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Thursday, 01 January 2015 00:00

Crude by Rail Conference

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September 17 & 18, 2015 | Key Bridge Marriott | Arlington, VA
 

Railway Age’s second Crude by Rail Conference is the one all-inclusive forum where the industry’s CBR experts will address key operational, safety and technical topics.

Now that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the Federal Railroad Administration, and Transport Canada have issued new regulations for moving crude oil by rail, the issues have become more complex—and more challenging:

  • Domestic crude oil production & rail traffic trends
  • Bakken crude: Boom, or bust?
  • An in-depth look at the new DOT-117 tank car specification
  • What’s involved in retrofitting legacy DOT-111 and CPC-1232 tank cars?
  • Stabilizing volatile Bakken crude, dilbit and synbit for safe transport
  • The ECP brake mandate controversy
  • Tank car financing & leasing

If you have a stake in CBR, you won’t want to miss this conference!
 
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Tel: (212) 620-7224
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Editor
Tel: (212) 620-7240
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Michelle M. Zolkos, Conference Dir.
Tel: (212) 620-7208
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Wednesday, 25 February 2015 15:47

Rail Insights | Sponsorships

RailInsights
 
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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
 
Conference Agenda
 

 
Wednesday, June 17
8:00 Registration
Continental Breakfast | Sponsored by Edna Rice and Associates
   
9:00 Opening Session: Where We’re At; Where We’re Headed
Oscar Munoz, President, CSX
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor, Railway Age
   
10:00 Morning Coffee Break | Sponsored by RailPros Field Services
   
10:15 Capital Investment Strategies for Infrastructure
Ron Batory, President & Chief Operating Officer, Conrail
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor, Railway Age
   
11:00 The Changing Face of Rail Regulation
Acting Chairman Deb Miller, Surface Transportation Board
Hosted by Frank N. Wilner, Contributing Editor, Railway Age
   
12:00 Luncheon | Sponsored by Oliver Wyman
Luncheon Address
Thomas L. Farmer, Assistant Vice President-Security, Association of American Railroads
   
1:30 Engineering Our Capacity-Crunched Network
Brent Laing, Vice President of Engineering, CP
Kevin Day, Assistant Chief Engineer, Technology, Testing & Standards, CN
Mark Dewberry, Chief Engineer Design and Construction, Norfolk Southern
Hosted by Mischa Wanek-Libman, Engineering Editor, Railway Age & Editor, RT&S
   
2:30  Decongesting Chicago, America's Railroad Hub
Linda Morgan, Nossaman LLP Partner, Amtrak Chicago Blue Ribbon Panel member,
  and former STB Chair
Rebekah Scheinfeld, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Transportation
Jeffrey Sriver, Director of Transportation Planning and Programming,
  Chicago Department of Transportation
Jason Kuehn, Vice President, Oliver Wyman Rail Practice
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor, Railway Age
   
3:15 Energy Break | Sponsored by Progress Rail Equipment Leasing
   
3:30 Wall Street Perspectives 
Hosted by Jason Seidl, Managing Director, Cowen & Co. and Railway Age Contributing Editor
   
4:15 Car and Locomotive Finance and Leasing Landscape
Barbara Wilson, Managing Director & President, First Union Rail
Hosted by David Nahass, Senior Vice President, Railroad Financial Corporation, Contributing Editor, Railway Age
   
5:00 Cocktail Reception | Sponsored by GREX
   
   
   
Thursday, June 18
   
8:00 Continental Breakfast | Sponsored by RailWorks Corporation
   
9:00 Regional and Short Line Issues
Tom Hoback, Indiana Rail Road Founder & Chief Executive Officer (retired)
Dennis Miller, Vice Chairman, Iowa Interstate Railroad
Marty Pohlod, Vice President Commercial, Ohio Valley Region Railroads
Ed Ellis, President, Iowa Pacific Holdings
Hosted by Roy Blanchard, Contributing Editor, Railway Age
   
10:00 Morning Coffee Break | Sponsored by Progress Rail Equipment Leasing
   
10:15 How Can Supplier/Customer Relationships Be Improved? 
Steven Beal, President, National Railway Equipment
Pete McCabe, Vice President of Global Services, GE Transportation
Christopher Aadnesen, Executive Chairman, Georgetown Rail Rquipment Company
Hosted by Railway Age Editor William C. Vantuono
   
11:00 Customer Perspectives: What We're Doing Right; What Needs to Be Improved
Robert D. Rosenberg, Partner, Slover & Loftus LLP
Michael McBride, Partner, Van Ness Feldman LLP 
Hosted by Frank N. Wilner, Contributing Editor, Railway Age
   
12:00

Staggers Prompted 35 Growth Years. How Can Growth Be Sustained through the Next 35?
Wick Moorman, Executive Chairman, Norfolk Southern
E. Hunter Harrison, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Pacific
Joe Boardman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Amtrak
Ed Hamberger, President & Chief Executive Officer, Association of American Railroads
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor, Railway Age

   
1:00  Adjourn
   
  Agenda subject to change.

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PTFR
 
October 28 & 29, 2015   Grand Hyatt Washington   Washington, DC
 
· MIXED TRAFFIC: Meeting the Challenges ·
 
Sponsorships
 
 
Join Railway Age at this premier event — the industry’s only conference on freight-plus-passenger railroading.
 
Now in its 22nd 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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Jonathan Chalon
Tel: (212) 620-7224
Fax: (212) 633-1863
 

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October 28 & 29, 2015  |  Grand Hyatt Washington |  Washington, DC
 
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Wednesday, October 28
     
8:00  
Registration | Continental Breakfast | Sponsored by Oliver Wyman & Marsh USA
     
9:00   Keynote Address
Jack Quinn, former House Railroad Subcommittee Chair, current Amtrak Chicago Blue Ribbon Panel Member, and President, Erie County Community College
     
9:30  

Improving Virginia Railway Express Shared Passenger/Freight Corridors
Tom Hickey, Chief Development Officer, VRE

Doug Allen, General Manager, VRE

     
10:30   Coffee Break | Sponsored by Bombardier Transportation
     
10:45  

North Carolina’s Piedmont Corridor Improvement Program
Paul C. Worley, Rail Director, North Carolina DOT

     
12:00   Luncheon | Sponsorship Available
22nd Annual W. Graham Claytor Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to Passenger Transportation

Luncheon honoring Cesar A. Vergara, Industrial Designer
     
1:30   ION Shared Operations with CN and Canadian Pacific
Paul Bakas, General Engineering Consultant, Region of Waterloo Rapid Transit Project, Parsons Brinckerhoff
     
2:30  

Building Better Business Relations among Freight and Passenger Carriers
William C. Evans, CRT Consulting LLC; former Risk and Insurance Director, Union Pacific

     
3:15   Energy Break | Sponsored by Rocky Mountaineer
     
3:30   A “Frank” Discussion about Passenger Rail’s Past, Present and Future—An Informal, Unscripted, Unrehearsed Candid Conversation
with Bob Gallamore and Frank Mulvey, hosted by Frank N. Wilner, Contributing Editor, Railway Age
     
5:00   Cocktail Reception | Sponsored by Keolis Rail Services America
     
6:00   Adjourn
     
     
Thursday, October 29
     
8:00   Continental Breakfast | Sponsorship Available
 
9:00   Better, Safer Railroading: 10% Planning, 90% Execution
David Schanoes, Ten90 Solutions LLC; former Metro-North Railroad Deputy Chief of Field Operation
     
9:45   Getting In and Out of Chicago
David S. Lehlbach, Senior Specialist, Surface Transportation, Oliver Wyman
 
10:30   Coffee Break | Sponsored by PTMW, Inc. 
     
10:45   Freight Trains on Connecticut’s Passenger Railroads
Anna Barry, Deputy Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Transportation
     
11:15  

To Be Announced

     
12:00   Adjourn
     
 

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Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads
October 28 & 29, 2015  |  Grand Hyatt Washington  |  Washington, DC
 
· MIXED TRAFFIC: Meeting the Challenges ·
 
 
 

For more than 20 years running, Railway Age's PASSENGER TRAINS ON FREIGHT RAILROADS Conference has been the only industry event focused exclusively on the complexities of mixed-traffic operations.

The issues are many: Safety. Liability. Capacity. Funding. Equipment Compatibility. Engineering Constraints. As long as demand for rail service—both freight and passenger—continues to grow, Railway Age will continue to provide this valuable forum where professionals and stakeholders from across the rail industry gather to define, discuss and debate the issues and attempt to reach consensus.

If you want your voice to be heard, and desire an opportunity to interact with those who are helping shape the future of North America's rail industry, you cannot afford to miss PASSENGER TRAINS ON FREIGHT RAILROADS 2015!

Topics:

  • North Carolina Railroad Piedmont Improvement Program
  • Virginia Railway Express Capacity Enhancement Program
  • LRT and Freight: Region of Waterloo; NJ Transit RiverLINE
  • A Frank Discussion, with Frank N. Wilner
  • High(er) Speed Rail: On a Growth Curve or On Hold?
  • How to Fix Chicago
  • PRIIA and Son of PRIIA
  • Ontario’s Big Move
  • Presentation of Railway Age’s W. Graham Claytor Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to Passenger Transportation

Sponsorships & Exhibits Available

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Railway Age’s second Crude by Rail Conference is the one all-inclusive forum where the industry’s CBR experts will address key operational, safety and technical topics. Now that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the Federal Railroad Administration and Transport Canada have issued new regulations for moving crude oil by rail, the issues have become more complex—and more challenging.
 
Railway Age's Crude by Rail Conference & Expo will target these vital issues, attracting executives from railroads, carbuilders, and crude oil producers, as well as first responders, consultants and members of government.
 
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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Contact Us
Jonathan Chalon
Publisher
Tel: (212) 620-7224
Michelle M. Zolkos
Conference Director
Tel: (212) 620-7208
 

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Wednesday, 27 May 2015 00:00

Crude By Rail Conference & Expo | Agenda

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Conference Agenda
 
Thursday, September 17
     
8:00   Registration
Continental Breakfast | Sponsorship Available
     
9:00   Keynote Address
Sarah Feinberg, Acting Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration
     
9:30   The Public Perception of Railroad Safety and What We Do Now 
Bill Flis, Heartland Consulting, Inc.
     
10:00   Understanding the New DOT Rulemaking
Karl Alexy, Staff Director - Hazardous Materials Division, Federal Railroad Administration
     
10:30   Coffee Break | Sponsored by Northeast Logistics Systems, LLC
     
10:45   Understanding the New DOT-117 Tank Car
Robert E. Fronczak, Assistant Vice President Environment & Hazmat, Association of American Railroads
     
11:30   Railroad Safety and Operational Considerations for CBR
Michael Rush, Senior Vice President Safety and Operations, Association of American Railroads
     
12:00   Luncheon | Sponsored by The Greenbrier Companies
Guest Speaker: Anthony Swift, Director, Canada Project, Natural Resources Defense Council
     
1:30   Retrofitting DOT-111 and CPC-1232 Tank Cars
Technical & Time Frame Considerations: Michael Obertop, Vice President, Sales, GBW Railcar Services
     
2:30   Tank Car Conditional Probability of Release – A Valuation Based Systems Framework
Nii Attoh-Okine, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Delaware
     
3:00   Energy Break | Sponsorship Available
     
3:15   Speaker from Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health
     
3:45   Domestic Crude Oil Production and CBR Traffic Trends
  • Mindi Farber-DeAnda, Analyst, U.S. Energy Information Administration
  • Richard Flynn, Northeast Logistics Systems LLC
     
4:30   The American Petroleum Institute Perspective
Robin Rorick, Group Director, Midstream and Industry Operations
     
5:00   Cocktail Reception | Sponsorship Available
     
     
Friday, September 18
     
8:00   Continental Breakfast | Sponsorship Available
     
9:00   Tank Car Builder Roundtable
Bob Pickel, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales, National Steel Car
Jack Isselmann, Senior Vice President External Affairs & Programs, The Greenbrier Companies
Moderated by RSI President Tom Simpson
Participation Anticipated by Union Tank Car, Trinity Industries, ARI
     
10:30   Coffee Break | Sponsored by National Steel Car
     
10:45   Tank Car Lessor Roundtable
Moderated by David Nahass, Senior Vice President, Railroad Financial Corporation
     
12:00   Adjourn
     
 

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