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Below are the presentations from the APTA Rail Conference, held June 12-15, 2011, in Boston, Massachusetts.

  
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collapse Session :  ‎(1)
PATH Integrated Railcar and Signal System Replacement Program
Douglas Dreisbach
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collapse Session : APTA Rail System Safety Seminar ‎(1)
A New Approach to Hazard Analysis for Complex Systems
Nancy G. Leveson, Ph.D. Massassuchetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA
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collapse Session : Bikes on Trains: Meeting the Increasing Demand ‎(4)
An Active Transportation Initiative for Utah
John M. Inglish
Utah Transit Authority
Salt Lake City, UT
J-Inglish-An-Active-Transportation-Initiative-for-Utah
Bikes - A Way to Increase Demand for Public Transport
Aske Wieth-Knudsen
DSB s-train
Copenhagen, Denmark
A-W-Knudsen-Bikes
Improving Bicycle Access to Metrorail
Kristin Haldeman
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Washington, DC
K-Haldeman-Improving-Bicycle-Access-to-Metrorail
Integrating Bicycling and Transit
Erik Scheier
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Boston, MA
E-Scheier-Integrating-Bicycling-and-Transit
collapse Session : Building Partnerships for Mixed Income TOD ‎(1)
Crossing the Boundaries and Creating Success
Katherine Mattice
Federal Transit Administration
Washington, DC
Mattice-Crossing-the-Boundaries
collapse Session : Capital Project Updates ‎(10)
Capacity Expansions of LOSSAN Corridor in San Diego
William Prey, P.E.*
San Diego Association of Governments
San Diego, CA

Brett L. Rekola, P.E.*
North County Transit District
Oceanside, CA
B-Prey-Capacity-Expansions-of-LOSSAN-Corridor-SanDiego
Investments of $12 B With Almost Half for the Montreal Metro
Yves Devin
Societe de Transport de Montreal
Montreal, QC
Y-Devin-Investments-of-12B
It's All Connected Dart
Timothy H. McKay*
Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Dallas, TX
T-McKay-Its-All-Connected
London Underground - East London Line Project
Ashok K. Kothari
Parsons Brinckerhoff
Los Angeles, CA

Andrew Shepherd
Kothari-Shepherd-East-London-Line-Project
Metro's 30/10 Initiative
Brian Boudreau
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Los Angeles, CA
B-Boudreax-Metros-3010-Initiative
Sound Transit On The Move
Celia G. Kupersmith
Sound Transit
Seattle, WA
Kupersmith-Sound-Transit-On-The-Move
Survey of New Tunneling Projects, Their Costs, Application, and Effect on Rail System Performance
Brian J. Larkin, P.E.
Larkin & Associates
San Francisco, CA
B-Larkin-Survey-of-New-Tunneling-Projects
TEX Rail Project Status
Richard "Dick" Ruddell
Fort Worth Transportation Authority
Fort Worth, TX

Bob Baniewicz
Fort Worth Transportation Authority
Fort Worth, TX
Ruddell-Baniewicz-TEX-Rail
The New West Island Line and Electrification of the Commuter Train Network
Joel Gauthier
AMT Montreal (Agence metropolitanine de transport)
Montreal, QC
J-Gautier-The-New-West-Island-Line
Transbay Transit Center
Robert Beck
Transbay Joint Powers Authority
San Francisco, CA
R-Beck-Capital-Projects-Update
collapse Session : Communications ‎(3)
Complexities of Operating Advanced Rail and Transit Communications Systems in the Era of New Wireless Technologies, Intelligent Transportation (and Rail) Systems and Positive Train Control
Warren S. Myers
SYSTRA Consulting, Inc./SYSTRA Engineering, Inc.
New York, NY
W-Meyers-Complexities-Of-Operating-Advanced-Rail
Requirements for Mission Critical, Multi-Service Network Used in Transit Systems
Tom Ceunen
OTN Systems NV
Herdon, VA
T-Ceunen-Requirements-For-Mission-Critical
The Joint Council on Transit Wireless Communications
Karl Witbeck
Stantec Consulting Services Inc.
Phoeniz, AZ
K-Witbeck-The-Joint-Council-on-Transit-Wireless-Communications
collapse Session : Cyber Security - Assessment and Mitigation ‎(3)
Control System Security - The Threat to Transit and Other Industry Sectors
David J. Teumim
Teumim Technical, LLC
Allentown, PA
D-Teumim-Control-System-Security
Controls & Communications Security Standards Development Work Group
Chuck Weissman
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority
Los Angeles, CA

David J. Teumim
Teumim Technical, LLC
Allentown, PA
Weissman-Teumim-Controls-Communications-Security-Standards
MBTA Enterprise Cyber Security
Gary Foster
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Boston, MA
G-Foster-MBTA-Enterprise-Cyber-Security
collapse Session : FRA Waivers - An Alternate Approach ‎(4)
FRA Waiver Process
Robert C. Lauby, P.E.
Federal Transit Administration
Washington, DC
R-Lauby-FRA-Waiver-Process
FRA Waivers - An Alternative Approach
Thomas M. LeBeau
Denton County Transportation Authority
Lewisville, TX
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FRA Waivers - An Alternative Approach The Caltrain Experience
Ronald Mayville
Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger
Waltham, MA
R-Mayville-FRA-Waivers-An-Alternative-Approach-The-Caltrain-Experience
ServicesEvaluation Criteria & Procedures:Implementation in Industry Standard
Eloy E. Martinez
LTK Engineering Services
Boston, MA
E-Martinez-Evaluation-Criteria-Procedures-Implementation-In-Industry-Standard
collapse Session : Global Case Studies of Emerging High-Speed Rail Programs ‎(3)
Brazilian High Speed Line (Rio De Janeiro-Sao Paulo - Campinas)
Helio Mauro Franca
National Land Transport Agency
Brasilia, Brazil
H-Franca-Brazilian-High-Speed-Line
Lessons from Great Britain's HSR Plans
Andrew McNaughton, FREng
High Speed Two Limited
London, United Kingdom
A-McNaughton-Lessons-From-Great-Britains-HSR-Plans
Spanish High Speed Network and Services Evolution
Eduardo Romo
Fundacion Caminos de Hierro
Madrid, Spain
E-Romo-Spanish-High-Speed-Network-And-Services-Evolution
collapse Session : High-Speed Rail Update ‎(4)
High Speed Rail in the U.S.A.
Albrecht (Al) P. Engel, P.E.
Amtrak
Philadelphia, PA
A-Engel-High-Speed-Rail-In-The-USA
High-Speed Rail Update
Hans Van Winkle
Parson Brinckeroff
Sacramento, CA
H-VanWinkle-HSR-Update
Michigan's High-Speed Rail Program
Tim Hoeffner, P.E.
Michigan Department of Transportation
Lansing, MI
T-Hoeffner-Michigans-High-Speed-Rail-Program
The State of Texas and High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail
Jennifer Moczygemba
Texas Department of Transportation
Austin, TX
J-Moczygemba-The-State-of-Texas-And-HS-Intercity
collapse Session : Honolulu's Automated Light Metro ‎(3)
A Forty Year Love Affair: Honolulu's Rail Transit System
Kenneth Toru Hamayasu
City and County of Honolulu Department of Transportation
Honolulu, HI
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Honolulu's Automated Light Metro. A 360-degree Look
Lee Zink
Kiewit Building Group
Honolulu, HI
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Strategies for Implementing Transit-Oriented Development
Terrance Ware
City and County of Honolulu Department of Transportation
Honolulu, HI
T-Ware-Strategies-for-Implementing-Transit-Oriented-Dev
collapse Session : Integrating Intercity and High-Speed Rail with Local Transit ‎(3)
Connectivity along Amtrak’s NEC
Emmanuel "Bruce" S. Horowitz
ESH Consult
Alexandria, VA
E-Horowitz-Connectivity-Along-Amtraks-NEC
Integrating Intercity & High-Speed Rail with Local Transit: the MBTA Experience
Anna M. Barry
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Boston, MA
A-Barry-Integrating-Intercity-High-Speed-Rail
Integrating Intercity And High-Speed Rail with Local Transit
Darrell Johnson
Orange County Transportation Authority
Orange, CA
D-Johnson-Integrating-Intercity-And-High-Speed-Rail-With-Local-Transit
collapse Session : Interaction of Operating Procedures and Tunnel Ventilation ‎(4)
Interactions of Operating Procedures and Tunnel Ventilation
Patrick Harrison
URS Corporation
New York, NY
P-Harrison-Interactions-of-Operating-Procedures
Is Activating the Ventilation System Dependent on Operators?
Justin M. Edenbaum
Parsons Brinckerhoff
New York, NY
J-Edenbaum-Is-Activating-The-Ventilation-System
University Link Systems Design for Accommodating More than One Train in One Ventilation Zone
Paul Denison
Sound Transit
Seattle, WA
P-Denison-Univeristy-Link-Systems
Ventilation of Partly Submerged Subway Stations
Robert States
AECOM
Oakland, CA
R-States-Ventilation-of-Partially-Submerged-Subway
collapse Session : Making the Business Case for Sustainability ‎(5)
Getting Institutionalized or, Changing to a Sustainable Culture
David J. Carlson
Parsons Corporation
Washington, DC
D-Carlson-GettingInstitutionalized
Making the Business Case for Sustainability
Jeffrey Wharton
IMPulse NC LLC
Mount Olive, NC
J-Wharton-Making-The-Business-Case
Making the Business Case for Sustainability
Maryanne Roberts
Bombardier Transportation
Horsham, PA
M-Roberts-Making-the-Business-Case
Sustainability in Practice
Ken Anderson
RNL Design
Phoenix, AZ
K-Anderson-Sustainability-in-Practice
The Business Case For Sustainability
Douglas McCormick
Atkins
London, United Kingdom
D-McCormick-Business-Case-For-Sustainability
collapse Session : Measuring Safety Performance ‎(3)
A Prototype Safety Reporting System for the Transit Industry
Amanda DiFiore
QinetiQ North American Technology Solution Group
Waltham, MA
A-DiFiore-A-Prototype-Safety-Reporting-System-For-The-Transit-Industry
Effective Measures to Achieve a Positive Safety Culture
Dennis Bonney, CSSD
Bombardier Transportation
Mississauga, ON
D-Bonney-Effective-Measures-To-Achieve-A-Positive-Safety-Culture
Rail Transit Safety: An Empirical Evaluation
David O. Nelson
Jacobs Engineering Group
Boston, MA

Adamson E. Streit
Jacobs Engineering Group
Boston, MA
D-Nelson-Rail-Transit-Safety
collapse Session : New Approaches to Improving Rules Adherence ‎(6)
Best Practices for Improving Safety-Related Rules Compliance
Judith Gertler
QinetiQ North America Technology Solution Group
Waltham, MA
J-Gertler-Best-Practices-For-Improving-Safety-Related-Rule
Cognitive Distraction & Attentional Error - Bringing Science to the Rail Industry
George Elsmore
Veolia Transportation
Silver Spring, MD

Randall Jamieson
Veolia Transportation
Silver Spring, MD

Dr. Daniel Smilek
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON
Elsmore-Jamieson-Smilek-Cognitive-Distraction-Attention-Error
RAIL SAFETY COMMITTEE: COMMUTER RAIL SAFETY & SECURITY SUBCOMMITTEE
Judith Gertler
QinetiQ North America Technology Solution Group
Waltham, MA
Gertler-Improving-Safety-Related-Rule-Compliance
The MBTA's Safety Rules Compliance Program
Richard A. Davey
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Boston, MA

Brian P. Dwyer
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Boston, MA


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Why Don’t People Follow the Rules?
James Grant
Behavioral Science Technology, Inc.
Ojai, CA
Grant-Why-Dont-People-Follow-The-Rules
Why Operating Rules?
Alfred E. Fazio, P.E.
Bombardier Transportation
Camden, NJ
Fazio-Why-Operating-Rules
collapse Session : Noise and Vibration Control at the Wheel/Rail Interface ‎(5)
High Speed Rail Noise and Vibration along the Northeast Corridor
Eric W. Wood
Acentech Incorporated
Cambridge, MA
E-Wood-High-Speed-Rail-Noise-And-Vibration-pdf
Light Rail Wheel/Rail Noise MitigationAshmont Station Noise Reduction
John Grenier
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Newton, MA

Christopher Pacher
LTK Engineering Services
Boston, MA
Grenier-Pacher-LightRailWheelRailNoiseMitigation
Noise Based Grinding Intervention
Andre Van Leuven
Dynamic Engineering
St. Louis, MO
A-VanLeuven-Noise-Based-Grinding-Intervention
Noise, Vibration and Annoyance from Rail Transit Systems: Results and Implications of the TCRP D-12 Study
Jeffrey A. Zapfe, Ph. D.
Acentech Incorporated
Cambridge, MA

Hugh J. Saurenman, Ph.D., P.E.
ATS Consulting
Pasadena, CA
Zapfe-Saurenman-Noise-Vibration-And-Annoyance-From-Rail-Transit-Systems
SmartPlug Rail Force Monitoring Device
John Kidd
QinetiQ North America Technology Solution Group
Waltham, MA
J-Kidd-SmartPlug-Rail-Force-Monitoring-Device
collapse Session : Positive Train Control Policy ‎(3)
Positive Train Control
George Hartman
Federal Railroad Administration
Washington, DC
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Positive Train Control
Joseph J. Giulietti
South Florida Regional Transportation Authority
Pompano Beach, FL
J-Giulietti-Positive-Train-Control
PTC Mandated Implementation
Paul Victor
New York and Atlantic Railway
Glendale, NY
P-Victor-PTC-Mandated-Implementation
collapse Session : Quality Assurance Techniques to Improve System Accessibility ‎(1)
Development of a Quality Assurance Program to Ensure ADA and Settlement
Gary Talbot
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Boston, MA

Rob Sampson
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Boston, MA
Talbot-Sampson-Development-Of-A-Quality-Assurance-Program
collapse Session : Rail Safety Improvement Act ‎(1)
Rail Safety Improvement Act
Howard R. Permut
MTA Metro-North Railroad
New York, NY

Robert C. Lauby, P.E.
F T A
Washington, DC

Kevin M. Sheys
Nossaman LLP
Washington, DC

Joseph J. Giulietti
South Florida Regional Transportation Authority
Pompano Beach, FL
H-Permut-Rail-Safety-Improvement-Act
collapse Session : Rail Security: What Progress Have We Made? ‎(2)
Amtrak Police Department Protecting "America's Railroad"
John O'Connor
Amtrak
New York, NY
J-O'Connor-Amtrak-Police-Dept-Protecting-America-Railroad
Progress Made and Lessons Learned in Effective Counterterrorism Policing of Mass Transit Systems
Christopher Trucillo
New Jersey Transit Corporation
Newark, NJ
C-Trucillo-Progress-Made-and-Lessons-Learned
collapse Session : Regional Rail System Development: Models for Commuter & Regional Rail Expansion ‎(4)
Capitol Corridor Multi-Regional Service Expansion Plans
David B. Kutrosky
Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority
Oakland, CA
D.Kutrosky-Capitol-Corridor-MultiRegional-Service-Expansion-Plans
Crossing the Boundaries and Creating Success
Patricia Quinn
Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority
Portland, ME
Quinn-Crossing-the-Boundaries
Regional Rail System Development: Models for Commuter & Regional Rail Expansion Pilgrim Partnership: RIDOT & MBTA
Stephen Devine
Rhode Island Department of Transportation
Providence, RI
S-Devine-Regional-Rail-System-Dev
VRE's Jurisdictional Model and the Challenges to Service Expansion
Dale Zehner
Virginia Railway Express
Alexandria, VA
Zehner-VRE-Jurisdictional-Model
collapse Session : Return on Investment for High-Speed Rail ‎(5)
Benefits of High Speed Rail to Freight
Alon Bassok, Ph.D.
Puget Sound Regional Council
Seattle, WA
A-Bassok-Benefits-Of-HSR-to-Freight
High Speed Rail Benefits California Corridor: A Case Study
Neil Peterson
Booz Allen Hamilton
Seattle, WA
N-Peterson-HSR-Benefits-California-Corridor
Return on Investment for High-Speed Rail
D.C. Agrawal
Agrawal Consulting, LLC
Princeton, NJ
D-C-Agarwal-Return-On-Investment-for-HSR
Return On Investment To Taxpayers of the United States
Charles H. Quandel, P.E.
Quandel Consultants, LLC
Chicago, IL
C-Quandel-Return-On-Investment-To-Taxpayers-Of-The-US
Value of Productive Time to the User
Jennifer Ryan, P.E.
Puget Sound Regional Council
Seattle, WA
J-Ryan-Value-Of-Productive-Time-To-The-User
collapse Session : Revolutionizing Wayside Track Worker Safety ‎(3)
Track Safety Stuydy Findings and Recommendations
Ronald Keele, P.E., CSP
Booz Allen Hamilton
Baltimore, MD
Keel-Track-Safety-Study-Findings-and-Recommendations
TrackSafe: Innovation in Track Worker Safety
Mark Willer
Bombardier Transportation
Mississauga, ON
M-Willer-TrackSafe-Innovation-In-Track-Worker-Safety
Wayside Workers Protection Program
Daniel Lindstrom
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Los Angeles, CA
Lindstrom-Wayside-Workers-Protection-Program
collapse Session : Risk Assessment ‎(4)
Risk Assesment - An FTA Update
Aaron C. James Sr.
Federal Transit Administration
Washington, DC
A-James-Risk-Assessment-An-FTA-Update
Risk Assessment
Rick Wilson
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Los Angeles, CA
Rail-Conference-Risk-Assessment-Intro
Risk Assessment: Utah Transit Authority Experience
W. Steven Meyer, P.E.
Utah Transit Authority
Salt Lake City, UT
S-Meyer-Risk-Assessment
Risk Management Process - Any Benefits?
Vincent Gallagher Jr., P.E.*
Hill International, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA
V-Gallagher-Risk-Assessment
collapse Session : Shared Use ‎(3)
FRA/FTA Joint Policy and Shared Use
John J. Mardente
Federal Railroad Administration
Washington, DC
J-Mardente-FRAFTA-Joint-Policy-And-Shared-Use
Shared Corridors Along the Wasatch Front
Paul O'Brien
Utah Transit Authority
Salt Lake City, UT
P-O'Brien-Shared-Corridors-Along-the-Wasatch-Front
Shared Railway Systems
Richard Lockett
European Railway Agency
Lille, France
R-Lockett-Shared-Railway-Systems
collapse Session : Standards Program Overview ‎(4)
APTA / AREMA Differences In Track Design Practices
Hugh J. Fuller, P.E.
HNTB Corporation
Seattle, WA
H-Fuller-APTA-AREMA-Differences
APTA Standards Rail Operating Practices
Duane Sayers
InfraConsult LLC
Honolulu, HI
D-Sayers-APTA-Standards-Rail-Operating-Practices
Crashworthiness Standards
Ron Mayville, Ph. D.
Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger
Waltham, MA
R-Mayville-Crashworthiness-Standards
Lead The Way - APTA Transit Standards Development Program
Thomas F. Prendergast
MTA New York City Transit
New York, NY
T-Prendergast-Lead-The-Way
collapse Session : The Case for Interoperability ‎(3)
A Case for Interoperability
Robert Doty
HNTB Corporation
Oakland, CA
R-Doty-A-Case-For-Interoperability
Development of High Speed Rail Equipment Interoperability Requirements
Robert C. Lauby, P.E.
Federal Transit Administration
Washington, DC
R-Lauby-Development-Of-High-Speed-Rail-Equipment-Interoperability-Requirements
High Speed Passenger Rail Interoperability in North America
Thomas Peacock
Interfleet Technology, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA

Larry D. Kelterborn
Interfleet Technology, Inc.
Burlington, ON
T-Peacock-High-Speed-Passenger-Rail-Interoperability-in-North-America
collapse Session : Urban Track Standards ‎(1)
Maximum Superelevation - Desirable, Allowable and Absolute
Nazmul Hasan, M.Eng., P.Eng.*
SNC-Lavalin Inc.
Vancouver, BC
N-Hasan-Maximum-Superelevation
collapse Session : What?! A Standard LRV RFP? ‎(5)
A Car Builder's Perspective to a Standard LRV RFP
Eric Prefontaine
Bombardier Transportation
Saint-Bruno, QC
E-Prefontaine-A-Car-Builders
LRV Standard Specification RFP and Project Management
Justin S. Garrod
Sound Transit
Seattle, WA
J-Garrod-LRV-Standard-Spec
Project Update: White Paper / Guideline North American Application of Modern Streetcar Vehicles
John Smatlak
RPR Consulting
Woodland Hills, CA
J-Smatlak-Project-Update
Standard Specification for Light Rail Vehicle
Scott Krieger
STV Incorporated
Boston, MA
S-Krieger-Standard-Spec-for-Light-Rai-lVehicle
What?! A Standard LRV RFP?
Richard J. Wieczorek
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
Oakland, CA
D-Wieczorek-What-A-Standard-LRV RFP
collapse Session : Where Will the Money Come From? ‎(3)
America Fast Forward: Federal Financing Tools to Monetize Local Funding Streams
David Seltzer
Mercator Advisors LLC
Philadelphia, PA
D-Seltzer-Federal-Financing-Tools-To-Monetize-Local-Funding-Streams
Follow The Performance, Follow The Money
Scott Bernstein
Center for Neighborhood Technology
Chicago, IL
S-Bernstein-Follow-The-Performance-Follow-The-Money
The Search for New Funding Sources
David Lenniger
D-Lenninger-The-Search-For-New-Funding-Sources
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