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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

Pasi Lautala

Ass Professor, Civil & Env. Eng & Director, Rail Transportation Program


Michigan Tech University

Dr. Lautala was appointed in August, 2012 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and promoted to Associate Professor in 2017. He is also the founder and the Director of Rail Transportation Program (RTP) since the program was established in 2007. He is also a member of the Executive Committee for the Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI) and has been working on Mobility topics as a university Faculty Fellow in 2020-2021. Pasi has his BS from Tampere University of Technology in Finland and his MSc. And Ph.D. degrees from Michigan Tech University. Dr. Lautala has been a leader of more than three million dollars in external research, covering a range of topics related to the rail transportation, from trespasser and crossing safety to multimodal transportation logistics and railway capacity related topics. Under his leadership, Michigan Tech has also expanded the rail research portfolio to various departments across the campus. Dr. Lautala is also one the nationwide leaders in rejuvenation of rail transportation education in academia, including at Michigan Tech, a mission that has been advanced through Michigan Tech's participation in the National University Rail Center (NURail). Since 2013, Dr. Lautala has been appointed as a member of Michigan Commission for Supply Chain and Transportation Logistics Collaboration and he has recently been appointed as the Rail Group Chair by the Transportation Research Board (TRB). He is also actively involved in the AREMA Education and Training Committee. His previous experience includes work with Finnish Railways prior to his arrival in the US, as well as five years of railroad and highway-engineering consulting experience in Chicago before his return to Michigan Tech.

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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