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 Papers from the 2013 Rail Conference

Below are the technical papers from the 2013 Rail Conference, held June 2-5, 2013, in Philadelphia, PA.
  
Presenters
  
collapse Session : Accessible Rail Services: A Benefit for Everyone ‎(1)
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority's (GCRTA) New East 55th Street Rapid Transit Station
Darryl K. Brogan
Hatch Mott MacDonald
Richmond, VA

Donald E. Tereba
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Cleveland, OH
BroganD-TerebaD-The-Greater-Cleveland-Regional-Transit-Authoritys-new-East-55th-Street-Rapid-Transit-Station
collapse Session : Aligning Capital Projects with Agency Goals & Objectives ‎(1)
Innovative Improvement-Driven Foundation for Denver's Tranist Expansion Program
Timothy Stokes
Delcan Corporation
Vienna, VA
StokesT_Innovative-Improvement-Driven-Foundation-for-Denvers-Transit-Expansion-Program
collapse Session : Alternative Delivery ‎(3)
Alternate Project Delivery Execution - Perspectives from the Inside
Alvin Robert Livingstone, P.E.
AECOM
Los Angeles, CA
LivingstoneA-WuD-Alternative-Project-Delivery-360-Degrees-A-Perspective-from-the-Inside
City of Calgary's West LRT Project - Use of Design-Build for Fast Track Delivery
Russell Delmar,
Hatch Mott MacDonald
Calgary, CANADA

Craig Harper
Calgary Transit
Calgary, CANADA
DelmarR-HarperC-CITY-OF-CALGARYS-WEST-LRT-PROJECT–USE-OF-DESIGN-BUILD-FOR-FAST-TRACK-DELIVERY
Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project
Robert Ball
Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Los Angeles, CA

Kimberly Ong
Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Los Angeles, CA
BallR-OngK-CRENSHAW-LAX-TRANSIT-CORRIDOR-PROJECT
collapse Session : Capital Project Updates ‎(2)
New Orleans Historic City, Modern Public Transportation Challenges
Rickey Green
Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
Dallas, TX

Brendan J. Matthews
Regional Transit Authority,
New Orleans, LA
GreenR-New-Orleans-Historic-City-Modern-Public-Transportation-Challenges
TEX Rail: A Commuter Train from Ft. Worth to DFW Intl. Airport
Richard L. Ruddell
Fort Worth Transportation Authority
Fort Worth, TX
RuddellR_TEX-Rail_Capital-Project-Updates
collapse Session : Communications Systems ‎(3)
Optimal Communication Backbone Design for a Typical LRT Urban Transportation Case
Djoko Corovic
Hatch Mott MacDonald Ltd.
Toronto, CANADA
AleksicO-CorovicD-SmithC-OPTIMAL-COMMUNICATION-BACKBONE-DESIGN-FOR-A-TYPICAL-LRT-URBAN-TRANSPORTATION-CASE
Serial-to-Ethernet Devices, an Expensive Upgrade
Hildridge Roscoe Stewart
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
Atlanta, GA

HernandezV-StewartH-JenkinsJ-Serial-To-Ethernet-Devices-an-Inexpensive-Upgrade
Transit Agency Implementation of, or Migration to, Digital Trunked Radio
Jonathan D. Hulse, P.Eng.
Delcan Corporation
Kingston, ON
HulseP-TritterB-Transit-Agency-Implementation-of-or-Migration-to-Digital-Trunked-Radio
collapse Session : Contracting for Services - New Business Models ‎(1)
Contracting Commuter Rail Services - An Industry Overview
David C. Wilcock, P.E.
Michael Baker Jr., Inc.
Norwood, MA
WilcockD_StoetzelJ-Contracting-Commuter-Rail-Services–A- Industry-Overview
collapse Session : Cutting Edge Technology & Tools ‎(2)
Catenary Safety Monitoring System
Paul V. Campbell
IMPulse NC, LLC
Mount Olive, NC
CampbellP-Monitoring-Balance-Weight-Assemblies-and-Protecting-OCS
Simulating the Effects of PTC Systems on Railroad Operations
Ted Jones
SYSTRA Consulting, Inc./SYSTRA Engineering, Inc.
Lebanon, NH
JonesT-MartinI-Simulating-the-effects-of-PTC-systems-on-railroad-operations
collapse Session : Energy, Environment & Rail ‎(2)
On-Board Energy Storage for Light Rail Vehicles
Jason Grohs
Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon
Portland, OR

Thomas Heilig, P.E.
Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon
Portland, OR
HeiligT_GrohsJ_On-Board-Energy-Storage-for-Light-Rail-Vehicles
Wayside Energy Storage System Modeling
Todd Hollett, P. Eng.
Bombardier Transportation-Systems
Ontario, Canada

Salwa Fouda, Ph.D.
Bombardier Transportation-Systems
Ontario, Canada
HolletT_FoudaS_Wayside-Energy-Storage-System-Modeling
collapse Session : Fleet Asset Management - Rolling Stock Equipment ‎(2)
Challenges of Matching Maintenance Programs to an Aging Rolling Stock Fleet
Michael Weiss
Delcan Corporation
Markham, ON
WeissM-Challenges-of-Matching-Maintenance-Programs-to-an-Aging-Rolling-Stock-Fleet
Fix Your Own Circuit Boards - 30 Years of Success at SEPTA's Electronic Repair Shop
William J. Brown Jr.
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Philadelphia, PA
BrownW_Fix-your-Own-Boards-Paper
collapse Session : Interactive Presentations ‎(2)
Planning the Corridor Cities Transitway in Montgomery County Maryland
Kyle A. Nembhard
Parsons Brinckerhoff
Baltimore, MD
NembhardK-Planning-the-Corridor-Cities-Transitway-in-Montgomery-County-Maryland
Rail Transportation Vulnerability and Resiliency to Impacts of Climate Change and Recommendations for Objective Measurement Methods
Waren Meyers
SYSTRA Consulting, Inc./SYSTRA Engineering, Inc.,
New York, NY
MeyesW_Railway-Communications-Systems-Vulnerability-and-Resiliency
collapse Session : Managing the Environmental Process in High Capacity Corridors ‎(1)
Categorical Exclusions for Federally Funded Transit Projects: Due Diligence in Compliance with Environmental Regulations
Kammy Horne
URS Corporation
Phoenix, AZ
HorneK_Categorical-Exclusions-for-Federally-Funded-Transit-Projects
collapse Session : Measuring Operational Efficiency & Effectiveness ‎(2)
An Approach to Predicting Passenger Operation Performance from Commuter System Performance
Bo Chang, Ph.D.
SYSTRA Consulting, Inc.
Melbourne, FL
ChangB-An-Approach-to-Predicting-Passenger-Operation-Performance-from-Commuter-System-Performance
Improving Subway Monitoriing and Control Capability at NYC Transit
Thomas A. Calandrella
MTA New York City Transit
New York, NY
CalandrellaT_New-York-City-Transits-Efforts-Towards-Central-Control-A-Progress-Report
collapse Session : Preventing Platform, Pedestrian & Trespasser Fatalities ‎(1)
Adding High-Speed & Commuter Rail to a Short Line Railroad
Hamid Qaasim
Sound Transit
Seattle, WA

Vivan Papen
Sound Transit
Seattle, WA
QaasomH-PapenV-PopelkaT-DoeringC-ADDING HIGH-SPEED COMMUTER RAIL TO A SHORT LINE RR
collapse Session : Project Management at Commuter, Intercity & Urban Rail Agencies ‎(2)
Improve Your Agency's Project Delivery with Project Management Certification
Matthew W. Pollack, PE, PMP
AECOM/Metropolitan Atlanta Transit Consultants
Atlanta, GA
PollackM-Improve-Your-Agencys-Project-Delivery-with-Certified-Project-Managers
Project Portfolio Management Montreal Approach
Francine Belzile
Société de Transport de Montréal
Montréal, Canada
BelzileF-Project-Portfolio-Management-Montreal-Approach
collapse Session : Railcar Construction & Structural Research ‎(1)
Changes in Rider Anthropometrics & the Effects on Railcar Design
Samantha Smith
American Public Transportation Association
Washington, DC
SmithS_SchroederM-Changes-in-Rider-Anthropometrics-and-the-Effect-on-Rail-Car-Design
collapse Session : Safe Systems through Systems Engineering ‎(1)
Challenges Of Vital Overlay System Acquisition
Linda Martinez
SYSTRA Consulting, Inc./SYSTRA Engineering, Inc.
Little Falls, NJ
MartinezL-Challenges-Of-Vital-Overlay-System-Acquisition
collapse Session : Seamless Intermodal Transfers  ‎(1)
Peoria Programs Rail
John H. McCarthy
Jacobs
St. Louis, MO

James L. Prost
Vantage Point Development Advisors
Annapolis, MD
McCarthyJ-ProstJ-Peoria-Programs-Rail
collapse Session : Signal Systems ‎(3)
CBTC Train Operation Over Failed Track Circuits
Kenneth M. Diemunsch
CH2M HILL
Denver, CO
DiemunschK_CBTC-Train-Operation-Over-Failed-Track-Circuits
CBTC Update Scope Definition and Implementation
David Keevill
Delcan Corporation
Ontario, CANADA
KeevillD-CBTC-Upgrade-Scope-Definition-and-Implementation
Lessons Learned from Europe to Resolve Capacty Issues Through Implementation of New Signal Systems
David Chabanon
Delcan Corporation
Vienna, VA
ChabanonD-How-capacity-Issues-in-large-urban-commuter-networks
collapse Session : State of Good Repair for Infrastructure and All Systems ‎(1)
Transit Asset Management at the MBTA: History, Present, and Future
Robert Guptill
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Boston, MA
GuptillR-Transit-Asset-Management-at-the-MBTA-History-Present-and-Future
collapse Session : Sustainable Station Area Planning & Partnerships ‎(1)
Active Transportation Connections to Transit - How to Prioritize & Get Something Done
Alan T. Lehto
Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon
Portland, OR
LehtoA-OwenJ-Active-Transportation-Connections-to-Transit
collapse Session : Track & Rail ‎(1)
Track with a Twist - Building While Maintaining Service (The Babylon Train Wash Facility)
Brian W. King, P.E.
Gannett Fleming, Inc.
Harrisburg, PA
KingB-Track-wit- a-Twist–Building-While-Maintaining-Service
collapse Session : Traction Power ‎(4)
Destructive Arcing of Insulated Joints in DC Electrified Railway
Brandon S. Swartley, P.E.
SYSTRA Consulting, Inc./SYSTRA Engineering, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA
SwartleyB_SantiniA_MaleD_JaccinoB-Destructive-Arcong-of-Insulated-Joints-in-DC-Electrified-Railway
Innovative Traction Electrification Design for the Portland Streetcar Loop Project
Kinh Pham, P.E.
Elcon Associates, Inc.
Portland, OR

Kai Looijenga
Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon
Portland, OR
LooijengaK-PhamK-INNOVATIVE-TRACTION-ELECTRIFICATION-DESIGN-FOR-THE-PORTLAND-STREETCAR-LOOP-PROJECT
Restoring Power to a Vast Transportation Sysem After a Substation Failure
David T. Montvydas
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Philadelphia, PA

Steven D. Bezner
URS Corporation
Rockville, MD
BeznerS-MontvydasD.-Restoring-Power-To-A-Vast-Transportation-System-After-A-Substation-Failure
The Development of a New Traction Power System Simulator
Daniel Truesdell
Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems
Valley Forge, PA
JianG-TruesdellD-THE-DEVELOPMENT-OF-A-NEW-TRACTION-POWER-SYSTEM-SIMULATOR
collapse Session : Vehicle Technology in Recent Procurements - Rolling Stock Equipment ‎(2)
SEPTA's Broad Street Line Propulsion Control Box Retrofit -- Post Installation, Realized & Hidden Benefits
William J. Brown, Jr
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, Philadelphia, PA
BrownW_SEPTAsBroadStreetSubwayPropulsionControlBoxRetrofitPaper
WMATA 7000: The Leap Forward
Joseph E. Reynolds
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Washington, DC

DietzJ-OgunrindeG-ReynoldsJ-WoodburyC-WMATA’s-7000-Series-Car–The-Leap-Forward
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