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American Public Transportation Association

 Technical Papers

Below are the presentations from the APTA Rail Conference, held June 6-9, 2010, in Vancouver, British Columbia

Only conference registrants and APTA members will be able to access the files listed below.

  
Presenters
  
  
collapse Session : Building LRT Urban Track Structures – Embedded Track Design ‎(1)
Considerations for Installing Special Trackwork

Francis T. Lam*
AECOM Canada Ltd.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Considerations-for-Installing-Special-Trackwork-on-Vertical-Gradients.pdfConsiderations-for-Installing-Special-Trackwork-on-Vertical-Gradients
collapse Session : Capital Projects -Project Updates ‎(2)
Edmonton’s LRT Setting the Stage for Heading Further South
Carole Cej*
City of Edmonton
Edmonton, Alberta
Edmontons-LRT-Setting-the-Stage-for-Heading-Futher-South.pdfEdmontons-LRT-Setting-the-Stage-for-Heading-Futher-South
Doing More with the Same: How the Trinity Railway Express Increased Service without Increasing Costs
W. T. "Bill" Farquhar
Trinity Railway Express
Irving, TX
Doing-More-with-the-Same-How-the-Trinity-Railway-Express-Increased-Service-without-Increasing-Costs.pdfDoing-More-with-the-Same-How-the-Trinity-Railway-Express-Increased-Service-without-Increasing-Costs
collapse Session : Capital Projects -Systems Engineering ‎(1)
Systems Engineering in Major Capital Projects
Oliver M. Hoehne*
STV Incorporated
Philadelphia, PA
Systems-Engineering-in-Major-Capital-Projects.pdfSystems-Engineering-in-Major-Capital-Projects
collapse Session : Enhancing Asset Value through Safety Certification ‎(1)
Safety Case Management During Change
David Anderson*
Booz Allen Hamilton
Newark, NJ
Safety-Case-Management-During-Change.pdfSafety-Case-Management-During-Change
collapse Session : Integrating Passenger Facilities into the Community ‎(1)
Chasing the Win-Win: Integration of the Mid-City/Exposition LRT Project with a Transit-Oriented Development
Diane Kravif*
Parsons Corporation
Los Angeles, CA
Chasing-the-Win-Win-Integration-of-the-MidCity-Exposition-LRT-Project-with-a-Transit-Oriented-Development.pdfChasing-the-Win-Win-Integration-of-the-MidCity-Exposition-LRT-Project-with-a-Transit-Oriented-Development
collapse Session : Interactive Presentations ‎(5)
Transportation Sustainability
Sudhir Agrawal*
AECOM  Corporation
 Los Angeles, CA 
Transportation-Sustainability.pdfTransportation-Sustainability
Safety Audit Preparation and Documentation on Capital Construction Projects
Sudhir Agrawal*
AECOM  Corporation,
Los Angeles, CA 
Safety-Audit-Preparation-and-Documentation-Capital-Construction-Projects.pdfSafety-Audit-Preparation-and-Documentation-Capital-Construction-Projects
Evaluating and Preventing Capacity Loss
Davis Dure*
SYSTRA Engineering, Inc.
New York, NY
Evaluating-and-Preventing-Capacity-Loss.pdfEvaluating-and-Preventing-Capacity-Loss
Claims Avoidance - New Trend
Sudhir Agrawal*
AECOM Corporation ,
Los Angeles, CA
Claims-Avoidance -New-Trend.pdfClaims-Avoidance -New-Trend
Capital Construction Projects Accountability, Independent Technical Evaluation Complements Independent Financial Audit
Sudhir Agrawal*
AECOM Corporation
Los Angeles, CA
Capital-Construction-Projects-Accountability-Independent-Technical-Evaluation-Complements.pdfCapital-Construction-Projects-Accountability-Independent-Technical-Evaluation-Complements
collapse Session : Publication Only ‎(2)
Demonstration of a Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Locomotive
Arnold R. Miller
Fuelcell Propulsion Institute
Golden, CO

Demonstration-of-a-Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell-Locomotive.pdfDemonstration-of-a-Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell-Locomotive
Aluminum Railcar Design and Useful Life – Fatigue Assessment
R. Sarunac, Ph.D.
Booz Allen Hamilton
Washington, DC

P. Lorek, PE
Booz Allen Hamilton
Baltimore, MD
Aluminum-Railcar-Design-and-Useful-Life.pdfAluminum-Railcar-Design-and-Useful-Life
collapse Session : Recruiting and Developing a New Generation Workforce ‎(1)
How To Develop the Next Generation of Signal Maintainers And Engineers
Jason Schiedel*
AECOM
New York, NY
How-To-Develop-the-Next-Generation-of-Signal-Maintainers-And-Engineers.pdfHow-To-Develop-the-Next-Generation-of-Signal-Maintainers-And-Engineers
collapse Session : Retrofits: Integrating New Technology into Older Infrastructure ‎(3)
Upgrading Traveler Information  Systems on an Existing Fleet
Robert Gave*
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
Upgrading-Traveler-Information.pdfUpgrading-Traveler-Information
DART Super Light Rail Vehicles Low Floor Center Section the Final “Successful” Chapter
G. James Morgan*
LTK Engineering Services 
Dallas, TX
DART-Super-Light-Rail-Vehicles-Low-Floor-Center-Section-the-Final-Successful-Chapter.pdfDART-Super-Light-Rail-Vehicles-Low-Floor-Center-Section-the-Final-Successful-Chapter
A Balancing Act: Positive Train Control
Rickey Green*
Stantec Consulting Services Inc.
Dallas, TX
A-Balancing-Act-Positive-Train-Control.pdfA-Balancing-Act-Positive-Train-Control
collapse Session : Risk Assessment: Identification & Mitigation ‎(3)
Strategies to Mitigate Local Financial Commitment Risks of a New Starts Project
Ying Chen*
AECOM
Arlington, VA
Strategies-to-Mitigate-Local-Financial-Commitment-Risks-of-a-New-Starts-Project.pdfStrategies-to-Mitigate-Local-Financial-Commitment-Risks-of-a-New-Starts-Project
Risk Management in the Development of a Penta-P Project
Julie Skeen*
Jacobs Engineering
Denver, CO
Risk-Management-in-the-Development-of-a-Penta-P-Project.pdfRisk-Management-in-the-Development-of-a-Penta-P-Project
Front End Planning of Railway Projects
Jim Palmer*
Hill International
Marlton, NJ
Front-End-Planning-of-Railway-Projects.pdfFront-End-Planning-of-Railway-Projects
collapse Session : Safety Culture and Organizational Change ‎(3)
Systems Assurance Management in Railway through the Project Life Cycle
Peregrin Spielholz*
Sound Transit
Seattle, WA
Systems Assurance Management in Railway through the Project Life Cycle.pdfSystems Assurance Management in Railway through the Project Life Cycle
Measuring and Improving Safety Climate in Your Organization
Peregrin Spielholz*
Sound Transit
Seattle, WA

Selena Ngo
Sound Transit
Seattle, WA

Dana Stahl
Sound Transit
Seattle, WA

Marwan Al-Mukhtar
Sound Transit
Seattle, WA
Measuring-and-Improving-Safety-Climate-in-Your-Organization.pdfMeasuring-and-Improving-Safety-Climate-in-Your-Organization
Employee Engagement & Organizational Safety Performance
Tim Hoover*
BST
Ojai, CA
Employee-Engagement-Organizational-Safety-Performance.pdfEmployee-Engagement-Organizational-Safety-Performance
collapse Session : Technical Forums - Communications Systems ‎(3)
The Joint Council on Transit Wireless Communications
Karl Witbeck*
The Joint Council on
Transit Wireless Communications
Phoenix, AZ
The-Joint-Council-on-Transit-Wireless-Communications.pdfThe-Joint-Council-on-Transit-Wireless-Communications
State of Maryland Statewide Public Safety Wireless Communications System (APCO 25 Phase 2 Compliant 700 MHz system)
Bernard Walker*
AECOM
Baltimore, Maryland
State-of-Maryland-Statewide-Public-Safety-Wireless-Communications-System.pdfState-of-Maryland-Statewide-Public-Safety-Wireless-Communications-System
Considerations for the Deployment of Communications for Commuter Railroad Positive Train Control Systems
Warren S. Meyers*
SYSTRA Consulting
New York, NY
Considerations-for-the-Deployment-of-Communications-for-Commuter-Railroad-Positive-Train-Control-Systems.pdfConsiderations-for-the-Deployment-of-Communications-for-Commuter-Railroad-Positive-Train-Control-Systems
collapse Session : Technical Forums - Energy, Environment & Transit ‎(1)
Utilizing Wayside Energy Storage Substations in Rail Transit Systems – Some Modelling and Simulation Results
J.G.Yu, PhD *
SYSTRA Consulting,Inc
Philadelphia, PA
Utilizing-Wayside-Energy-Storage-Substations-in-Rail-Transit-Systems-Some-Modelling-and-Simulation-Results.pdfUtilizing-Wayside-Energy-Storage-Substations-in-Rail-Transit-Systems-Some-Modelling-and-Simulation-Results
collapse Session : Technical Forums - Other ‎(1)
Power Outage Prevention Through Preventative Maintenance Cable Testing
Paul F. White*
HNTB, Inc.
Chelmsford, MA
Power-Outage-Prevention-Through-Preventative-Maintenance-Cable-Testing.pdfPower-Outage-Prevention-Through-Preventative-Maintenance-Cable-Testing
collapse Session : Technical Forums - Traction Power ‎(2)
Operational and Safety Improvements to OCS with Non-conducting Span Wire
Paul F. White*
HNTB, Inc.
Chelmsford, MA

Operational-and-Safety-Improvements-to-OCS-with-Non-conducting-Span-Wire.pdfOperational-and-Safety-Improvements-to-OCS-with-Non-conducting-Span-Wire
Everything You Wanted To Know About Energy Storage But Were Afraid To Ask
Steven D. Bezner*
Burns Engineering
Landover, MD
Everything-You-Wanted-To-Know-About-Energy-Storage-But-Were-Afraid-To-Ask.pdfEverything-You-Wanted-To-Know-About-Energy-Storage-But-Were-Afraid-To-Ask
collapse Session : Track 8 - Traction Power ‎(1)
How Effective Are Automatic Grounding Devices at the Floating Negative Rail System of a DC Powered Rail Transit System?
Dev Paul PE
AECOM
Oakland, CA
How-Effective-Are-Automatic-Grounding-Devices-at-the-Floating-Negative-Rail-System.pdfHow-Effective-Are-Automatic-Grounding-Devices-at-the-Floating-Negative-Rail-System
collapse Session : Train Control in 2010 ‎(2)
System Engineering for Re-signalling Projects
Jon Hulse*
Parker and Associates Inc.
(A Division of Delcan Corporation)
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
System-Engineering- for- Re-signalling-Projects.pdfSystem-Engineering- for- Re-signalling-Projects
DUAL CODE AUDIO FREQUENCY TRACK CIRCUITS AND THEIR USE IN VITAL TRAIN DETECTION
David Rosenthal
Metropolitan Atlanta Transit Consultants
DUAL-CODE-AUDIO-FREQUENCY-TRACK-CIRCUIT.pdfDUAL-CODE-AUDIO-FREQUENCY-TRACK-CIRCUIT

* Presented at the conference

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