Michelle Zolkos

Michelle Zolkos

Light Rail 2017
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Rail Transit Finance Forum
 
APRIL 18, 2017
 
8:00          Registration & Continental Breakfast
 
9:00          Keynote Address
                  David Genova, General Manager & Chief Executive Officer, Regional Transportation District, Denver
 
9:30          The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of LRT
 
 
10:00        Coffee Break
 
 
10:30        The Denver Story, From Starter Line to Network
 
 
11:00        Carbuilder Roundtable: LRVs, Streetcars, Interurbans, Alternative Vehicles
                  Moderated by Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono
                  Confirmed participant: Alstom. Invited participants: Bombardier, Siemens, Kinkisharyo, Brookville.
 
 
 
 
12:00        Luncheon
 
 
1:30          Fixed Plant

                • Street-Running Trackwork
                  Anthony Fazio, P.E., Director, Track Engineering and Design, SEPTA (invited)
                • Tunnel Life Cycle Cost Analysis
 
                  Avinash Prasad, Civil Engineer, MTA New York City Transit
                • Train Control
                • Traction Power and Vehicle Integration
 
3:00          Energy Break
 
 
3:30          Operating Challenges
 
                • Network Scheduling
 
                • Expedited Service
 
                  Alfred E. Fazio, P.E.
                • Staffing: Training and Qualification, Labor Relations
                • System Safety
 
5:00          Cocktail Reception
 
 
 
APRIL 19, 2017
 
 
8:00         Continental Breakfast
 
 
9:00         Deployment

                • Design for Operation—Speeds, Capacity, Special and Express Service 
                • Shared-Use with Freight: 
                  Rob Troup, Vice President and Regional Director-Systems, HNTB
 
10:30        Coffee Break
 
 
11:00        Portland: LRT and Streetcars, Integrated Service
 
 
11:30        Sound Transit, the Next Major Regional Expansion
 
 
1:00          RTD Transit Tour
 
 
 
APRIL 20, 2017
 
RAIL TRANSIT FINANCE FORUM
 
 
8:00          Registration & Continental Breakfast
 
 
9:00          Keynote Address
                  Dr. Michael Horodniceanu (invited), President, MTA Capital Construction Corp.
 
 
 
9:30          What You Need to Know about the Federal Transit Administration Process
 
 
10:00        Public-Private Partnerships: The New Paradigm
 
 
10:30        Coffee Break
 
 
11:00        When Design-Build-Operate-Maintain is a Good Approach
 
 
11:30        Sale-Leasebacks and Other Forms of Creative Financing
 
 
12:00        Luncheon
 
 
1:30         Finding the Right Consultants and Program Managers
 
 
2:00         RRIF Loans, Bond Issues, Special Taxes and Voter Referendums
 
 
2:30         Energy Break
 
 
3:00         Project Planning that Gets Financial Results
 
 
4:00         Political Pitfalls to Avoid
 
 
5:00         Adjourn
 
 
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.

Reserve online:
https://aws.passkey.com/go/RailwayAgeDenver

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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 -CBTC & PTC: Tomorrow’s technology for today’s railways- 
 
October 19 & 20, 2017 | Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown
 

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 Downtown
21 Juniper Street
Philadelphia, PA 19101
Reservations:  215.496.3200
Group:  Railway Age Next-Gen Train Control

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Thursday, 17 December 2015 00:00

Light Rail | Sponsorships

Light Rail 2017
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Rail Transit Finance Forum
 
Sponsorships
 
 

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.

 
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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Tuesday, 19 January 2016 00:00

Light Rail 2016 - 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
• 
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

Light Rail 2017

 

 +

Rail Transit Finance Forum

 

 

 


April 18 - April 20, 2017 | Grand Hyatt Denver, Denver, CO

PLANNING, ENGINEERING AND 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. 

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.

Dave Genova

 

 

Keynote Address:
David Genova
General Manager & Chief Executive Officer
Regional Transportation District, Denver

 

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

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.

Reserve online:
https://aws.passkey.com/go/RailwayAgeDenver

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

 

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Railway Age and RT&S

 

 

Simmons-Boardman Conferences | Tel. 212.620.7208 / 212.620.7205 | conferences@sbpub.com

 

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 60604


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


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