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

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September 24, 2020 - September 24, 2020 | | ,

Event Info

Light Rail 2020 Postponed until September
In light of the ongoing global situation with the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, Railway Age has postponed Light Rail 2020.

Our new date for this event are September 24, 2020. This will be a Virtual Conference.

In the meantime, please note:
– All confirmed registrations for Light Rail 2020 will be transferred to the new dates. This includes all categories (attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors).
– We are working to secure the same speakers for September. Agenda updates will be posted to Although the agenda may change slightly, our focus remains on providing our attendees invaluable knowledge delivered by industry experts and thought leaders.

Thank you for your support of Railway Age Light Rail 2020. We greatly appreciate your understanding during this rapidly changing situation. We hope that you, your family, and your colleagues keep well.

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

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

Contact us at 212.620.7205, [email protected].


Keynote Address
Tom Prendergast, former rail transit executive (New York MTA Chairman, NYC Transit President, Long Island Rail Road President, Vancouver TransLink President); Executive Vice President & Americas Transit Leader, AECOM; and Railway Age’s 2017 Railroader of the Year

Sponsor Presentation

High-Capacity Light Rail: Ottawa’s Confederation Line
Michael Morgan, Rail Construction Program Director, OC Transpo

Sponsor Presentation

Oversight of Major LRT Programs in Los Angeles
Brian Boudreau, Senior Executive Officer, Project Management Oversight, LA Metro

Sponsor Presentation

Lessons on Engineering Design, with Applications in New Jersey
Alfred E. Fazio, P.E.

Sponsor Presentation

Advancements in Shared-Use Operation
John Mardente, FRA Office of Safety, Assurance and Compliance


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.