Light Rail 2021 Virtual Conference, presented by Railway Age and RT&S

Light Rail 2021
April 22, 2021 - April 22, 2021 | 1:30-4:00 PM ET | Virtual Conference, 2.5 hours
PLANNING, ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS

Event Info

Join Railway Age and RT&S for our Light Rail 2021 Virtual Conference on light rail transit, featuring some of the industry’s top practitioners and technology suppliers. LRT, the fastest-growing passenger rail mode, employs a full range of technologies and operating practices. Funding prospects under the Biden Administration look promising.

Light Rail 2021 — developed for transportation professionals in planning, operations, civil engineering, signaling and vehicle engineering — will offer a comprehensive review of the specialized engineering and operational issues associated with LRT.

It will also examine the relationship between transportation and economic development in a modern urban environment.

Registration for the conference is $99 (US).

Topics will include:

  • “Build Back Better”: Rail transit funding under the Biden Administration
  • Growing LRT in the Puget Sound region
  • Regulatory update for shared-use operations
  • Safety assurance and compliance pathways
  • Engineering Sound Transit’s Floating Bridge
  • Vehicle options, pros and cons — electric or diesel?

Missed Light Rail 2020? The conference is available on demand. Please register for access.

 

Keynote Address

Nuria Fernandez

Deputy Administrator, Federal Transit Administration
Maintaining LRT Growth in the Puget Sound Region

Peter Rogoff

CEO, Sound Transit
Regulatory Changes for Shared-Use Operations

John Mardente

Office of Safety, Assurance & Compliance, FRA
Electric or Diesel LRVs: Pros & Cons

Alfred E. Fazio, P.E.

Sound Transit’s Floating Bridge Project

John Sleavin

Executive Technical Advisor, Sound Transit
Safety Risk Management and Certification: A Path to Safety Assurance

Harry Saporta

Retired Safety and Security Executive, formerly of Tri-Met

Sponsorship opportunities
Contact Jonathan Chalon at 212.620.7224, [email protected] for details.

Questions?
Contact us at [email protected].

Moderator: William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age

All times listed are ET.

Program subject to change.

Conference portal opens

Opening Remarks

Keynote Address
Nuria Fernandez, Deputy Administrator, Federal Transit Administration

Maintaining LRT Growth in the Puget Sound Region
Peter Rogoff, CEO, Sound Transit

Safety Risk Management and Certification: A Path to Safety Assurance
Harry Saporta, retired safety and security executive, formerly of Tri-Met
with contribution from Nagal Shashidhara, Director, System Safety & QA Programs, NJ Transit

Electric or Diesel LRVs: Pros & Cons
Alfred E. Fazio, P.E.

Regulatory Changes for Shared-Use Operations
John Mardente, Office of Safety, Assurance & Compliance, FRA

Sound Transit’s Floating Bridge Project
John Sleavin, Executive Technical Advisor, Sound Transit
with Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Track & Structures

Closing Remarks

Sponsorships

Join Railway Age and Railway Track & Structures for our sixth annual event focused on light rail.

Light Rail 2021 virtual conference brings together transportation professionals in planning, operations, civil engineering, signaling and vehicle engineering. The agenda highlights specialized technical and operational issues associated with light and interurban railways and examines the relationship between transportation and economic development in a modern urban environment. Sponsorships allow your company to position itself as an industry leader, shape the dialogue in the industry, and generate highly-targeted leads.