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EnergyByRail
 
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Railway Age builds on its successful Crude by Rail conferences with a revised and expanded format: ENERGY
BY RAIL. We’ll examine the issues and trends surrounding the many types of energy and ancillary products
that move in railcars—crude oil, ethanol, LPG, LNG, frac sand, and coal, among others. Liquid energy, a newer
source of railroad traffic as well as a driver of new freight car construction for carbuilders and component
suppliers, is tightly regulated and a source of public concern over safety. Coal, a generations-old source of
major railroad revenue, has become challenging in recent years. What does the future hold? How will the
industry adapt and adjust to shifting market dynamics and regulatory requirements?
 
Railway Age's Energy 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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Tel: (212) 620-7224
 

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Monday, 01 February 2016 01:00

Energy by Rail Conference

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October 27 & 28, 2016 | Key Bridge Marriott | Arlington, VA
   

Railway Age builds on its successful Crude by Rail conferences with a revised and expanded format: ENERGY BY RAIL.

We'll examine the issues and trends surrounding the many types of energy and ancillary products that move in railcars—crude oil, ethanol, LPG, LNG, frac sand, and coal, among others. Liquid energy, a newer source of railroad traffic as well as a driver of new freight car construction for carbuilders and component suppliers, is tightly regulated and a source of public concern over safety. Coal, a generations-old source of major railroad revenue, has become challenging in recent years.

What does the future hold? How will the industry adapt and adjust to shifting market dynamics and regulatory requirements? The agenda will discuss this and more:

•  Traffic trends: compressed natural gas, crude by rail, coal, ethanol
•  Liquified Natural Gas—without an FRA waiver
•  Powder River Basin Coal Forecast
•  Crude by Rail: Is a recovery possible?
•  How is crude oil volatility being addressed?
•  The carbuilding market: hazmat tank cars, covered hoppers, open-top gondolas
•  Climate change, energy independence, sustainability and the railroads
•  Politics, a Presidential election and regulation: Changes or status quo?
•  The U.S. and Canada: Harmony or disparity?

Join us, along with industry experts from all areas of the energy sector, at ENERGY BY RAIL, to expand your knowledge—as well as your business prospects.

 
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Sponsorships & Exhibits
Sponsorships and exhibits are available at all Railway Age events. View the marketing opportunities online, or contact Jon Chalon: 212.620.7224, jchalon@sbpub.com.
 
Hotel Block
Reserve a standard guest room at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel for the discounted rate of $229/night. Rate also available 3 days before and after event. Reservations cut-off is September 30. Call 703.524.6400 and mention "Railway Age" or make your reservations online.

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Matt Rose

Keynote Speaker

Matthew K. Rose
Executive Chairman
BNSF Railway

 
 
 
 
 
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Conference Agenda
 
Thursday, October 27
     
8:00   Registration
Continental Breakfast | Sponsored by NorthEast Logistics Systems, LLC 
     
9:00   Keynote Address
Matthew K. Rose, Executive Chairman, BNSF Railway
     
9:45   Energy by Rail Traffic Trends
Arup Mallik, Economist, U.S. Energy Information Administration
     
10:30   Coffee Break | Sponsorship Available
     
10:45   Getting LNG onto the Rails
Scott Nason, Product Manager, Railroad Product Group, Chart Inc.
Robert Fronczak, Assistant Vice President Environment & Hazmat, Association of American Railroads
     
11:30   Powder River Basin Coal Forecast
Diane Kearney, Operations Research Analyst, U.S. Energy Information Administration 
     
12:00   Luncheon | Sponsorship Available
Luncheon Address
John Metts, Principal, JM Industries, Independent Petroleum and Rail Industry Consultant
     
1:30   Carbuilder Roundtable Discussion
Moderator: David Nahass, President, Railroad Financial Corp.; Contributing Editor, Railway Age
Donald Croteau, Chief Executive Officer, Vertex Railcar Corporation
Bob Pickel, Senior Vice President Marketing and Sales, National Steel Car 
Invited participants include: The Greenbrier Companies, FreightCar America, ARI, Union Tank Car
     
3:00   Energy Break | Sponsored by National Steel Car
     
3:45   The U.S. and Canada: Harmony Or Disparity?
Speaker from Transport Canada
     
4:30   Politics, a Presidential Election and Regulation: Two Scenarios
Kevin Sheys, Partner, Nossaman LLP
     
5:00   Cocktail Reception | Sponsorship Available
     
     
Friday, October 28
     
8:00   Continental Breakfast | Sponsorship Available
     
9:00   Crude Oil Volatility: How Is It Being Addressed?
Speaker from American Petroleum Institute
   
9:30   Hazmat Routing Asset Utilization and Risk Management: The New Paradigm
Richard E. Flynn, President, NorthEast Logistics Systems, LLC
     
10:30   Coffee Break | Sponsorship Available
     
10:45  

Renewable Energy Trends and Growth Prospects
Mindi Farber-DeAnda, Economist, U.S. Energy Information Administration

     
12:00   Adjourn
     
 

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016 00:00

Next-Generation Train Control Conference

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 -The Future of CBTC & PTC- 
 
September 15 & 16, 2016  |  Key Bridge Marriott  |  Arlington, VA
 

The international conference on Next-Gen Train Control—now an annual event—featured comprehensive project updates and in-depth technical sessions presented by leading rail experts from around the world.

Entering its third decade, this conference is the rail industry's single-most important gathering of communications and signaling professionals from around the globe.

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Tuesday, 19 January 2016 01:00

Light Rail - Conference Agenda

LightRail
 
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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Thursday, 28 January 2016 00:00

Light Rail, presented by Railway Age and RT&S

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- April 18 - April 20, 2017 -

 Grand Hyatt Denver | Denver, CO 

-Planning, Engineering and Operations-
     

PLANNING ENGINEERING & 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. 

2016 SPEAKERS INCLUDED

• Jeffrey D. Knueppel, P.E., SEPTA
• T. R. Hickey, Virginia Railway Express
• Joe Gentilucci, MBTA
• John Squitieri, NJ Transit
• Tim Tierney, Conrail
• Keith Holt, Amtrak

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SEPTA tour caps Railway Age/RT&S Light Rail conference

 

 
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Wednesday, 27 January 2016 00:00

Rail Insights, presented by Railway Age

Rail Insights 2016
 
  2017 DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED  
 

Explore the Challenges, Issues, and Trends Affecting the North American Rail Market


Railway Age's Second Annual RAIL INSIGHTS took place June 7 & 8, 2016 in Chicago, IL. Once again, the event focused 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.


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

Featuring Insights from Industry Executives, Including
 
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
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Monday, 09 November 2015 01:00

Rail Insights - Conference Agenda

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

Tuesday, June 7
8:00 Registration - Walnut Ballroom Foyer
Continental Breakfast | Sponsored by 
Northeast Logistics Systems, LLC
   
9:00 Opening Session: Current Challenges and Opportunities
Rob Knight, Chief Financial Officer, Union Pacific
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
   
10:00 Morning Coffee Break | Sponsored by Progress Rail Equipment Leasing
   
10:30 Rail, The Best Way For The Long Haul?
Ken Buenker, Vice President-Corporate Transportation Services, United Parcel Service 
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
   
11:00 The Regulatory Environment—Railroad Perspective
Ed Hamberger, President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of American Railroads
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
   
11:30 House Transportation & Infrastructure Insights
Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), Ranking Member, House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and Railroad Subcommittee
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
   
12:00 Luncheon | Sponsored by RJ Corman
Guest Speaker: Ray Chambers, President, Association of Independent Passenger Rail Operators
   
1:30 Building for Growth, Maintaining for Reliability and Safety
Brian A. Lindamood, P.E., Director-Capital Projects, Alaska Railroad; President, AREMA
Kevin Day, Assistant Chief Engineer - Technology, Testing and Standards, CN
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
Craig F. Stewart, Senior Director, Capital Programs, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
   
2:30

The Regulatory Environment—Supplier Perspective
Joseph H. McHugh, Vice President—Government Affairs and Corporate Communications, National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)
Tom Simpson, President, Railway Supply Institute, Inc.
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age

   
3:15 Energy Break | Sponsored by Loram
   
3:45 Investor Perspectives and Opportunities
Gilbert H. Lamphere, private-equity rail investor, former Chairman—Illinois Central, and former Director at CN, CSX and Florida East Coast railways
Hosted by Cowen and Co. Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl
   
4:15 Car and Locomotive Finance and Leasing Environment
Robert W. Hart, Vice President and Managing Director, Surface Transportation, Fifth Third Bank
Greg Schmid, Managing Director-Rail, Residco
Hosted by Railroad Financial Corporation Senior Vice President and Railway Age Financial Editor David Nahass
   
5:00 Cocktail Reception | Sponsored by RailWorks Corporation
   
   
Wednesday, June 8
   
8:00 Continental Breakfast | Sponsored by Edna Rice Executive Recruiters
   
9:00

Supplier Challenges and Opportunities
John Paljug, President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Rail Automation
Brandon Shafer, Global Commercial Marketing Leader, GE Transportation
Wiggie Shell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Georgetown Rail
Equipment Company
Mike Mitrovich, President, MPL Innovations, Inc.
Hosted by Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono

   
10:00

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

   
10:30 Coffee Break | Sponsored by SIEMENS Industry, Inc.
   
11:00

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

   
12:30 Adjourn
   
  Agenda subject to change.

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Thursday, 29 September 2016 00:00

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