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GRADE CROSSING SAFETY SPONSOR

DIGITAL RAILWAY/ CONNECTED RAIL SPONSOR

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Meet Decision Makers From US & Canada:

  • Class 1 Commuter & Freight Rail Operators
  • Transit Agencies
  • Freight & Short Line Freight

With The Following Job Titles

CEO’s, MD’s, COO’s Chief Engineers, Chief Engineering & Maintenance Officers, Chief Mechanical Engineers and Directors and Heads of:

  • Transportation
  • Operations
  • Signalling
  • Signal Inspector
  • PTC Implementation
  • Train Control
  • PTC Signalling
  • PTC Design Manager
  • CBTC Signalling
  • CBTC Design Manager
  • PTC/CBTC Test & Commissioning
  • Operating Systems
  • Network Control Systems
  • Systems Engineering
  • Track
  • Track Maintenance
  • Track Asset Management 
  • Control Centre Operations
  • Software Engineering
  • Safety
  • Communications
  • Integrated Communications & Advanced Train Control
  • Field Applications
  • Railroad Systems & Engineering
  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Technology Innovation
  • Wayside Systems Maintenance 
  • Control Centre Operations
  • Rolling Stock Maintenance
  • Systems and Technology, Automation
  • Locomotive and Systems Engineering
  • Network Operations
  • Vehicle and Track Optimisation
  • Reliability & Asset Management
  • Rail System Safety
  • Cab Electronics/Systems
  • Broken Rail Detection
  • Grade Crossing/ Crossing Safety Systems 

Plus Federal Gov US & Canada

Chiefs, Heads & Directors of:

  • Signal, Train Control & Communications
  • Systems, Technology & Automation
  • Railroad Safety
  • Chief Engineer
  • Grade Crossing & Trespassing

Narayana Sundaram

Senior Director – Engineering & Commuter Rail Operations


APTA

Narayana Sundaram is APTA’s Senior Director of Engineering and Commuter Rail Operations. In this role Narayana staff advises various commuter rail committees including the commuter rail CEOs committee.  He is also responsible for all regulatory engagement for APTA’s commuter and intercity railroads as is the lead for the APTA contingent on FRA’s Rail Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC).  Narayana lead the APTA efforts on the full industry wide implementation of Positive Train Control for the commuter rail industry.  Narayana manages APTA’s Standards program which has developed more than 310 standards and recommended practices.   

Prior to joining APTA, he held several positions with ENSCO, a technology provider in the rail industry.  He spent 13 years at ENSCO holding several positions last of which was Business Area Manager for the Vehicle/Track Interaction Consulting Services.  Narayana has conducted about 13 years of research for FRA for passenger and freight rail operations. Narayana holds a Masters of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from India. He lives in Centreville, VA and Chairs the Math Club at Greenbriar West Elementary School.

AGENDA AT A GLANCE

Register for 1, 2 Or 3 Days

Day 1 -
Exploiting And Advancing The Full Capabilities Of PTC – Addressing The Key Reliability, Interoperability And Maintainability Bottlenecks

  • Overcoming Reliability Challenges & The Most Common Onboard & Wayside Bugs That Impact Functionality Of The System
  • Examining How To Overcome The Major Interoperability Challenges Faced Between Legacy Systems & Railroads That Co-Exist On The Same Track
  • Exploring Future Maintainability Of The System From A Cost, Operations & Workforce Perspective
  • Understanding The Business Case For Investment From An Enhanced Safety & Performance Perspective
  • Examining Funding Opportunities For Safety Related Signalling Projects & Partnering With Regulators To Support Implementation Of Reliable Technology & Equipment
  • Mitigating Risk & Developing Strategies To Overcome Reliability & Performance Challenges
  • Developing & Training A Multi-Disciplinary Workforce That Can Implement, Operate & Maintain Your PTC Enhanced Rail Network
  • Exploring The Opportunities To Enhance Communication Networks, & Improve PTC System Reliability & Security
  • Exploring The Development Of Next Generation PTC Systems For Enhanced Business Benefits Beyond Safety

Day 2 -
Upgrading Signalling, Communications,
And Interrelated Systems/Warning Devices To Combat Grade Crossing Incidents, Broken Rail Detection And Trespass Incidents

  • Health Monitoring Solutions That Can Be Utilized To Mitigate Against Grade Crossing Incidents
  • Software Systems That You Can Utilise To Scenario Plan & Understand Risk At Your Grade Crossings
  • Utilizing Your Fibre Optic Backbone And Early Warning Presence Detection Technologies To Alert Locomotives Of Intrusion On Grade Crossings
  • Exploring The Ruggedized Technologies That Can Operate In Remote Areas & Extreme Weather Conditions
  • Understanding The Smart Condition Monitoring & Prescence Detection Technologies That Can Be Utilized In Diverse Operating Environments & Weather Conditions
  • Exploring The Opportunities To Develop Intelligent Grade Crossings That Communicate With PTC Systems
  • Examining The Development & Deployment Of Broken Rail Detection Systems In Dark Non-Signalled Territories
  • Understanding The Reliable & Cost-Effective Alternative Energy Systems That Can Be Utilized In Remote & Dark Territories?

Day 3 -
Examining The Planning & Integration Considerations Required For CBTC Project Success

  • Analyzing The Advantages Of A CBTC System vs PTC System & Understanding CBTC Systems Consideration For Different Operating Environments
  • How Do You Transition To A CBTC System In A Brownfield Operating Environment & Still Continue To Deliver Service?
  • Exploring The Communication Infrastructure Requirements In Complex Underground Operating Environments
  • Understanding & Overcoming Interoperability Challenges With Legacy Fleet & Onboard & Wayside Signalling Systems
  • Examining The Testing & Commissioning Of A CBTC System Across A Greenfield Line Extension
  • International Case Studies Exploring The Delivery Of CBTC Systems in Mass Transit Operating Environments
  • Interactive Breakout Classrooms That Will Explore The Development Of CBTC Implementation Plans For Both Greenfield & Brownfield Operating Environments
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