- April 20, 2017 -
Grand Hyatt Denver | Denver, CO
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. Featuring a keynote address from Dr. Michael Horodniceanu P.E.—President, MTA Capital Construction Company—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
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 DENVER1750 Welton StreetDenver, Colorado, USA, 80202Tel: +1 303 295 1234
Railway Age | RT&S Light Rail 2017
The International Conference on Next-Gen Train Control will feature in-depth technical sessions and comprehensive project updates on CBTC for rail transit and PTC for main line railways presented by leading experts from around the world.
Now in its third decade, this conference is the rail industry’s single-most important gathering of communications and signaling professionals from around the globe. It is the place where suppliers and consultants interface directly with customers.
Key Topics• Project Updates: New York City Transit, Toronto Transit Commission, San Francisco Muni, Calgary, AAR Freight Railroads, European ERTMS• Safety Certification• PTC Testing and Implementation Issues• CBTC: PATH Testing and Implementation• CENELEC, AREMA, MIL, IEEE Standards• PTC Federal Communications Commission Issues• Communications, Positioning, Information Processing and IT Architecture• Supplier Roundtable
Hotel | Venue
Attendees of Next-Gen Train Control receive a discounted hotel rate of $199/night. Rate is valid three days before and after the event.
Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown21 Juniper StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19101Reservations: 215.496.3200Group: Railway Age Next-Gen Train Control
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Join Railway Age and Railway Track & Structures at this premier event—Light Rail 2017.
Developed for transportation professionals in planning, operations, civil engineering, signaling and vehicle engineering as well as students at the undergraduate and graduate level, the 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.Railway Age builds on its successful Light Rail event by incorporating additional content for 2017: RAIL TRANSIT FINANCE FORUM, a special one-day seminar.
April 18 - April 20, 2017 | Grand Hyatt Denver, Denver, CO
PLANNING, ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS
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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. 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 — Light RailDavid GenovaGeneral Manager & Chief Executive OfficerRegional Transportation District, Denver
Keynote Address — Rail Transit FinanceDr. Michael Horodniceanu, P.E.PresidentMTA Capital Construction Company
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
Simmons-Boardman Conferences | Tel. 212.620.7208 / 212.620.7205 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Explore the Challenges, Issues, and Trends Affecting the North American Rail Market
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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 email@example.com, 1.800.443.0578, and reference "Railway Age Rail Insights."
The block ends on Friday, May 5, 2017.
Union League Club of Chicago65 West Jackson Blvd.Chicago, IL 60604
Sponsorships and ExhibitsSponsorships and exhibits are available for all Railway Age events. Contact Jon Chalon (212) 620-7224, firstname.lastname@example.org
CBTC and PTC: How Much Convergence?Woshiar Mavarani, Train Control Systems Designer, Parsons
Coffee Break | Sponsored by M.C. Dean
Luncheon | Sponsored by THALES TRANSPORT & SECURITY, INC.Luncheon Speaker:Steven R. Ditmeyer, Principal, Transportation Technology and Economics
Project UpdatesModerator: 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 LineNidhish Patel, P.E., Program Executive - Signals and Train Control, MTA New York City Transit• Banedanmark (Denmark)David Chabanon, Project Manager, Parsons