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

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

Doug Allen, General Manager, VRE

10:30   Coffee Break | Sponsored by Bombardier Transportation

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

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

3:15   Energy Break | Sponsored by Rocky Mountaineer
3:30   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 | Sponsored by Keolis Rail Services America
6:00   Adjourn
Thursday, October 29
8:00   Continental Breakfast | Sponsored by Iowa Pacific
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 | Sponsored by PTMW, Inc. 
10:45   Freight Trains on Connecticut’s Passenger Railroads
Anna Barry, Deputy Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Transportation

Repurposing Rolling Stock through Industrial Design
Cesar A. Vergara, Principal Industrial Designer, Interfleet/SNC Lavalin

12:00   Adjourn

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