RT&S Ballast Maintenance Virtual Conference

RT&S Ballast Maintenance
September 15, 2022 - September 15, 2022 | Virtual Conference | 2:00pm ET, 2 hours
The Latest in Maintenance-of-way and Ballast Maintenance

Event Info

The Railway Track & Structures Ballast Maintenance Virtual Conference will include presentations on best practices, maintenance-of-way updates and the latest research regarding ballast maintenance. Speakers representing BNSF and more will talk about the current market and the latest dealing with ballast maintenance. Those looking to hear about the latest information regarding this maintenance-of-way practice are encouraged to attend.

Top Reasons to Attend

  • Learn how research is being developed that will help detect the settlement of ballast
  • Hear from BNSF on how they deal with ballast maintenance every year
  • Dive into the latest research from MxV Rail, formerly TTCI, dealing with ballast in the right-of-way
  • Ask the experts your own questions and benefit from their experiences

Tiera J. Adams

Assistant Dir. Roadway Planning Ballast/Yards, BNSF Railway

Dr. Hai Huang

Associate Professor, Founding Faculty Member Rail Transportation Engineering Degree Program, Pennsylvania State University

Steve Wilk

Principal Investigator, MxV Rail

Bill Wilson

Editor-in-Chief, RT&S

Sponsorships Available
Contact Jonathan Chalon, 212.620.7224, [email protected]

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All times are ET

Portal Opens

Welcome Remarks

Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S

Ballast Maintenance Strategy and Outlook From a Class 1

Tiera J. Adams, Assistant Director Roadway Planning Ballast/Yards, BNSF Railway

Sponsor Spotlight with Loram

Yu Qian, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of South Carolina

The Development of Smart Rock & How It Will Change the Ballast Maintenance Industry

Dr. Hai Huang, Associate Professor, Founding Faculty Member, Rail Transportation Engineering Degree Program, Pennsylvania State University

Latest Ballast Maintenance Research with MxV Rail

Steve Wilk, Principal Investigator, MxV Rail

Closing Remarks

Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S

Virtual Conference Ends


The RT&S Ballast Maintenance Virtual Event will cover the latest research and jobsite best practices in ballast maintenance. Attendees will hear from a Class 1 company, academia and others who will share valuable information and success stories in the Maintenance-of-Way marketplace. All those involved in track maintenance and track construction will find this event valuable to their operations.