Light Rail 2020, presented by Railway Age and RT&S

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April 22, 2020 - April 23, 2020 | Courtyard Boston Downtown | Boston, MA
PLANNING, ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS

Event Info

Join Railway Age and RT&S at a premier event—Light Rail 2020, our fifth annual conference on light rail transit. LRT, the fastest-growing passenger rail mode, employs a full range of technologies and operating practices.

Light Rail 2020, developed for transportation professionals in planning, operations, civil engineering, signaling and vehicle engineering—as well as students at the undergraduate and graduate level—will offer a comprehensive review of the specialized technical and operational issues associated with light and interurban railways. It will also examine the relationship between transportation and economic development in a modern urban environment.

Session topics will include:
• MBTA: Overview of a Legacy LRT System
• Engineering for Operations
• New Start Lessons Learned
• Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles
• OC Transpo High-Capacity Light Rail
• Integrated Fare Collection: The Best Ticket Is No Ticket
• Axle-less Wheels

We look forward to seeing you in Boston!

Keynote Address

Steve Poftak

GM, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Citadis Vehicles, SelTrac™ CBTC and Infrastructure

Michael Morgan

Rail Construction Program Director, OC Transpo
Vivarail LRT Operations in the U.K.

Adrian Shooter

Chairman, Vivarail
Alternative Vehicle Technologies

Andreas Hoffrichter

Executive Director, Center for Railway Research and Education, Michigan State University
Pop-Up Metro Applications for the U.S.

Henry Posner III

Chairman, Railroad Development Corporation

Hotel Block | Venue
Light Rail 2020 takes place at the Courtyard Boston Downtown. Our attendee room block has a discounted rate of $269/night (plus taxes/fees). This block ends March 31, 2020 at 5pm ET. To reserve a room, call 800.321.2211 or 617.426.1400 and mention Light Rail 2020.

Courtyard Boston Downtown
275 Tremont Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116 USA

Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities
Contact Jonathan Chalon at 212.620.7224, [email protected] for details.

Questions?
Contact us at 212.620.7205, [email protected].

Gold Sponsor
Alstom  |   ABB

Registration & Continental Breakfast | Expo Open

Keynote Address
Steve Poftak, General Manager, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

History and Development of Light Rail in Boston
Rachel Burckardt, P.E., Assistant Vice President, WSP USA

Coffee Break | Expo Open

Engineering for Operations, Part I
• Upgrading Philadelphia’s Trolley Network to LRV Standards
David Montvydas, Chief Engineer, SEPTA
• Vivarail LRT Operations in the U.K.
Adrian Shooter, Chairman, Vivarail
• Oversight of Major LRT Programs in LA
Brian Boudreau, Senior Executive Officer, Project Management Oversight, LA Metro
Lessons on Engineering Design
Alfred E. Fazio, P.E.

Luncheon Sponsored by WSP | Expo Open

High-Capacity Light Rail: Ottawa’s Confederation Line
• Citadis Vehicles, SelTrac™ CBTC and Infrastructure
Michael Morgan, Rail Construction Program Director, OC Transpo
David Dimmer, Director of Product Strategy, Thales
Speaker from Alstom to be announced

Wayside Energy Storage for Railways
Patrick Savoie, Business Development Manager AMERICAS, Electrification Distribution Systems, Railways Infrastructure AC/DC, ABB

Energy Break | Expo Open

MBTA Light Rail Wheel/Rail Interface Considerations
• Re-writing MBTA LRT Track Standards
Speaker from MBTA to be announced
• MBTA LRV Wheel Truing Practices
Speaker from MBTA to be announced

Cocktail Reception | Expo Open

Day One Adjourns

Continental Breakfast | Expo Open

Engineering for Operations, Part II
• Introduction
Bridget Hodgson, President, BRT Rail Services
• Alternative Vehicle Technologies
Andreas Hoffrichter, Executive Director, Center for Railway Research and Education, Michigan State University
• Pop-Up Metro Applications for the U.S.
Henry Posner III, Chairman, Railroad Development Corporation
• Advancements in Shared-Use Operation
John Mardente, FRA Office of Safety, Assurance and Compliance

Coffee Break | Expo Open

The Best Ticket Is No Ticket: Integrated, Seamless Fare Collection
Ben Whitaker, Founder and Head of Innovation, Masabi

Conference Sessions End

Departure for MBTA Light Rail Tour
Space is limited and is restricted to attendees of Light Rail 2020. The tour will end at approximately 4:00 pm.

Sponsorships

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

Light Rail 2020 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.

Sponsor or exhibit at Light Rail 2020 and network face-to-face with industry decision-makers: the executives with purchasing power.

Platinum, Gold, and custom sponsorships are available. A limited number of exhibit spaces are also available.