Michelle Zolkos

Michelle Zolkos

Light Rail 2017
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Rail Transit Finance Forum
 
APRIL 18, 2017

8:00 AM  Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM  Keynote Address
David Genova, General Manager & Chief Executive Officer, Regional Transportation District, Denver

9:30 AM  The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of LRT

10:00 AM  Coffee Break

10:15 AM  The Denver Story, from Starter Line to Network
Speaker from Regional Transportation District, Denver to be annouced 

11:00 AM  SHARED-USE OPERATIONS
Shared-Use with Freight, Operational and Safety Considerations
Rob Troup, Vice President and Regional Director-Systems, HNTB
Shared-Use with Freight, Contractual and Access Considerations
Kevin Sheys, Partner, Nossaman LLP

12:00 NOON  Luncheon

1:30 PM  ENGINEERING
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 & Purnima Aishwarya Prasad, ASCE, SWENext, Engineering Student/ Research Assistant
Traction Power and Vehicle Intergration

3:00 PM   Energy Break: Sponsored by KINKISHARYO International, L.L.C.

3:30 PM  Expedited Service, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail
Ray Kenny, Senior Manager-Special Projects, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

4:00 PM  SAFETY, STAFFING AND TRAINING
Start up Considerations: Training and Qualification, Labor Relations
Duane Sayers, Operations Manager, Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit
Safety Regulations and APTA Standards
Christopher E. Wallgren, Vice President, Transportation Resource Associates

5:00 PM   Cocktail Reception

 
APRIL 19, 2017

8:00 AM  Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM  Carbuilder Roundtable Discussion
Moderated by Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono.
Barbara M. Schroeder, P.E., Systems & Infrastructure Business Development Director | North America, Alstom Transportation Inc.
Invited participants: Bombardier, Siemens, Kinkisharyo and Brookville

10:15 AM  Coffee Break

10:30 AM  Sound Transit, the Next Major Regional Expansion

11:30 AM  Alternative Vehicle Technologies
Barbara M. Schroeder, P.E., Systems & Infrastructure Business Development Director | North America, Alstom Transportation Inc.
Speakers from Brookville Equipment to be announced 

12:15 PM  Adjourn

1:00 PM RTD Tour

APRIL 20, 2017
RAIL TRANSIT FINANCE FORUM

8:00 AM  Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM  Keynote Address
Dr. Michael Horodniceanu, P.E., President, MTA Capital Construction Company 

9:30 AM  What You Need to Know about the Federal Transit Administration Process
Rick Bagicalupo, Partner, Cardinal Infrastructure

10:00 AM  Denver Eagle P3 FasTrack Project
Speaker from Regional Transportation District, Denver to be announced 

10:30 AM  Coffee Break

10:45 AM  Public-Private Partnerships: The New Paradigm
Moderated by Sherry E. Little, Partner, Cardinal Infrastructure.
Panelists: Christophe Petit, President and Managing Partner, Star America Infrastructure Partners; Nancy Smith and Simon Santiago, Partners, Nossaman LLP

12:00 NOON  Luncheon
Scott E. Trommer, U.S. Advisory Sevices Division, WSP | Parsons Brinckeroff (invited) 

1:30 PM  Innovative Financing: RRIF Loans, Bond Issues, Special Taxes and Voter Referendums
Barney Allsion, Partner, Nossaman LLP (invited)

2:15 PM  Energy Break

2:30 PM  Project Financial Viability Considerations
Andrew Ward, Director-Public Finance, Fitch Ratings

3:30 PM  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.

HorodniceanuThe 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. Featuring a keynote address from Dr. Michael Horodniceanu P.E.—President, MTA Capital Construction Company—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:
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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, 15 November 2016 00:00

Light Rail, presented by Railway Age and RT&S

Light Rail 2017

 

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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 — Light Rail
David Genova
General Manager & Chief Executive Officer
Regional Transportation District, Denver

 

Michael Horodniceanu

 

 

Keynote Address — Rail Transit Finance
Dr. Michael Horodniceanu, P.E.
President
MTA Capital Construction Company

 

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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Tuesday, 01 November 2016 00:00

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.

 

Confirmed Speakers

Rob Troup
Keith Creel
President
& Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Pacific
Gilbertson
Peter A. Gilbertson 
President
& Chief Executive Officer
Anacostia Rail Holdings Co.
Claussen
Pete Claussen 
Founder & Chairman
Gulf & Ohio Railways / 
Knoxville Locomotive Works
Hamberger
Ed Hamberger
President
& Chief Executive Officer
AAR
McHugh
Joe McHugh
VP, State Supported Services
Business Development
Amtrak
Miller
Brian Miller
President
R.J. Corman Railroad
Group LLC
Simpson
Tom Simpson
President
Railway Supply Institute
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

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Sponsorships and exhibits are available for all Railway Age events. Contact Jon Chalon (212) 620-7224, jchalon@sbpub.com


Monday, 13 February 2017 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.
 
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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, 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
 

 

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