April 12, 2010
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Reasons Why the APTA Rail Conference is a ‘Must Attend’ Event
APTA’s 2010 Rail Conference is coming soon: June 6-9 in Vancouver, BC, preceded by the International Rail Rodeo competition June 5.
Why should rail professionals from all modes—high-speed and intercity rail, commuter rail, heavy rail/subway, light rail, streetcar, and automated transit—attend?
* Sessions devoted to such topics as positive train control, signaling, public-private partnerships, shared railway use, safety culture, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act status reports, and state of good repair;
* A luncheon program featuring Gordon Price, director of the City Program at Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University, discussing how the city rejected freeways and was developed with the help of streetcars. This program will also be accessible via webcast;
* Another webcast, “Fact or Myth: The Return on Investment of a National High-Speed and Intercity Rail Program,” covering case studies of rail projects in Europe and Asia; and
* The Host Forum, “Canada Line—Innovation from Start to Finish,” which will bring together representatives of the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink), Vancouver International Airport, and other stakeholders to tell the story of Canada’s largest public-private transit partnership.
Other highlights include the Rail Rodeo Banquet the evening of June 6 and the Rail Products and Services Showcase June 8.
Early registration closes April 23. For more information, click here.