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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
Engage. Interact. Collaborate.

Conference Agenda

Wednesday, June 17

8:00
Registration | Continental Breakfast

9:00
Opening Session: Where We’re At; Where We’re Headed

10:00
Morning Coffee Break

10:15
Capital Investment Strategies for Infrastructure
An interview with Ron Batory, President & Chief Operating Officer, Conrail
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor, Railway Age

11:00
The Changing Face of Rail Regulation
An interview with Acting Chairman Deb Miller, Surface Transportation Board
Hosted by Frank N. Wilner, Contributing Editor, Railway Age

12:00
Luncheon

1:30
Regional and Short Line Issues
An 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 Corporation
Ed Ellis, President, Iowa Pacific Holdings

2:30
Fitting Passenger Rail into the Overall Picture
An interview with Joe Boardman, President & CEO, Amtrak (invited) and
Jack Quinn, Chicago Blue Ribbon Panel Member
Hosted by Frank N. Wilner, Contributing Editor, Railway Age

3:15
Energy Break

3:30
Wall Street Perspectives
Hosted by Jason Seidl, Managing Director, Cowen & Co.

4:15
Car and Locomotive Finance and Leasing Landscape
Hosted by David Nahass, Senior Vice President, Railroad Financial Corporation

5:00
Cocktail Reception

Thursday, June 18

9:00
Engineering 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

12:00
Sustaining 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

1:00
Adjourn


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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
9:00 Keynote Address
Tom Prendergast, Chairman, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (invited)
9:30

CBTC Project Updates and Long-Term Strategies

  • Fred Smith, P.E., Senior Vice President & Chief Engineer, Capital Program Management, New York MTA
  • San Francisco BART
  • Philadelphia SEPTA
10:45 Coffee Break
11:00

CBTC Project Updates and Long-Term Strategies

  • Metrolinx – Toronto Transit Commission
    • Pete Tomlin, Senior Project Manager, ATC
    • Mike Palmer, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Toronot Transit Commission
  • New York/New Jersey PATH
12:00 Luncheon
Luncheon Speaker: Ron Lindsey, Communications Architecture
1:30
Determining the Right Level of Automation: One-Person Train Crews, Driverless Trains, and Other Considerations
Moderator: Dr. Alan F. Rumsey, Vice President, Parsons
2:30 Absolute Block Backup System for CBTC
Moderator: William C. Vantuono, Editor, Railway Age
  • Nabil Ghaly, Principal, Rail Transport Engineering
3:00 Energy Break 
3:15
PTC Project Updates
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
  • Metrolinx – GO Transit:
    • Helena Ashberry, Chief Signalling & Train Control Improvement Program Capital Infrsatructure, GO Transit
  • New York MTA Long Island Railroad and Metro-North Railroad
  • Amtrak Northeast Corridor ACSES
    • Keith Holt, Deputy Chief Engineer, C&S, Amtrak
  • Caltrain CBOSS
    • Ed Mortlock, Senior Engineering Manager, Parsons
5:00 Cocktail Reception
6:00 Adjourn
Thursday, May 7
8:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Supplier Roundtable
  • Siemens Mobility
  • Thales Transportation
  • Wabtec Railway Electronics
  • Alstom Transport
  • Ansaldo STS USA
  • Bombardier Transportation
  • Herzog
10:30
Coffee Break
10:45 Proving CBTC Interoperability: NYCT's Culver Line Test Track
Moderator: Alan Rumsey, Parsons
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 Lindsay, Principal, Communication Architecture
  • Ed Mortlock, Senior Engineering Manager, Parsons
  • Helena Ashberry, Chief Signalling & Train Control Improvement Program Capital
    Infrsatructure, GO Transit
12:00
CBTC/PTC Technology Convergence: What's Shared? What's DifferentFactor Considerations for Next-Generation Train Control
Moderator: Alan Rumsey, Parsons
David Thurston, Vice President and Senior Technical Director, Atkins 
12:30 Adjourn

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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.
 
NextGenSponsor
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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Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:00

Next-Generation Train Control Conference & Expo

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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Tuesday, 06 January 2015 14:13

Rail Insights Conference & Expo

RailInsights
June 17 & 18, 2015  |  Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel  |  Chicago, IL
Engage. Interact. Collaborate.

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.


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