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Crude By Rail
September 17 & 18, 2015 | Key Bridge Marriott | Arlington, VA
Conference Agenda
Thursday, September 17
8:00   Registration
Continental Breakfast | Sponsorship Available
9:00   Keynote Address
Matt Rose, Executive Chairman, BNSF Railway (invited)
9:30   Understanding the New DOT Rulemaking
Speakers from FRA and PHMSA
10:30   Coffee Break | Sponsorship Available
10:45   Understanding the New DOT-117 Tank Car
Robert E. Fronczak, AVP Environment & Hazmat, Association of American Railroads (invited)
11:30   Railroad Safety and Operational Considerations for CBR
Michael Rush, SVP Safety and Operations, Association of American Railroads (invited)
12:00   Luncheon | Sponsorship Available
Luncheon Address: Speaker from the American Petroleum Institute
Retrofitting DOT-111 and CPC-1232 Tank Cars
  • Technical Considerations: Michael Obertop, Vice President, Sales, GBW Railcar Services
  • DOT/Transport Canada Timeframe: Workable or Not?
2:30   Volatility Analysis of Various Crude Oil Types
Nii Attoh-Okine, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Delaware
3:00   Energy Break | Sponsorship Available
3:15   Effect of “Sloshing” on Track/Train Dynamics
  • Dr. John Tunna, Director of R&D, Federal Railroad Administration (invited)
  • Brian Marquis, Structure and Dynamics Specialist, John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (invited)
4:00   Domestic Crude Oil Production and CBR Traffic Trends
  • Mindi Farber-DeAnda, Analyst, U.S. Energy Information Administration
  • Richard Flynn, Northeast Logistics Systems LLC (invited)
5:00   Cocktail Reception | Sponsorship Available
Friday, September 18
8:00   Continental Breakfast | Sponsorship Available
9:00   Carbuilder Roundtable
Participation by The Greenbrier Companies, Union Tank Car, Trinity Industries, ARI, National Steel Car
Moderated by RSI President Tom Simpson
10:30   Coffee Break | Sponsorship Available
10:45   Tank Car Lessor Roundtable
Moderated by David Nahass, Senior VP, Railroad Financial Corporation
12:00   Adjourn

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