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American Public Transportation Association

 Schedule at a Glance

This page is an overview of the conference schedule. 


 
The program of educational sessions is organized by six tracks of study:
 
Track 1: Technology & Technical Forums
Track 2: Operations & Maintenance
Track 3: Safety, Security & Emergency Preparedness
Track 4: Planning, Sustainability & Finance
Track 5: Capital Programs
Track 6: Policy, Management & Workforce Development 

Continuing Education 

APTA is pleased to award credits for sessions tailored to the needs of new and experienced transportation professionals for the following organizations:
 
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • American Planning Association (APA)
  • Registered Continuing Education Provider (RCEP)
  • Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC)

See Continuing Education for more information and the list of the specific sessions/credit hours offered.

 
Please note that this schedule is preliminary and subject to change.​​
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Saturday, June 10   Sunday, June 11   Monday, June 12   Tuesday, June 13   Wednesday, June 14   

Saturday, June 10

7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

International Rail Rodeo Competition

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Committee Meetings

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Conference Registration Desk

Padfolios sponsored by Battelle
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Hotel keys sponsored by Stacy and Witbeck, Inc.
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Lanyards sponsored by GIRO Inc.
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Sunday, June 11

7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Committee Meetings

7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Conference Registration Desk

2 - 3:15 p.m.

This is APTA

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception at the Product & Services Showcase

Reception co-sponsored by LTK Engineering Services and APTA
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7:30 - 10 p.m.

International Rail Rodeo Awards Banquet

Monday, June 12

7 - 8:15 a.m.

Business Member Networking Breakfast

7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Committee Meetings

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
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7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Conference Registration Desk

8 - 10:15 a.m.

OPENING GENERAL SESSION

General Session sponsored by HDR
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10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Educational Sessions

  • An International Scan of Rail Best Practices: from Europe to Latin America to Asia

  • Capital Projects - Big Case Studies

  • Employees are our Greatest Asset – Perspectives from the Shop Floor

    Engage in a lively discussion of key factors that are important for effective labor-management collaboration.
  • Making Projects Happen through Private Investments in Infrastructure

  • Making Transit Station Access Easier

    Help your riders access transit stations with ease.
  • Moving the Dial: Realizing the Benefits of Improving Asset Management Practices

  • Positive Train Control Implementation and Operation

    PTC the elephant in the room
    Session sponsored by Parsons Corporation
12 - 3 p.m.

Product & Services Showcase with Lunch

Lunch sponsored by the Northeast Maglev, LLC
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3:45 - 5:15 p.m.

International Safety: Sharing Experiences & Innovations

4:15 - 5:45 p.m.

Educational Sessions

  • Capital Projects - Small Case Studies

  • Federal Procurement Updates

  • Innovation

  • MTA Host Session

  • Track: Forces, Noise, and Vibration

  • Traction Power

  • Transit-Oriented Development and Transit Oriented Communities

     

Tuesday, June 13

7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Committee Meetings

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
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8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Conference Registration Desk

8:30 - 10 a.m.

Educational Sessions

  • Encouraging Competition

  • Enhancing Rail Accessibility

  • Making the Case for Rail in the Region

    Make the case for investing in and prioritizing new rail corridors
  • Operations-Systemwide

  • Progress in U.S. High-Speed and Intercity Corridors

    Four case studies
  • Systems Engineering

  • Technology & Safety Programs

  • Traction Power Technology

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Educational Sessions

  • Environmental Considerations in Rail Planning and Project Development

  • High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail: A Global Update

  • Labor Management Think Tank 2017: Continuing the Conversations

  • Operations Planning

  • Rail Vehicles: Cradle to Grave

  • Security Infrastructure Interface

  • Signal Systems

  • Transit Safety Management - Transit Safey & Industry Implemetation

12:15 - 2:15 p.m.

GENERAL LUNCHEON

Lunch co-sponsored by AECOM and APTA
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2:30 - 4 p.m.

Educational Sessions

  • "Best Value" and Trade Analysis

  • Advanced Technology

  • Career Pathways for Women in Transit

  • Fire Life Safety Design - Challenges and Best Practices

  • Increasing Core Capacity of Your System

  • Streetcars: New Systems with New Technologies

    Sponsored by Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
  • Track 3: Cyber Security: Yes, Your Agency Does Face Cyber Threats!!

  • TSA Cyber Security

4:15 - 5:45 p.m.

Educational Sessions

  • High Performamce Procurement

  • Mobile Applications

    What did we do before mobile apps?
  • Preparing Your System for Resiliency

    How to prepare your system for extreme weather threats in the future
  • Safety Comes in Many Forms: A New Way to Slow Down, Crash Energy Management, & You

  • Safety Reporting Systems: Building an Effective Employee Reporting Program

  • Streetcars - Challenges of Construction in a City Environment, Costs and Mobility

    Session sponsored by Parsons Corporation

Wednesday, June 14

7 - 8:15 a.m.

Committee Meetings

8 - 9 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
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8 - 10:30 a.m.

Conference Registration Desk

8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

NTI TRAINING: Mid-Level Manager Course

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Educational Sessions

  • Consequenses of Not Planning for Maintenance

  • Good Planning Leads to Good Projects

    Listening Session on the New Project Development Self-Assessment Program
  • Public Transportation Pitch Session

10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.

CLOSING GENERAL SESSION

1 - 3 p.m.

Technical Tours

  • Maryland MTA Techcnical Tour - B&O Museum

  • Maryland MTA Technical Tour - Baltimore Street Car Museum

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Maryland MTA Technical Tour - Light Rail Main Yard & Maintenance Facility North Ave.

  • Maryland MTA Technical Tour - Metro Subway Main Yard and Maintenance Facility Wabash Ave.

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