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 Presentations

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

  
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collapse Session : Accessible Rail - Freedom to Move ‎(3)
ADA Requirements Impacting Rail System Construction and Operations
Jonathan Klein, Region IX, Federal Transit Administration
ADA-Requirments-Impacting-Rail-System-Construction-and-operations.pdfADA-Requirments-Impacting-Rail-System-Construction-and-operations
Elevators, Lifts, and Mini-Highs: Northstar Addresses Accessibility
Edward D. Byers, Northstar Commuter Rail, Metro Transit
Elevators-Lifts-Minihighs.pdfElevators-Lifts-Minihighs
Trimet's Wes Commuter Tail- Use of Gauntlet Track to Provide Level Boarding
Ken Kirse, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon
TriMet-WES-Commuter-Rail.pdfTriMet-WES-Commuter-Rail
collapse Session : ARRA Status Reports- High Speed & Intercity Rail ‎(3)
California's High Speed Train
Richard Doty, Penisula Rail Program
CA-High-Speed-Train.pdfCA-High-Speed-Train
Florida High Speed Rail Update
Adrian Share, Wilbur Smith Associates
FL-High-Speed-Rail-Update.pdfFL-High-Speed-Rail-Update
NCDOT Rail Division
Patrick B. Simmons, North Carolina High-Speed Rail Authority
NCDOT-Rail-Division.pdfNCDOT-Rail-Division
collapse Session : Automated/Driverless Trains: A Quarter Century of Experience ‎(1)
Automated Systems: Establishing the Foundations for Public-Private Partnerships in  Transit
Jeffrey A. Parker, Jeffrey A. Parker & Associates, Inc.
Parker-Automated-Rail-Qtr-Century.pdfParker-Automated-Rail-Qtr-Century
collapse Session : Building LRT Urban Track Structures - Embedded Track Design ‎(6)
APTA/AREMA Joint Recommended Practices: Embedded Track Design
Hugh J. Fuller, P.E., HNTB Corporation
Track-Fuller-Rail10.pdfTrack-Fuller-Rail10
Building LRT Urban Track Structures Considerations on Vertical Gradients
Francis T. Lam, MIEM, P. Eng., AECOM Canada Ltd.
Track-Lam-Rail10.pdfTrack-Lam-Rail10
Enhanced Rail Grinding Capabilities on Embedded Track - New Specifications for Corrugation, Surface Roughnedd, and Profile
Gordon S. Bachinsky, Advanced Rail Management Corp.
Track-Bachinsky-Rail10.pdfTrack-Bachinsky-Rail10
Frog Design Considerations for Urban Settings
Gary Click, VAE North America Inc.
Track-Click.pdfTrack-Click
Reducing Vibrations in Lisbon Train Rossio Tunnel - Performance Evaluation After Three Years of Operation
Bruno Meira y Duran, CDM and Alfredo Rodriguez, CDMca
Track-Duran-Rail10.pdfTrack-Duran-Rail10
STATE OF MARYLAND MASS TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION BALTIMORE CENTRAL LIGHT RAIL LINE TEST PROGRAM To Evaluate Ride Quality for Higher Unbalance Speeds on Curves
Narayana Sundaram, ENSCO, Inc.
Track-Sundaram-Rail10.pdfTrack-Sundaram-Rail10
collapse Session : Commuter and Intercity Rail Rolling Stock ‎(3)
General Vehicle Design Technologies
Gary Jarboe, Southern California Regional Rail Authority
Vehicle-Design-Jarboe.pdfVehicle-Design-Jarboe
Maintenance Enhancement Objectives Behind the New Advanced - Technology Railcars for the SEPTA Regional Rail Lines
Louis Curley, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Curley-SEPTA.pdfCurley-SEPTA
PRIIA 305 - Rail Vehicle Specification Development
Dale F. Engelhardt, Amtrak
PRIIA305-Engelhardt.pdfPRIIA305-Engelhardt
collapse Session : Crashworthiness - Innovations in Vehicle Design ‎(2)
A Review of European Standards and Waiver Requirements for Mainline Equipment
Theresa Zemelman, Raul V. Bravo + Associates, Inc.
crash-zemelman-rail10.pdfcrash-zemelman-rail10
Collision Safety Improvements for LRVs Operating in Shared Right of Way Street Environments
Steven Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., Applied Research Associates, Inc.
crash-kirkpatrick-rail10.pdfcrash-kirkpatrick-rail10
collapse Session : Energy, Environment & Transit ‎(4)
Demostration of a Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Locomotive
Kris S. Hess, Fuelcell Propulsion Institute
EET-Hess-rail10.pdfEET-Hess-rail10
Energy Storage Devices for DC Traction Power Grids
Jean-Luc Audoin, Envitech Energy Inc.
EET-Audoin-Rail10.pdfEET-Audoin-Rail10
Utilizing Wayside Energy Storage Substations in Rail Transit Systems - Overview and Simulation Results
Dr. Jianguo G. Yu, Ph.D., SYSTRA Consulting, Inc./SYSTRA Engineering, Inc. and David J. Teumim, Teumim Technical, LLC
EET-Yu-Teumim-Rail10.pdfEET-Yu-Teumim-Rail10
Wireless Streetcars: Ready for Prime Time?
James H. Graebner, APTA Streetcar & Heritage Trolley Subcommittee & Lomardo Group
EE-Graebner-Rail10.pdfEE-Graebner-Rail10
collapse Session : Fact or Myth: The Return on Investment of a National High Speed & Intercity Rail Program ‎(3)
Great Britain’s High Speed Rail Plans
Prof. Andrew McNaughton, High Speed Two and University of Nottingham
APT-High-mcnaughten.pdfAPT-High-mcnaughten
High Speed Rail in Japan
Tadashi Kaneko, Japan International Transport Institute
High-Speed-Japan-Kaneko.pdfHigh-Speed-Japan-Kaneko
High Speed Rail in North America
David Gillen, University of British Columbia
High-Speed-NA-Gillen.pdfHigh-Speed-NA-Gillen
collapse Session : General Luncheon: A New Era of Transportation Choices: Linking Transportation, Land Use, and Sustaninability ‎(1)
A New Era of Transportation Choices
Gordon Price, Simon Fraser University
New-Era-Transportation-Price.pdfNew-Era-Transportation-Price
collapse Session : High-Speed and Intercity Rail ‎(1)
High-Speed Rail in the US: Funding and Financing Perspectives
Sasha N. Paige, Infrastructure Management Group, Inc.
High-Speed-Rail-US-Page.pdfHigh-Speed-Rail-US-Page
collapse Session : High-Speed Rail Technical Session: Systems & System Integration ‎(1)
High Speed Train Maintenance System Optimization
Herve Faure, SYSTRA sa
Train-Maint-Sys-Faure.pdfTrain-Maint-Sys-Faure
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, P.E., Parsons Corporation and Roland Genick, RA, AICP, Parsons Corporation
Integration-LRT-Kravif-Genick.pdfIntegration-LRT-Kravif-Genick
collapse Session : Interactive Presentations ‎(2)
Avoiding the Pitfalls When Scoping Alternative Delivery Method Projects
Navin S. Sagar, P.E., AECOM USA, Inc.
Avoid-Pitfalls-Sagar.pdfAvoid-Pitfalls-Sagar
Planning a Semi-High Speed Rail: A Canadian Case Study
Elham Boozarhomehri, M.A. Sc, Halcrow Consulting, Inc.
HSR-Canadian-Boozarjomehri.pdfHSR-Canadian-Boozarjomehri
collapse Session : Labor-Management Partnerships ‎(5)
Amtrak Mechanical Department  Labor Management Initiatives
Gary Maslanka, Transport Workes Union of America
Amtrak-Mechanical-Department-Labor-Management-Initiatives.pdfAmtrak-Mechanical-Department-Labor-Management-Initiatives
Bus To Rail
David Levin, King Country Office of Labor Relations
Bus-To-Rail.pdfBus-To-Rail
Partnering Through Expansion
Jennifer Kohler, Utah Transit Authority
Partnering-Through-Expansion.pdfPartnering-Through-Expansion
Staffing a New LRV Maintenance Facility
Fred Wong, Calgary Transit
Staffing-a-New-LRV-Maintenance-Facility.pdfStaffing-a-New-LRV-Maintenance-Facility
TWU and NYCT Partnership
Roger Toussaint, Transport Workers Union of America
TWU-and-NYCT-Partnership.pdfTWU-and-NYCT-Partnership
collapse Session : Pedestrian & Motorist Safety in a Railroad's Path ‎(2)
Creating A Safer Environment By Eliminating Grade Crossings
Stuart Lerner, Stantec Consulting, Inc
Creating -A-Safer-Environment-By-Eliminating-Grade-Corssing.pdfCreating -A-Safer-Environment-By-Eliminating-Grade-Corssing
Investigating Grade Crossing and Trespasser Accidents
Peter Hickli, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Investigating-Grade-Crossing-and-Trespasser-Accidents.pdfInvestigating-Grade-Crossing-and-Trespasser-Accidents
collapse Session : Preparing an Integrated State Rail Plan ‎(2)
State Rail Planning Critical Success Factors
Mike Zachary, Parsons Brinckerhoff
State-Rail-Critical-Factors-Zachary.pdfState-Rail-Critical-Factors-Zachary
State Rail Planning:  Balancing the Conflicts and Removing the Barriers
Kathryn H.S. Pett, Nossaman LLP
State-Rail-Plan-Pett.pdfState-Rail-Plan-Pett
collapse Session : Project Updates: Streetcars, Subways, Light Rail, Commuter Rail, Facilities & Mega Projects ‎(8)
Central Corridor LRT, Navigating NEPA Between Minneapolis and St. Paul
Mark Fuhrmann, Metro Transit, Minneapolis
Central Corridor-LRT-Navigating-NEPA-Between-Minneapolis-And-St-Paul .pdfCentral Corridor-LRT-Navigating-NEPA-Between-Minneapolis-And-St-Paul
Dallas Area Rapid Transit's Light Rail
Timothy McKay, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Dallas-Area-Rapid-Transit-Light-Rail.pdfDallas-Area-Rapid-Transit-Light-Rail
Dallas Area Rapid Transit's Light Rail
Gary Thomas, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Dallas-Area-Rapid-Transits-Light-Rail.pdfDallas-Area-Rapid-Transits-Light-Rail
Greenfield Project:   Dulles Metrorail Extension Financed with Over 50 Percent in Tolls
Andrew Rountree, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and Katie Ness, Jacobs Engineering Group
Greenfield-Project-Dulles-Rountree.pdfGreenfield-Project-Dulles-Rountree
Lower Manhattan Recovery Office Projects Update
Craig Goodall, David Evans and Associates, Inc
Brigid Hynes-Cherin, Federal Transit Administration
Steven Plate, Port Authority of NY & NJ
Uday Durg, MTA Capital Construction
Lower-Manhattan-Recovery-Office-Projects-Update.pdfLower-Manhattan-Recovery-Office-Projects-Update
Rail Expansion in Utah
Paul O'Brien, Utah Transit Authority
Utah-Rail-Expansion-Obrien.pdfUtah-Rail-Expansion-Obrien
The $600 Million Rebirth of the San Diego Trolley
E. Wayne Terry, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
The-$600-Million-Rebirth-of-the-San-Diego-Trolley.pdfThe-$600-Million-Rebirth-of-the-San-Diego-Trolley
Toronto's Subway And LRT Expansion Plans
Rick Cornacchia, Toronto Transit Commission
Torontos-Subway-And-LRT-Expansion-Plans.pdfTorontos-Subway-And-LRT-Expansion-Plans
collapse Session : Recruiting and Developing a New Generation Workforce ‎(5)
How to Develop the Next Generation of Signal Maintainers and Engineers
Jason Schiedel, AECOM
AECOM-Next-Gen-Workforce-Schiedel.pdfAECOM-Next-Gen-Workforce-Schiedel
Joining Together: How Sound Transit Human Resources Partners to Improve  Leadership &Team Performance
Adrian Byrd-Pina, Sound Transit
Sound-Transit-Byrd-Pina.pdfSound-Transit-Byrd-Pina
Rail Engineering Technology - Development of the Next Generation of Railroaders
Fred Gill, MTA Metro-North Railroad
Rail-Tech-Gill.pdfRail-Tech-Gill
Rail Operations Supervisory Development Program
Robert E. Jones, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Rail-Operations-Prog-Jones.pdfRail-Operations-Prog-Jones
Transforming Workforce Development at  NJ Transit with eLearning
Keith Sheardown, Bombardier Transportation
Transform-Workforce-NJ-Transit-Sheardown.pdfTransform-Workforce-NJ-Transit-Sheardown
collapse Session : Risk Assessment: Identification & Mitigation ‎(1)
New Concepts in Risk Management: Return-Incentives to Owner
Matthew Z. Sibul, Utah Transit Authority and Kevin Cox, Utah Transit Authority
New-Concepts-Risk-Sibul-Cox.pdfNew-Concepts-Risk-Sibul-Cox
collapse Session : Safety Culture and Organizational Change ‎(3)
Creating A Safety Culture That Works
Dennis Bonney, Bombardier Transportation
Creating-a-Safety-Culture-That-Works.pdfCreating-a-Safety-Culture-That-Works
Employee Engagement & Organizational Safety Performance
Timothy Hoover, Behavioral Science Technology
Employee-Engagement-Organizational-Safety-Performance.pdfEmployee-Engagement-Organizational-Safety-Performance
Measuring  And Improving Safety Slimate In Your Organization
Peregrin Spielholz, Sound Transit
Measuring-And-Improving-Safety-Culture.pdfMeasuring-And-Improving-Safety-Culture
collapse Session : State of Good Repair ‎(3)
Contribution of Rams Specifications to the State of Good Repair
Yoav Arkin, AECOM
Contribution-of-RAMS-Specifications-to-State-of-Good-Repair.pdfContribution-of-RAMS-Specifications-to-State-of-Good-Repair
Deferred Maintenance Impact on Safety
Michael Flanigon, Federal Transit Adminstration
Deferred-Maintenance-Impact-on-Safety.pdfDeferred-Maintenance-Impact-on-Safety
Wealth of Station: Innovative Financing Tools for Renewal Projects
Jeffrey Ensor, Parson Brinckerhoff
Wealth-of-Station-Innovative-Financing-Tools-for-Renewal-Projects.pdfWealth-of-Station-Innovative-Financing-Tools-for-Renewal-Projects
collapse Session : Vibration and Noise Mitigation for the 21st Century: Real Problems with Real Solutions ‎(4)
HSR: A Comparison of Two Computer Models with the FRA Methodology
Carlos H. Reyes, Wilson, Ihrig & Associates, Inc.; Richard A. Carman, Wilson, Ihrig & Associates, Inc.; Thomas F. Bergen, Wilson, Ihrig & Associates, Inc.
Vibration-HSR-Reyes-Carman.pdfVibration-HSR-Reyes-Carman
Low Frequency Vibration Control from Sound Transit under the University of Washington
Tracy Reed, Sound Transit; James T. Nelson, Wilson Ihrig & Associates, Inc.; Derek L. Watry, Wilson Ihrig & Associates, Inc.
Vibration-Univ-Wash-Reed.pdfVibration-Univ-Wash-Reed
Optimizing Vibration Mitigation for the Canada Line, Part 2
Hugh J. Saureman, ATS Consulting
Vibrations-Vancouver-Saurenman.pdfVibrations-Vancouver-Saurenman
Passive and Active Noise Control For Next Generation Locomotive Cabs
Jason Ross, Harris Miller Miller & Hanson and Abdullatif (Bud) Zaouk, QinetiQ North America
Vibrations-Noise_Locomotive-Ross.pdfVibrations-Noise_Locomotive-Ross
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