Monday 24 October

Registration & Lunch -
Denver RTD Site Visit to Commuter Rail Maintenance Facility -

Regional Transportation District (RTD), will host a tour of the Commuter Rail Maintenance Facility. This 250,000 square foot building of vehicle maintenance tracks, office space, and operations control center is LEED Gold certified and is the base of operations for all RTD Commuter Rail vehicle maintenance. All CR vehicles originate from this facility each revenue day, DTO Maintenance of Way headquarters here, and DTO dispatches its operated A, B, and G Lines across 65 track miles as well as dispatching the RTD-operated N Line in and out of Denver Union Station. Participants will be guided to Denver Union Station, boarding a Commuter Rail Vehicle to the maintenance facility. Once at CRMF the group is split into two smaller groups for a tour of the facility and chance to see commuter rail operations centre. On completion of the tour the group will be taken back to Denver Union Station and guided back to hotel. Closed toe shoes are required.

Denver RTD Site Visit: Light Rail Maintenance Facility -

Regional Transportation District [RTD] will provide bus transport from hotel to the light rail maintenance facility. Once at the LRMF group will be split into smaller groups for a tour of the maintenance facility, shop floor, a deeper dive into an LRV as well as a tour of the RTD light rail simulator. On completion of the tour the group will be transported back to the hotel by bus. Close toe shoes are required.

Evening Drinks Reception -
End of Day 1

Tuesday 25 October

Welcome Address -

Nick Kingsley, Railway Gazette Events

Session 1: Innovation & The Modern World of Transit
Opening Keynote Session - Denver RTD -
Speaker
Acting Assistant General Manager, Planning
Denver RTD
LA 2028: How is the City of Los Angeles preparing for the 2028 Olympics in terms of infrastructure? -
Speaker
Chief Executive Officer
LA Metrolink / Southern California Regional Rail Authority
Digital Transformation of Technical and Procedural Information -

• Safety, compliance and operational efficiency can be dramatically improved by moving from paper rulebooks and manuals to digital content.

• Organizations such as MBTA, LA Metro, AMTRAK and Siemens Mobility have implemented digital technical and/or procedural content with impressive results.

• Utilization of next-generation technologies such as Augmented Reality depend on digital content to be sustainable.

Speaker
Manager, Consulting operations
JANA Corp
Innovation & The Modern World of Transit Q&A Panel Discussion -
Speakers
Chief Executive Officer
LA Metrolink / Southern California Regional Rail Authority
Manager, Consulting operations
JANA Corp
Director of Product
Boingo Wireless, Inc
Director, Systems Projects (GIS)
LA Metro
Acting Assistant General Manager, Planning
Denver RTD
Networking Coffee Break -
Session 2: Safety & Security
Importance of ADAS in The Rail Industry -
Speaker
Chief Executive Officer
Rail Vision Ltd
Gaining the Support to Build out or Grow an Enterprise Security Risk Program -
Speaker
Vice President of Security
First Student / First Transit
Working With Services To Reduce Fatalities -
Speaker
Deputy Chief
RTD Transit Police Division
Advances in Distributed Sensing for Rail Applications -

Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing (DFOS) concepts with relevance in rail applications, and a comprehensive description of what can be detected when applying relevant DFOS methods to rail.

Speaker
Product Owner, Sensonic
Fiber Optic Sensing Association
Safety & Security Q&A Panel Discussion -
Speakers
Product Owner, Sensonic
Fiber Optic Sensing Association
Vice President of Security
First Student / First Transit
Chief Executive Officer
Rail Vision Ltd
Deputy Chief
RTD Transit Police Division
Networking Lunch -
Session 3: Mobility As A Service - Creating A Smarter Transit Network
Working Together To Create A Single Network -
Redefining Mobility through MaaS -
Speaker
Executive Director
Contra Costa Transportation Authority
Connected Train – The bottom line -
Speaker
Vice President, Digital Infrastructure
BAI Communications
Mobility As A Service: Creating A Smarter Transit Network Q&A Panel Discussion -
Speakers
Engineering Systems Director
BAI Communications
Executive Director
Contra Costa Transportation Authority
Networking Coffee Break -
Session 4: Changing Patterns of Transit Use
Increasing Ridership Numbers: Understanding Passenger Concerns -
Speaker
Author
The Future of Public Transportation
Modern Track solution for Urban Transit -
Improvements to the network based on passenger needs -
Speaker
VP, External Relations
Central Ohio Transit Authority
Managing Public Transport Service and cost with APC -
Speaker
Director, North America
XOVIS USA
Changing patterns of transit use Q&A Panel Discussion -
Speakers
Director, North America
XOVIS USA
Author
The Future of Public Transportation
VP, External Relations
Central Ohio Transit Authority
Strategic Account Executive
Trapeze
Networking Drinks Reception -
End of Day 2

Wednesday 26 October

Welcome Address
Session 1: Growing the Rail & Transit Market
Maximising funding opportunities to grow the transit market -
Speaker
Regional Administrator
Federal Transit Administration
Growing Rail and Transit in the Golden State: Funding, Ridership, Technology, & Service -
Speaker
Deputy Director Planning and Modal Programs
Caltrans
Growing Ridership on Newly Launched Services -
Speaker
Marketing Director
Sound Transit
Federal Tools for Innovative Finance and Project Delivery -
Speaker
Project Development Lead
USDOT Build America Bureau
Growing the Rail & Transit Market Q&A Panel Discussion -
Speakers
Regional Administrator
Federal Transit Administration
Division Chief
Caltrans
Marketing Director
Sound Transit
Project Development Lead
USDOT Build America Bureau
Networking Coffee Break -
Session 2: Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity Risk Manager is BETTER TOGETHER -
Speaker
Chief Information Security Officer
RTD Denver
Aligning the Transit Industry and Their Vendors in the Face of Increasing Cyber Risk: Recommendations for Identifying and Addressing Cybersecurity Challenges -
Speaker
President & CEO
ITS America
The FTA cybersecurity assessment guide & TSA mandates for small and medium sized authorities -
Speaker
Chief Operating Officer
QC MetroLINK
The Evolution of Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure -

This presentation will highlight the patterns in evolving cybersecurity regulations as seen within critical infrastructure markets, highlight the newly updated TSA directives for the Transportation Industry, and dive into implementing incident response.

Cybersecurity Q&A Panel Discussion -
Speakers
Executive Consultant - Cybersecurity
FoxGuard Solutions
Chief Operating Officer
QC MetroLINK
President & CEO
ITS America
Chief Information Security Officer
RTD Denver
Networking Lunch -
Exhibit Networking -
End of Day 3