This 3.5 day course describes track defects and discusses in depth the Federal Track Safety Standards in 49 CFR, Part 213: Track Safety Standards (TSS) Class 1-5 with an interactive approach both in the classroom and in the field. Class 1, Short Line operators, and contractors will find this workshop valuable for those responsible for compliance with the FRA TSS. Upon completion of this course, attendees will have an introductory understanding of how to apply FRA TSS for inspecting track, recording defects, and taking necessary remedial action.
Emphasis during this course is placed on: FRA Qualification, Compliance, Railroad/Track Owner Responsibility, Class Specific Defects, Non Class Specific Defects, Turnout Inspections, Rail Defects, and Inspection Report Requirements.
Those attending will:
Meet the Instructor: Brad Hess
Brad Hess was employed in the railroad industry for more than 48 years. For the past 33 years he worked in the railroad regulatory and safety field as a Track Specialist for the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Track Inspector for FRA, the states of California and Nevada. He recently retired from the FRA after spending the last 16 years as the Regional Track Specialist in FRA Region 7, including the states of California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah. Brad holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Nevada Reno.
Keynote from the Association of American Railroads Lance Fritz, AAR Chairman and Union Pacific Railroad Chairman, President and CEO.
The key strategic challenges, issues and trends affecting business growth, capital investment, technology, regulation, service quality and safety in the North American Rail Market.
The RIVIT Conference objectives include improving the effectiveness of existing technologies, development and implementation of new technologies, and presenting research on emerging technologies with the potential to be applied to rail transportation.
This high school program, a collaboration by Michigan Tech’s Rail Transportation Program and the Transportation and Logistics Management Program at University of Wisconsin–Superior, investigates rail and intermodal transportation.
• Learn about and ride trains—the green transportation alternative.• Find out why trucks, ships, and trains are so important to our economy.• Learn about advancements in railroad technology, like alternative fuels and advanced train control systems.• Enjoy technical tours to rail and intermodal facilities in Marquette and Duluth.• Work in teams to complete group projects.• Experience college life on two campuses—stay in a residence hall, explore campus, and meet others with similar backgrounds and interests.• Enjoy Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula and the shores of Lake Superior.
Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE) 2017 Annual Convention
The International Conference on Next-Gen Train Control will feature in-depth technical sessions and comprehensive project updates on CBTC for rail transit and PTC for main line railways presented by leading experts from around the world.
Now in its third decade, this conference is the rail industry’s single-most important gathering of communications and signaling professionals from around the globe. It is the place where suppliers and consultants interface directly with customers.
Key Topics• Project Updates: New York City Transit, Toronto Transit Commission, San Francisco Muni, Calgary, AAR Freight Railroads, European ERTMS• Safety Certification• PTC Testing and Implementation Issues• CBTC: PATH Testing and Implementation• CENELEC, AREMA, MIL, IEEE Standards• PTC Federal Communications Commission Issues• Communications, Positioning, Information Processing and IT Architecture• Supplier Roundtable