VTS: Transforming the Capital Region’s Rail System, David Zaidain

ONLINE DC

About the Topic: Today, Washington’s commuter rail system, MARC and VRE, are confined within the states that they operate. However, the Washington region is in need of cross state regional rail service (“run through service”) to help create seamless connectivity to jobs, housing and other important destinations. The Greater Washington Partnership is advancing the notion... Read more

VTS: Acela Qualification Testing – Mike Trosino, Amtrak Deputy Chief Engineer, Track

ONLINE DC

This will be an online meeting. Log-on details will be provided with confirmation of your registration. About the presentation The presentation is an overview of the 49CFR part 213.345 qualification process for high-speed trains.  This regulation calls for the specific qualification of all passenger and freight equipment that the owners intend to operate at speeds... Read more

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VTS: Jack Norris, Alstom

1301 I Street NW, Washington, DC

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1301 I Street NW, Washington, DC

Rail Crossing Safety Monitoring

1301 I Street NW, Washington, DC

John Ayers will present XING™, an automated crossing safety monitoring system, which automates hazard detection and notifications. XING™ slashes the time between hazard occurrence and notifications. This reduces response times and, in some cases, can prevent crossing incidents and accidents. XING™ uses video analytics and configurable business rules to recognize and classify hazards, determine appropriate... Read more

MARC’s Riverside Heavy Maintenance Building: Constructing Now to Improve Maintenance Tomorrow

1301 I Street NW, Washington, DC

MDOT MTA MARC Train is building a heavy maintenance building at Riverside Yard in Baltimore. When completed, the facility will permit MARC to bring almost all rolling stock and locomotive maintenance in-house, improving the quality of work and significantly reducing equipment downtime. Our speakers will discuss the planning and execution of the construction, technical details about the features of the building, and review challenges that were faced along the way and how they were addressed.

Pedestrian Access Considerations at Transit Station

1301 I Street NW, Washington, DC

Presenter John Nawn will take us through some of the more critical pedestrian accessibility issues and nuances at transit stations including walkway, parking, floor surface, platform and vehicle considerations. Mr. Nawn will discuss various codes and standards and their application to the safe and efficient movement of pedestrians, our riders and constituents, through our transit... Read more

Real-Time Tracking on MDOT MTA Baltimore Metro: Challenges and Successes

1301 I Street NW, Washington, DC

Topic:      Real-Time Tracking on MDOT MTA Baltimore Metro: Challenges and Successes Accurate, reliable, and accessible real-time train arrival information is a key expectation riders today have of a modern subway transit service. Yet since opening in 1983, passengers taking Baltimore’s Metro SubwayLink were largely in the dark as to when the next train would... Read more

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1301 I Street NW, Washington, DC