Michelle Zolkos

Michelle Zolkos

PTFR
October 28 & 29, 2014    Washington Marriott Hotel   Washington, DC
· MIXED TRAFFIC: Meeting the Challenges ·
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Join Railway Age at this premier event — the industry’s only conference on freight-plus-passenger railroading.
Now in its 21st year, Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads is the only rail industry conference devoted exclusively to addressing the challenges of operating mixed traffic on shared rights-of-way.
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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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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October 28 & 29, 2014  |  Washington Marriott |  Washington, DC
Gold Sponsor: Herzog Transit Services, Inc.
Conference Agenda
Tuesday, October 28
8:00
Registration - Westend Ballroom Foyer
Continental Breakfast | Sponsored by Oliver Wyman & Marsh USA
9:00 Keynote Address
James A. Squires, President, Norfolk Southern
9:30

State-Supported Trains Under PRIIA – Part I: Opportunities 

  • Charles Banks, President, R.L. Banks & Associates
  • Ken Withers, Vice President, R.L. Banks & Associates
10:30 Coffee Break
10:45

State-Supported Trains Under PRIIA – Part II: Realities, Challenges, Improvement

  • Moderators: Charles Banks, President, R.L. Banks & Associates and Ken Withers, Vice President, R.L. Banks & Associates
  • Robert L. Zier, Director, Multimodal Planning and Programs, Indiana DOT
  • Joe McHugh, Vice President, Government Affairs and Corporate Communications, Amtrak
  • Ray Chambers, Executive Director, Association of Independent Passenger Rail Operators
  • Jim Coston, Chairman, Corridor Capital LLC
12:00 Luncheon
Luncheon Speaker: Joseph Giulietti, President, MTA Metro-North Railroad
1:30
Developing California's LOSSAN Corridor
John L. Rinard, Chief Executive Officer, Willdan Infrastructure, Inc.
2:15 Shared-Use Liability: A Trial Lawyer's Perspective
David B. Potter, Esq., Partner, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP
3:00 Energy Break
3:15 Passenger Rail on Freight: Recent and Pending Cases Changing the Legal Landscape
Kevin Sheys, Esq., Partner, Nossaman LLP
4:00 A "Frank" Discussion about Amtrak
  • Joe Boardman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Amtrak
  • Frank N. Wilner, Contributing Editor, Railway Age
5:00 Cocktail Reception | Sponsored by Keolis Rail Services USA
6:00 Adjourn
Wednesday, October 29
8:00 Continental Breakfast | Sponsored by Iowa Pacific Holdings
9:00 The Indiana Gateway Project
  • Mike Franke, Chief of Contract Services, Amtrak
  • Jeff Harris, Assistant Vice President Operations Planning, Norfolk Southern 
9:45
Managing All the Risks of a Rail Operation
Michael Snee, Vice President, Marsh | Global Rail Practice
10:30 Coffee Break
10:45 Impact of PRIIA on a State-Supported Intercity Passenger Service
Jason Kuehn, Vice President, Oliver Wyman Rail Practice
11:15 Developing Florida's SunRail Service
Noranne Downs, District 5 Secretary, Florida DOT (invited)
12:00
Luncheon
21st Annual W. Graham Claytor Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to Passenger Transportation
Honoree: Al Engel, Principal, Al Engel Consulting
1:30 Extending MBTA's Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line on Pan Am Railways
  • Phil Brake, Senior Vice President, HNTB (invited)
  • Paul Hadley, Director Commuter Rail Projects – North, MBTA (invited)
2:15 Configuring the "New Jersey Raceway" for Intercity, Commuter, and Freight Rail
  • Al Fazio, Deputy Chief Engineer, Section Improvements, Amtrak
  • Speaker from NJ Transit to be announced
3:00 Adjourn

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Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads
October 28 & 29, 2014  |  Washington Marriott Hotel  |  Washington, DC
· MIXED TRAFFIC: Meeting the Challenges ·

Join Railway Age at this premier event — the industry’s only conference on freight-plus-passenger railroading.


Now in its 21st year, Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads is the only rail industry conference devoted exclusively to addressing the challenges of operating mixed traffic on shared rights-of-way.

Attended by freight and passenger railroaders, consultants, suppliers, and government representatives — and drawing upon a host of industry experts for presentations — this conference examines important issues related to mixed traffic.

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 Keynote Address  Luncheon Address
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 James Squires
 President
 Norfolk Southern Corporation
 Joseph Giulietti
 President
 MTA Metro-North Railroad

 W. Graham Claytor Jr. Award  for Distinguished Service to
 Passenger Transportation
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 Al Engel
 Principal
 Al Engel Consulting


Sponsorships & Exhibits Available
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