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 Session Descriptions

APTA's 2011 Rail Conference is scheduled for June 12-15, 2011, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA.

Admission to all scheduled activities requires a name badge. Please register and pick up your badge upon arrival. The registration desk, located at Boston Marriott Copley Place, will be open Saturday through Wednesday at the times listed in the schedule below.

Please note that APTA reserves the exclusive right to make program changes at any time.

Last updated June 11, 2011.

Date: 2011-06-11

INTERNATIONAL RAIL RODEO

7 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Saturday)

Orient Heights Maintenance Facility, 1069 Bennington St / Rear

MBTA is proud to host the Nineteenth Annual APTA International Rail Rodeo on Saturday, June 11, which features intense competition from the best rail operator and maintenance teams in North America. The rodeo will be held at MBTA’s Orient Heights Station on the Blue Line.

The operators’ competition begins at 7 a.m. and the maintainers’ competition is set to begin at 8 a.m. Competitors and guests will be transported by bus from the Marriott Copley Place to Orient Heights.

The Annual International Rodeo Reception and Swap Meet will take place on Saturday, June 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Marriott Copley Place.

The rodeo competitors will be honored and the champions crowned at the International Rail Rodeo Awards Banquet on Sunday, June 12, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Marriott Copley Place.

THANKS TO OUR ROADEO MAINTENANCE EVENTS SPONSORS
- ALSTOM
- Educational Data Systems, Inc.
- Penn Machine Company
- Siemens Industry, Inc.
- Wabtec/Wabco
- Westcode Incorporated
- Whiting Corporation

QUESTIONS?
Visit the International Rail Rodeo section at http://www.apta.com/mc/railrodeo/.

REGISTRATION Contact APTA’s Adam Martin at 202.496.4845 or amartin@apta.com.

COMPETITION / EVENTS Contact APTA’s Saahir Brewington at 202.496.4834 or sbrewington@apta.com.

TECHNICAL TOUR
Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport, ME

8:50 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Saturday)

Founded in 1939, the Seashore Trolley Museum maintains the world’s largest collection of electric railway and other transit vehicles. Its dedicated cadre of volunteers presents a living history of public transportation through its operating, preservation, and educational programs. The APTA Streetcar Subcommittee has organized a one-day technical tour of the museum’s facilities. You're invited to visit displays on the history of mass transportation, explore three exhibition carbarns, and witness the craft of streetcar preservation firsthand in the restoration shop.

On Saturday, June 11, the technical tour departs Boston’s North Station at 8:50 a.m. aboard Amtrak Downeaster Train #691 to Saco, Maine and returns to Boston by 5:25 p.m. via Train #696. Please purchase your round-trip ticket in advance at www.amtrak.com. The museum provides local transport to and from Saco Station with its heritage bus fleet.

QUESTIONS? Contact APTA's Streetcar Subcommittee Vice Chair Tom Hickey at hickey@pbworld.com.

APTA Rail System Safety Seminar

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Saturday)

Arlington, Third Floor

If you have responsibilities for operations safety or safety management, then you will want to attend the annual System Safety Seminar. The interactive seminar will focus on the latest issues and resources impacting safety and emergency preparedness in transit operations and will provide an opportunity to share and learn about effective practices being developed and applied in our industry. The seminar is sponsored by APTA’s Rail Safety Management Program for the benefit of all management personnel.

There is no separate registration fee required. Space is limited, so make your reservations early by contacting APTA’s Bill Grizard at 202.496.4878 or wgrizard@apta.com.

Conference Registration Desk & Host Information Desk

1 - 5 p.m. (Saturday)

Registration A&B, Fourth Floor


Procurement Steering Committee

3 - 5 p.m. (Saturday)

Berkeley, Third Floor

  • Co-chairs, Patrick A. Nowakowski & Saundra Lautenberg 

Commuter & Intercity Joint Legislative Subcommittee

4 - 5:30 p.m. (Saturday)

Wellesley, Third Floor

  • Co-chairs, Stanley G. Feinsod & Joseph J. Giulietti 

TRB-Committee on Commuter Rail (AP070)

6:30 - 8 p.m. (Saturday)

Brandeis, Third Floor

  • Chair, David Wilcock 

TRB-Committee on Light Rail Transit (AP075)

6:30 - 8 p.m. (Saturday)

Northeastern, Third Floor

  • Chair, Gregory Thompson 

TRB-Committee on Shared Rail Corridors and Facilities (AP065-1)

8 - 9:30 p.m. (Saturday)

Brandeis, Third Floor

  • Chair, Mark Walbrun 

TRB-Committee on Intercity Passenger Rail (AR010)

8 - 9:30 p.m. (Saturday)

Harvard, Third Floor

  • Chair, David Simpson 

Date: 2011-06-12

Commuter Rail CEOs Subcommittee

7:30 - 10:30 a.m. (Sunday)

Arlington, Third Floor

  • Chair, Gerald R. Hanas 

Track & Noise/Vibration Technical Forum

8 - 9:30 a.m. (Sunday)

Clarendon, Third Floor

  • Chair, Richard Brown 

Light Rail Transit Technical Forum

8 - 9:30 a.m. (Sunday)

Dartmouth, Third Floor

  • Chair, Winston M. Simmonds 

Business Member Business Development Committee

8 - 9:30 a.m. (Sunday)

Exeter, Third Floor

  • Co-chairs, Albrecht P. Engel & Jeffrey Wharton 

Power, Signals & Communications Technical Forum

8 - 11 a.m. (Sunday)

Wellesley, Third Floor

  • Chair, Edward J. Rowe 

Conference Registration Desk & Host Information Desk

8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Sunday)

Registration A&B, Fourth Floor


Moderators/Speakers & A/V Preview Room

8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Sunday)

Orleans, Fourth Floor


Security Standards Policy & Planning Committee

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. (Sunday)

Suffolk, Third Floor

  • Chair, Michael T. Burns 

Rail Safety Committee & Commuter Rail Safety & Security Subcommittee

8:30 - 11:30 a.m. (Sunday)

Provincetown, Fourth Floor

  • Chair, Vijay Khawani 

Legislative Committee

9:30 - 11 a.m. (Sunday)

Ballroom Salon G, Fourth Floor

  • Chair, William L. Volk 

Security Affairs Committee/Mass Transit Security Coordinating Council

9:30 - 11:30 a.m. (Sunday)

Suffolk, Third Floor

  • Chair, Michael P. DePallo 

Capital Projects Subcommittee

9:45 - 11:15 a.m. (Sunday)

Berkeley, Third Floor

  • Chair, William T. Thomsen 

Ventilation Technical Forum

10 - 11:30 a.m. (Sunday)

Dartmouth, Third Floor

  • Chair, Daniel M. McKinney 

Procurement & Materials Management Committee

10 - 11:30 a.m. (Sunday)

Simmons, Third Floor

  • Chair, Richard J. Wieczorek 

Public-Private Partnerships Committee

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Sunday)

Wellesley, Third Floor

  • Chair, Michael I. Schneider 

Rail Transit CEOs Subcommittee

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Sunday)

Arlington, Third Floor

  • Chair, Patrick A. Nowakowksi 

Rolling Stock Equipment Technical Forum

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (Sunday)

Clarendon, Third Floor

  • Chair, Albert Scala 

2013 LRT Conference Planning Committee

12 - 1:30 p.m. (Sunday)

Dartmouth, Third Floor

  • Chair, to be determined 

Research & Technology Committee

12 - 2:30 p.m. (Sunday)

Simmons, Third Floor

  • Chair, Jonathan H. McDonald 

Shared Use Working Group

1 - 2 p.m. (Sunday)

Exeter, Third Floor

  • Co-chairs, Thomas R. Hickey & John M. Inglish 

Streetcar Subcommittee

1 - 2:30 p.m. (Sunday)

Clarendon, Third Floor

  • Chair, James H. Graebner 

Rail Transit Vehicle Inspection & Maintenance Committee

1:30 - 3 p.m. (Sunday)

Dartmouth, Third Floor

  • Chair, Jayendra Shah 

High-Speed & Intercity Passenger Rail Committee

1:30 - 3:30 p.m. (Sunday)

Ballroom Salon G, Fourth Floor

  • Chair, Jolene M. Molitoris 

Committee on Public Safety (COPS)

2 - 3:30 p.m. (Sunday)

Suffolk, Third Floor

  • Chair, Paul MacMillan 

Systems Engineering Subcommittee

2:30 - 5 p.m. (Sunday)

Nantucket, Third Floor

  • Chair, Anne O'Neil 

Transit Wireless Communications Joint Council

2:30 - 5 p.m. (Sunday)

Exeter, Third Floor

  • Chair, Barry C. Einsig 

Modern Streetcar Procurement Guidelines Working Group

2:30 - 5:30 p.m. (Sunday)

Clarendon, Third Floor

  • Chair John Smatlak 

Rail Transit Committee

2:45 - 5:15 p.m. (Sunday)

Arlington, Third Floor

  • Chair, Patrick A. Nowakowski 

This is APTA -- Realizing the Full Potential of Membership

3 - 4 p.m. (Sunday)

Dartmouth, Third Floor

This session will cover everything you want to know about getting involved in your association. The American Public Transportation Association is widely recognized as the voice of the transit industry. This session will focus on the many resources available to you as a member. In addition, you will find out how APTA works and is governed. How can you realize the full potential of your membership? We’ll answer your questions on where to start as a new or long-standing member in getting to know about, and becoming involved in, your association. APTA’s success depends on participation and input from all its members.

Facilitator:

  • William Millar 
    president, APTA

Land Use & Economic Development Subcommittee & Major Capital Investment Planning Subcommittee

3 - 5 p.m. (Sunday)

Simmons, Third Floor

  • Chairs, G.B. Arrington & David Vozzolo 

Business Member Government Affairs Committee

4 - 5 p.m. (Sunday)

Dartmouth, Third Floor

  • Chair Cliff Henke 

Universal Transit Fare Systems (UTFS) Task Force

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. (Sunday)

Wellesley, Third Floor

  • Chair, Brian Stein 

HOST FORUM
Transportation Reform in Massachusetts: On Track for Success

4:30 - 5:45 p.m. (Sunday)

Ballroom Salon G, Fourth Floor

Transportation reform began one year ago in Massachusetts. Come hear Transportation Secretary Mullan and MBTA General Manager and Rail and Transit Administrator Davey describe progress thus far and what the future holds.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), established in late 2009, is undertaking an unprecedented reform effort across the Commonwealth, uniting and improving transportation services delivery. Committed to providing a safe, reliable, and efficient transportation network for Massachusetts, the department has successfully unified four transportation divisions, including Highway, Transit, the Registry of Motor Vehicles, and Aeronautics. An historic transportation reform - this streamlined organization focuses on delivering safe and efficient transportation services across the Commonwealth.

Transportation reform and what the future holds for transportation in Massachusetts will kick off this year’s Rail Transit Conference when transportation officials from across the country gather in the heart of Boston to share their transit expertise. In the past year, the MBTA has introduced real time bus and subway service information for use by area developers who have produced numerous creative, and helpful customer applications. Join Secretary Mullan and Richard Davey as they describe developments in Massachusetts and at the MBTA.

Presenters:

  • Jeffrey B. Mullan 
    secretary and chief executive officer, Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Boston, MA
  • Richard A. Davey 
    general manager and rail and transit administrator, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA

Welcome to Boston Reception

6 - 7 p.m. (Sunday)

Ballroom Salons A-F, Fourth Floor???

Mix and mingle among your rail industry colleagues at this lively welcoming reception that is sure to set the tone for a week of learning and networking.

Reception sponsored by LTK Engineering Services and APTA Business Members. --LOGO--



INTERNATIONAL RAIL RODEO AWARDS BANQUET

7 - 9:30 p.m. (Sunday)

Ballroom Salon G, Fourth Floor

(tickets required)

Join the rail rodeo participants and their friends and guests at ?the awards banquet to recognize the 2011 International Rail Rodeo champions!

TICKETS/SEATING
RAIL CONFERENCE REGISTRANTS Tickets for the awards banquet are not included in the conference registration fee, but may be purchased in advance at a cost of $75 each by completing the “Rail Rodeo Awards Banquet Tickets” portion of the Meeting Registration Form and submit it with your payment to APTA.

Pre-purchased tickets and seating assignments will be available on site when you register for the conference. Additional tickets may be purchased on site at the APTA registration desk at a cost of $75.

RODEO PARTICIPANTS As part of the registration fee, each rodeo participant receives a banquet ticket and one ticket is included in the spouse/guest registration fee. Please complete the Rail Rodeo Registration Form and submit it with your payment to APTA.

Your tickets will be available on site when you register for the rodeo, and final seating assignments will be available at the Rail Rodeo Reception and Swap Meet, Saturday evening, June 11. Additional tickets may be purchased on site at the APTA rodeo registration desk.

QUESTIONS?
RAIL CONFERENCE REGISTRANTS: Contact APTA’s Heather Rachels at 202.496.4848 or hrachels@apta.com.

RODEO PARTICIPANTS: Contact APTA’s Adam Martin at 202.496.4845 or amartin@apta.com; or Saahir Brewington at 202.496.4834 or sbrewington@apta.com.

Date: 2011-06-13

Business Member Networking Breakfast

7 - 8:15 a.m. (Monday)

Ballroom Salons A-D, Fourth Floor

These days APTA’s business members are all looking for ways to strengthen their business relationships and find new business. The Monday morning business networking breakfast is a great way to do just that. At the breakfast rail original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), sub-suppliers, contract operators, and major A&E firms will be available to talk to other APTA business members about their companies and how to do business with them. All APTA business members are invited to come to the breakfast and join in the business to business networking opportunity, and small businesses and DBE firms are particularly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. Transit agency procurement officials are also invited to the breakfast to promote their current procurement opportunities and their anticipated procurement requirements for the coming months. Last year’s rail networking breakfast brought over 130 companies together to talk about doing business and over 10 new partnerships were reported to have been created as a result of the breakfast. So plan on joining us this year to work on new business opportunities for your company this year.

Maximize your results by registering in advance and being listed in the breakfast information brochure by completing and submitting the APTA Business Networking Breakfast Registration Form (http://www.apta.com/mc/bus/schedule/breakfast/Pages/default.aspx) by May 18, 2011.

QUESTIONS? Contact APTA’s Fran Hooper at 202.496.4876 or fhooper@apta.com.

Commuter Rail Committee

7 - 8:15 a.m. (Monday)

Simmons Third Floor

  • Chair, Gerald R. Hanas 

Rail Standards Policy & Planning Committee

7 - 8:15 a.m. (Monday)

Tufts, Third Floor

  • Chair, William R. Mooney 

Operations Control Centers Technical Forum

7 - 8:15 a.m. (Monday)

Regis, Third Floor

  • Chair, Bart Kane 

Conference Registration Desk & Host Information Desk

7 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Monday)

Registration A&B, Fourth Floor


Continental Breakfast

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. (Monday)

Atrium Foyer, Fourth Floor


Continental breakfast sponsored by Stacy and Witbeck, Inc. --LOGO--



Moderators/Speakers & A/V Preview Room // Business Member Resource Room // TCRP Information Center

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Monday)

Orleans, Fourth Floor // Nantucket, Fourth Floor // Atrium Foyer, Fourth Floor???


OPENING GENERAL SESSION
Public Transportation Takes Us There

8:30 - 10:15 a.m. (Monday)

Ballroom Salons E-G, Fourth Floor

The rail industry’s largest and most comprehensive learning and networking experience officially begins at this opening session. Join us as we renew our industry priorities, recognize the 19th Annual International Rail Rodeo winners, and start the conference on the latest technical and business practices with a hearty welcome from our host, MBTA. Whether it’s creating jobs, helping to lead the way towards energy independence, improving quality of life, or protecting the environment, public transportation plays a significant role in taking us there.

President's Welcome:

  • William Millar 
    president, APTA

Presiding:

  • Michael J. Scanlon 
    chair, APTA, and general manager/chief executive officer, San Mateo County Transit District and executive director, Caltrain (Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board), San Carlos, CA

Welcomes:

  • Jeffrey B. Mullan  
    secretary and chief executive officer, Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Boston, MA
  • Richard A. Davey 
    general manager and rail and transit administrator, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA

Nineteenth Annual International Rail Rodeo Awards

  • Michael J. Scanlon 

Sponsor Recognition:

  • Jerome C. Premo 
    member APTA Executive Committee, co-chair, APTA Business Member Programs Committee, and global transit director/executive vice president, AECOM, Orange, CA

Remarks:

  • Yoshio Ishida 
    vice-chairman of East Japan Railway Company (JR East), and chairman, Union of International Railways (UIC), Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Addresses:

  • Administrator Peter M. Rogoff 
    Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
  • Administrator Joseph C. Szabo 
    Federal Railroad Administration, Washington, DC

General Session sponsored by AECOM. --LOGO--



Rail Safety Improvement Act

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Monday)

Ballroom Salons A&B, Fourth Floor

Where do we stand?

Most recognized for establishing the requirement for positive train control (PTC), the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 established a number of regulatory demands on passenger rail. Those regulations have been working their way through the Rail Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) and rulemaking process. Come to this session and gain an understanding of the non-PTC regulations -- what they entail, the costs, and the resources necessary to meet the requirements.

For more on PTC policy and technology challenges, see the Positive Train Control session, Monday, 2:15 - 3:45 p.m., and the Train Control session, Monday, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Related TCRP Documents: R-17, R-69, R-137, RRD-34, RRD-51, RRD-84, S-79, S-83 (See page ___ for details.)

Moderator:

  • Howard R. Permut 
    president, MTA Metro-North Railroad, New York, NY

Panelists:

  • Robert C. Lauby, P.E.  
    partner, Nossaman LLP, Washington, DC
  • Joseph J. Giulietti 
    executive director, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, Pompano Beach, FL

Session sponsored by Parsons Corporation.



Regional Rail System Development: Models for Commuter & Regional Rail Expansion

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Monday)

Ballroom Salons C&D, Fourth Floor

Examine approaches to service expansion across political boundaries and the lessons learned

Over the past 40 years, the geographic area that commuter rail services cover has continued to grow with the march of the urban work force into suburban housing. One of the challenges that has evolved from the expansion of geographic coverage is when a service reaches the limits of the agency’s service area or the political boundary between two states. Compounding this challenge is the need for funding to cover the operation and maintenance of the service. Ownership of the rail right-of-way outside of the current service area often introduces additional stakeholders to the discussion. This issue becomes particularly challenging as a service crosses state lines.

Moderator:

  • Steve Mudge 
    director of vehicle engineering, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA

The Pilgrim Partnership between the MBTA and the State of Rhode Island

  • Stephen Devine 
    chief - intermodal planning, Rhode Island Department of Transportation, Providence, RI

VRE’s Jurisdictional Model and the Challenges to Service Expansion

  • Dale Zehner  
    chief executive officer, Virginia Railway Express, Alexandria, VA

The Downeaster Service -- A 114-mile Corridor in Three States

  • Patricia Quinn 
    executive director, Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, Portland, ME

The Capital Corridor

  • David B. Kutrosky 
    managing director, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority, Oakland, CA

Session sponsored by Rail America/Ratp Dev America.



Standards Program Overview

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Monday)

Simmons, Third Floor

Cyber security, crashworthiness, rail operations, light rail procurement specs, and track design

The APTA Standards Program continues releasing industry standards and recommended practices that will affect procurement, design, and operations of rail systems. Advances in cyber security, crashworthiness, rail operations, light rail procurement specification, and track design will be highlighted in this overview. Learn how these standards will affect your system and the process by which standards are developed. How is industry-wide compliance encouraged?

Related APTA Standards: Standard for Train Operator Hours of Service Requirements; Securing Control and Communications Systems in Transit Environments, Part I (See page ___ for details.)

Moderator:

  • Thomas F. Prendergast 
    chair, APTA Standards Development and Oversight Council, and president, MTA New York City Transit, New York, NY

Rail Transit Operating Practices Standards

  • Duane Sayers 
    rail operations manager, InfraConsult LLC, Honolulu, HI

Track Standards

  • Hugh J. Fuller, P.E.  
    PNW railway practice manager, HNTB Corporation, Seattle, WA

Light Rail Specifications & Procurement

  • Scott Krieger 
    senior associate, senior project manager, STV Incorporated, Boston, MA

Vehicle Crashworthiness Specifications – Transit and High-Speed Rail

  • Ronald Mayville, Ph.D. 
    senior principal, Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger, Waltham, MA

Street Railways and Transit Oriented Development

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Monday)

Provincetown, Fourth Floor

New streetscapes and urban circulators – perfect together

Imagine new streetscapes connected together by new urban rail circulators. Federal investment in has brought about an unprecedented surge in streetcar development. What lessons about blending transportation and economic development have emerged from these rail projects? How effective has federal investment been in building new linkages between transportation, land use, and development to form livable communities?

Related APTA Standards: Standard for Vintage/Heritage Trolley Vehicle Equipment;
Recommended Practice for Forming Partnerships to Promote Transit-Oriented Development and Joint Development (See page ___ for details.)

Related TCRP Documents: R- 95 (Chapter 17), R-102, R-128, S-86 (See page ___ for details.)

Moderator:

  • Cassandra Ecker Borchers, AICP 
    transportation planning group manager, Jacobs Engineering, Tampa, FL

Lessons Learned from Four Streetcar Cities

  • Thomas R. Hickey, AICP 
    vice chair, APTA Streetcar Subcommittee, immediate past chair, APTA Multimodal Operations Planning Subcommittee; co-chair, APTA Shared Use Working Group, and principal professional associate, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Philadelphia, PA

DC from Concept to Operations

  • Scott D. Kubly 
    associate director, District Department of Transportation/Mass Transit Administration, Washington, DC

The Return of the Streetcar to U City

  • James H. Graebner 
    chair, APTA Streetcar Subcommittee, and president, Lomarado Group, Denver, CO

Session sponsored by CDM.



Risk Assessment

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Monday)

Suffolk, Third Floor

The probability that the budget will cover projects through completion

An important element in the evaluation and management of major projects, risk assessment involves the probability that the budget will bring the project to completion. The FTA manages the federal government’s investment of taxpayer funds in transit projects and performs a risk assessment for projects that use federal funds. FTA's risk assessments are part of the New Starts planning and project development process. Come hear the lessons learned from prior risk assessments that can help you move through yours.

Related TCRP Documents: R-131, R-138, RRD-78, LRD-30, WOD-31 (See page ___ for details.)

Moderator:

  • Will Willson 
    risk manager-specialist services geotechnical and tunnels, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Lawrenceville, NJ

Panelists:

  • Aaron C. James Sr. 
    director, Office of Engineering, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
  • Vincent Gallagher Jr., P.E.  
    vice president, Hill International, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
  • Rick Wilson 
    director, project control, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA
  • W. Steven Meyer, P.E. 
    chief capital development officer, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT

Security Program Lifecycle

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Monday)

Wellesley, Third Floor

It's more than the upfront grant...it's also about assessments, budget, training, and maintenance.

Since September 11, 2001 transit agencies have worked on security and emergency preparedness and the successful development and execution of security programs. Our panel of industry and security professionals will discuss the security program development lifecycle that includes assessments; capital budgets; grants; functional requirements; design; procurement; training; and operations & maintenance. Come hear their experiences and results to learn more about best practices that will support your security program.

Related APTA Standard: Recommended Practice for the Development and Implementation of a Security and Emergency Preparedness Plan (SEPP) (See page ___ for details.)

Related TCRP Documents: R-86 (Vols. 1-13) (See page ___ for details.)

Moderators:

  • Jose R. Fernandez 
    vice president, security, TRC, New York, NY
  • Chris Costello 
    manager, systems and technology, Jacobs Engineering Group, Boston, MA

Panelists:

  • Doyle Raines  
    general manager, mass transit & passenger rail security, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC
  • Richard L. Gerhart 
    team leader, security, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
  • Randy Clarke 
    director of security initiatives, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA
  • Philip Hoffman 
    risk preparedness manager, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York, NY

Session sponsored by Transitvue Communication Systems.



Making the Case for Sustainable Operations

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Monday)

Ballroom Salons J&K, Fourth Floor

Environmental & economic sustainability reduces costs

Rail operators are developing programs and procedures to cut their carbon footprint and contribute to environmental and economic sustainability. This session will focus on innovation and emerging vehicle and facility technologies that make rail operations more energy efficient and/or reduce their emissions. Join the discussion on developing sustainable operating programs and how they reduce costs.

Related APTA Standards: Recommended Practice (RP) for Transit Sustainability Guidelines; RP for Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transit (See page ___ for details.)

Moderator:

  • Andrew D. Brennan 
    director of environmental affairs, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA

Panelists:

  • Amy Shatzkin 
    sustainability manager, Sound Transit, Seattle, WA
  • Joseph M. Casey  
    general manager, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, Philadelphia, PA
  • Dave Gillespie 
    director, energy and sustainability programs, New Jersey Transit Corporation, Newark, NJ
  • Andrew D. Brennan 

High-Speed Rail Update

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Monday)

Ballroom Salons H&I, Fourth Floor

Who’s doing what with ARRA funds, what’s in Amtrak’s 20-year plan, and how you can keep high-speed rail programs on track in your region.

Recent headlines aside, 28 states are forging ahead in planning and implementing high-speed and intercity passenger rail improvements, doing just what ARRA was meant to do: creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs. High-speed rail is being realized in the United States and may be coming to a town near you. After years of planning and hoping, the future is in our industry’s collective hands. From the upgrades planned on Amtrak’s northeast corridor to the influx of federal funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), states and regions are moving forward with plans to implement new systems and improvements. Come hear the details of the planning/engineering efforts underway and learn how you can lend support.

Moderator:

  • Richard J. Simonetta 
    vice president, national director of high speed rail & special projects, URS Corporation, Columbus, OH

Panelists:

  • Albrecht P. Engel, P.E. 
    co-chair, APTA Business Member Business Development Committee, and vice president - high speed rail, Amtrak, Philadelphia, PA
  • Jennifer Moczygemba  
    rail system section director, Texas Department of Transportation, Austin, TX
  • Hans Van Winkle 
    project director, California High-Speed Rail Project, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Sacramento, CA
  • Tim Hoeffner 
    administrator, Office of High Speed Rail & Innovative Project Advancement, Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI

Session sponsored by HNTB Corporation. --LOGO--



GENERAL LUNCHEON
The Power of Rail as a Foundation for Economic Growth

12 - 2 p.m. (Monday)

Ballroom Salons E-G, Fourth Floor

(tickets required)

Why rail matters even more in a strained economy and is spurring sound investment and development in communities

Cities and regions with rail services are attracting people, jobs, and development. Yet, making the case for further investment in rail as an economic engine requires convincing public officials and communities. Where and in what context is the evidence of rail’s long term value most compelling? Hear from key stakeholders with moving stories to tell about the power of rail.

Related APTA Standards: Recommended Practice (RP) for Why Design Matters for Transit; RP for Defining Transit Areas of Influence (See page ___ for details.)

Related TCRP Documents: R-35, R-78, R-91 (See page ___ for details.)

American Public Transportation Foundation – Building Leadership for the Future

  • Bonnie D. Shepherd 
    board member, APTF, and vice president, Northeast transportation, Hatch Mott MacDonald, Rockville, MD

Presiding:

  • Gary C. Thomas 
    vice chair, APTA, and president/executive director, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, TX

Sponsor Recognition:

  • Peter Gertler, AICP  
    senior vice president, high speed rail services chair, HNTB Corporation, Oakland, CA

Introduction:

  • Richard A. Davey 
    general manager and rail and transit administrator, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA

Remarks:

  • Lt. Governor Timothy Murray 
    Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

Panelists:

  • Polly Trottenberg 
    assistant secretary for transportation policy, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
  • Janet F. Kavinoky 
    vice president, Americans for Transportation Mobility, and executive director, congressional and public affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC
  • Christopher B. Leinberger 
    president of Locus, Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors, founding partner, Arcadia Land Company, and visiting fellow, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC
  • Joseph M. Giglio, Ph.D. 
    professor, strategic management, Graduate School of Business, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • Hector C. Rodriguez 
    interim executive officer, operations administration, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA

General luncheon sponsored by HNTB Corporation and APTA. -- LOGO--



Honolulu's Automated Light Metro

2:15 - 3:45 p.m. (Monday)

Suffolk, Third Floor

A 360-degree look

After many attempts to implement a high-capacity, fixed-guideway rail link across Oahu, the City and County of Honolulu launched its automated light metro project this year. This session will provide a 360-degree look at the system. The federal New Starts process and how it was applied to Honolulu will be explained, which led to the Record of Decision to begin construction. This included many hours of public consultation and local government review and support. City representatives will be on hand to explain what they did, how they did it, and what lessons can be drawn for others following in Honolulu's footsteps. The choice of an automated light metro, unique to American cities, will be discussed. We will also hear from the main contractor and system supplier who participated in a complex public procurement process. Finally, we will hear from the city planners who created Honolulu's Transit Oriented Development Program, who will explain what and how the city intends to develop TOD around its 21 stations.

Moderator:

  • Steven L. Perliss, P.E. 
    principal, Lea+Elliott, Inc., San Francisco, CA

Panelists:

  • Toru Hamayasu 
    deputy director, City and County of Honolulu Department of Transportation, Honolulu, HI
  • Terrance Ware  
    TOD administrator, City and County of Honolulu Department of Transportation, Honolulu, HI
  • Lance Wilhelm 
    vice president, Kiewit Building Group, Honolulu, HI

Global Case Studies of Emerging High-Speed Rail Programs

2:15 - 3:45 p.m. (Monday)

Ballroom Salons A&B, Fourth Floor

Examples of high-speed rail programs around the world that are well on their way

We have learned much from the legacy high-speed rail countries in Europe and Asia that have had systems for 20-40 years. In this session, you will hear about countries that have made the decision to invest in high-speed rail and are now in development or implementation stages. Presentations will include an overview of these systems, lessons learned, and best practices that could be applicable to the development of high-speed rail in the United States.

Moderator:

  • Peter Gertler, AICP 
    senior vice president, high speed rail services chair, HNTB Corporation, Oakland, CA

Panelists:

  • Helio Mauro Franca 
    superintendent, National Land Transport Agency, Brasilia
  • Andrew McNaughton, FREng  
    chief engineer, High Speed Two Limited, London
  • Ignacio Barron de Angoiti 
    director, Passenger and High Speed Department, International Union of Railways, Paris
  • Eduardo Romo 
    president, Fundacion Caminos de Hierro, Madrid

Direct Fixation Track Structure & Infrastructure Inspection

2:15 - 3:45 p.m. (Monday)

Provincetown, Fourth Floor

New fasteners, their installation, and inspection technologies

Advancement has occurred in the past years with direct fixation trackwork in tunnels and on aerial structures. This session will focus on the newer, direct fixation fastener types and the applications and methods of installation that are of interest to the rail industry. An important topic will be advanced automated inspection technologies for identifying poor track conditions beyond traditional track geometry measurement.

Related APTA Standard: Standard for Rail Transit Track Inspection and Maintenance (See page ___ for details.)

Related TCRP Documents: R-71 (Vol. 6) (See page ___ for details.)

Moderator:

  • Richard Brown 
    chair, APTA Track and Noise/Vibration Technical Forum, and senior director/chief engineer, engineering & major capital projects, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, TX

UTA West Valley Light Rail -- Not Your AVERAGE Straight Line

  • Jim Webb 
    civil engineer & project manager, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT

High-Speed Rail Networks Worldwide

  • Christopher F. Kenyon  
    product engineer, Vossloh Fastening Systems America Corporation, Chicago, IL

Safety, Operational & Cost Benefits of Automated Track Infrastructure Inspection Systems

  • Jeffrey M. Stevens 
    director, ATE Commercial Business Operations, ENSCO, Inc., Springfield, VA

Rail Fastenings for High-Speed Rail Applications

  • John Porrill 
    head of design and development, Pandrol Limited, Addlestone, Surrey

Crashworthiness – Integrating New Perspectives

2:15 - 3:45 p.m. (Monday)

Simmons, Third Floor

Better designs, safer vehicles, and new rules

New mechanisms and methods for designing safe rail vehicles when collisions occur are emerging at all levels of rail vehicle modes, from streetcar to high-speed rail. New European performance-based metrics are emerging in U.S. practice, while different conditions in the U.S. mandate different protection strategies. This session highlights new developments and practical applications of new Federal Railroad Administration design options.

Related APTA Standard: APTA Crash Energy Management Specification (See page ___ for details.)

Related TCRP Documents: WOD-40 (See page ___ for details.)

Moderator:

  • Ronald Mayville, Ph.D. 
    senior principal, Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger, Waltham, MA

The Engineering Task Force and the Development of Rail Passenger Equipment Safety Recommendations

  • David Tyrell 
    senior engineer, Structures and Dynamics Division, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA
  • Robert C. Lauby, P.E.  
    deputy associate administrator, Office of Railroad Safety, Federal Railroad Administration, Washington, DC

Alternate Vehicle Technology Crashworthiness Compliance for Denton County Transportation Authority Commuter Rail Vehicles

  • Michael A. Tagaras 
    senior systems consultant/manager, South Central Region, LTK Engineering Services, Highland Village, TX

Creating the Nation’s First Standardized Rail Car Specification: The Next-Generation Equipment Committee and the Future of Intercity Rail Passenger Equipment

  • Robert C. Highfill, P.E. 
    senior project manager, Jacobs, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Stanton Hunter 
    director, Office of Rail Equipment, California Department of Transportation, Division of Rail, Sacramento, CA

On the Structural & Crashworthiness Performance of Stadler Commuter Trains Complying with FRA Guidelines for Alternatively-Designed Rail Equipment

  • Alois Starlinger, Ph.D. 
    head of structural analysis, testing & certification, Stadler Rail Group, Altenrhein

Building Partnerships for Mixed Income TOD

2:15 - 3:45 p.m. (Monday)

Ballroom Salons J&K, Fourth Floor

Can TOD and transit be a part of the solution in making urban living more attractive and affordable?

New research indicates that nearly nine in ten (88 percent) of the 80 million Gen Xers prefer living in urban settings. Even with the higher cost of city living, the opportunities are tremendous for transit, cities, and the inner ‘burbs,’ to capture this demand. Can transit oriented development and public transportation services be a part of the solution in making urban living more attractive and affordable? U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and U.S. DOT's Sustainable Communities program seeks to build new coalitions and showcase innovative approaches to create mixed-income transit oriented development and districts. This session will feature insights from HUD plus the latest research, local innovations, and interesting coalitions emerging to deliver the vibrant, high-performance, mixed-income TODs necessary to help the increasing demand.

Related APTA Standard: Recommended Practice for Forming Partnerships to Promote Transit-Oriented Development and Joint Development (See page ___ for details.)

Related TCRP Documents: R-95 (Chapter 17), R-102, R-128, R-105 (See page ___ for details.)

Moderator:

  • Douglas Allen 
    vice chair, APTA Policy & Planning Committee, and executive vice president & chief development officer, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Austin, TX

Panelists:

  • Katherine Mattice 
    deputy associate director, Office of Budget and Policy, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
  • Mariia V. Zimmerman  
    Deputy Director for Sustainable Communities, Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC
  • G.B. Arrington 
    co-chair, APTA Land Use and Economic Development Subcommittee, and principal practice leader, PB Placemaking, Portland, OR
  • David M. Kooris, AICP 
    vice president, Regional Plan Association, Stamford, CT

Traction Power

2:15 - 3:45 p.m. (Monday)

Wellesley, Third Floor

Working with technology to move trains

From the newest rapid energy transfer stations to work on the oldest underground system in the country it is all about making the power available to move trains. Old technology or new there is always something to learn from our compatriots in power.

Moderator:

  • Steven D. Bezner, P.E. 
    chief engineer, electrification, Burns Engineering, Inc., Landover, MD

Functionality in the Design of OCS Sectionalizing

  • John C. Schlick, P.E. 
    rail systems engineer, Hatch Mott MacDonald, Pleasanton, CA

Emerging Technologies for Traction Power Substations – Intelligent Electronic Devices and Substation Local Area Networks

  • Ethan Kim  
    consulting engineer, LTK Engineering Services, Seattle, WA

Operational and Economical Advantages of a New Style of Track Switch Heater

  • Michael K. Fitzgerald 
    deputy director - power, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA

Rapid Energy Transfer Bus Charging Station

  • Paul V. Campbell 
    sales and marketing manager, IMPulse NC LLC, Mount Olive, NC

Positive Train Control Policy

2:15 - 3:45 p.m. (Monday)

Ballroom Salons C&D, Fourth Floor

Status, impacts, timing, and other things you need to know

Since the passage of the 2008 Rail Safety Act, both freight and passenger railroads have been scrambling to comply with the mandate to have positive train control (PTC) installed and fully operational by the end of 2015. On this panel, you will hear the FRA’s view of the PTC Implementation Plans filed to date, as well as the steps the industry has taken to meet this fast-approaching deadline. You will also hear from representatives of freight (short line/regional railroad) and commuter operators who will discuss the issues they have faced as they move forward in this accelerated, funding-challenged environment.

For more on PTC policy and technology challenges, see the Rail Safety Improvement Act session on Monday, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., and the Train Control session, Monday, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Moderator:

  • Allison I. Fultz 
    associate, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP, Washington, DC

Panelists:

  • George Hartman 
    specialist, Signal and Train Control Division, Federal Railroad Administration, Washington, DC
  • Joseph J. Giulietti  
    executive director, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, Pompano Beach, FL
  • Paul Victor 
    president, New York and Atlantic Railway, Glendale, NY

Session sponsored by Parsons Corporation. --LOGO--



Committee on Public Safety (COPS) Round Table

2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Monday)

St. Botolph, Second Floor

  • Chair, Paul MacMillan 

Train Control

4 - 5:30 p.m. (Monday)

Wellesley, Third Floor

Procurement and deployment of your agency’s PTC system

After a period of activity in signaling and train control that was dominated by communication-based train control (CBTC), positive train control (PTC) and advances in conventional signaling are now taking the stage. Challenges associated with the deployment of PTC in the commuter rail industry, coupled with the prospect of high-speed rail deployments, are keeping us all busy. There are also major advances being made in the North American heavy rail community. Presenters will outline the emerging issues and provide insights we can all learn from.

For more on PTC policy and technology challenges, see the Rail Safety Improvement Act session on Monday, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., and the Positive Train Control session, Monday, 2:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Moderator:

  • Robert A. MacDonald 
    director, engineering services, B&C Transit, Inc., Oakland, CA

Best Practices in Managing Train Control Interfaces on a New Subway

  • Deon Peens 
    senior project manager, Hatch Mott MacDonald, Mississauga, ON

Interoperability, Communications, Signaling, and ERTMS -- An Integration Solution to Ensure that Technologies from Various Suppliers Work Efficiently Together to Meet the Demands of High-Speed Lines

  • Ronald R. Lawrence  
    director, marketing and communications, signaling, Bombardier Transportation-Total Transit Systems, Lebanon, PA

Testing PTC in a Laboratory Environment

  • Gary K. Pruitt 
    senior director, ARINC, Inc., Annapolis, MD

Positive Train Control Procurements for Commuter Rail Properties

  • David F. Thurston Sr. 
    vice president - systems sector, Parsons Transportation Group, Philadelphia, PA

Session sponsored by Parsons Corporation.



What?! A Standard LRV RFP?

4 - 5:30 p.m. (Monday)

Suffolk, Third Floor

Terms, conditions, and performance-based specifications

Through the work of many APTA members, the new standard light rail vehicle request for proposal provides transit agencies with model terms and conditions and a performance-based technical specification. Can it work for your agency? Find out how.

Moderator:

  • Paul L. Como 
    vice president of procurement & materials, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, TX

Panelists:

  • Scott Krieger 
    senior associate, senior project manager, STV Incorporated, Boston, MA
  • Richard J. Wieczorek  
    chair, APTA Procurement and Materials Management Committee, and department manager, procurement, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Oakland, CA
  • Justin S. Garrod 
    light rail vehicle project manager, Sound Transit, Seattle, WA
  • Eric Prefontaine 
    legal advisor, Bombardier Transportation, Saint-Bruno, QC
  • John Smatlak 
    chair, APTA Modern Streetcar Procurement Guidelines Working Group, and president, RPR Consulting, Woodland Hills, CA

FRA Forum

4 - 4:45 p.m. (Monday)

Ballroom Salons C&D, Fourth Floor

Implementing the President’s vision for rail in America

From the President’s State of the Union to the Vice President’s reiteration that 80 percent of Americans will have network access to high-speed rail in within 25 years - find out how the Federal Railroad Administration is carrying out the president’s mandate.

Presenter:

  • Administrator Joseph C. Szabo 
    Federal Railroad Administration, Washington, DC

Interaction of Operating Procedures and Tunnel Ventilation

4 - 5:30 p.m. (Monday)

Simmons, Third Floor

Ventilation systems in variable operating situations

Rail operating plans drive the design and operation of the tunnel ventilation system, for example, where trains stop (in congested conditions) relative to ventilation facilities and how the ventilation system will be operated during a fire. This session will feature case histories of different operating scenarios and how the ventilation system was designed to work with operation plans.

Related APTA Standard: White Paper: Operational Strategies for Emergency Smoke Ventilation in Tunnels (See page ___ for details.)

Moderator:

  • Daniel M. McKinney 
    chair, APTA Ventilation Technical Forum, and tunnel ventilation group manager, AECOM, Oakland, CA

Integrated Tunnel Ventilation, Signal, Traction Power System -- Project Throughput and NFPA Compliance

  • Patrick Harrison 
    systems program manager for MTA-NYCT Eastside Project, URS Corporation, New York, NY

Ventilation of Partly Submerged Subway Stations

  • Robert States  
    ventilation engineer, AECOM, Oakland, CA

Is Activating the Ventilation System Dependent on Operators?

  • Justin M. Edenbaum 
    mechanical engineer, Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York, NY

University Link Systems Design for Accommodating More than one Train in one Ventilation Zone

  • Paul Denison 
    director of transportation, Sound Transit, Seattle, WA

Joint Development at Major Rail and Transit Terminals

4 - 5:30 p.m. (Monday)

Ballroom Salons J&K, Fourth Floor

Capturing the value of transit

The concept of creating livable and sustainable communities has become a major focus of the current administration. New partnerships are developing across federal agencies, including the USDOT, HUD, EPA, and others, to encourage livable and sustainable development. These partnerships are seeking creative and innovative ways to capture the value that these types of developments enjoy because of the enhanced connectivity with transit.

Private investors and developers are attracted to transit stations, particularly major terminals and hubs, as they seek opportunities to leverage public investment in transit and rail infrastructure. On the public agency side, transit oriented development (TOD) has become a popular topic as they seek additional sources of revenue. There are a number of successful TODs that have been built adjacent to or within the vicinity of major transit and rail terminals and hubs. Some of the more enticing opportunities to developers and potentially the most lucrative to agencies are air rights developments directly over the tracks and rail infrastructure at major rail and transit terminals. These developments are also the most challenging to construct as the integrity of the rail service must be maintained.

This session will focus on four essential questions:

1. How is the private development effectively integrated into the public facility?
2. How is the value of the development equitably captured by public agencies? How is the value of the public investment captured by the private development?
3. What maximizes the attractiveness of a transit facility/location to a private investor/developer?
4. What are the challenges in planning and permitting an air rights project at a major transit terminal, including the logistical challenges during construction? How can they be mitigated to create a “win-win” situation for the transit operation and the developer?

Related APTA Standards: Recommended Practice (RP) for Forming Partnerships to Promote Transit-Oriented Development and Joint Development; RP for Defining Transit Areas of Influence (See page ___ for details.)

Moderator:

  • David C. Wilcock, P.E. 
    manager, planning & operations, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., Providence, RI

Panelists:

  • Jayme L. Blakesley 
    attorney-advisor, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
  • Sharon Pugh  
    senior policy analyst, Office of Budget and Policy, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
  • Mark Boyle 
    assistant general manager of development, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA
  • David G. Perry 
    vice president, Hines, Boston, MA
  • James L. Prost, AICP 
    principal, BBP & Associates LLC, Annapolis, MD

Session sponsored by Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.



Making the Business Case for Sustainability

4 - 5:30 p.m. (Monday)

Provincetown, Fourth Floor

Impact on profitability

Sustainability is more than the newest buzz word – it’s something that can have a positive impact on the bottom-line for APTA business members. In this session business members can learn about APTA’s sustainability program, how to establish a sustainability program for at their company and how their company can benefit from a sustainability program. The session will include advice and lessons learned from business members who have already done it. The session will also look towards the future with a discussion on how sustainability programs may be incorporated in agency procurements and the possibility for industry standards in this area.

Related APTA Standards: Recommended Practice for Why Design Matters for Transit; Transit Sustainability Guidelines (See page ___ for details.)

Moderator:

  • Susannah Kerr Adler 
    vice chair, APTA Sustainability Committee, and vice president, national director - transportation facilities, URS Corporation, Washington, DC

Panelists:

  • Maryanne Roberts 
    senior advisor, communications and public affairs, U.S., Bombardier Transportation, Horsham, PA
  • Douglas McCormick  
    managing director, rail (UK), Atkins, London
  • David J. Carlson 
    director of sustainable development, Parsons Corporation, Washington, DC
  • Jeffrey Wharton 
    chair, APTA Business Member Business Development Committee, chair, APTA Business Member International Business Development Subcommittee, and president, IMPulse NC LLC, Mount Olive, NC

Date: 2011-06-14

Conference Registration Desk & Host Information Desk

7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Tuesday)

Registration A&B, Fourth Floor


RAIL PRODUCTS & SERVICES SHOWCASE

7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Tuesday)

Back Bay Confrence & Exhibition Center, Third Floor

(includes continental breakfast and lunch)

Many business members’ rail products and services are showcased at the 2011 Rail Products & Services Showcase. Registrants can view the products and obtain information relating to the rail products and services on display. Expert personnel are on hand to answer your questions as you inspect what’s new and innovative in the world of rail equipment and services.

Use the Rail Products & Services Showcase Reservation Form to reserve a booth at the showcase. If you only exhibiting in the showcase, and not attending the entire conference, use the Exhibitor Only Registration Form.
http://www.apta.com/mc/rail/exhibitors/pages/default.aspx

QUESTIONS? Contact APTA’s Anitha Atkins at 202.496.4839 or aatkins@apta.com; or Adam Martin at 202.496.4845 or amartin@apta.com.

THANKS TO OUR EARLY EXHIBITORS

- Altro Transflor
- Axis Communications, Inc.
- CDM Novitec, LLC
- Central Japan Railway Company
- DILAX Systems Inc.
- e-Builder, Inc.
- ENSCO, Inc.
- FAAC Incorporated
- GIRO Inc.
- Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc.
- Harting, Inc. of North America
- Herzog Transit Services, Inc.
- Impact Recovery Systems, Inc.
- Infodev EDI Inc.
- INIT Innovations in Transportation Inc.
- Interfleet Technology Inc.
- Luminator Technology Group
- MASS TRANSIT MAGAZINE
- Michael Baker Jr., Inc.
- Milrail Inc.
- OTN Systems NV
- Progressive Railroading
- Saft
- Siemens Industry Inc., Mobility Division
- Sumitomo Corporation of America
- TDG Transit Design Group Inc.
- Texstars, Inc.
- Transitvue Communication Systems
- Transportation Technology Center, Inc.
- Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
- Vossloh
- Western Sierras
- Wilson, Ihrig & Associates, Inc.

CAPITAL PROJECT UPDATES

8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Tuesday)

Provincetown & Ballroom Salon F, Fourth Floor

Experience the creativity and variety of multi-modal rail challenges

Each of these popular reports is presented at half-hour intervals. Projects are in the stages of planning, design, construction, or operation to provide rail service that helps to create livable communities, provide environmental benefits, and stimulate economic development.

Transbay Transit Center Project

  • Robert Beck 
    senior program manager, Transbay Joint Powers Authority, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco MTA Rail Renewal & LRV Restoration

  • John J. Haley Jr. 
    director of transit, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, San Francisco, CA

PATH's $1.3 Billion Railcar & Signal System Replacement Program

  • Michael P. DePallo  
    chair, APTA Security Affairs Steering Committee, and director/general manager, Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation, Jersey City, NJ

East London Line Project: Project of the Year -- 2010 United Kingdom National Rail Awards

  • Ashok K. Kothari 
    board director, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Los Angeles, CA
  • Peter Richards 
    director, London overground infrastructure, Transport for London, London

The Montreal Metro Renewal Program

  • Yves Devin 
    chief executive officer, Societe de Transport de Montreal, Montreal, QC

TEX Rail Project Status

  • Richard Ruddell 
    president/executive director, Fort Worth Transportation Authority, Fort Worth, TX
  • Robert Baniewicz 
    TEX Rail program director, Fort Worth Transportation Authority, Forth Worth, TX

Capacity Expansions of LOSSAN Corridor in San Diego

  • Brett L. Rekola, P.E. 
    chief of rail operations, North County Transit District, Oceanside, CA
  • William Prey, P.E. 
    principal engineer & LOSSAN Corridor director, San Diego Association of Governments, San Diego, CA

30/10 Initiative (30 years of projects in 10)

  • Brian Boudreau 
    executive director, program management, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA

Sound Transit Light Rail Expansion Program

  • Celia G. Kupersmith 
    deputy chief executive officer, Sound Transit, Seattle, WA

Survey of New Tunneling Projects, Their Costs, Application, and Effect on Rail System Performance

  • Brian J. Larkin, P.E. 
    principal, Larkin & Associates, San Francisco, CA

Transit 2015 Program -- Railing through the Recession

  • Michael A. Allegra 
    immediate past chair, APTA Policy & Planning Committee, and general manager, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT

DART's Green Line, The Longest Light Rail Project in North America No Longer Under Construction

  • Timothy H. McKay 
    senior vice president, rail program development, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, TX

AMT’S Major Projects: Electrification of the Commuter Train Network and the New West Island Train Line

  • Joel Gauthier 
    president and chief executive officer, AMT Montreal (Agence Metropolitaine de transport), Montreal, QC

Moderators/Speakers & A/V Preview Room // Business Member Resource Room // TCRP Information Center

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Tuesday)

Orleans, Fourth Floor // Nantucket, Fourth Floor // Atrium Foyer, Fourth Floor???


Moving Towards a State of Good Repair

8:30 - 10:30 a.m. (Tuesday)

Ballroom Salons C&D, Fourth Floor

Asset management practices and programming

With renewed emphasis in Congress and the Federal Transit Administration on state of good repair, transit agencies are taking a fresh look at managing the condition of their capital assets. This session will highlight best practices and methodologies in asset management as an important tool to understand when to program funds and prioritize projects for recapitalization. The session will explore how to develop a compelling argument for more funding by examining the implications of alternative funding levels on future asset condition. In addition, hear proposed policies being considered that balance expansion projects with state of good repair.

Moderator:

  • Jonathan R. Davis 
    deputy general manager and chief financial officer, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA

Panelists:

  • Robert J. Tuccillo 
    associate administrator for budget and policy & chief financial officer, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
  • Robert L. Peskin  
    senior consulting manager, AECOM, Arlington, VA
  • Lewis T. Ames, AICP 
    project manager, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, San Francisco, CA
  • Stephen Berrang 
    director of capital program management, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York, NY
  • Joseph M. Cosgrove 
    director of development, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA

Noise and Vibration Control at the Wheel/Rail Interface

8:30 - 10:30 a.m. (Tuesday)

Ballroom Salons J&K, Fourth Floor

Mechanisms and practical mitigation controls

Recent studies indicate the importance of appropriate profile rail grinding, wheel truing, and the use of friction modifiers to control wheel/rail noise and vibration. This session will focus on the mechanisms and practical control methods for mitigating noise and vibration generated at the wheel/rail interface.

Related APTA Standards: Recommended Practice for the Selection of Wheels for Passenger Applications; Standard for Wheel Flange Angle for Passenger Equipment (See page ___ for details.)

Related TCRP Documents: R-23, R-67, R-71 (Vols. 1, 4 & 5) R-114, RRD-83, WOD-48 (See page ___ for details.)

Moderator:

  • Jeffrey Gonneville 
    chief mechanical officer, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA

Noise, Vibration and Annoyance from Rail Transit Systems: Results and Implications of the TCRP D-12

  • Jeffrey A. Zapfe, Ph.D. 
    director, Noise and Vibration Group, Acentech Incorporated, Cambridge, MA
  • Hugh J. Saurenman, Ph.D., P.E.  
    president, ATS Consulting, Pasadena, CA

High Speed Rail Noise and Vibration along the NEC

  • Eric W. Wood 
    principal, Acentech Incorporated, Cambridge, MA

Light Rail Wheel/Rail Noise Mitigation

  • John Grenier 
    light rail vehicle engineer, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Newton, MA
  • Christopher Pacher 
    New England regional manager, LTK Engineering Services, Boston, MA

Grinding Criteria used in European Tramway Networks

  • Andre Van Leuven 
    vice president, Dynamic Engineering, St. Louis, MO

Smartplug Rail Force Monitoring System

  • John Kidd 
    project engineer, QinetiQ North America Technology Solution Group, Waltham, MA

The Case for Interoperability

8:30 - 10:30 a.m. (Tuesday)

Ballroom Salon E, Fourth Floor

Learning from other experiences can save time and expense

The European community is moving from a disparate network of traction power systems, signaling, and track gauge to a harmonious, interoperable system. The evolution to a seamless railway network with compatible systems has improved travel times and network reliability throughout the continent. A team of experts from Europe and leaders from the U.S. high-speed rail movement will explore the trade offs for a national interoperable system versus sealed corridors for high-density mega-regions, which facilitate the deployment of alternative technologies.

Moderator:

  • Robert Doty 
    vice president - high speed rail programs director, HNTB Corporation, Oakland, CA

Panelists:

  • Robert C. Lauby, P.E. 
    deputy associate administrator, Office of Railroad Safety, Federal Railroad Administration, Washington, DC
  • Ignacio Barron de Angoiti  
    director, Passenger and High Speed Department, International Union of Railways, Paris
  • Thomas Peacock 
    principal consultant, Interfleet Technology, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

Session sponsored by HNTB Corporation.



Cyber Security -- Assessment and Mitigation

8:30 - 10:30 a.m. (Tuesday)

Ballroom Salon G, Fourth Floor

Strategies and standardization in the rail environment

Cyber security has received media attention and is one of the cornerstones of federal security risk mitigation efforts. The transit industry initiated projects to standardize the assessment and mitigation aspects of cyber security through release of an initial standard addressing control and communication strategies. What other methods are transit systems employing to assess and mitigate cyber risks? This session will highlight rail properties’ cyber security strategies and details of ongoing standardization efforts. Participate in the discussion of how the new APTA standards and the APTA Cyber Security Working Group will help to bolster cyber security in the rail environment.

Related APTA Standard: Securing Control and Communications Systems in Transit Environments, Part I (See page ___ for details.)

Moderator:

  • Aida R. Asuncion 
    director of systems engineering and integration, Sound Transit, Seattle, WA

Security Threats to Control Systems in All Industry Sectors

  • David J. Teumim 
    president, Teumim Technical, LLC, Allentown, PA

IT Cyber Security Strategy

  • Gary Foster 
    chief technology officer, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA

Basics of Mitigation for Cyber Security Systems

  • Dan Schaffer 
    networking and security engineer, Phoenix Contact, Middletown, PA

Increasing Awareness to Reduce Risk

  • Lee Allen 
    management analyst, Transportation Sector Network Management, Mass Transit and Passenger Rail Security Division, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Alexandria, VA

Contract Out or Perform In-House

8:30 - 10:30 a.m. (Tuesday)

Ballroom Salons A&B, Fourth Floor

The evolving O&M service delivery model

Over thirty years, a trend has developed in the provision of operations and maintenance services for urban and commuter rail systems. Agencies evaluate the cost effectiveness of operating and maintaining services with agency personnel or contracting out to a private entity. Often, elected officials encourage agencies to privatize some or all of their operations and maintenance. With a variety of strategies for obtaining and managing services, two basic approaches have emerged: bundled services where one entity provides all and unbundled services where the services are provided through separate contracts for each component. This session will focus on three questions: How effective have the new service delivery models been? What are best practices for contracting out O&M services? What lessons have been learned from the past three decades of industry experience?

Moderator:

  • Anna M. Barry 
    senior director-vehicle procurement and quality assurance, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA

Panelists:

  • Paul O'Brien 
    vice chair, APTA Commuter Rail Committee, vice chair, APTA Commuter Rail CEOs Subcommittee, and rail service general manager, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Gary W. McNeil  
    special advisor for Canadian affairs, APTA Executive Committee, secretary, APTA Commuter Rail Committee, and managing director, GO Transit and executive vice president, Metrolinx, Toronto, ON
  • Kevin J. O'Connor 
    deputy general manager - transportation, New Jersey Transit Corporation, Newark, NJ
  • Joseph M. Casey 
    general manager, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, Philadelphia, PA

WEBCAST SESSION
Emerging Streetcar Technologies

8:30 - 10:30 a.m. (Tuesday)

Ballroom Salons H&I, Fourth Floor

The latest projects, rolling stock, and applications

A subset of light rail with distinct characteristics, today’s streetcar is rolling through urban centers. With it has emerged (or reemerged) special technologies and applications. Come join this session to learn about new rolling stock and equipment ideas that are advancing the latest streetcar projects.

Related APTA Standard: Standard for Vintage/Heritage Trolley Vehicle Equipment (See page ___ for details.)

Moderator:

  • James H. Graebner 
    chair, APTA Streetcar Subcommittee, and president, Lomarado Group, Denver, CO

Guidelines for Modern Streetcars

  • John Smatlak 
    chair, APTA Modern Streetcar Procurement Guidelines Working Group, and president, RPR Consulting, Woodland Hills, CA

Update on Wireless Streetcar Technologies

  • Timothy R. Borchers  
    streetcar specialist, City Rail Solutions, LLC, Tampa, FL

Adapting European Low-Floor Streetcars to America

  • Jacques Drouin 
    senior specialist, product management, Bombardier Transportation, Saint-Bruno, QC

The Return of the USA Streetcar Industry

  • Julie M. Skirvin 
    business development, United Streetcar LLC, Clackamas, OR

Streetcars in Cincinnati! Taking the Design-Build Approach

  • Timothy J. Reynolds 
    senior principal technical specialist, PB Transit & Rail Systems, Cincinnati, OH

INTERACTIVE PRESENTATIONS

9 - 10:30 a.m. (Tuesday)

Atrium Foyer, Third Floor

Enjoy participating in the informal exchanges that maximize your time with industry leaders.

Case Study, Stuttgarter Strassenbahn (SSB) "In Vehicle IP Communication in Trams"

  • Arjan van Andel 
    director, sales & marketing North America, Trapeze ITS North America, Cedar Rapids, IA

Smart Traction Power Substation Concepts: A White Paper for Enhanced Operations and Maintenance

  • Paul W. Forquer, P.E. 
    vice president, Powell Electrical Systems, Inc., North Canton, OH

Implementing Hazard & Operability (HAZOP) Studies throughout the Project Life Cycle

  • Vivian Papen  
    systems assurance specialist, Sound Transit, Seattle, WA

New Passenger Locomotives for North America

  • Janis Vitins, Ph.D. 
    director, marketing & product planning locomotives, Bombardier Transportation, Zurich

Prescriptive Standards Needed to Address Worrisome Trends in Signaling System Life Cycles

  • James B. Balliet 
    senior research engineer, Battelle Memorial Institute, Webster, NY

Enhanced Communication Network Solution for Positive Train Control Implementation

  • Mori Fatehi, Ph.D. 
    associate, Booz Allen Hamilton, Los Angeles, CA

Wear Measurement of Overhead Lines for Corrective & Predictive Maintenance

  • Thomas Berg, P.E. 
    account manager, ZTR Control Systems, St. Louis, MO

Collaborating with Independent Developers to Distribute Real-Time Information to Transit Customers

  • David Barker 
    manager of operations technology, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA

FasTracks Construction Ready Plan

  • Nadine S. Lee, P.E. 
    engineering project manager, Regional Transportation District-RTD FasTracks, Denver, CO

Revisiting Factors Influencing Results of Transportation Funding Initiatives with a Rail Component

  • Peter J. Haas, Ph.D. 
    educational director, Mineta Transportation Institute, San Jose, CA

MNR Wheel Impact Load Detection – Improved Performance at Reduced Cost

  • John E. Kesich 
    assistant chief mechanical officer, MTA Metro-North Railroad, New York, NY
  • Adrian Golby 
    international sales director, DeltaRail Group Limited, Derby

Arc Hazard Assessment for DC Applications in the Transit Industry

  • Kenneth S.Y. Cheng, M.Eng. 
    project manager, transmission & distribution technologies, Kinectrics Inc., Toronto, ON

Ridership Trends of New Start Rail Projects

  • Steven E. Polzin, Ph.D., P.E. 
    director, public transit research, Center for Urban Transportation Research, Tampa, FL
  • Kyle K. Taniguchi 
    graduate research assistant, Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Risk Assessment in Positive Train Control Systems: A Balancing Act

  • Sandeep Bhanji 
    associate, Booz Allen Hamilton, Los Angeles, CA

Negotiating Passenger Rail Rights: Lessons Learned in Massachusetts

  • Peter N. Kochansky, Esq. 
    director, Goulston & Storrs, PC, Boston, MA

Creating Attractive Bridges for MBTA Fairmont Corridor

  • Cesar A. Vergara 
    president & chief designer, Vergarastudio, LLC, Ridgefield, CT

TECHNICAL TOUR
Everett Shops Subway Main Repair Facility, Everett, MA

9 - 11:30 a.m. (Tuesday)

(20 person limit; tour also available on Wednesday, 9 - 11:30 a.m.)

Tour the MBTA’s Subway Main Repair Facility, one of two MBTA “backshops” available to support the needs of all MBTA divisions and departments. The Subway Shop primarily serves the train repair facilities (“carhouses”) of the four MBTA Heavy and Light Rail Subway lines. Get a behind the scenes look at the MBTA’s very own General Motors staffed with 130 trades people, including eight trades ranging from blacksmiths to electricians – responsible for the overhaul and repair of train components; fabricating and manufacturing parts for trains; and repairing train structure and car-body components.

The facility areas include: Machine Shop, Motor Room, Air Section, Blacksmith Area, Truck and Brake Shop, Control Area, Wheel Section, Painting, Shop Services, and Sheet Metal.

Shuttle buses depart from and return to the Marriott Copley Place's main entrance on Huntington Avenue at the times listed above.

Please note that each tour is limited in the number of persons that can participate. While advance registration is not necessary; we recommend that you sign up early on site at the host information desk for the tour day/times of your choice.

WEBCAST SESSION
Communications

10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Tuesday)

Ballroom Salons H&I, Fourth Floor

From the challenges of legacy systems to the uncertainties of implementing new technology

What happened to the days when it was sufficient to go to a manufacturer and order a radio system? Competition for the diminishing available spectrum has changed all that. Now we worry about network connectivity and interoperability and know more about the Federal Communications Commission processes than we ever imagined. This is in the context of existing systems and ongoing operations. This panel will offer a range of relevant subject matter based on current experience.

Related APTA Standard: Recommended Practice for Signal and Communication System Configuration Control (See page ___ for details.)

Moderator:

  • Barry C. Einsig 
    chair, APTA Wireless Communications Subcommittee, chair, Transit Wireless Communications Joint Council, and market director, Harris Corporation, Washington, DC

Requirements for Mission Critical, Multi-Service Network Used in Public Transit Systems

  • Frank Van Campenhout 
    segment development manager, OTN Systems NV, Herentals
  • Tom Ceunen  
    sales director U.S., OTN Systems NV, Herndon, VA

The Joint Council on Transit Wireless Communications -- An Update

  • Karl Witbeck 
    senior associate, Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Phoenix, AZ

Examining the Telecommunications Infrastructure in Advanced Mass Transit Systems

  • Warren S. Meyers 
    communications manager, SYSTRA Consulting, Inc./SYSTRA Engineering, Inc., New York, NY

Session co-sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent and Transitvue Communication Systems. -- LOGO-- --LOGO--



Measuring Safety Performance

10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Tuesday)

Ballroom Salon G, Fourth Floor

Does a good safety record mean anything anymore?

It has been 10 years since the major change was made in reporting data to the National Transit Database and nearly that long since the FTA’s State Safety Oversight Program was reorganized. Over that time, agencies have gone to considerable effort and expended significant resources to make their systems safer. They have invested heavily in safer equipment, more training, and developed better standards and procedures. With all this effort, are we doing any better?

Moderator:

  • David A. Genova 
    assistant general manager, safety, security and facilities, Regional Transportation District, Denver, CO

Rail Transit Safety: An Empirical Evaluation

  • David O. Nelson 
    director of transit planning, Jacobs, Boston, MA

Effective Measures to Achieve a Positive Safety Culture

  • Dennis Bonney, CSSD  
    director, regulatory compliance, Bombardier Transportation, Mississauga, ON

A Prototype Safety Reporting System for the Transit Industry

  • Amanda DiFiore 
    senior human factors engineer, QinetiQ North America Technology Solution Group, Waltham, MA

Urban Track Standards

10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Tuesday)

Ballroom Salons J&K, Fourth Floor

Improve reliability and minimize cost

APTA is working with the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) to develop new track recommended practices for light rail and streetcar systems. Building from the previous work of AREMA, APTA, and the Transportation Research Board, new recommended practices are emerging to replace less effective system-wide variations in track design with improved, consistent methods. Applications in the field will be discussed and compared with their intended design approaches.

Related APTA Standard: Standard for Rail Transit Track Inspection and Maintenance (See page ___ for details.)

Related TCRP Documents: R-57, R-71 (Vol. 6) (See page ___ for details.)

Moderator:

  • Hugh J. Fuller, P.E. 
    PNW railway practice manager, HNTB Corporation, Seattle, WA

Maximum Super-elevation: Desirable, Allowable, and Absolute Alignment Tolerance

  • Nazmul Hasan, M.Eng., P.Eng. 
    senior trackwork engineer, SNC-Lavalin Inc., Vancouver, BC

Urban Track Review for Edmonton North LRT

  • Mark Perry, P.Eng.  
    Stantec Consulting Ltd., Edmonton, AB

Cost-Effective Embedded Track Design with a New Domestic Block Rail (similar to girder rail)

  • Luke Olson, P.E. 
    senior transit project manager, HDR Engineering, Inc., Minneapolis, MN

Systems Engineering + Project Management = Capital Projects Success

10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Tuesday)

Ballroom Salons C&D, Fourth Floor

Integration of SE and PM to deliver complex rail projects

Program managers face many challenges delivering systems projects -- a change from building heavy civil construction projects. Attend this session to hear about current program experiences and how systems engineering practices are integrated to overcome systems challenges such as funding constraints that prevent holistic system planning; rushing to develop solutions before defining operating needs and priorities; the increasing number of stakeholders; multiplying requirements; cross-disciplinary interfaces; organizational silos; technology integration & migration; and systems integration skills among contractors.

Moderator:

  • Anne O'Neil, P.E., CSEP 
    chief systems engineer, Capital Program Management, MTA New York City Transit, New York, NY

Panelists:

  • Mohamed Sekkat 
    project manager, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA
  • Duncan Kemp  
    systems engineering lead, rail systems, United Kingdom Department for Transport, London
  • Lori Colangelo 
    systems manager, Delcan Corporation, Vienna, VA
  • Randy Knapick, AICP 
    associate, IBI Group, Portland, OR

Session sponsored by Parsons Corporation.



Social Media

10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Tuesday)

Ballroom Salon E, Fourth Floor

Hear the latest on going mobile

As more smartphones with affordable data plans hit the market, more consumers will gravitate to using mobile devices in the same manner as computers – for communication, searching, shopping, transacting, and games. Mobile is, in fact, on the threshold of becoming the next direct marketing channel. This session will explore how transit systems can utilize this technology to develop one-to-one relationships with their customers.

Moderator:

  • Leah Harnack 
    chair, APTA Social Media Task Force, and editor, MASS TRANSIT MAGAZINE, Fort Atkinson, WI

Panelists:

  • Morgan Lyons 
    director of media relations, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, TX
  • John Tunney  
    co-founder and CEO, CooCoo, Inc., Huntington, NY
  • Mike Zaleski 
    director of emerging and specialty technologiess, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, Philadelphia, PA

Automated Transit Technical Forum

12 - 1:30 p.m. (Tuesday)

Regis, Third Floor

  • Chair, Andrew S. Robbins 

TECHNICAL TOUR
Blue Line Maintenance Facility Orient Heights Carhouse

1:30 - 4 p.m. (Tuesday)

(25 person limit; tour also available on Wednesday, 1:30 - 4 p.m.)

Visit our 80,600 square foot Rapid Transit fleet maintenance facility. Built in the early 50’s and upgraded to six car operation beginning in 2001 to present. This facility is the primary location used to maintain the MBTA’s fleet of 94 Siemens subway cars and six work train vehicles. The facility contains inspection pits with fall protection, a wheel truing lathe, two train and truck lifts for heavy maintenance, electrical/electronics test room, a special area for maintaining the self-contained roof top HVAC units, as well as a train wash bay. All running repair and daily servicing of the fleet is done at this facility. This tour is a must for rail maintenance and operations staff.

Meet in the Marriott Copley Place lobby at 2 p.m. where you will depart as a group to begin the tour. Be sure to wear your conference badge and bring your complimentary transit pass.

Please note that each tour is limited in the number of persons that can participate. While advance registration is not necessary; we recommend that you sign up early on site at the host information desk for the tour day/times of your choice.

TECHNICAL TOUR
Commuter Rail Maintenance Facility

1:30 - 4 p.m. (Tuesday)

(50 person limit; tour also available on Wednesday, 1:30 - 4 p.m. p.m.)

Visit our 370,000 square foot commuter rail fleet maintenance facility. Built in 1997, this facility is the primary location used to maintain the MBTA’s fleet of over 80 diesel locomotives and 410 push-pull commuter rail coaches. The facility contains support workshops for plumbing and electrical needs, a special fleet projects area, dedicated locations for coach and locomotive maintenance, running repair and daily servicing/fueling tracks, as well as three train wash bays. This tour is a must for rail maintenance and operations staff.

Shuttle buses depart from and return to the Marriott Copley Place's main entrance on Huntington Avenue at the times indicated above.

Please note that each tour is limited in the number of persons that can participate. While advance registration is not necessary; we recommend that you sign up early on site at the host information desk for the tour days/times of your choice.

TECHNICAL TOUR
Operations Control Center

1:30 - 4 p.m. (Tuesday)

(15 person limit; tour also available on Wednesday, 1:30 - 4 p.m.)

Tour the MBTA’s state of the art Operations Control Center. The hub for MBTA operations and safety-related communications, the control center is equipped with wall-sized electronic monitors capable of closely tracking the location and movement of hundreds of subway cars and trolleys on all four Rapid Transit Lines (Red, Orange, Blue, and Green) around the clock. Supervisors and dispatchers constantly communicate with train crews and other subway personnel throughout the 63-mile Rapid Transit System that sees more than 2,600 trips a day. The OCC is also staffed by MBTA Transit Police, who monitor images from over 900 closed circuit television cameras in subway stations, platforms, and tunnels.

Meet in the Marriott Copley Place lobby at 2 p.m. where you will depart as a group to begin the tour. Be sure to wear your conference badge and bring your complimentary transit pass.

Please note that each tour is limited in the number of persons that can participate. While advance registration is not necessary; we recommend that you sign up early on site at the host information desk for the tour day/times of your choice.

NTI TRAINING
Leading as a Mid-Manager in Today's Public Transportation Environment

1:30 - 5:30 p.m. (Tuesday)

Tremont, First Floo

(40 person limit)

This program provides a unique training and educational opportunity for transit managers and supervisors who hold mid-level positions in transit organizations. It provides participants with skills necessary to lead, manage, and supervise from the middle of the organization.

Topics include:

Emotional Intelligence -- Why emotional intelligence or self leadership can be more important than the knowledge one has acquired.

Time Management -- In doing more with less - how to manage one’s time to succeed.

Leadership Skills -- Success today requires mid-managers to be leaders more than managers. What does this mean and how does one “lead to succeed?”

CEUs 0.4 AND CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE awarded upon completion of the course

FEE:
All conference registrants are invited to attend at no additional charge.

REGISTRATION:
Pre-registration for the course is not necessary; please sign up on site at the APTA registration desk in the Marriott Boston Copley Place. Registrations are on a first-come, first served, space-and-materials available basis, so register early.

QUESTIONS?
Visit NTI’s Web site, www.ntionline.com.

Contact NTI's Barbara Van Dyke at 732.932.1700 or bvandyke@nti.rutgers.edu.

Instructors:

  • Paul J. Larrousse 
    director, National Transit Institute, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Joan Martin 
    adjunct instructor, National Transit Institute, New Brunswick, NJ

TECHNICAL TOUR
Living History: Lowell National Historic Park

1:45 - 6 p.m. (Tuesday)

(40 person limit; please sign up on site at the host information desk)

Lowell National Historical Park was established in 1978 to preserve the American Industrial Revolution in Lowell in a unique fashion. The park offers visitors an in-depth look into the textile industry that was the heart of the city. The National Park Service transports visitors around the park with heritage streetcars built by the Gomaco Trolley Company -- the first authentic replica streetcars built in the United States. Tour participants will visit the streetcar shops and facilities as well as hear the plans to extend the streetcar beyond the boundaries of the park to serve the Lowell central business district.

The tour departs from and returns to the lobby of the Marriott Copley Place.

QUESTIONS? Contact PB's Tom Hickey at hickey@pbworld.com.

Public-Private Partnerships: Policy, Practice, Panacea?

2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Tuesday)

Ballroom Salon G, Fourth Floor

How can we discern mythology from legitimacy?

Join this session to review infrastructure financing options and analyze why these options were viable in given situations. Learn more about positioning opportunities to attract private sector interest, how investors assess opportunities, and the return on investment. How can the rail agencies successfully manage their PPPs? What is likely with respect to policy and legislation?

Moderator:

  • Michael I. Schneider 
    chair, APTA Public-Private Partnerships Committee, and managing partner, InfraConsult LLC, Los Angeles, CA

What are the Principal Advantages of Delivering Transit Projects Using Public-Private Partnerships?

  • Nicholas Hann 
    managing director, Macquarie, Vancouver, BC

What is Reauthorization Likely to Portend for Public-Private Partnerships in Transit Development and Operation?

  • Sharon Greene  
    member, APTA Executive Committee, immediate past chair, APTA Business Member Board of Governors, and principal, Sharon Greene and Associates, Laguna Beach, CA

How is the Value of Risk Transfer from Public to Private Sector Best Measured in Public-Private Partnerships?

  • Chris Kane, P.E., J.D. 
    president, P3 Collaborative LLC, Princeton, NJ

What is the Benefit of Utilizing a Public-Private Partnership for Managed Lanes on Florida’s I-595 Project?

  • Lowell Clary 
    president and managing partner, Clary Consulting LLC, Tallahassee, FL

What is the Status of LA Metro’s Ambitious Public-Private Partnership Program?

  • Roger Moliere 
    chief, real property management and development, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA
  • Kathleen Sanchez 
    Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA

New Planning Partners for Sustainable Corridors

2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Tuesday)

Ballroom Salons C&D, Fourth Floor

Key strategies for advancing projects

How are transit agencies partnering with cities, counties, developers and institutions order to advance the corridor planning for streetcar and urban circulators for sustainable communities? An increasing number of non-traditional project sponsors are interested in high quality economically viable transit corridors. Communicating and coordination with transit agencies is a key strategy for advancing the plans. Join a peer exchange on new partners in corridor planning and hear lessons learned.

Related APTA Standards: Recommended Practice (RP) for Guidelines for Climate Action Planning; RP for Forming Partnerships to Promote Transit-Oriented Development and Joint Development (See page ___ for details.)

Moderator:

  • David Vozzolo 
    chair, APTA Major Capital Investment Planning Subcommittee, and vice president, HDR Engineering, Inc., Alexandria, VA

Salt Lake City, UT

  • Michael A. Allegra 
    immediate past chair, APTA Policy & Planning Committee, and general manager, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT
  • D.J. Baxter  
    executive director, Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City, UT

Providence, RI

  • Amy Pettine 
    special projects manager-planning, Rhode Island Transit Authority, Providence, RI
  • Thomas E. Deller, AICP 
    director, Department of Planning & Development, City of Providence, Providence, RI

Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • Timothy Garling 
    transit director, Broward County Transportation Department, Pompano Beach, FL
  • William L. Cross, P.E. 
    manager of planning and engineering, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, Pompano Beach, FL

Washington DC

  • Scott D. Kubly 
    associate director, District Department of Transportation/Mass Transit Administration, Washington, DC
  • Ellen Jones 
    director of infrastructure & sustainability, Downtown DC Business Improvement District, Washington, DC

Federal Perspective

  • Sean G. Libberton 
    director, Office of Capital Project Initiatives, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC

Energy Efficiency Improvements in Rail Vehicle Design and Operation

2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Tuesday)

Ballroom Salons J&K, Fourth Floor

Faster, more efficient, greener-- pick three

New technologies in energy storage and efficiency are evolving. For example, streetcar systems are using onboard energy storage systems that may reduce the need for continuous overhead collector system along the right of way, while high-speed rail is also testing new techniques based on worldwide research. New materials and new diesel engines also promise greater efficiencies and better propulsion.

Moderator:

  • Al Scala 
    chair, APTA Rolling Stock Equipment Technical Forum, and transportation principal, Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Dallas, TX

ALP-45 Dual Power Locomotive

  • James A. Martin 
    senior associate, STV Incorporated, Philadelphia, PA

Exploring the Need for Lithium-ion Batteries in Rail Transit Applications

  • Jim McDowall  
    business development manager, Saft, Cockeysville, MD

Energy Optimization: How SEPTA Plans to Gain from Emerging Smart Grid Technologies

  • Andrew J. Gillespie, P.E. 
    chief engineering officer - power, EM&C, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, Philadelphia, PA

EnerGstor – A New Wayside Energy Storage System

  • Todd Hollett 
    Bombardier Transportation-Systems, Kingston, ON

SMRT's Newborn EMU (Electronic Multiple Unit)

  • Jae Cheol Song 
    manager, international affairs & business team, Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation (SMRT), Seoul

Bikes on Trains: Meeting the Increasing Demand

2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Tuesday)

Ballroom Salons H&I, Fourth Floor

Policy, planning, operations, and safety

With increased demand for bringing bicycles onto rail vehicles -- particularly in university settings -- operators are placing a higher priority on accommodating bikes. This session will explore policy, planning, vehicles, station area design, and operations as well as above curb bicycle-pedestrian paths.

Moderator:

  • Marc K. Soronson 
    vice president, HDR Engineering, Inc., Phoenix, AZ

Bikes -- A Way to Increase Demand for Public Transport

  • Aske Wieth-Knudsen 
    head of executive office, DSB S-train, Copenhagen

Active Transportation -- Bicycles and Pedestrians

  • John M. Inglish  
    chief executive officer, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT

Integrating Bicycles and Rail

  • Erik Scheier 
    project director of operations, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA

Improving Bicycle Access to Metrorail

  • Kristin Haldeman 
    manager, access planning & policy analysis, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Washington, DC

Commitment to Diversity

2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Tuesday)

Provincetown, Fourth Floor

DBE outreach and support

APTA promotes the inclusion of all aspects of diversity covering such areas as disability, gender, age, ethnicity, geographic origin, size of transit property, and business member organization, all contributing to the fulfillment of APTA's mission. Agencies, corporations, and industry organizations have adopted policies and programs to increase, promote, and sustain diversity. This session will focus on one aspect of increasing diversity in the supplier base – the support of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs). A panel composed of representatives from MassDOT’s Supplier Diversity Office, Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), and DBE firms will discuss agency and industry organizations’ support of DBEs and provide the DBE perspective.

Moderator:

  • Debbie Wilson, MCRP 
    managing principal, Engaging Solutions, LLC, Indianapolis, IN

Panelists:

  • Marvin Thomas 
    president, Triunity Engineering & Management Inc., Concord, MA
  • Brian Ross  
    program director, DBE supportive services, Supplier Diversity Office, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
  • Beverley E. Johnson 
    president, Bevco Associates, Inc., Boston, MA
  • Debbie Wilson, MCRP 

Session sponsored by the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Boston Chapter.



Return on Investment for High-Speed Rail

2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Tuesday)

Ballroom Salon E, Fourth Floor

Economic and environmental benefits of the next generation of mobility infrastructure

Defining the real return on investment (ROI) is the main objective for presenting the business case for high-speed and intercity rail projects, from the economic benefits, tax revenues, reduction in travel time, and overall emissions, to permanent new jobs, development, and construction. Benefits for the freight industry include expanded capacity and upgraded infrastructure. Attend this session to continue making a strong case for investment in high-speed rail.

Moderator:

  • Charles H. Quandel, P.E. 
    president, Quandel Consultants, LLC, Chicago, IL

Value of Productive Time to the User

  • Jennifer Ryan, P.E. 
    principal planner, transit, Puget Sound Regional Council, Seattle, WA
  • Walt Stringer  
    senior manager, commuter rail, Regional Transportation District, Denver, CO

Benefits of High-Speed Rail to Freight

  • Alon Bassok, Ph.D. 
    senior planner, Puget Sound Regional Council, Seattle, WA

Climate Change, Health Benefits, and Related Air Quality Benefits

  • D.C. Agrawal 
    president, D.C. Agrawal Consulting, LLC, Princeton, NJ

Economic Synergies Created by Connecting Mega-regions

  • Neil Peterson 
    executive advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton, Seattle, WA

Session sponsored by HNTB Corporation.



Shared Use

2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Tuesday)

Ballroom Salons A&B, Fourth Floor

Advancements in procedures, technology, and rolling stock offer alternatives to traditional regulatory approaches

Traditional regulatory approaches start with a presumption of physical or temporal separation, segregating railroad and non-compliant transit rolling stock in time and space. New circumstances are being defined, however, where strict temporal separation may not be required. Regional rail has blurred the boundaries between light rail and commuter rail into hybrid modes that require waivers from the FRA/FTA partnership in a federal process. The introduction of high-speed and intercity rail using rolling stock built to modern European standards is blurring those boundaries further. Join operators and industry experts in an exploration of recent developments in technologies, rolling stock, and operating procedures. What lies ahead?

Related TCRP Documents: R-52, R-130 (See page ___ for details.)

Moderator:

  • Charles A. Spitulnik 
    chair, APTA Legal Affairs Committee, and partner, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP, Washington, DC

Panelists:

  • Daniel J. Knote 
    manager, Passenger Rail Division, Federal Railroad Administration, New York, NY
  • John J. Mardente  
    engineer, Office of Railroad Safety, Federal Railroad Administration, Washington, DC
  • Paul O'Brien 
    vice chair, APTA Commuter Rail Committee, vice chair, APTA Commuter rail CEOs Subcommittee, and rail service general manager, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Richard Lockett 
    head of Cross Acceptance Unit, European Railway Agency, Lille

Transit Labor Management Contracts – Models for Success

2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Tuesday)

Ballroom Salon F, Fourth Floor

How do you reach successful agreements and make the deals?

Successful labor management negotiations yielding contracts where both parties believe their best interests have been heard, fairly addressed, and represented, may be one of the most challenging and one of the more important roles that organizations play to represent their workforce and the transit industry. This session assembles agency and labor negotiation representatives who take a close look at what yields successful negotiations, contracts and partnerships. These experts will focus on selected, successful contracts with innovative benefit programs and packages, including pension programs, health care, attendance, compensation, and employee development.

Moderator:

  • Tawnya R. Moore-McGee 
    vice chair, APTA Human Resources Committee, and assistant general manager, Human Resources Division, Port Authority of Allegheny County, Philadelphia, PA

Panelists:

  • Kim Ulibarri 
    manager, labor and performance improvement, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Juditra Burgess  
    assistant general manager for employee and labor relations, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA
  • Jerry Glass 
    president, F & H Solutions Group, Ford & Harrison, Washington, DC
  • John Lee 
    international representative, Amalgamated Transport Union, Boston, MA
  • Roger E. Toussaint 
    international vice president and director, strategic planning, Transport Workers Union of America, Washington, DC

Harbor Cruise!

5:15 - 8:45 p.m. (Tuesday)

(100 person maximum)

Sample one of the MBTA’s five modes of transportation service while you cruise through Boston’s harbor on a commuter ferry boat. Enjoy this summer evening water tour with great views of the city skyline and the waterfront. Refreshments are available for purchase on board.

Meet at the Marriott Copley Place’s main entrance at 5:15 p.m. to travel to Long Wharf as a group. Or, take the subway on your own to MBTA’s Aquarium Station and follow the signs to nearby Long Wharf. The boat leaves the dock promptly at 6 p.m. and returns at 8 p.m.

Don't miss out on the fun! Sign up early at the host information desk in the APTA registration area, Registration A&B, Fourth Floor in the Marriott. Detailed travel information is available when you sign up for the cruise.

Cruise compliments of MBTA.



COMTO Reception

6 - 7 p.m. (Tuesday)

Regis, Third Floor

This event, organized by the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Boston Chapter, will offer outstanding networking in a festive setting. Disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs), prime contractors, and rail agencies will discuss new opportunities in a relaxing atmosphere after a busy conference day. Organizations are sure to find new resources to draw upon in strengthening and improving their DBE efforts. All are welcome, so please join us. We’ll see you there.

Date: 2011-06-15

Coffee Service

7 - 8 a.m. (Wednesday)

Atrium Foyer, Fourth Floor


Conference Registration Desk & Host Information Desk

8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Wednesday)

Registration A&B, Fourth Floor


Moderators/Speakers & A/V Preview Room // Business Member Resource Room // TCRP Information Center

8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Wednesday)

Orleans, Fourth Floor // Nantucket, Fourth Floor // Atrium Foyer, Fourth Floor???


Corridor Planning in a Multimodal Environment

8 - 9:30 a.m. (Wednesday)

Ballroom Salons A&B, Fourth Floor

Lessons on streamlining project delivery

The session will focus on the planning and project development process for rail lines in multimodal environments involving highways and/or bus rapid transit facilities. Presentations will focus primarily on rail projects being developed in part within existing and/or new or expanded highway corridors. These projects, often related to new or replacement highway bridges, are becoming more frequent and present many unique planning, environmental, as well as design challenges. Common themes are the opportunities and challenges presented by projects involving transit agencies and state DOTs, FTA and FHWA. The differences in system planning, the approach to project development, environmental review, and funding approvals will be highlighted, with thoughts about how the approach to multimodal projects could be streamlined and improved based on lessons learned.

The projects will present a variety of cases ranging from a rail line being planned in an existing freeway right of way with little or no new development of the highway (I-5 north and I-90 in Seattle), to new multimodal highway/transit facilities (I-5 Columbia River Crossing in Portland and I-287/Tappan Zee Bridge in New York), to new highways planned with future rail additions (SR 520 in Seattle). Thoughts on lessons learned and possible strategies to streamline the project development/NEPA process will also be presented. A related presentation will discuss the challenges and realities of the conversions of bus rapid transit facilities to rail facilities.

Related APTA Standard: Recommended Practice for Why Design Matters for Transit (See page ___ for details.)

Moderator:

  • James D. Parsons, AICP 
    principal consultant, Parametrix, Inc., Bellevue, WA

I-287 Tappan Zee Bridge

  • Diana C. Mendes 
    chair, APTA Policy & Planning Committee, and senior vice president, director of strategic investments-transportation, AECOM, Arlington, VA

Sound Transit North Corridor Transit Project

  • Donald L. Billen  
    light rail development manager-East Corridor, Sound Transit, Seattle, WA

I-5 Columbia River Crossing Project

  • Alan T. Lehto 
    manager, transit corridor planning, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon, Portland, OR

Rail Security: What Progress Have We Made?

8 - 9:30 a.m. (Wednesday)

Ballroom Salons J&K, Fourth Floor

What lessons for high-speed rail?

Our distinguished panel will discuss the achievements that have been made in U.S. and international public rail transportation as well as sharing perspectives on the challenges that remain, and vulnerabilities and threats we continue to face. The panel will also offer its perspectives on measures that might be adapted for higher speed rail operations. Be sure to join us for this high-powered session.

Related APTA Standards: White Paper: Random Inspections of Carry-On Items in Transit Systems; Recommended Practice for Conducting Background Investigations (See page ___ for details.)

Related TCRP Documents: R-86 (Vols. 1-13) (See page ___ for details.)

Moderator:

  • Michael DePallo 
    chair, APTA Security Affairs Steering Committee, and director/general manager, Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation, Jersey City, NJ

Panelists:

  • John O'Connor 
    chief of police, Amtrak, New York, NY
  • Brian M. Jenkins  
    director, National Transportation Security Center of Excellence, Mineta Transportation Institute, San Jose, CA
  • Doyle Raines 
    general manager, mass transit & passenger rail security, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC
  • Christopher Trucillo 
    chief of police, New Jersey Transit Corporation, Newark, NJ
  • United Kingdom Government Advisor to be announced 

NTI TRAINING
** CANCELLED by NTI--6-7-11** Narrowbanding: Are You Prepared?

8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Wednesday)

Arlington, Third Floor

(40 person limit)

Two way radio systems in the VHF and UHF bands are required by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to narrow their transmissions by 2013. This will require many transit agencies to replace their entire radio infrastructure and subscriber units. Agencies failing to make the transition face license revocation and possible fines. Yet, there is a tremendous amount of misinformation about what must be replaced to meet the new requirements. With only two budget cycles left, are you prepared? Hear from one of the land mobile industry’s leading lawyers on the real rules and clear up the misconceptions on narrowbanding. This course is for transit professionals involved in the operation of a radio communication system and those planning to be involved with implementing the narrowbanding changes.

The course objectives are to:

- Discuss how to determine if your current radio system is at risk
- Develop a timeline and budget for your project
- Identify potential funding sources for project implementation
- Determine your regional interoperability, which may impact your transition
- Explore the benefits of narrowbanding for the transit industry
- Explain the impacts of non-compliance
- Review case studies of transit agencies that have already narrowed their transmissions

CEUs 0.6 AND CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE awarded upon completion of the course

FEE:
Tuition fee is in addition to the APTA Rail Conference registration fee and is payable directly to NTI.

- Waived for federal, state, and local government employees who work in transportation or related areas

- $150 per person for contractors and consultants

REGISTRATION:
Pre-registration for the course is not necessary; please sign up on site at the APTA registration desk in the Marriott Boston Copley Place. The course can accommodate 40 persons; and registrations are on a first-come, first served, space-and materials available basis, so register early.

QUESTIONS?
Visit NTI’s Web site, www.ntionline.com.

Contact NTI’s Fran Conti at 732.932.1700 x238 or fconti@ejb.rutgers.edu.

Revolutionizing Wayside Track Worker Safety

8 - 9:30 a.m. (Wednesday)

Ballroom Salons H&I, Fourth Floor

Preventing injuries, saving lives

Despite both FRA and FTA calls for action to prevent on-track fatalities and serious injuries, incidents while performing work on rail corridors continues to trend upward for employees and contractors. On-track safety programs that have been in place for many years have been under scrutiny, and reforms to rules and procedures have been initiated to improve track access controls. In addition, new technologies have been brought onto the track to aid in keeping track workers out of harm’s way. This session will highlight recent studies and discuss new technologies being implemented within the transit industry to prevent injuries and save lives.

Related APTA Standard: Standard for Roadway Worker Protection Program Requirements (See page ___ for details.)

Moderator:

  • James T. Brown 
    vice president, TRC, Boston, MA

APTA Rail Safety Committee on Track Safety Study – Findings and Recommendations

  • Ronald A. Keele, P.E., CSP 
    lead associate, Booz Allen Hamilton, Baltimore, MD

Toronto Transit Commission Pilot Study using Bombardier Radio Frequency Identification Technology

  • Mark E.J. Willer  
    product manager-technology solutions, Bombardier Transportation, Mississauga, ON
  • John P. O'Grady, MA, CRSP 
    chief safety officer, Toronto Transit Commission, Toronto, ON

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Pilot Study

  • Vijay Khawani 
    chair, APTA Rail Safety Committee, and director, corporate safety, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA
  • Daniel Lindstrom 
    manager of wayside communications, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA

Highlighting Successful Experiences in Track Worker Safety

  • Chris Kozub 
    principal research associate, TRB S-15 Synthesis Study, Mineta Transportation Institute, Woodbridge, NJ

Fare Policy: Open Payment Systems and Regional Application of Smartcards

8 - 9:30 a.m. (Wednesday)

Ballroom Salons C&D, Fourth Floor

Integrating fare payment and reviewing your choices

Smart cards -- agency-issued farecards and bank-issued credit/debit cards -- are increasingly being used at metropolitan and regional agencies as a means of integrating different fare policies and payment options to offer seamless transfers between modes and authorities. This session will explore the benefits of payment integration and will offer a rationale and policy discussions associated with the use of transit-only cards and open-payment systems with credit/debit cards.

Moderator:

  • Daniel Fleishman 
    senior professional, TranSystems Corporation, Boston, MA

Panelists:

  • Clair Fiet 
    chief technology officer, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Jonathan R. Davis  
    deputy general manager and chief financial officer, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA
  • Neil Poling, PMP 
    senior associate, Booz Allen Hamilton, San Francisco, CA

TECHNICAL TOUR
Everett Shops Subway Main Repair Facility, Everett, MA

9 - 11:30 a.m. (Wednesday)

(20 person limit; tour also available on Tuesday, 9 - 11:30 a.m.)

Tour the MBTA’s Subway Main Repair Facility, one of two MBTA “backshops” available to support the needs of all MBTA divisions and departments. The Subway Shop primarily serves the train repair facilities (“carhouses”) of the four MBTA Heavy and Light Rail Subway lines. Get a behind the scenes look at the MBTA’s very own General Motors staffed with 130 trades people, including eight trades ranging from blacksmiths to electricians – responsible for the overhaul and repair of train components; fabricating and manufacturing parts for trains; and repairing train structure and car-body components.

The facility areas include: Machine Shop, Motor Room, Air Section, Blacksmith Area, Truck and Brake Shop, Control Area, Wheel Section, Painting, Shop Services, and Sheet Metal.

Shuttle buses depart from and return to the Marriott Copley Place's main entrance on Huntington Avenue at the times listed above.

Please note that each tour is limited in the number of persons that can participate. While advance registration is not necessary; we recommend that you sign up early on site at the host information desk for the tour day/times of your choice.

Where Will the Money Come From?

9:45 - 11:15 a.m. (Wednesday)

Provincetown, Fourth Floor

Capturing the benefits of development resulting from major rail investments and making dollars stretch further

As fuel prices rise and government and industry at all levels still struggle in the current economic climate, many rail properties are gaining in ridership but are still in a survival mode for their operation. Now is the time for thinking outside the box to maximize existing revenue and develop new revenue sources. Join this discussion of solutions for the short-term as well as the potential for long-term gains and innovative revenue streams. Come hear about the America Fast Forward initiative, Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) proposals, and other ideas at the federal and state levels. Learn more about developing mechanisms to capture for rail passenger transportation some of the increased property values that result from the significant investments our industry is making in America’s urban centers.

Moderator:

  • Neil Peterson 
    executive advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton, Seattle, WA

Panelists:

  • David Seltzer 
    co-founder, Mercator Advisors LLC, Philadelphia, PA
  • Scott Bernstein  
    president and co-founder, Center for Neighborhood Technology, Chicago, IL
  • Timothy H. McKay 
    senior vice president, rail program development, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, TX
  • Neil Peterson 

New Approaches to Improving Rules Adherence

9:45 - 11:15 a.m. (Wednesday)

Ballroom Salons H&I, Fourth Floor

If they had only followed the rules, none of this would have happened.

One of the great mysteries of transit is why employees stray from following the rules that they were trained to use. This session will look at new approaches to managing rules and human error performance. Learn more about the current research on rule adherence and gain a new perspective on rule compliance from a human factors and safety culture expert. Presentations from two rail properties are included on improving proficiency testing programs and creating an “operations discipline” to employer rule adherence.

Related APTA Standard: Recommended Practice for Rule Compliance (See page ___ for details.)

Moderator:

  • Ontala (Tony) M. Atala 
    associate vice president, system safety & security, AECOM, Newark, NJ

A Scientific Perspective on the Causes of Major Rule Violations

  • George Elsmore 
    vice president, rail safety, Veolia Transportation, Silver Spring, MD

Why Don’t People Follow the Rules?

  • James Grant  
    vice president, Behavioral Science Technology, Inc., Ojai, CA

Best Practices for Improving Safety Related Rules Compliance

  • Judith Gertler 
    senior engineering manager, QinetiQ North America Technology Solution Group, Waltham, MA

The T’s Safety Rules Compliance Program

  • Brian P. Dwyer 
    director of light rail operations, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA

Establishing and Maintaining an Operating Discipline

  • Alfred E. Fazio, P.E. 
    general manager, services - NJT River LINE Light Rail, Bombardier Transportation, Camden, NJ
  • Chris Wren 
    executive director, Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority, Fort Lauderdale, FL

New Fare Collection Systems

9:45 - 11:15 a.m. (Wednesday)

Ballroom Salons C&D, Fourth Floor

Promoting competition, improving convenience and efficiency

New fare collection systems are rolling out across North America and new ideas are springing up around the world. Diversity is the key and variations in approach include many different form types from cards to mobile phones. As larger systems complete their installations we see the successful integration of multiple agencies within a region and the efficiency of new smart systems. This session highlights successes and gives a glimpse of the next wave in fare collection -- mobile.

Related APTA Standard: Contactless Fare Media Standard, Parts 1-5 (See page ___ for details.)

Related TCRP Documents: R-80, R-94, R-115 (See page ___ for details.)

Moderator:

  • Tomas Oliva 
    key account manager, Scheidt & Bachmann USA, Inc., Burlington, MA

Legacy Automatic Fare Collection Systems' Considerations in the Adaptation of Emerging Fare Media

  • Richard H. Wong 
    sub-sector manager - electronic payment systems, Parsons Corporation, New York, NY

Clipper: The History of a Successful Systems Integration Project

  • Matt Newsome  
    regional program manager, Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., San Diego, CA

A Holistic Mobile Phone Transit Experience

  • Hugh Thomas 
    Sky Highways, Carrboro, NC

The International Fare Media Project (IFMS) – Multiple Applications on a Single Fare Media Device

  • Alfred Chan 
    principal consultant, ALINC Consluting, Inc., San Francisco, CA

Quality Assurance Techniques to Improve System Accessibility

9:45 - 11:15 a.m. (Wednesday)

Ballroom Salons A&B, Fourth Floor

Best practices and legal actions that have improved access

With the overall goal of improving and maintaining system-wide accessibility for people with disabilities, agencies have taken different paths. Attend this session to hear service providers describe the approaches that their agencies are using to gather data and drive improvements in system operations, staff training, facilities planning, and the delivery of customer information. Learn how agencies find out what the customers’ experiences are -- from home to the platform and throughout their trips.

Moderator:

  • Ron L. Brooks 
    chair, APTA Accessible Transit & Paratransit Operations Subcommittee, and business development manager, Veolia Transportation, Phoenix, AZ

Panelists:

  • Gary Talbot 
    assistant general manager of system-wide accessibility, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA
  • Rob Sampson  
    internal access coordinator, system-wide accessibility, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA
  • Lauren Skiver 
    vice chair, APTA Access Committee, and deputy chief operating officer of core service, Maryland Transit Administration, Baltimore, MD
  • Lonnie Mitchell 
    chief operating officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA
  • Michael J. Cannell 
    executive advisor, ASE Inc./Booz Allen Hamilton, Winter Springs, FL

Operations Control Centers

9:45 - 11:15 a.m. (Wednesday)

Simmons, Third Floor

Support for safe operations

Rail operations control centers are much more than just communication centers, they control the movement of all trains and rail vehicles and manage the interface between operations and maintenance personnel out on line. Join us in this informative session to hear the panel experts share their knowledge, experience, and lessons learned in delivering safe and efficient services in new and older systems and under a variety of demanding conditions.

Related APTA Standards: Recommended Practice for Creating an Alternate or Backup Operations Control Center; Securing Control and Communications Systems in Transit Environments, Part I (See page ___ for details.)

Moderator:

  • Bart Kane 
    chair, APTA Operations Control Centers Technical Forum, and associate vice president, AECOM, Dallas, TX

Panelists:

  • Sean McCarthy 
    director of operations control center & training, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA
  • Byron England 
    director of rail transportation/train operation, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Washington, DC
  • Representative from Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Session co-sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent and Transitvue Communication Systems.



Integrating Intercity and High-Speed Rail with Local Transit

9:45 - 11:15 a.m. (Wednesday)

Ballroom Salons J&K, Fourth Floor

Whether the last mile or last ten: connectivity is key

Providing seamless transportation from a passenger’s origin to ultimate destination is the goal for every operator, but connectivity to a hierarchy of local and regional transit is the key to success for intercity and high-speed rail around the world. How does Amtrak’s Acela benefit from transit links in Boston, Washington, New York, and Philadelphia? What can the worldwide experiences of European and Asian systems show us? How do agencies on the West Coast work together? How can we better integrate long-term planning and capital investments to ensure that the last mile is as easy to travel as the first?

Moderator:

  • Thomas R. Hickey, AICP 
    immediate past chair, APTA Multimodal Operations Planning Subcommittee, vice chair, APTA Streetcar Subcommittee, co-chair, APTA Shared Use Working Group, and principal professional associate, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Philadelphia, PA

Connectivity along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor

  • Emmanuel "Bruce" S. Horowitz 
    principal, ESH Consult, Alexandria, VA

The MBTA Approach

  • Anna M. Barry  
    senior director-vehicle procurement and quality assurance, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA

Planning for Connectivity along the LOSSAN Corridor

  • Darrell Johnson 
    deputy chief executive officer, Orange County Transportation Authority, Orange, CA

Best Practices in European and Asian Multimodal Rail Terminal Design

  • Mark C. Walbrun, P.E. 
    east region transit & rail market leader, CH2M Hill, Chicago, IL

Executive Round Table: Agency and Organized Labor Address Today's Challenges

9:45 - 11:15 a.m. (Wednesday)

Ballroom Salon F, Fourth Floor

Candid conversions and problem solving

Executive leadership from transit organizations and organized labor take a hard look at a range of modern-day leadership challenges – economic downturn, recovery, and new business models; collective bargaining practices; contracting services; trends in work rules, pension programs and soaring health-care costs; hiring needs; generational shifts; retirements; and more. What emerging business and communications practices have been successful in these areas? Which might you consider as solutions and ideas for collaborations? Join this executive team for candid discussions on agencies’ pressing challenges.

Moderator:

  • Phillip A. Washington 
    general manager, Regional Transportation District, Denver, CO

Panelists:

  • Winston M. Simmonds 
    chair, APTA Light Rail Transit Technical Forum, and rail/engineering operations officer, Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Douglas Allen  
    vice chair, APTA Policy & Planning Committee, and executive vice president & chief development officer, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Austin, TX
  • Dr. Beverly A. Scott, Ph.D. 
    general manager/CEO, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, Atlanta, GA
  • James Weinstein 
    member, APTA Executive Committee, and executive director, New Jersey Transit Corporation, Newark, NJ
  • Bill Perez 
    deputy general manager of human resources, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA
  • Stephan MacDougall 
    international representative, Amalgamated Transit Union, Boston, MA
  • Roger E. Toussaint 
    international vice president and director, strategic planning, Transport Workers Union of America, Washington, DC

FRA Waivers -- An Alternate Approach

9:45 - 11:15 a.m. (Wednesday)

Ballroom Salon G, Fourth Floor

RSAC’s Engineering Task Force

The work of the Federal Railroad Administration’s Railway Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) Engineering Task Force was a breakthrough in addressing the issues of vehicle design innovations and equivalent safety for shared use corridors. Now, manufacturers building vehicles to meet the new Tier I specifications can reasonably expect to meet waiver requirements for crashworthiness on shared use corridors. A team of specialists involved in development of the criteria will describe the new requirements, the benefits from an operator’s and a builder’s perspective, and how such equipment will be treated from a regulatory perspective.

Moderator:

  • Larry Kelterborn 
    president, Interfleet Technology Inc., Burlington, ON

Panelists:

  • Robert C. Lauby, P.E. 
    deputy associate administrator, Office of Railroad Safety, Federal Railroad Administration, Washington, DC
  • Eloy E. Martinez  
    senior consultant, LTK Engineering Services, Boston, MA
  • Ronald Mayville, Ph.D. 
    senior principal, Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger, Waltham, MA
  • Thomas M. LeBeau 
    vice president-rail development/capital projects, Denton County Transportation Authority, Lewisville, TX

CLOSING GENERAL SESSION
Calling Out the Rail Critics: Facts Are On Our Side

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (Wednesday)

Ballroom Salon E, Fourth Floor

The public likes and wants more passenger rail services of all types, and has said so in many ways. While criticism has always been part of public dialogue, recent criticism has quite often used biased, inaccurate analysis to misrepresent issues. What are the facts about rail projects and their projected ridership, environmental benefits, and economic growth impacts? How can the real facts be communicated effectively?

Moderator:

  • Kristina Egan 
    South Coast Rail manager, Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Boston, MA

What Are Critics Saying?

  • Eric Peterson 
    rail consultant, , Vienna, VA

The Truth about Rail: Evaluating Rail Criticism

  • Todd Alexander Litman  
    president, Victoria Transport Policy Institute, Victoria, BC

Working with the Media

  • Morgan Lyons 
    director of media relations, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, TX

An Operator Perspective

  • Patricia Quinn 
    executive director, Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, Portland, ME

General Session sponsored by Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company. -- LOGO--



NTI TRAINING
Transit Asset Management -- Part 1

12:30 - 5:30 p.m. (Wednesday)

Regis, Third Floor

(35 person limit; Part 2 is on Thursday June 16 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Regis Room, Third Floor)

Transit asset management represents a strategic approach to an agency’s business processes for resource allocation and utilization with the objective of better decision-making based upon quality information and well-defined objectives. The key principles of asset management represent a perspective that a department can adopt in looking at its current procedures and seeing how better decisions on infrastructure can be made with better information.

This course is for mid- and senior-level managers who are involved in the day-to-day operation using transit assets including rolling stock, guideway, and facilities to perform their duties in operations, maintenance, facilities, infrastructure, and financial areas, as well as executive management.

The goal of this course is to support the use of asset management in transit agencies through information dissemination.

Participants completing the course will be able to:

- Define and understand transit asset management and key principles
- Recognize the benefits of transit asset management and how it can help their rail system
- Reference FTA policies on protecting assets
- Establish key performance indicators
- Provide strategies to develop and implement an asset management program

CEUs 1.4 AND CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE awarded upon completion of both days of the course.

FEE:
Tuition fee is in addition to the APTA Rail Conference registration fee and is payable directly to NTI.

- Waived for federal, state, and local government employees who work in transportation or related areas

- $150 per person for contractors and consultants

REGISTRATION:
Pre-registration for the course is not necessary; please sign up on site at the APTA registration desk in the Marriott Boston Copley Place. The course can accommodate 40 persons; and registrations are on a first-come, first served, space-and materials available basis, so register early.

QUESTIONS?
Visit NTI’s Web site, www.ntionline.com.

Contact NTI’s Myrna Sirleaf at 732.932.1700 or mmoore@rutgers.edu.

Instructor:

  • Scott Baker 
    senior consulting manager, AECOM, Arlington, VA

Rail Conference Planning Subcommittee

1 - 2:30 p.m. (Wednesday)

Simmons, Third Floor

  • Chair, Dion Stubbs 

What’s on the Horizon: New and Small Starts Workshop

1 - 5 p.m. (Wednesday)

Provincetown, Fourth Floo

(registration opens at 1 p.m.; workshop begins at 1:30 p.m.)

Attend the workshop and hear the basics and the new changes in major capital investment programs (New and Small Starts), as well as the outlook on policy and program funding. The special workshop is targeted for board members, general managers, project sponsors, and others interested in the FTA’s discretionary program. The workshop features experts from the FTA.

Registration Fee for this Workshop:

- Free - Rail Conference registrants (but you still must register separately for the workshop)
- $75 - anyone not attending the conference

You can register now by visiting the Registration page (http://www.apta.com/mc/rail/registration/Pages/default.aspx), or you may register at any time during the conference, including the morning of the workshop.
  • Beth Day 
    director, Office of Project Planning, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC

TECHNICAL TOUR
Blue Line Maintenance Facility Orient Heights Carhouse

1:30 - 4 p.m. (Wednesday)

(25 person limit; tour also available on Tuesday, 1:30 - 4 p.m.)

Visit our 80,600 square foot Rapid Transit fleet maintenance facility. Built in the early 50’s and upgraded to six car operation beginning in 2001 to present. This facility is the primary location used to maintain the MBTA’s fleet of 94 Siemens subway cars and six work train vehicles. The facility contains inspection pits with fall protection, a wheel truing lathe, two train and truck lifts for heavy maintenance, electrical/electronics test room, a special area for maintaining the self-contained roof top HVAC units, as well as a train wash bay. All running repair and daily servicing of the fleet is done at this facility. This tour is a must for rail maintenance and operations staff.

Meet in the Marriott Copley Place lobby at 2 p.m. where you will depart as a group to begin the tour. Be sure to wear your conference badge and bring your complimentary transit pass.

Please note that each tour is limited in the number of persons that can participate. While advance registration is not necessary; we recommend that you sign up early on site at the host information desk for the tour day/times of your choice.

TECHNICAL TOUR
Commuter Rail Maintenance Facility

1:30 - 4 p.m. (Wednesday)

(50 person limit; tour also available on Tuesday, 1:30 - 4 p.m.)

Visit our 370,000 square foot commuter rail fleet maintenance facility. Built in 1997, this facility is the primary location used to maintain the MBTA’s fleet of over 80 diesel locomotives and 410 push-pull commuter rail coaches. The facility contains support workshops for plumbing and electrical needs, a special fleet projects area, dedicated locations for coach and locomotive maintenance, running repair and daily servicing/fueling tracks, as well as three train wash bays. This tour is a must for rail maintenance and operations staff.

Shuttle buses depart from and return to the Marriott Copley Place's main entrance on Huntington Avenue at the times indicated above.

Please note that each tour is limited in the number of persons that can participate. While advance registration is not necessary; we recommend that you sign up early on site at the host information desk for the tour days/times of your choice.

TECHNICAL TOUR
Operations Control Center

1:30 - 4 p.m. (Wednesday)

(15 person limit; tour also available on Tuesday, 1:30 - 4 p.m.)

Tour the MBTA’s state of the art Operations Control Center. The hub for MBTA operations and safety-related communications, the control center is equipped with wall-sized electronic monitors capable of closely tracking the location and movement of hundreds of subway cars and trolleys on all four Rapid Transit Lines (Red, Orange, Blue, and Green) around the clock. Supervisors and dispatchers constantly communicate with train crews and other subway personnel throughout the 63-mile Rapid Transit System that sees more than 2,600 trips a day. The OCC is also staffed by MBTA Transit Police, who monitor images from over 900 closed circuit television cameras in subway stations, platforms, and tunnels.

Meet in the Marriott Copley Place lobby at 2 p.m. where you will depart as a group to begin the tour. Be sure to wear your conference badge and bring your complimentary transit pass.

Please note that each tour is limited in the number of persons that can participate. While advance registration is not necessary; we recommend that you sign up early on site at the host information desk for the tour day/times of your choice.

GUIDED SELF-TOUR
A Multimodal Tour of "Beantown"

1:30 - 5 p.m. (Wednesday)

(80 person limit; please sign up on site and pick up a detailed tour itinerary at the host information desk)

High-speed rail, commuter rail, rail rapid transit, light rail, and streetcars. Is there a more diverse railway city than Boston? Experience the full range of “T” rail services from a passenger’s perspective in another signature multimodal tour conducted by PB’s Tom Hickey, immediate past chair of APTA's Multimodal Operations Planning Subcommittee. Take a 3½-hour loop through transit and history, starting and finishing in the lobby of the Marriott Copley Place. Join us for an incomparable multimodal experience!

QUESTIONS? Contact PB's Tom Hickey at hickey@pbworld.com.

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