere, private-equity rail investor, former Chairman—Illinois Central, and former Director at CN, CSX and Florida East Coast railways
Hosted by Cowen and Co. Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl
   
4:15 Car and Locomotive Finance and Leasing Environment
Robert W. Hart, Vice President and Managing Director, Surface Transportation, Fifth Third Bank
Greg Schmid, Managing Director-Rail, Residco
Hosted by Railroad Financial Corporation Senior Vice President and Railway Age Financial Editor David Nahass
   
5:00 Cocktail Reception | Sponsored by RailWorks Corporation
   
   
Wednesday, June 8
   
8:00 Continental Breakfast | Sponsored by Edna Rice Executive Recruiters
   
9:00

Supplier Challenges and Opportunities
John Paljug, President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Rail Automation
Brandon Shafer, Global Commercial Marketing Leader, GE Transportation
Wiggie Shell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Georgetown Rail
Equipment Company
Mike Mitrovich, President, MPL Innovations, Inc.
Hosted by Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono

   
10:00

Locomotives: Lessons Learned
C. Douglas Corbin, Assistant Vice President-Mechanical, Norfolk Southern Corp.
Richard Regan, Senior Vice President Mechanical, Genesee & Wyoming
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age

   
10:30 Coffee Break | Sponsored by SIEMENS Industry, Inc.
   
11:00

Regional and Short Line Issues
James R. Hertwig, President and Chief Executive Officer, Florida East Coast
Rick Webb, Chief Executive Officer, Watco
David Fink, President, Pan Am Railways
Hosted by Railway Age Contributing Editor Roy Blanchard

   
12:30 Adjourn
   
  Agenda subject to change.

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016 23:00

Next-Gen Train Control Conference | Agenda

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September 15 & 16, 2016 |  Key Bridge Marriott Hotel | Arlington, VA
 
Conference Agenda
 
Thursday, September 15
     
8:00  
Registration
Continental Breakfast | Sponsorship Available 
     
9:00   Keynote Address
Thomas F. Prendergast, Chairman, New York MTA

     
9:30  

CBTC and PTC: How Much Convergence?
Woshiar Mavarani, Train Control Systems Designer, Parsons

     
10:15   Modeling, CBTC vs. PTC
Carl Wood, Principal Rail Operations and Facilities Planner, Parsons
     
10:45  

Coffee Break | Sponsored by M.C. Dean

   
11:00   Project Updates
Moderator: Yousef Kimiagar MMSc., P.Eng., PMP, Senior Program Director, Global CBTC Practice Lead, Transport Systems Toronto Area Manager, PARSONS
• BART
Robert Powers, Assistant General Manager, Planning, Development & Construction, BART 
Dave Keevill, Technical Director, Parsons
• PTC in the Northeast
Larry Light, Director Positive Train Control, SYSTRA
     
12:00  

Luncheon | Sponsored by THALES TRANSPORT & SECURITY, INC.
Luncheon Speaker:
Steven R. Ditmeyer, Principal, Transportation Technology and Economics

     
1:30   Standards: CENELEC, AREMA, MIL, IEEE
David Thurston, Vice President WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff; Vice President, Land Transportation Division, IEEE
     
2:30   Chicago Interoperability Challenges
Bruce Marcheschi, Chief Engineering Officer, Metra

     
3:00   Energy Break | Sponsored by Rail Safety Consulting A division of TUV Rheinland Mobility
     
3:15  

Project Updates
Moderator: Yousef Kimiagar MMSc., P.Eng., PMP, Senior Program Director, Global CBTC Practice Lead, Transport Systems Toronto Area Manager, PARSONS
CBTC Deployment Status & the Queens Boulevard Line
Nidhish Patel, P.E., Program Executive - Signals and Train Control, MTA New York City Transit
Banedanmark (Denmark)
David Chabanon, Project Manager, Parsons

     
4:15   PTC Testing and Implementation Issues
Tim Tierney, Vice President and Chief Engineer, Conrail

William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
     
5:00   Cocktail Reception Sponsored by PARSONS
     
     
Friday, September 16
     
8:00   Continental Breakfast | Sponsored by SIEMENS
     
9:00   Supplier Roundtable
Moderated by Nick LaRocco, Vice President, Parsons
John Paljug, President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Rail Automation
Denny Lengyel, Staff Vice President, Surface Transportation and Critical Infrastructure, IMS, Rockwell Collins
Glen Dargy, AVP Advanced Systems, Herzog Technologies, Inc.

Nicholas Columbare, Solutions Director, Alstom Signaling Inc.
Jason Lauffer, Director Business Development, Thales Transport & Security, Inc.
Mark J. Gruber P.E., Head of Wayside USA Signaling, Engineering & Commissioning, Ansaldo STS

Joe Greco, Bid Manager, Bombardier
     
10:00   Coffee Break | Sponsored by CBTC Solutions Inc.
     
10:15   Factors that Drive the Need for Secondary Train Control Systems with CBTC
Dr. Alan Rumsey, Principal, Rumsey Transit Systems Consulting

     
12:00   Adjourn
     
    Program subject to change/augmentation