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Presentations & Technical Papers – 2018 Rail Conference

Presentations & Technical Papers – 2018 Rail Conference2018-12-07T13:08:01-04:00

Presentations and technical papers are now available for many of the sessions from the conference. If you attended the 2018 Rail Conference, held June 10-13, 2018, in Denver, Colorado. You will have access to view the conference materials and you must be logged into MyAPTA. If you did not attend the conference, APTA members will have access to view the materials three months after the last day of the conference. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  
Presenters
  
collapse Session : A Matter of Perspective: On-Time Performance on the National Rail Network ‎(4)
APTA Roundtable On Commuter Rail On Time Performance
Brennan, John
Brennan, John
If the Train is Unreliable, Why Not Just Change the Schedule?
Maga, Jason
Maga, Jason
Prioritizing Performance
Byers, Ed
Byers, Ed
Towards a Passenger-Focused On-Time Performance Metric for Commuter Rail
Rosenbaum, Ted
Rosenbaum, Ted
collapse Session : Advancements in Technology Against Threats ‎(6)
Advancements in Technology to Protect Against Threats to Prevent Accidents/Incidents
McHenry, Chet
McHenry, Chet
Delivering Innovation in CBTC and Energy  Management
Jurjevich, Benjamin
Jurjevich, Benjamin
Greener Pastures? Leveraging Existing Systems & Potential Benefits of New Technologies
Thomas, Doug
Thomas, Doug
Intelligence, Safety, and Efficient Transit
Siwek, Matthew
Siwek, Matthew
Leveraging Existing Systems to Produce High-quality, Real-time, Passenger Information for Rail Service
Bernstein, Daniel
Bernstein, Daniel
Protecting Roadway Worked With an Electronic Overlay – a Demonstration
Smith, Kevin
Smith, Kevin
collapse Session : An International Perspective on Best Value ‎(4)
Best Value – An International Perspective
Goad, Brandon
Goad, Brandon
Best Value Procurement
Lucas, Ted
Lucas, Ted
Best Value Procurements
Cornell, Natalie
Cornell, Natalie
The Vision of the European Rail Supply Industry
Citroen, Phillipe
Citroen, Phillipe
collapse Session : Become a Lean, Mean Procurement Machine ‎(4)
IRIS Certification – High Performance for Business Management
Kaufmann, Bernard
Kaufmann, Bernard
Lean Process Automation for Transit
Severson, Steve
Severson, Steve
Rolling Stock Procurement – Best Practice
Tamaoki, Momoko
Tamaoki, Momoko
Total Cost of Ownership as a Guideline in the Procurement of Rail Assets
Hodksinson, Ian
Hodksinson, Ian
collapse Session : Brave New World: Changing the Operations Playbook ‎(4)
Big Data to Improve the Quality of Operations: Applications to Crossrail in London
Montanaro, Guiliano
Montanaro, Guiliano
Denver Transit Operators: Operations Systems Integration for Commuter Rail Operations & Maintenance
Herzenberg,Anne
Koenig,Brett
Altshuler, Susan
Herzenberg,Anne_Koenig,Brett_Altshuler, Susan
LRT Enhancements Project
Conable,Nathan
Kim, Jason
Conable,Nathan_Kim, Jason
TriMet Light Rail Simulation: Study for Operational Playbook Development
Page, Dennis
Page, Dennis
collapse Session : Capital Programs – Mega Projects ‎(3)
Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project
Eggleston, Katharine
Eggleston, Katharine
London Bridge – Designing a Major Station for the Next Fifty Years
Hutton, Andrew
Hutton, Andrew
Planning Transit Mega Projects – Crossrail 2 and Northern Powerhouse Rain in the UK and Lessons for North America
Pauling, Stephen
Pauling, Stephen
collapse Session : Captial Programs – Regional Activies ‎(3)
Capital Improvement Program Development in Long-Range Integrated Strategic Planning
Cornfield, Michael
Cornfield, Michael
CRMF – A DB Experience From Designer’s Point of View
Reinard, Nathan
Reinard, Nathan
HS Trains in Switzerland: An Successful Example of Interconnection also Without High Speed Lines
Montanaro, Giuliano
Montanaro, Giuliano
collapse Session : Control Centers Co-Locating Bus & Rail ‎(2)
Control Centers: Co-locating Bus & Rail: Pros and Cons
Rasmussen, Tesse
Rasmussen, Tesse
Potential Impact of Augmented and Virtual Reality Technology in the Control Center
Talbot, Mark
Stanton, Carl
Talbot, Mark_Stanton, Carl
collapse Session : Enterprise Risk Management A Safety Management System ‎(4)
Enterprise Risk Management: Approaching Safety Management Systems with Automation
Federle, Dick
Federle, Dick
Safety Management System
Shaw, Sheldon
Shaw, Sheldon
SMS – Enterprise Risk Management
Meader, Mike
Meader, Mike
SMS and Enterprise Risk Management
Orchard, Paulina
Orchard, Paulina
collapse Session : Eyes in the Sky – The Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles ‎(3)
Denver RTD’s UAV Program
Nabhan, Mike
Nabhan, Mike
Special Operations Aerial Reconnaissance Unit (S.O.A.R.)
Saunders, Jr., Sgt. Will
Saunders, Jr., Sgt. Will
Unmanned Aerial System Applications in International Railroads
Sherrock, Eric
Stuart, Cameron
Sherrock, Eric_Stuart, Cameron
collapse Session : Good Planning Leads to Good Projects ‎(1)
BQX Moving People, Connecting Communities
Giambrone, Adam
Giambrone, Adam
collapse Session : How Fragile is your Supply Chain ‎(4)
Chicago Transit Authority – How Fragile is your Supply Chain?
McCormack, Ellen
McCormack, Ellen
How Fragile is your Supply Chain? – Inclusion & Diversity in the Supply Chain Process
Thomas, Janice
Thomas, Janice
Supply Chain Management
Nicholas, Adam
Nicholas, Adam
Track 5: How Fragile is Your Supply Chain?
Hill, Beverly
Hill, Beverly
collapse Session : Improving Transit Asset Management Practices ‎(1)
Improving Transit Asset Management Practices
Rose, David
Cripps, Lou
Zale, Laura
Arnold, Holly
Edwards, Paul
Rose, David
collapse Session : Interships, Partnerships, Innovation Approaches ‎(2)
Metro Transit – Light Rail: MTTLRT Internship Program & Light Rail Training Division Improvement
Pradhan, Ona
Pradhan, Ona
Valley Metro Internships: A Two-Way Partnership
Grote, Wulf
Grote, Wulf
collapse Session : Maintenance Failure to Foresite ‎(3)
Digital Asset Management: How Data Can Improve Asset Management
Bana, Frederic
Bana, Frederic
Lessons Learned from SafeTrack WMATA’s Accelerated Maintenance Program
Mason, Laura
Baker, Bill
Mason, Laura_Baker, Bill
Maintaining a Legacy Transit Railroad
Binsse, John
Binsse, John
collapse Session : Navigating the Environmental Process ‎(3)
Long Bridge: Key Stakeholders Coordination for Success
Gonzalez, Oscar
Gonzalez, Oscar
Modernizing the NEPA Process via a Virtual GIS-Based Platform
Lyles, Kelly
Molesworth, Lauren
Lyles, Kelly_Molesworth, Lauren
South Station Expansion; Successful NEPA Management Drives a Project Forward
Petrie, Essek
Petrie, Essek
collapse Session : Orgnaizational Developlemt Practices and Strategies ‎(3)
Improving Employee & Organizational Performance
LaRocco, Nick
LaRocco, Nick
Survive and Thrive Through Succession
Hartsock, Vernon
Pollack, Matthew
Hartsock, Vernon_Pollack, Matthew
Use of Multi-Functional Staff in Metro Systems Across the World
Barron, Alex
Barron, Alex
collapse Session : Passenger Equipment Innovation Through Standards and Regulations ‎(3)
49 CFR Part 238 Equipment Rule: Changes are on the Way!
Vazquez, Rudy
Sundaram, Narayana
Vazquez, Rudy_Sundaram, Narayana
Heavy Rail Vehicle Procurement: Orange Line and Red Line
Hicks, Stephens
Hicks, Stephens
Next Generation Passenger Brake Equipment Development Update: Light at the End of the Tunnel
Jamieson, Paul
Jamieson, Paul
collapse Session : Preventing Miscommunication with Your Signaling System ‎(3)
APTA Signal Standards Program Overview
MacDonald, Robert
MacDonald, Robert
APTA Track Circuit Monitoring Tool Applications
Beeck, Frank
Beeck, Frank
Preventing LRV Signal Stop Overruns in Street Running Territories
Padegimas, Paul
Castellion, Lee
Padegimas, Paul_Castellion, Lee
collapse Session : Preventing Rail Suicides and Trespasser Strikes ‎(4)
Mental Health Awareness & Trespass Prevention Stategies
Konczal, Hilary
Konczal, Hilary
Preventing International Death by Rail
Sherry, Patrick
Sherry, Patrick
Preventing Rail-Related Injuries and Fatalities Through Public Education and Outreach
McCoy, Mike
McCoy, Mike
Update on U.S. Rail Trespassing & Suicide: Research Findings & Needs
Rose, Joyce
Rose, Joyce
collapse Session : Prioritizing Rail in the Region ‎(4)
Getting Rail to the Redlands
Schindler, Carrie
Klovsky, Rob
Schindler, Carrie_Klovsky, Rob
Green Line Extension (GLX) Project Recovery
Dalton, John
Dalton, John
Planning and Implementing a Seamless Mobility System Across California
Gradinger, Kyle
Gradinger, Kyle
Project Recovery Due to Guiding Goal Set by Transit Agency CEO
Ong, Kimberly
Ong, Kimberly
collapse Session : PTC Challenge Accepted ‎(3)
Amtrak: Coast to Coast Implementation of PTC
Jagodzinski, Chris
Jagodzinski, Chris
Establishing Wireless Communications Security in Legacy PTC Systems
Ayrault, Philippe
Ayrault, Philippe
Positive Train Control
Morris, Darren
Brown, Katie
Morris, Darren_Brown, Katie
collapse Session : PTC Facing the Mirror ‎(4)
Lessons Learned Implementing Speed Enforcement to Meet 49CFR 236.1019(b)(1) using PTC (I-ETMS) at Los Angeles Union Station
Rodriguez, Michael
Mancilla, Emerald
Rodriguez, Michael_Mancilla, Emerald
Lessons Learned in Implementing E-ATC for PTC
Cline, James
Cline, James
PTC and “Full Implementation”
Hartong, Mark
Hartong, Mark
PTC Update, Issues, Risks and Challenges
Marcheschi, Bruce
Marcheschi, Bruce
collapse Session : Security Enterprise Risk Management in Cyber Security ‎(3)
Critical Infrastructure and Security Sensitive Information
Miller, Allen
Sandoval, Marisela
Miller, Allen_Sandoval, Marisela
Cyber Monitoring in Modern Transit
Smith, Justin
Smith, Justin
Cyber Security Resistance: Why Are We Stuck?
Weber, Leigh
Weber, Leigh
collapse Session : State Safety Oversite Updates from FTA ‎(2)
Colorado Public Utilities Commission: State Safety Oversight Part 674 Certification Process
Fischhaber, Pam
Fischhaber, Pam
State Safety Oversights Updates
Nemons, Patrick
Nemons, Patrick
collapse Session : Station Area Access Planning ‎(4)
Environmental Justice Issues in Passenger Rail: The Bad with the Good
La Fata, Cathy
La Fata, Cathy
First and Last Mile Innovations
DesRocher, Paul
DesRocher, Paul
From Collaboration to Consensus: How to Navigate Stakeholder Challenges
Velickovic, Natasha
Velickovic, Natasha
The Caltrain Station Planning Toolbox
Scanlon, Liz
Conable, Nate
Scanlon, Liz_Conable, Nate
collapse Session : Streetcars & Light Rail Boosting Performance and Smart Expansions ‎(4)
Progress in Light Rail / Streetcar Vehicle Off-Wire Technology
Swanson, John
Swanson, John
Streetcars are Growing Up – Expanding from a Starter Line to a Transit Network
Vozzolo, David
Vozzolo, David
The State of Light Rail Transit in America
Foley, Colin
Foley, Colin
Which Lane? Developing a Streetcar Extension  “Best Lane” Analysis under Public Scrutiny
Kinzel, Christopher
Kinzel, Christopher
collapse Session : Sustainability & Resiliency Strategies ‎(3)
A Path to Higher Ground: Building Flood Resiliency
Molesworth, Lauren
McAlpine, Ryan
Molesworth, Lauren_McAlpine, Ryan
Developing and Growing Sustainability Programs for an Organization
Gonzalez Tudor, Janet
Gonzalez Tudor, Janet
Division 14 Rail Operations and Maintenance Facility
Lindholm, Tim
Leidy, Don
Lindholm, Tim_Leidy, Don
collapse Session : The Art of Making Maintenance Manageable ‎(4)
Eliminate the Paper, Analyze the Data – Implement a Mobile Rolling PM Application
Mall, Kenneth
Mall, Kenneth
How Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) is Affecting Transit Agency Rail Maintenance
Diemunsch, Kenneth
Woods, Ted
Mckenzie-Campbell, Roma
McKenzie-Campbell, Roma
Improving Access (or how to get something from nothing)
Williams, Gordon
Williams, Gordon
Smart Maintenance
Linnenkamp, Ellen
Linnenkamp, Ellen
collapse Session : TOD Planning and Practices ‎(2)
Effective Tools for TOD Planning
Chissell, Zachary
Chissell, Zachary
TOC Initiatives and Funding Strategies in Los Angeles
Swartz, John
Swartz, John
collapse Session : Tracks for Tomorrow, Today ‎(3)
FTA’s Track Inspection and Track Asset Management Research and Demonstration
Wagley, Raj
Joshi, Abhay
Keylin, Alexander
Zahaczewski, Jennifer
Wagley, Raj_Joshi, Abhay_Keylin, Alexander_Zahaczewski, Jennifer
Mechanistic Design of Rail Transit Infrastructure Components – Project Summary, Select Findings, and Crosstie Prototyping
Edwards, Riley
Dersch, Marcus
Lima, Arthur
Sung, Minsoo
Edwards, Riley_Dersch, Marcus_Lima, Arthur_Sung, Minsoo
NYCT Maintenance Innovation Using Research
Magel, Eric
Magel, Eric
collapse Session : Unlimited Power! Traction Power Innovation ‎(3)
Overhead Contact System Constant Tensioning With Spring Devices
Hrovat, Peter
Hrovat, Peter
Strategic Design Alternatives for Underground Medium Voltage Traction Power
Shah, Aditya
Levy, Cara
Shah, Aditya
The Super Bowl Event – Unlocking the Potential of Traction Power Simulation Modeling to aid in Event Planning
Miller, Kevin
Miller, Kevin
collapse Session : Vehicle Track Interaction ‎(2)
Curve Noise and Friction Modifiers: A Case Study
Mitchell, Davey
Saurenman, Hugh
Mitchell, Davey_Saurenman, Hugh
Rail Clip Failure Investigation at Sound Transit
Bergen, Thomas
Nelson, James
Bergen, Thomas_Nelson, James

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