Agenda

Philadelphia, PA, 26 - 27 June 2018

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Jun 2609:00
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Keynote Address: TransLink’s ten-year plan to enhance Vancouver for generations to come

Keynotes
  • Engaging your passengers with the most relevant technology and fare payment solutions while also making the system more accessible for handicapped and disabled riders
  • Working at both the city and state level to ensure mobility solutions and infrastructure are dynamic and viable 30 years from now
  • What options do we see to enhance transit moving forward such as Congestion Pricing in city centers, Transit Oriented Development and land value capture, and Mobility as a Service to support a seamless multimodal journey?
Kevin Desmond, Chief Executive Officer, TransLink
Jun 2609:20
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Keynote Address: Crossrail London: Understanding organizational structures to build projects for success

Keynotes
  • Developing a business case that provides a vision and economic growth for a major city
  • Building a diverse funding and finance model that captures public and private investment as well as land value development
  • How does a strong governance structure and delivery model support timely and cost-effective delivery?
Martin Buck, Director Commercial, Crossrail Ltd
Jun 2609:40
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Keynote Address: The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s evolution to work with a modern generation

Keynotes
  • With such multimodal options in San Francisco how are you prioritizing projects to best serve customers’ needs while not forgoing operational demands?
  • How are you identifying customer frustrations and structuring the agency culture to better understand and improve the customer experience?
  • Navigating finance and funding challenges while keeping projects on time
  • What challenges do transit agencies face in adapting and evolving their systems to compete with an ever growing on demand generation?
Edward Reiskin, Director of Transportation, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Jun 2611:20
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Panel: PTC and the final steps to compliance

Engineering and Train Control
  • Ensuring your organization is ready to maintain and operate PTC systems
  • Demonstrating revenue service for FRA standards
  • Implementing standardized safety plans plan
  • Exploring the technical, operational and legal challenges of interoperability between two railroads operating on the same set of tracks
Moderator: Anthony Forcina, Exec. Dir. PTC and Signal Projects, MTA Metro-North Railroad
George Hartman, Sr. Manager, Positive Train Control, Amtrak
Jeffrey Knueppel, General Manager, S.E.P.T.A.
Carolyn Hayward-Williams, Staff Director, Signal and Train Control, Office of Railroad Safety, Federal Railroad Administration
Luis Carrasquero, Manager, Onboard PTC, MetroLink (SCRRA)
Jun 2611:20
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Why transit investment is so critical to regional economic development

Planning and Development
  • Analyzing Chicagoland’s example of an American legacy system
  • Exploring challenges in funding and ridership and their unique effects on the Chicago transit system
  • How transit agencies must solve infrastructure issues independently whilst simultaneously advocating for increased funding
Leanne Redden, Executive Director, Regional Transportation Authority Chicago
Jun 2611:20
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Case study: Adopting microtransit in public agencies

Future of Cities
  • How will Los Angeles Metro qualify its ridership for this new transit format?
  • How do you define a typical journey on the LA Metro?
  • The importance of creating an intuitive interface that does not just encourage microtransit but also multimodal transportation
  • How can we use the P3 format to modernize and overhaul the procurement process?
Rani Narula-Woods, Sr. Director, Special Projects, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Jun 2611:40
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Prioritizing capital spending to add productive and innovative elements

Planning and Development
  • With such long windows between upgrades how do you better prepare for interoperability issues in retrofitting?
  • Data mining – supporting operations with data
  • Current initiatives in wireless, drones, cellular data, and mobile ticketing
  • Are you incorporating the appropriate technologies to the right sectors?
Suhair Al Khatib, Dpty. Administrator, Chief Planning, Programming and Engineering Officer, Maryland Transit Administration
Jun 2611:40
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MARTA and Georgia Tech: Understanding rider capacities in the digital age

Future of Cities
  • The role of new technologies in identifying the root causes of ridership decline
  • How to strategically leverage partnerships to combat declines in revenue and ridership
  • Understanding the socio-economic factors at play in the success or failure of urban transit systems in North America
  • What can we do about it and what do we need to strategically leverage? What partnerships should we focus on?
  • What economic and/or socio-economic factors are at play?
Benjamin Limmer, Assistant General Manager, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
Jun 2612:00
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Implementing PTC in a comprehensive safety plan

Engineering and Train Control
  • Mapping out organizational safety objectives with multi-stakeholder input
  • Informing capital planning through a robust safety roadmap
  • Preparing for federal deadlines surrounding the larger role of PTC and asset management and making use of the new technology
Michael Marino, Executive Director and GM, Port Authority of NY & NJ
Jun 2612:00
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Funding High Speed Rail Development in the USA

Planning and Development
  • History of the Project to date
  • Achieving future projected operating efficiencies and implement key elements of the cost reduction initiatives
  • Understanding the Environmental Impact process, and new challenges and opportunites if HSR technology
Jun 2612:00
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Creating new and relevant performance metrics for 21st century rail systems

Future of Cities
  • Why has WMATA renewed, updated and streamlined its KPIs?
  • How can more relevant and simpler metrics allow us to make use of current information to better inform future financing?
  • With the rise of CBTC what new metrics are more relevant?
Andrea Burnside, Assistant GM, Ops Budget, Performance & Planning, WMATA
Jun 2612:10
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Axle counting as a fallback method for CBTC systems: a case study from TTC Line 1

Engineering and Train Control
  • An overview of how TTC’s Line 1 YUS (Yonge-University-Spadina) CBTC resignaling project utilizes Frauscher’s ACS2000 Axle Counter as the fallback train detection system
  • What data does the Frauscher axle counting system provide to TTC operations when CBTC is interrupted?
  • Review the benefits of axle counting systems compared to traditional fall-back train detection methods
Michael Parzer, Customer Service Manager, Frauscher Sensor Technology
Jun 2612:10
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Benefits of the Build America Bureau in new financing

Planning and Development
  • Qualifying the role of the Build America Bureau in advising transportation projects
  • Educating cities and agencies on the most appropriate funding methods for their systems
  • Financing case studies from current transit and transportation projects
Jun 2612:10
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Increasing revenue with seamless ticketless experiences

Future of Cities
  • What if you could realize the revenue potential in your customer relationships -- instead of handing it to Google and other OTAs?
  • What if your app could serve the information that makes their commute seamless?
  • What if it didn't require new hardware or ticketing infrastructure?
Thomas Annicq, CEO USA, Axon Vibe
Jun 2614:20
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Panel: Positioning asset management and preparing for new technology

Engineering and Train Control
  • Building inventory from the ground up versus engaging in policy from the top down
  • Incorporating emerging technology and breaking the mold of EAM as maintaining old systems
  • How asset management structuring compliments and encourages organizational goals
  • From 39 Subjects, to MAP 21, to ISO implementation and certification - what are the final steps to FTA compliance?
Moderator: Bill Boston, Sales Engineer, Trapeze
Laura Zale, Senior Asset Management Engineer, SEPTA
Tina Ignat, Asset Management, Metra Commuter Rail
Daniel Hofer, Manager State of Good Repair, Utah Transit Authority
Jun 2614:20
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Infrastructure Ontario (IO): P3 leadership in Canada and dispelling transportation myths

Planning and Development
  • Since 2005, IO has initiated over 100 major projects with a value exceeding $40B
  • Hear how IO has achieved substantial completion on 50+ projects with 96% being on-budget
  • Addressing the IO mandate and approach to transit P3 delivery
  • Exploring P3 principles, myths and the key lessons learned in the application of the model to urban transit initiatives
Christopher Gauer, Executive Vice President of Civil Roads and Transit, Infrastucture Ontario
Jun 2614:20
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Cybersecurity: Innovations and complications

Future of Cities
  • Determine how your customers are interacting with your system to lay the foundations for future innovation
  • Qualify the level of multi-modality in your city and assess the infrastructural and compatibility issues that these options present
  • Learn how to remove barriers of bureaucracy without compromising the system
Mike Dinning, Dir. Multimodal Programs and Partnerships at the Volpe Center, U.S. Department of Transportation
Jun 2614:40
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RTD Fastracks: Evolution of P3 development in American rail development

Planning and Development
  • How has P3 evolved since its early days in RTD?
  • Communicating with local stakeholders and neighboring rail properties for a robust construction plan
  • How are you assessing the route to accelerated construction for rail infrastructure?
Jun 2614:40
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Fleet-wide vehicle security camera system implementation- what you see & don't see

Future of Cities
  • Why is it so important to have a complete, holistic solution?
  • What checkpoints are needed to ensure the whole system is working efficiently? From cameras, DVR, mobile router, wireless infrastructure, to data transport/network capacity.
  • The need to account for current technology and future technology capabilities
  • What are the observed system benefits of enhanced security through improved situational awareness and investigative efficiencies?
Carlos Ortega, Director of Systems Engineering, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
Jun 2615:00
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Designing more mobile and streamlined asset management systems

Engineering and Train Control
  • When building a mobile system how do you prioritize the appropriate items on a working basis?
  • How do you ensure app user experience, when working to change ingrained habits?
  • What variables are essential for inspectors in field use?
  • How do you build it to be cost efficient and scalable?
Yousef Salama, Innovation Manager for Public Private Partnerships, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Jun 2615:00
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How is LA Metro implementing America’s largest ever P3 Program

Planning and Development
  • How has the Office of Extraordinary Innovation (OEI) committed to using Public-Private Partnerships (P3) to leverage private sector capital and expertise to improve project delivery timelines and performance, while reducing risk to the public?
  • How will Metro ensure Measure M achieves maximum impact as quickly as possible, while also positioning L.A. Metro as the lead project delivery innovator on the national world stage?
  • How is OEI identifying, evaluating, developing, and implementing these new approaches by learning from other projects around the country?
Yousef Salama, Innovation Manager for Public Private Partnerships, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Jun 2615:00
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How is NYC Transit embracing data transparency with the passenger dashboard Matrix?

Future of Cities
  • Why has the MTA created a very open and public passenger matrix?
  • How can we make use of current information to better inform future financing?
  • With the rise of CBTC what new metrics are more relevant?
Jun 2615:10
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From digital rail to connected retail

Future of Cities
  • Exploring new revenue options from platform to car
  • Seizing the opportunities in smart mobile adoption
  • Opening digital stores and coordinating payments with on-platform shops and vending machines
Jun 2615:20
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Has North America been selling CBTC short?

Engineering and Train Control
  • Is CBTC just the latest generation of signaling technology, or is it the foundation for delivering more efficient and cost-effective rail transportation services?
  • Given that CBTC is a complete, service-proven, stand-alone signalling/train control system, are back-up systems also required?
  • Should broken rail detection be a constraint on implementing CBTC systems that are not dependent on track circuits?
Jun 2615:20
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Preparing Minneapolis for Super Bowl 52

Planning and Development
  • Hear Minnesota’s service plan to move thousands on two LRT lines to Super Bowl LII in downtown Minneapolis
  • Get an in-depth look at the security plan to deliver thousands inside the stadium Security Net
  • How to preserve mobility for non Super Bowl riders on Super Sunday
Mark Benedict, Director, Light Rail Operations, Metro Transit
AJ Olson, Deputy Chief of Police, Metro Transit
Jun 2615:20
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Curating a connected wireless experience in legacy and urban rail systems

Future of Cities
  • How is your system addressing customers growing need to be connected at all times?
  • What challenges does aging infrastructure pose and how can urban rail systems overcome them?
  • Addressing commercial cellular compatibility while meeting back end public safety needs
Jun 2615:40
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PATH and the completion of CBTC

Engineering and Train Control
  • When implementing CBTC in a major transit system, how can you align rolling stock, signaling and control center upgrade projects to ensure compatibility?
  • How do you engage upgrades simultaneously to save money earlier in the projects’ lifecycles?
Michael Marino, Executive Director and GM, Port Authority of NY & NJ
Jun 2615:40
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Integration of LRT with Traffic Signals in a Central Business District

Planning and Development
  • How is Houston providing true signal priority for trains?
  • What is being done to reduce Motorist and Pedestrian Complaints?
  • How does it improve traffic flow for cars and trains?
  • Speeding up actual running time enough to run the same frequency with one fewer train
  • Advanced Concepts in Rail/Traffic Signal Integration for Street Railways that make the above happen
Ken Luebeck, Director, System Integration, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
Jun 2615:40
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Capitol Corridor and the connected experience

Future of Cities
  • Understand the advantages of in-train-entertainment for consumers
  • Present a connected experience to your customers effectively and seamlessly
  • Explore the back-end benefits of connected vehicles to the transit industry
James Allison, Manager of Planning, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority
Jun 2616:00
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TETRA for Public Transit

Engineering and Train Control
  • What is TETRA?
  • Advantages and benefit of TETRA for public transit communications networks
  • Review of actual case studies of public transit TETRA customers
Keith Ammons, Vice President Market Development, Powertrunk, Inc.
Jun 2616:00
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The Kansas City Streetcar as the backbone of a smarter city

Planning and Development
  • With 6,000+ daily ridership- Why is Kansas City’s Streetcar so popular in a city that hasn’t seen rail in 50 years?
  • Establishing the proper right of ways to complement city needs, increase property value, and encourage ridership
  • Establishing a strong operational infrastructure to ensure future growth of your system
Tom Gerend, Executive Director, Kansas City Streetcar Authority
Jun 2616:00
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Are shared ride services a reasonable solution for public transit’s ridership challenge in Dallas?

Future of Cities
  • How do transit agencies evolve with ridership declining across regions?
  • How are geospatial and demographic changes negatively impacting fixed transit networks?
  • What has DART learned in these first and last mile demonstrations of shared ride services?
  • How can we make these programs financially stable for public transit?
Todd Plesko, Vice President of Planning and Development, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Jun 2616:10
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REPOINT: The future of track switching

Engineering and Train Control
  • How is Loughborough University in the UK working with London Underground?
  • Fast switching time which can be down to 0.5 seconds
  • How triplex redundancy produces a step change in availability and reduces cost while also increasing capacity
Samuel Bemment, Senior Development Engineer, Loughborough University
Jun 2617:00
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Keynote Address: Sustainability and transit to raise the equity and health of communities

Keynotes
  • What have been the challenges to sustainable infrastructure; and transit'srole in community transformation?
  • What is the value of non-traditional partnershipsto effect change? How do innovative funding mechanisms reduce the barriers of implementation?
  • The role of reinvention and creativity to ensureadaptive and resilient infrastructure in lightof changing baseline environmental conditions.
Cris Liban, Executive Officer, Environmental Compliance and Sustainability, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Jun 2617:20
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The Great Transit Debate: How to raise money to provide secure financing for public transit

Keynotes
  • Comparing direct government funding to public-private incentives
  • What benefits does public transit provide and is it able to keep up with private developments?
  • If direct government is involved, how is it funded —gas tax, sales tax, or other taxes?
Host: David Pickeral, Entrepreneur and strategic advisor to Connected & Autonomous Vehicles and Smart Cities, Entrepreneur
Kevin Quinn, Administrator and CEO, Maryland Transit Administration

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Jun 2709:00
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Keynote Panel: California’s universal integrated travel initiative

Keynotes
  • Mobility as a service has become popular in small countries – what has prevented it from taking a hold in the Americas?
  • Working with city and state authorities to understand data needs
  • Although mobility as a service may be aimed at the infrequent traveller, how does it benefit the transportation network as a whole?
Moderator: Jim Baker, Project Lead, Integrated Travel Program, California State Transportation Authority
Juan Matute, Associate Director, UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies
Karina Ricks, Director of Mobility and Infrastructure, City of Pittsburgh
Rani Narula-Woods, Sr. Director, Special Projects, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Jun 2709:40
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Keynote Address: Brasilia Metro’s continued evolution for the next generation of sustainable transit

Keynotes
  • What are current plans for system expansion to ensure that mobility solutions and infrastructure are dynamic and viable for the growing density of the city?
  • How do projects like the Guariroba solar station reduce socio-environmental externalities for the operation of the metro and contribute to the environmental and economic sustainability of the systems in the Federal District and Brazil?
  • How is Brasilia Metro planning to achieve future projected operating efficiencies and continue encouraging its riders?
Daniela Diniz, Technical Director, Metro Df (Companhia Do Metropolitano Do Distrito Federal)
Jun 2711:20
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NJ Transit and current state of resilience efforts

Engineering and Train Control
  • What are the sustainability and resilience projects currently underway within NJ Transit?
  • Navigating challenges in finding relevant contractors
  • Examining current status of projects in the field
Eric Daleo, Asst. Executive Director, Capital Planning and Programs, NJ TRANSIT
Jun 2711:20
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Panel: Encouraging and navigating Transit Oriented Development

Planning and Development
  • Who owns the land and what can be done to drive both density of transit and population
  • Driving growth around your network hubs
  • Working with local municipalities and understanding TOD Potential
  • How are you working with state and local developers to prioritize sustainable transit use?
Jennifer Barr, Senior Long Range Planner, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
Amanda Rhein, Senior Director of Transit Oriented Development, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
Andrew Svekla, Associate Manager, Smart Growth, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Natalie Shieh, Sr Manager Major Stations Planning & Development, Amtrak
Jun 2711:20
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Mobile ticketing: Baltimore’s constant innovation of customer experience

Future of Cities
  • Engage the newest payment technologies without alienating customers
  • Balancing fare hikes as ridership continues to drop
  • What potential does mobile hold in cutting costs and opening new revenue streams?
Tom Randall, Director Fare Collection Systems and Services, Maryland Transit Administration
Jun 2711:40
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Sustainability: The Road to SEPTA’s 2018 Energy Action Plan

Engineering and Train Control
  • Hear a comprehensive overview of the 2018 Energy Action Plan
  • Examine current and future initiatives and their projected energy and Greenhouse Gas reductions
  • Review the stakeholder engagement strategy that aided in determining the structure and initiatives included in the plan
Rebecca Collins, Corporate Initiatives Sustainability Manager, SEPTA
Jun 2711:40
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SEPTA’s modern Key Card expansion

Future of Cities
  • How do you ensure rapid project development to quickly move away from old technology?
  • Using the latest standards to find multi-modal solutions
  • How is the Key Card streamlining the customer journey?
Leslie Hickman, Chief Officer, Subway/Elevated, SEPTA
Jun 2712:00
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NYC Transit and the digital resilience transformation

Engineering and Train Control
  • Hear why NYC Transit recently divided their resilience team into Recovery & Resilience and Technology, Preparedness & Communications
  • How is NYC Transit making use of the latest technology to survey and understand their assets?
  • How to create more accurate measurements to better inform infrastructure investment
Jun 2712:00
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Finding potential in new TOD Properties

Planning and Development
  • What metrics are you using to evaluate each property?
  • How are you scoring for walkability?
  • What kind of access is there to multimodal transportation?
Jun 2712:00
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Accelerating fare payment development

Future of Cities
  • Whether card, chip, and most recently mobile – identify the most relevant technology for your passengers and agency
  • Setting tight timelines to ensure rapid project delivery
  • Working with riders to create confidence and fair pricing methods
Jun 2714:20
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Maintenance & engineering strategies to extend lifespan of an aging fleet

Engineering and Train Control
  • Re-engineering strategies for extending the life of rolling stock assets
  • Building in safety and ensuring reliability of aging fleet to prevent failures when in service
  • Planning and budgeting for increased maintenance costs
  • Using technology to extend lifespan of an aging fleet
Kevin Rogers, Manager of Rail Operations, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
Jun 2714:20
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King Street streetcar pilot: Communicating information to communities to support evidence-based decision making

Planning and Development
  • How did community feedback on an express Right of Way change the way TTC looks and understands its metrics?
  • Finding and using essential data within both legacy and new systems
  • Informing business critical decisions with robust data findings
  • How has the TTC discussing increases in on time reliability and increased ridership as much as 25%?
Josh Colle, Chairman, Toronto Transit Commission
Jun 2714:20
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The King of Prussia Rail: A long time coming to connect an ever growing Philadelphia

Future of Cities
  • What makes the King of Prussia Rail project the first truly regional undertaking for SEPTA in a long time?
  • How has SEPTA gone to great lengths to engage elected officials, stakeholders, and the public throughout the King of Prussia Rail project process?
  • How will this connection to the largest employment center outside of the City of Philadelphia transform the region?
Jun 2714:40
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Using data and analytics to extend the life expectancy of rolling stock

Engineering and Train Control
  • Maximizing the use of data generated by trains
  • How can data be leveraged to predict when assets will fail?
  • When does rolling stock need replacing rather than maintaining?
Jun 2714:40
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Scheduling: Planning train schedules that minimize congestion and maximize asset utilization

Planning and Development
  • How to effectively deal with unplanned maintenance, train delays, and cancellations
  • Using data visualization in real time
  • Coordination and communication through data analytics
Jun 2714:40
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Creating a safer transit experience to enhance ridership

Future of Cities
  • Reducing stigma around public transportation
  • Encouraging employee connection with passengers- i.e. on the platform vs. in a booth
  • Identifying which amenities are most relevant for passengers to your transit system
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