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The 12th National Light Rail Conference Sustaining the Metropolis: LRT & Streetcars for Super Cities will be held November 11-13, 2012, at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Please note that this schedule is preliminary and subject to change.

Last updated August 22, 2012

Sunday, November 11
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Combined Meetings: APTA Streetcar Sucbommitee and TRB Light-Rail Circulator Systems Subcommittee AP075(1)

Audubon Room

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Registration & Host Information Desk

Reception C

9:15 - 10:00 a.m.

Music and the Spoken Word by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
(Llive TV & radio performance This is an off-site event at Temple Square which is approximately 10 minutes walk from the hotel). Need to be seated by 9:15 a.m.

(Temple Square, SLC)

10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Day 3 of TRB Rail Passenger Caucus (Frontrunner to Ogden, LRT to Jordan River Service Center and return)

(Off Site)

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Technical Tours - UTA System
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

TRB International LRT Development Subcommittee AP075(3)

Audubon Room

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception & Product Showcase

Grand Ballroom A & D

Monday, Nov 12
"Planning" Track "Technical" Track

7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Imperial Ballroom Receoption C

7.00 - 7.30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Imperial Ballroom Reception A - C

7.30 - 8.30 a.m.

Opening General Session

Welcome by the Mayor of Salt Lake City, GM of UTA, APTA & TRB Executives
plus LRT Status Update 

Imperial Ballroom B

Planning Sessions

Technical Sessions

8.45 - 10.15 a.m.



 P1: What Happens When a Transit System Builds Light Rail, or Does Not?

Imperial Ballroom A

T1: Proof of Payment (POP) Fare Collection: A North American Perspective

Imperial Ballroom C & D

10.30 a.m. -12.00 p.m.

P2: Light Rail and Streetcars in Urban & University Centers

Imperial Ballroom A

T2: LRV & Streetcar: The Evolution Continues 

Imperial Ballroom C & D

12.15 -1.45 p.m.

General Luncheon with Utah Panel:
"Strategy & Tactics to Achieve Rapid Network Implementation"

Imperial Ballroom B

2.00 -3.30 p.m.

P3: Tailoring Light Rail to Fit the Modern Multimodal Metropolis

Imperial Ballroom A

T3: Community Decision-Making

Imperial Ballroom C & D

3.45 -5.15 p.m.

P4: Light Rail, Streetcars & Transit Oriented Developments

Imperial Ballroom A

T4: Traffic Engineering Innovations for Light Rail Transit & Streetcars

Imperial Ballroom B

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Open Forum
MAP-21 and what it means for Light Rail and Streetcar Projects
Open Forum
(bring your own 15 minute presentations regarding LRTor Streetcars)

  • MAP21
  • Open Forum

Imperial Ballroom B

Tuesday Nov 13
"Planning" Track "Technical" Track
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Imperial Ballroom Reception C

7.00 - 7.30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Imperial Ballroom Reception A - C

7:45 - 9:15 a.m.

P5: Growing Streetcar Lines from Urban Circulators to Metro Light Rail Systems

Imperial Ballroom A

T5: Right-of-Way Treatments to Enhance LRT & Streetcar Operations & Aesthetics

Imperial Ballroom C & D

9.30 -11:00 a.m.

Panel Discussion
"State of the Art of Light Rail: Lessons from France"

Imperial Ballroom B

11:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Technical Tours - Operations & Urban Development Technical Tours - Construction & Facilities


Hosted By
Utah Transit Authority

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Sponsored By
Transportation Research Board (TRB) and APTA

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