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).
James T. GallagherChief Operations Officer, LA Metro
Andrew BataRegional Manager North America, UITP
Anthony FazioDirector, Track Engineering and Design, SEPTA
Frank VaccaChief of Rail Operations, California High-Speed Rail Authority
Bob CoatsVice President Engineering, Pandrol USA
Al FazioContributing Editor, Railway Age
Joe NorthVice President, NJ/NY Market Leader, RailPros
Ida PosnerProject Manager, Railroad Development Corp.
Hotel Block | Venue
Light Rail 2019 takes place at Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica. Our room block has ended. To reserve a room, 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.
Contact us at 212.620.7205, [email protected].
Registration & Continental Breakfast
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
Going Beyond Design-Bid-Build II
• Project Procurement and Delivery Methods
Joe North, Vice President, NJ/NY Market Leader, RailPros
• Transit Oriented Development
Pat McKelvey, Senior Principal, Stantec
Shared/Separated Use Applications I
• Use of Conventional Signalization in Advanced Applications of Temporal Separation
Alfred E. Fazio, P.E., Contributing Editor, Railway Age
• “Pop-Up Metro” Concept
Ida Posner, Project Manager, Railroad Development Corp.
Shared/Separated Use Applications II
• Current Developments at the Federal Railroad Administration
John Mardente, Civil Engineer – Passenger Rail Division Office of Railroad Safety, Federal Railroad Administration | USDOT
• Developing a Safety Case
Frank Vacca, Chief of Rail Operations, California High Speed Rail Authority
• 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.
Engineering and Maintenance I
• Applications for Rigid Catenary and Spring Tensioners
Christoph Hausberger, Sales Engineer, MAC Products Inc.
• Signalling Technology for LRT Projects
David Dimmer, Director of Product Strategy, Urban Rail Signalling, Thales
• Management of Thermal Rail Stresses on Bridges
Anthony Fazio, P.E., Manager, Track Engineering and Design, SEPTA
• Automated Inspection of Overhead Contact Systems and Pantographs
Luke Vogel, P.E. OCS Engineer, Gannett Fleming
Marshall Epler, P.E., DEO, Systems Engineering, Los Angeles Metro, Maintenance of Way (MOW) Engineering
Engineering and Maintenance II
• PANDROL® Zero Longitudinal Restraint (ZLR) System
Bob Coats, Vice President Engineering, Pandrol USA
• Energy Efficiency: A Commitment to Operational Excellence
Ouahcene Ourahmoune, Energy Efficiency Director, ALSTOM Systems & Infrastructure
• Going Digital in Rail – Improving Decisions from Planning to Performance
Robert Henderson, Rail and Transit Consultant; and Eduardo Lazzarotto, Senior Account Manager, Bentley Systems
End of Conference Sessions
LA METRO TOUR – Departure from Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica
This tour will allow participants to observe Metro’s newest Light Rail Line – the Metro Exposition Line. Participants will be joined by Director, RFS Ed McAuley and Director, Rail Operations Michael Moore who will provide an overview of the Expo light rail maintenance yard, transportation and control area. The tour will begin with a short ride from the Downtown Santa Monica Expo Line Station into the Expo Light Rail Yard and then bring participants back to Downtown Santa Monica Station where they can choose to take the Expo Line further into Downtown Los Angeles or head back to the conference hotel.
1:30 PM – 1:45 PM Downtown Santa Monica Expo Line Station to Division 14/Expo Line Yard
1:50 PM – 3:00 PM Tour Maintenance, Transportation and Control Area
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Departure – Expo Train to Downtown Santa Monica Expo Line Station
Return to Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica
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.