RT&S Virtual Conference: Grade Crossings

RT&S Grade Crossings
October 11, 2023 - October 11, 2023 | Virtual Conference | Start time: 2pm ET, End time: 4pm ET

Event Info

Rail-highway grade crossings have presented a challenge to railroads and local authorities alike since tracks began spreading across the country in the 1800s.

While grade crossing infrastructure, design, and technology have evolved significantly, grade crossings remain scenes of vehicle accidents, pedestrian incidents, and train derailments. In a perfect world, rail-highway grade crossings would not be needed, but we will continue to have grade crossings for the foreseeable future.

The RT&S Virtual Conference on Grade Crossings will discuss today’s methods of improving grade crossing safety. Stay up-to-date on how railroads continue to refine grade crossing design and protection. Learn more on driver safety education and discuss how partner organizations help in increasing the emphasis on safety for both railroaders and the public.

Some of the most horrific accidents in railroad history have occurred at rail-highway grade crossings, and we cannot let our guard down as we strive for improvement. Join us October 11 for this live broadcast and ask our experts your own questions.

Speakers Include

Tom Roadcap, P.E.

Project Engineer, Brightline

Cayela J. Wimberly

Sr. Mgr., Grade Crossing & Wayside Engineering, Norfolk Southern

Michael J. Burgett

Sr. Engineering Manager, Design - Standards S&C, CN

David Lester

Editor-in-Chief, RT&S

Sponsorships are available for this virtual event. For more information on available marketing opportunities, contact Jonathan Chalon at [email protected] or call 212.620.7224.

Contact Us
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Moderated by David Lester, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S

2:00 PM  Webcast Begins | Welcome

2:05 PM  Cayela J. Wimberly, Senior Manager, Grade Crossing and Wayside Engineering, Norfolk Southern

2:30 PM  Michael J. Burgett, Senior Engineering Manager, Design – Standards S&C, CN

2:55 PM  Tom Roadcap, P.E., Project Engineer, Brightline

3:20 PM  Closing Remarks

3:30 PM  Webcast Ends

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Grade crossings play a pivotal role in the rail network.

Railway Track & Structures holds a series of virtual events aimed at updating viewers on various sectors of the Maintenance-of-Way market. This October, grade crossing safety challenges will be addressed by our knowledgeable and experienced presenters.

The goal of this series is to educate MoW engineers on the latest research and practices, while also considering future planning. Take part in the RT&S Virtual Conference: Grade Crossings and establish a relationship with this highly targeted group of rail professionals.