WelcomeBridget Hodgson, President, BRT Services
Keynote AddressJeffrey D. Knueppel, P.E., General Manager, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
What is LRT? Modal Definitions—Light Rail, Interurban, StreetcarThomas R. Hickey, Chief Development Officer, Virginia Railway Express
Operational Challenges, Networks, Special ServicesModerated by Alfred E. Fazio, P.E., Contributing Editor, Railway Age• San Diego Trolley Downtown Loop and North Coast Extension Schedule IntegrationWayne Terry, Chief Operating Officer, San Diego Trolley (invited)• Express Operations on NJ Transit Hudson-Bergen Light RailPhilip J. Maccioli, Director, Rail Operations, AECOM• Calgary Transit C Train Expansion• Scheduling Zone Expresses on SEPTA’s Norristown High Speed Line
LRT Deployment MethodsModerated by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age• Design-Build and DBOM: Contract or True Business Approach?• Ottawa’s Confederation Line DBOMJoe North, Vice President Rail Operations, STV• Ontario’s Kitchener-Waterloo ION LRTPaul Bakas, P.E., General Engineering Consultant, Region of Waterloo Rapid Transit Project, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Energy Break | Sponsorship Available
Share-Use OperationsModerated by Alfred E. Fazio, P.E.• Commissioning and Safety CertificationAlfred E. Fazio, P.E.• NJ Transit River LINE/Conrail Extended Temporal SeparationJohn Squitieri, Chief, Light Rail and Contract Services, NJ Transit (invited)Tim Tierney, Vice President and Chief Engineer, Conrail (invited)• Design for Advanced Temporal SeparationRob Troup, Deputy General Manager-Operations, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority• Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Light Rail and Rapid Transit Integration
Track and Vehicle Engineering, Signalization, MaintenanceModerated by Alfred E. Fazio, P.E.• Signalization and its Impact on LRT Operations (CBTC, ATC, ABS, Line-of-Sight)Michael Monastero, Chief Engineer, Communications and Signals, SEPTA• Track Standards for Low-Floor LRVsKenneth Briggs, Senior Rail Project Manager, HDR Engineering (invited)• Vehicle Upgrades: From PCCs to LRVs
• Alternative Vehicle Technology for FRA-Regulated Operations• Review of APTA Operating PracticesChris Wahlgren, Transportation Resource Associates (confirmed); and Charles Joseph, Senior Program Manager-Rail Technology, APTA (invited)
Transit TourSEPTA Media Sharon Hill and Norristown High Speed Lines
Unlike rapid transit, which is highly standardized in design and operating practices, light rail employs a full range of technologies. There are significant differences in LRV 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 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.
• Defining Light Rail: Modal Categories• The Variety of Vehicles and Vehicle Integration• Alternative Vehicle Technologies and Shared Use• Track Engineering and Maintenance of Way• Signaling and Train Control• Traction Power• System Safety and Safety Certification• LRT Operations: Standard and Expedited• APTA LRT Standards Development• Training, Development, and Labor Relations
The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown has reserved a block of rooms for attendees of Light Rail at $224/night. Reservations can be made online. Rate valid until April 5, 2016.
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Explore the Challenges, Issues, and Trends Affecting the North American Rail Market
Don't Miss Railway Age's Second Annual RAIL INSIGHTS: Interactive, probing dialogue among top-level industry executives, Railway Age’s experienced, knowledgeable editors, and attendees. Your 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.
OPENING SESSIONCURRENT CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIESRobert M. Knight, Jr.Chief Financial OfficerUnion 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 is a member of the Grupo Ferroviario Mexicano and TTX Company boards of directors.
Knight was named chief financial officer of UP in February 2004. In his position, he is responsible for all financial activities of both the corporation and Union Pacific Railroad.
Sponsorships and Exhibits AvailableSponsorships and exhibits are available for this executive-level event. Contact Jon Chalon (212) 620-7224, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hotel Block | VenueAttendees of Rail Insights can stay at the Hotel Allegro Chicago for the group rate of $299/night (single/double). The block ends May 2, 2016. Make your reservations now to secure the group rate: call 1-800-KIMPTON and mention Railway Age Rail Insights or book online.Online booking is available for hotel stays on June 6, 7, and 8. For room reservations outside of these dates, please call 1-800-KIMPTON and speak with a booking agent. The group rate is available 3 days before and 3 days after the event, based on availability. If you have any issues with booking, please send your name, contact info, and reservation dates to email@example.com.Hotel Allegro | 171 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601 | www.allegrochicago.com
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Adapting to a Demanding Logistics EnvironmentRichard Flynn, Principal, NorthEast Logistics Systems (confirmed); and CSX Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Cindy M. Sanborn (invited)Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
Regional and Short Line IssuesFlorida East Coast President and CEO James R. Hertwig (confirmed)Hosted by Railway Age Contributing Editor Roy Blanchard
Locomotives: Lessons LearnedDon Graab, Vice President Mechanical, Norfolk Southern (confirmed); Richard Regan, Senior Vice President Mechanical, Genesee & Wyoming (confirmed)Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
Closing SessionCanadian Pacific CEO E. Hunter Harrison (invited); BNSF Executive Chairman Matt Rose (invited), Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman (invited)Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age