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Michelle Zolkos

Thursday, 17 December 2015 00:00

Light Rail | Sponsorships

LightRail 2016
 
Sponsorships
 
 

Join Railway Age and Railway Track & Structures at this premier event—Light Rail 2016.

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.

 
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 - Conference Agenda

LightRail
 
April 27 & 28, 2016  | Philadelphia Marriott Downtown | Philadelphia, PA
 
Conference Agenda
 

 
Tuesday, April 26
2:00 to 6:20 NJ Transit Light Rail Tour
NJ Transit RiverLINE Diesel Light Rail Line
 
Wednesday, April 27
8:00 Registration
Continental Breakfast | Sponsorship Available
   
9:00

Welcome
Bridget Hodgson, President, BRT Services

   
9:10

Keynote Address
Jeffrey D. Knueppel, P.E., General Manager, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority

   
9:30

What is Light Rail Transit?
T. R. Hickey, Chief Development Officer, Virginia Railway Express

   
10:15 Coffee Break | Sponsorship Available
   
10:30

Operational Challenges, Networks, Special Services
Moderated by Alfred E. Fazio, P.E., Contributing Editor, Railway Age
• 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
• Strategies to Expedite Light Rail Operations: An Overview
• Calgary Transit C Train Expansion

   
12:00 Luncheon | Sponsorship Available
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
• Ontario’s Kitchener-Waterloo ION LRT
Paul Bakas, P.E., General Engineering Consultant, Region of Waterloo Rapid Transit Project,
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff 
• Design-Build or DBOM: Contract or True Business Approach?
• Ottawa: From Bus Rapid Transit to Light Rail Transit

   
3:00 

Energy Break | Sponsored by AECOM

   
3:15

Share-Use Operations
Moderated by T. R. Hickey, Chief Development Officer, Virginia Railway Express
• An Overview of Light Rail Shared-Use Operations
David O. Nelson, Director of Transportation Planning, Jacobs
• 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 (invited)
• 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, Deputy General Manager-Operations, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
• Alternative Vehicle Technology for Shared-Use
Eloy E. Martinez, Senior Vehicle Consultant, LTK Engineering Services

   
5:00 Cocktail Reception | Sponsorship Available
   
Thursday, April 28
   
8:00 Continental Breakfast | Sponsorship Available
   
9:00

Track and Vehicle Engineering, Signalization, Maintenance
Moderated by Alfred E. Fazio, P.E.
• Signalization and its Impact on LRT Operations
Keith Holt, Deputy Chief Engineer, Communications and Signals, Amtrak
Michael McNamara, P.E., President, Gannett-Fleming Transit and Rail Systems
Allen C. Smith III, General Manager, Rail Operations, Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) (invited)
• Special Considerations for Transit Track
Anthony Fazio, Manager of Track Design, SEPTA
Jonathan Schneider, P.E., SEPTA (invited)
• Track Standards for Low-Floor Light Rail Vehicles
Kenneth Briggs, Senior Rail Project Manager, HDR Engineering (invited)
• Vehicle Upgrades: From PCCs to LRVs

   
10:45 Coffee Break | Sponsorship Available
   
11:00

Safety and Operating Practices
Moderated by William C. Vantuono
• 
Review of APTA Operating Practices
Christopher Wallgren, Vice President, Transportation Resource Associates, Inc.
• Safety Certification
Nagal Shashidara, PhD, Director, System Safety & Quality Assurance Programs - Light Rail Operations, NJ Transit (invited)

   
1:00 to 6:30

SEPTA Light Rail Transit Tour
SEPTA Subway-Surface, Media, Sharon Hill & Norristown Lines

   
  Agenda subject to change.

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Tuesday, 10 November 2015 00:00

Light Rail, presented by Railway Age and RT&S

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April 27 & 28, 2016  |   Philadelphia Marriott Downtown   |  Philadelphia, PA
 
 -Planning, Engineering and Operations- 
 

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.

 

CONFERENCE TOPICS

• 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


HOTEL BLOCK

The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown has reserved a block of rooms for attendees of Light Rail at $224/night. Reservations can be made online or by calling (877) 212-5752 and mentioning Railway Age Light Rail. Rate valid until April 5, 2016.

Book your room at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

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

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 00:00

Rail Insights, presented by Railway Age

Rail Insights 2016
 
June 7 & 8, 2016  |  Allegro Chicago Hotel  |  Chicago, IL
 

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.

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OPENING SESSION
CURRENT CHALLENGES AND 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 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.

 

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confirmed speakers also include
 
Hertwig Graab Webb Rick Watco 200 Prendergast
JAMES HERTWIG
Florida East Coast
DON GRAAB
Norfolk Southern
RICK WEBB
Watco Companies, LLC
THOMAS PRENDERGAST
New York MTA
       
Hamberger Simpson RSI Jason Seidl Richard Flynn, NELS
ED HAMBERGER
AAR
TOM SIMPSON
Railway Supply Institute, Inc.
JASON SEIDL
Cowen and Co.
RICHARD FLYNN
NorthEast Logistics Systems
       
Nahass View Agenda Register  
DAVID NAHASS
Railroad Financial Corp.
     

Supporting Organizations
GREX        
GOLD SPONSOR        
       
Harsco Logo180   Loram   Corman
         
Progress Rail    GE   Siemens211x22

Sponsorships and Exhibits Available
Sponsorships and exhibits are available for this executive-level event. Contact Jon Chalon (212) 620-7224, jchalon@sbpub.com.

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Hotel Block | Venue
Attendees 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 conferences@sbpub.com.

Hotel Allegro | 171 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601 | www.allegrochicago.com


 
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 00:00

Rail Insights | Sponsorships

Rail Insights 2016
 
Sponsorships
 
 
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.
 
RI16  
 
 
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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Monday, 09 November 2015 00:00

Rail Insights - Conference Agenda

Rail Insights 2016
 
June 7 & 8, 2016  |  Allegro Chicago Hotel  |  Chicago, IL
 
Conference Agenda
 

Tuesday, June 7
8:00 Registration
Continental Breakfast | Sponsorship Available
   
9:00 Opening Session: Current Challenges and Opportunities
Union Pacific Chief Financial Officer Rob Knight
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
   
10:00 Morning Coffee Break | Sponsored by Progress Rail Equipment Leasing
   
10:15 Growth Through Public-Private Partnerships
Norfolk Southern Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Squires (invited)
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
   
11:00 The Regulatory Environment—Railroad Perspective
Association of American Railroads President and Chief Executive Officer Ed Hamberger
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
   
11:30 The Regulatory Environment—Supplier Perspective
Railway Supply Institute, Inc. President Tom Simpson
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
   
12:00 Luncheon | Sponsored by RJ Corman
Guest Speaker: Ray Chambers, President of the Association of Independent Passenger Rail Operators
   
1:30 Building for Growth, Maintaining for Reliability and Safety
Hosted by Railway Track & Structures Editor/Railway Age Engineering Editor Mischa Wanek-LIbman
   
2:00 Maintaining a State of Good Repair on a Multi-Billion-Dollar Asset
New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Thomas F. Prendergast
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
   
2:30

Adapting to a Demanding Logistics Environment
Richard Flynn, Principal, NorthEast Logistics Systems
Kansas City Southern President Patrick Ottensmeyer (invited)
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age

   
3:15 Energy Break | Sponsored by Loram
   
3:30 Investor Perspectives and Opportunities
Gilbert H. Lamphere, private-equity rail investor, former Chairman, Illinois Central and former Director, CN, CSX and Florida East Coast railways, with Cowen and Co. Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl
   
4:00 Car and Locomotive Finance and Leasing Environment
Hosted by Railroad Financial Corporation Senior Vice President and Railway Age Financial Editor David Nahass
   
5:00 Cocktail Reception | Sponsorship Available
   
   
Wednesday, June 8
   
8:00 Continental Breakfast | Sponsorship Available
   
9:00 Supplier Challenges and Opportunities
John Paljug, President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Rail Automation
Bill Furman, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Greenbrier Companies (invited) 
Jamie Miller, President, GE Transportation (invited)
Lisa Stabler, President, TTCI (invited)
Wiggie Shell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Georgetown Railway Equipment Co. (invited)
Hosted by Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono
   
10:00

Regional and Short Line Issues
James R. Hertwig, President and Chief Executive Officer, Florida East Coast
Rick Webb, Chief Executive Officer, Watco
David Fink, President, Pan Am Railways
Hosted by Railway Age Contributing Editor Roy Blanchard

   
11:00 Coffee Break | Sponsored by SIEMENS Industry, Inc.
   
11:15

Locomotives: Lessons Learned
Don Graab, Vice President Mechanical, Norfolk Southern 
Richard Regan, Senior Vice President Mechanical, Genesee & Wyoming
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age

   
12:00

Closing Session
Canadian Pacific Chief Executive Officer E. Hunter Harrison (invited)
BNSF Executive Chairman Matt Rose (invited)
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age

   
12:30 Adjourn
   
  Agenda subject to change.

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