Light Rail 2019, presented by Railway Age and RT&S

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April 24, 2019 - April 25, 2019 | Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica | Santa Monica, CA
PLANNING, ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS

Event Info

Join Railway Age and RT&S at a premier event—Light Rail 2019, our fourth annual conference on light rail transit. LRT, the fastest-growing passenger rail mode, employs a full range of technologies and operating practices.

Light Rail 2019, 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.

Professional Engineers: PDHs will be awarded to attendees (approximately 8 PDHs for attending all conference sessions).

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

James T. Gallagher

Chief Operations Officer, LA Metro
AUTOMATION AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY OPPORTUNITIES

Andrew Bata

Regional Manager North America, UITP
MANAGEMENT OF THERMAL RAIL STRESSES ON BRIDGES

Anthony Fazio

Director, Track Engineering and Design, SEPTA
DEVELOPING A SAFETY CASE

Frank Vacca

Chief of Rail Operations, California High-Speed Rail Authority
PANDROL® ZERO LONGITUDINAL RESTRAINT (ZLR) SYSTEM

Bob Coats

Vice President Engineering, Pandrol USA
DESIGN-BUILD-OPERATE-MAINTAIN, A HISTORY

Al Fazio

Contributing Editor, Railway Age

Hotel Block | Venue
Light Rail attendees can book a room at Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica for $229.00 a night (plus taxes/fees). Our room block ends March 22, 2019 at 5pm PST. To book, call 888.627.8532 and mention Light Rail 2019.

Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica
530 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: (310) 399-9344

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

gold sponsor: Alstom

Registration & Continental Breakfast

Keynote Address
Jim Gallagher, Chief Operating Officer, Los Angeles County MTA

Going Beyond Design-Bid-Build I
Design-Build-Operate-Maintain, a History
Alfred E. Fazio, P.E., Contributing Editor, Railway Age
Contractual Challenges
Ivan Page, Executive Officer, Vendor Contract Management, Los Angeles MTA
• Achieving Operation Requirements
Paul Denison, Director, Light Rail Operations and Maintenance, Sound Transit

Break

Going Beyond Design-Bid-Build II
Asset Preservation
Speaker to be announced
Transit Oriented Development
Speaker from Stantec to be announced

Luncheon
Guest Speaker: John Gaul, Chief Operating Officer, Staten Island Railway (ret.) (invited)

Shared/Separated Use Applications I
The Operating Doctrine: Technology and Its Uses
Speaker from San Diego Trolley to be announced
• Use of Conventional Signalization in Advanced Applications of Temporal Separation
Alfred E. Fazio, P.E., Contributing Editor, Railway Age

Break

Shared/Separated Use Applications II
Current Developments at the Federal Railroad Administration
FRA Speaker to be announced
Developing a Safety Case
Frank Vacca, Chief of Rail Operations, California High Speed Rail Authority

Advanced Technologies
Automation and Advanced Technology Opportunities for Light Rail Transit
Andrew Bata, Regional Manager North America, UITP
• Network Services on the Newcastle Light Rail (New South Wales, Australia)
Mark Wood, General Manager Communications-Electronics, 4Tel Pty. Ltd.

 

Reception

Continental Breakfast

Engineering and Maintenance I
Signaling Ottawa’s Confederation Line
Speaker from Thales to be announced
Management of Thermal Rail Stresses on Bridges
Anthony Fazio, P.E., Manager, Track Engineering and Design, SEPTA
Topic to be announced
Speaker from Gannett Fleming to be announced

Break

Engineering and Maintenance II
PANDROL® Zero Longitudinal Restraint (ZLR) System
Bob Coats, Vice President Engineering, Pandrol USA
Capacity Limiting Points on the Los Angeles Blue Line
Speaker from Los Angeles MTA to be announced

End of Conference Sessions

Transit Tour

Sponsorships

Join Railway Age and Railway Track & Structures at this premier event—Light Rail 2019.

Developed for transportation professionals in planning, operations, civil engineering, signaling and vehicle engineering—as well as students at the undergraduate and graduate level—Light Rail 2019 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.

Sponsor or exhibit at this event 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.