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October 28 & 29, 2014  |  Washington Marriott |  Washington, DC
Gold Sponsor: Herzog Transit Services, Inc.
Conference Agenda
Tuesday, October 28
8:00
Registration - Westend Ballroom Foyer
Continental Breakfast Sponsored by Oliver Wyman & Marsh USA
9:00 Keynote Address
James A. Squires, President, Norfolk Southern
9:30

State-Supported Trains Under PRIIA – Part I: Opportunities 

  • Charles Banks, President, R.L. Banks & Associates
  • Ken Withers, Vice President, R.L. Banks & Associates
10:30 Coffee Break
10:45

State-Supported Trains Under PRIIA – Part II: Realities, Challenges, Improvement

  • Moderators: Charles Banks, President, R.L. Banks & Associates and Ken Withers, Vice President, R.L. Banks & Associates
  • Robert L. Zier, Director, Multimodal Planning and Programs, Indiana DOT
  • Joe McHugh, Vice President, Government Affairs and Corporate Communications, Amtrak
  • Ray Chambers, Executive Director, Association of Independent Passenger Rail Operators
  • Jim Coston, Chairman, Corridor Capital LLC
12:00 Luncheon
Luncheon Speaker: Joseph Giulietti, President, MTA Metro-North Railroad
1:30
Developing California's LOSSAN Corridor
John L. Rinard, Chief Executive Officer, Willdan Infrastructure, Inc.
2:15 Shared-Use Liability: A Trial Lawyer's Perspective
David B. Potter, Esq., Partner, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP
3:00 Energy Break
3:15 Passenger Rail on Freight: Recent and Pending Cases Changing the Legal Landscape
Kevin Sheys, Esq., Partner, Nossaman LLP
4:00 A "Frank" Discussion about Amtrak
  • Joe Boardman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Amtrak
  • Frank N. Wilner, Contributing Editor, Railway Age
5:00 Cocktail Reception | Sponsored by Keolis Rail Services USA
6:00 Adjourn
Wednesday, October 29
8:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 The Indiana Gateway Project
  • Mike Franke, Chief of Contract Services, Amtrak
  • Jeff Harris, Assistant Vice President Operations Planning, Norfolk Southern 
9:45
Managing All the Risks of a Rail Operation
Michael Snee, Vice President, Marsh | Global Rail Practice
10:30 Coffee Break
10:45 Impact of PRIIA on a State-Supported Intercity Passenger Service
Jason Kuehn, Vice President, Oliver Wyman Rail Practice
11:15 Developing Florida's SunRail Service
Noranne Downs, District 5 Secretary, Florida DOT (invited)
12:00
Luncheon
21st Annual W. Graham Claytor Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to Passenger Transportation
Honoree: Al Engel, Principal, Al Engel Consulting
1:30 Extending MBTA's Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line on Pan Am Railways
  • Phil Brake, Senior Vice President, HNTB (invited)
  • Paul Hadley, Director Commuter Rail Projects – North, MBTA (invited)
2:15 Configuring the "New Jersey Raceway" for Intercity, Commuter, and Freight Rail
  • Al Fazio, Deputy Chief Engineer, Section Improvements, Amtrak
  • Speaker from NJ Transit to be announced
3:00 Adjourn

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