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October 28 & 29, 2015  |  Grand Hyatt Washington |  Washington, DC
 
Conference Agenda
 
Wednesday, October 28
     
8:00  
Registration | Continental Breakfast | Sponsorship Available
     
9:00   Keynote Address
Jack Quinn, former House Railroad Subcommittee Chair, current Amtrak Chicago Blue Ribbon Panel Member, and President, Erie County Community College
     
9:30  

Improving Virginia Railway Express Shared Passenger/Freight Corridors
Tom Hickey, Chief Development Officer, VRE

Doug Allen, General Manager, VRE

     
10:30   Coffee Break | Sponsorship Available
     
10:45  

North Carolina’s Piedmont Corridor Improvement Program
Paul C. Worley, Rail Director, North Carolina DOT

     
12:00   Luncheon | Sponsorship Available
22nd Annual W. Graham Claytor Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to Passenger Transportation

Luncheon honoring Cesar A. Vergara, Industrial Designer
     
1:30   ION Shared Operations with CN and Canadian Pacific
Paul Bakas, General Engineering Consultant, Region of Waterloo Rapid Transit Project, Parsons Brinckerhoff
     
2:30  

Building Better Business Relations among Freight and Passenger Carriers
William C. Evans, CRT Consulting LLC; former Risk and Insurance Director, Union Pacific

     
3:30   Energy Break | Sponsorship Available
     
3:45   Passenger Rail on Freight: Recent and Pending Cases Changing the Legal Landscape
Kevin Sheys, Esq., Partner, Nossaman LLP
     
4:00   A “Frank” Discussion about Passenger Rail’s Past, Present and Future—An Informal, Unscripted, Unrehearsed Candid Conversation
with Bob Gallamore and Frank Mulvey, hosted by Frank N. Wilner, Contributing Editor, Railway Age
     
5:00   Cocktail Reception | Sponsorship Available
     
6:00   Adjourn
     
     
Thursday, October 29
     
8:00   Continental Breakfast | Sponsorship Available
 
9:00   Better, Safer Railroading: 10% Planning, 90% Execution
David Schanoes, Ten90 Solutions LLC; former Metro-North Railroad Deputy Chief of Field Operation
     
9:45   Getting In and Out of Chicago
David S. Lehlbach, Senior Specialist, Surface Transportation, Oliver Wyman
 
10:30   Coffee Break | Sponsorship Available
     
10:45   Freight Trains on Connecticut’s Passenger Railroads
Anna Barry, Deputy Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Transportation
     
11:30  

TBA

     
12:30   Adjourn
     
 

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