Agenda

Philadelphia, PA, 26 - 27 June 2018

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Jun 2608:00
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Breakfast and Registration

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At Registration Desks and Exhibition Hall
Jun 2608:55
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Opening Remarks

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Opening Remarks by Ed Jennings, Conference Producer, Terrapinn
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 customers·
  • Working at both the city and state level municipal and provincial 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 Mobility 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 2609:25
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Keynote Address: Crossrail: Moving London Forward

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  • 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 2609:50
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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
Jeffrey Knueppel, General Manager, SEPTA
Tony Koltuv, Engineering Manager, PTC, Amtrak
Bruce Marcheschi, Chief Executive Officer of operations, Metra
Larry Warren, Regional PTC Specialist, Federal Railroad Administration
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?
Ivelisse Matos, Manager, Transit Research, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
Jun 2612:00
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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
Roger Bohnert, Director of the Office of Outreach and Project Development, Build America Bureau US DOT
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, Manager – Technical Sales, Frauscher Sensor Technology
Jun 2612:10
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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 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 2612:20
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INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLES

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Roundtable 1: Public Private Partnerships (P3): Dispelling myths and understanding P3s

Keynotes
Christopher Gauer, Executive Vice President of Civil Roads and Transit, Infrastucture Ontario
Natalie Shieh, Manager, Amtrak
Vivian E Baker, Director, Intermodal and Interagency Coordination, NJ TRANSIT
Charles Lattuca, Executive Director of Transit Development and Delivery, Maryland Transit Administration
Yousef Salama, Manager, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Simon Dupuis, Manager for Procurement, City of Ottawa
Chris Swail, Director of the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit Program, City of Ottawa
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Roundtable 2: Signalling: How has digitalization helped the biggest challenges in public transportation?

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Jian Sun, Director of Business Development, Ansaldo S.T.S.
Session led by: ansaldo-s.t.s.
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Roundtable 3: Resilience and Recovery: Prioritizing transit resilience in your agency’s goals

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Jon Carnegie, Executive Director, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Lenora Isaac, Sr. Director Resilience, NJ TRANSIT
Elizabeth Habic, Climate Risk and Resiliency Program Manager, Office of Planning and Preliminary Engineering, Maryland Department of Transportation
Session led by: louis-berger
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Roundtable 4: Safety plan implementation: How are you incorporating future investments in PTC?

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Anthony Forcina, Exec. Dir. PTC and Signal Projects, MTA Metro-North Railroad
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Roundtable 5: Smart cities: Transit and transportation’s role in building denser, smarter, and more dynamic cities

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Michael Carroll, Deputy Managing Director, City of Philadelphia
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Roundtable 6: Asset Management: Informing organizational goals and preparing for new technology

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Laura Zale, Senior Asset Management Engineer, SEPTA
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Roundtable 7: Transit metrics: Creating appropriate performance metrics for modern rail systems

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Andrea Burnside, Assistant GM, Ops Budget, Performance & Planning, WMATA
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Roundtable 8: Transportation Network Company Competition: Understanding the impact of TNCs on ridership and how to evolve moving forward

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Pete Metz, Transportation Policy & Coalition Manager, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Alison Felix, Sr. Transportation Planner & emerging Technologies Specialist, Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Boston
Jeff Becker, Senior Manager of Service Development, Regional Transportation District
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Roundtable 9: Three-Dimensional Pantograph monitoring: enabling operators to make real time decisions to eliminate widespread service disruption

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Paul Fleming, Senior VP, Global Rail Services, Camlin Rail
Session led by: camlin-rail
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Roundtable 10: Rolling Stock Procurement: Adding Value for Transit Agency and Vehicle Supplier

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Barbara Schroeder, Business Development Director, Alstom Transport
Jun 2613:00
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Lunch Break

Keynotes
Buffet in Exhibition Hall
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
Holly Arnold, Director of Planning and Programming, Maryland Transit Administration
Laura Zale, Senior Asset Management Engineer, SEPTA
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
Tijan Drammeh, Acting Chief, IT Security, WMATA
Jun 2614:40
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Purple Line: Light Rail P3 Project

Planning and Development
  • How has P3 evolved since its early days?
  • Communicating with local stakeholders and neighboring properties for a robust construction plan
  • Understanding the concessionaire relationship
  • How are you assessing the route to accelerated construction for rail infrastructure?
Charles Lattuca, Executive Director of Transit Development and Delivery, Maryland Transit Administration
Jun 2614:40
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Cyber Security: What new issues do transit agencies face in the Digital Move?

Future of Cities
  • Why is it so important to have a complete, holistic solution?
  • 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?
Michael Zaleski, Director, Cyber Security, SEPTA
Jun 2615:00
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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
Kevin Lejda, Superintendent Transportation Construction and Operations Planning, Port Authority of N.Y. and N.J.
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, Manager, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Jun 2615:00
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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 2615:20
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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 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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First and Last Mile: Connections for suburban rail stations

Future of Cities
  • What are the main Service Area Characteristics? i.e. typology, density, accessibility; travel patterns
  • What does your customer look like and how much of the market share do you expect to bring in?
  • ​How will service configuration and delivery address your customer concerns? i.e. Bus, on-demand, private or public
Jeff Becker, Senior Manager of Service Development, Regional Transportation District
Jun 2615:30
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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?
Rebecca Cassidy, Chief of Staff, Port Authority of N.Y. and N.J.
Jun 2615:40
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From Mail to Rail: Transforming New York’s Main Post Office Into a 21st Century Railroad Station

Planning and Development
  • How is America’s busiest transit hub being expanded to meet ridership demand in the 21st century?
  • What are the international best practices being incorporated into this new intercity rail facility?
  • What does a metropolitan civic space look like today?
Michael Evans, President, Moynihan Station Development Corporation
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
Jim Baker, Project Lead, Integrated Travel Program, California State Transportation Authority
Jun 2615:50
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Integration of LRT with Traffic Signals in a Central Business District

Engineering and Train Control
  • 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 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

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  • 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
Robert Puentes, President and Chief Executive Officer, Eno Center for Transportation
Jun 2618:00
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Cocktail Reception

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Cocktail Reception in Exhibition Hall

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Jun 2708:00
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Breakfast and Registration

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Breakfast and Registration in Exhibition Hall
Jun 2709:00
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Keynote Panel: California’s universal integrated travel initiative

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  • 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 2709:45
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Keynote Address: Mexico’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?
  • With numerous rail projects throughout the country how are cities working with Government authorities at each step?
  • How is Mexico working to build a more sustainable state and country via finding appropriate transportation, and livable city solutions?
Interviewee: Lorenzo Aguilar Camelo, General Director, Monterrey Metro
Interviewer: Adam Giambrone, Director, Brooklyn-Queens Connector, City of New York
Jun 2710:05
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Keynote Address: TETRA Rail Transit Case Studies in Toronto (TTC) and Montreal (STM)

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David Torres, SVP Sales North America, PowerTrunk Inc.
Jun 2710:15
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Morning Networking Break

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Networking Break
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
Lenora Isaac, Sr. Director Resilience, 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?
Moderator: Benjamin Owen, Community Planner, Office of Planning and Environment, Federal Transit Administration
Jennifer Barr-Dougherty, Manager, Long Range Planning, 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, Manager, 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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NYCT: Sustainable Mass Transit

Engineering and Train Control
  • In addition to being inherently sustainable, mass transit can also be more sustainable through environmentally sustainability initiatives.
  • How does MTA New York City Transit incorporatesustainable design into capital construction projects?
  • NYCT’s Department of Capital Program Management (CPM), which organizes its efforts under the structure of ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management System (EMS) since 1999
Thomas Abdallah, Deputy Vice President, M.T.A. New York City Transit
Jun 2712:00
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Status Update on Hudson Tunnel & Portal North Bridge Projects

Planning and Development
  • Most urgent infrastructure projects in America – 10% of America’s GDP at risk
  • Not just NY/NJ problem – regional & national impacts possible
  • Partners working to expedite construction and avert transportation disaster
Craig Schulz, Gateway Program Communications, Amtrak
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
Adam Mehl, Market Development Specialist, Metro Transit
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Interactive Roundtables

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Roundtable 1: Transit and security: Metro Transit and the prep for Super Bowl 52

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Mark Benedict, Director, Light Rail Operations, Metro Transit
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Roundtable 2: High Speed Rail: Why is the United States so far behind in HSR Development?

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Vukan Vuchic, Emer. Prof, University of Pennsylvania
Jim Venturi, Principal, ReThink Studio
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Roundtable 3: Capital Planning: Enhancing project delivery and program management

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Mysore Nagaraja, Former President, MTA Capital Construction
Robert Paaswell, Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, The City College of New York
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Roundtable 4: Communications and marketing: Engaging your ridership

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Veronica Battisti, Sr. Director Communications and Marketing, Maryland Transit Administration
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Roundtable 5: Sustainability: Putting sustainability first in your transit agency

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Josh DeFlorio, Chief, Resilience & Sustainability, Port Authority of N.Y. and N.J.
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Roundtable 6: Fare Collection: Embracing the newest and most appropriate technologies

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Tom Randall, Director Fare Collection Systems and Services, Maryland Transit Administration
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Roundtable 7: Planning: Light rail in urban settings

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Adam Giambrone, Director, Brooklyn-Queens Connector, City of New York
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Roundtable 8: Transit Oriented Development: Modernizing best practices

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Jennifer Barr-Dougherty, Manager, Long Range Planning, SEPTA
Kael Anderson, Urban Planner, National Capital Planning Commission
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Roundtable 9: ATC and CBTC: Understanding effective implementation and rapid project delivery

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Tim Elsberry, Director, Maintenance of Way, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
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Roundtable 10: Cyber Security: Cyber awareness in the shift to a connected transit agency

Keynotes
Host: Tijan Drammeh, Acting Chief, IT Security, WMATA
Michael Zaleski, Director, Cyber Security, SEPTA
Jun 2713:00
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Lunch Break

Keynotes
Buffet in Exhibition Hall
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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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?
Elizabeth Smith, Director of Strategic Planning & Partnerships, SEPTA
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?
Randall Duty, Chief Engineer and Maintenance Officer, Texas Bullet Train
Jun 2714:40
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Amtrak Through Ticketing: increasing ridership through multimodal partnerships

Planning and Development
  • Amtrak partners with over 50 other carriers to provide intermodal travel and expand the network. Learn about Amtrak’s approach to interline ticketing.
  • How do Amtrak travelers access rail stations? Data highlights.
  • Mobility as a service - can different travel providers work together for multimodal travel?
Adam Krom, Director Transportation Connectivity, Amtrak
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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