Monday, September 14, 2009

Physical characteristics training, testing seminar set

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East Rutherford, N.J.-based PTSI Transportation is conducting a one-day seminar Oct. 23, entitled "Railroad and Rail Transit Physical Characteristics Training and Testing: Are we where we need to be?" The event will take place in the Amtrak Northeast Division Conference Room (sixth floor), 400 W. 31st Street, New York, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.; a working lunch session is included.

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PTSI Transportation says the conference is designed to "share best practice, not just with railroad employees, but also with first responders of various types, such as EMS, hazmat, homeland security, fire, and law enforcement personnel, who may be called onto railroad property in emergencies."

Speakers include Dennis Yachachak, USDOT FRA operating rules program manager, who will offer a federal viewpoint on the matter.

More information is available by contacting PTSI Transportation at (201) 933-5530, or emailing ptsitransport@aol.com. PTSI Transportation plans similar conferences in Chicago and Los Angeles, with exact dates and locations to be announced.