Schedule-At-A-Glance

Sunday, September 26

All Day

Find Your Career

1:00 - 4:00 PM ET

Student Program

1:00 - 6:00 PM ET

Committee 12 - Rail Transit Meeting

Monday, September 27

All Day

Find Your Career

7:00 AM

Stretch and Start Your Day with AREMA

10:30 – 11:00 AM ET

Java Exchange
Sit down and get comfortable before the Conference begins with your cup of coffee and lively conversation. 

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM ET

Conference

11:00 – 11:15 AM ET 

President's Welcome
AREMA President: Victor R. Babin, Chief Engineering Officer, NICTD South Shore Line

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM ET

Keynote Panel DiscussionRealizing the New Normal - Future Trends and Changes

12:15 – 12:45 PM ET

Student Showcase

12:15 – 1:00 PM ET

Lunch 

1:00 – 1:30 PM ET

Communications, Signals & Information Technology Presentation: Solar Power, Michael Monastero, Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems and Paul Stepanoff, DRM, Inc.

Maintenance-of-Way Presentation: 
Recommendations to Reduce Timber Crosstie Elastic Fastening System Spike Failures; A Multi-year Investigation Summary, Christian Khachaturian and Marcus S. Dersch, PE, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

1:00 – 1:30 PM ET

Young Professionals: Keys to Jumpstart your Career in the Railway Industry

1:30 – 2:00 PM ET

Young Professionals Networking Reception  

1:30 – 1:45 PM ET

Break

1:45 – 2:15 PM ET

Passenger & Transit Presentation: Rebounding from the Pandemic in Passenger Rail, Todd L. Euston, PE and Jeffrey D. Knueppel, PE, KCI Technologies, Inc

Structures Presentation: Phoenix Rising: Bridge Reconstruction in 14 Days after a Catastrophic Derailment, Mark Giesmann, PE, HDR and Adam Studts, PE, Union Pacific

2:15 – 2:30 PM ET

Break

2:30 – 3:00 PM ET

Engineering Services Presentation: Georgia Ports Authority’s Mega Rail Project, Daniel Peavy, PE, Moffatt & Nichol

Track Presentation: Use of Track Based Inspection Technologies to Improve BNSF's Ballast Maintenance Planning, Adam Bankston, BNSF Railway and Stephen Wilk, Transportation Technology Center, Inc Railroad

3:15 – 4:15 PM ET

Meet the Next Generation Panel Discussion

Tuesday, September 28

All Day

Find Your Career

7:00 AM

Stretch and Start Your Day with AREMA

9:15 AM ET

Dr. W.W. Hay Award

9:30 – 10:00 AM ET

Java Exchange
Sit down and get comfortable before the Conference begins with your cup of coffee and lively conversation.

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET

Conference

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET

Committee 27 - Maintenance-of-Way Work Equipment Meeting

10:00 – 10:30 AM ET

Technical Sessions

10:30 – 10:45 AM ET

Break

10:45 – 11:15 AM ET

Technical Sessions

11:15 – 11:30 AM ET

Break

11:30 AM – Noon ET

Technical Sessions

Noon – 12:45 PM ET

Student Showcase Competition Winners Q&A

Noon – 2:00 PM ET

Lunch

12:45 – 1:15 PM ET

Cooking Demonstration - Hosted by Hyatt Regency - Denver, CO. the headquarters hotel for the AREMA 2022 Annual Conference & Expo

1:00 PM ET

Show Us Your Pets!

1:15 PM ET

AREMA Foundation Scholarship Winners

1:30 – 2:00 PM ET

Q&A with President Babin and Committee Leaders Recognition

2:00 – 2:30 PM ET

Technical Sessions

2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

Committee 13 - Environmental Meeting

2:30 – 2:45 PM ET

Break

2:45 – 3:15 PM ET

Technical Sessions

3:15 – 3:30 PM ET

Break

3:30 – 4:00 PM ET

Technical Sessions

Wednesday, September 29

All Day

Find Your Career

7:00 AM

Stretch and Start Your Day with AREMA

9:30 – 10:00 AM ET

Java Exchange
Sit down and get comfortable before the Conference begins with your cup of coffee and lively conversation. 

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET

Conference

10:00 – 10:30 AM ET

Technical Sessions 

10:30 – 10:45 AM ET

Break

10:45 – 11:15 AM ET

Technical Sessions

11:15 – 11:30 AM ET

Break

11:30 AM – Noon ET

Technical Sessions

Noon – 2:00 PM ET

Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 PM ET

Cooking Demonstration - Hosted by Hyatt Regency - Denver, CO. the headquarters hotel for the AREMA 2022 Annual Conference & Expo

1:30 PM ET

Show Us Your Pets!

1:45 PM ET

Young Professionals Video

2:00 – 2:30 PM ET

Technical Sessions

2:30 – 2:45 PM ET

Break 

2:45 – 3:15 PM ET

Technical Sessions

3:15 – 3:30 PM ET

Break

3:30 – 4:00 PM ET

Technical Sessions

Thursday, September 30

All Day

Find Your Career

7:00 AM

Stretch and Start Your Day with AREMA

10:00 – 10:30 AM ET

Java Exchange
Sit down and get comfortable before the Conference begins with your cup of coffee and lively conversation. 

10:30  – 10.45 AM ET

President's Farewell and Recognition of AREMA Officers
Victor R. Babin, Chief Engineering Officer, NICTD South Shore Line 

10:45  – 11:00 AM ET

Incoming President's Speech and Installation of AREMA Officers
Michael P. Freeman, PE, Director, Structures Design, Union Pacific  

11:15 AM  – Noon ET

Railway Industry Update
Anthony B. Hatch 
Transportation Industry Analyst, ABH Consulting

Noon – 1:00 PM ET

Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 PM ET

Passenger & Transit Presentation: Fire/Life-Safety Design Challenges of Significant Transit Design-Build Project, Luv Sehgal, EIT, Anil Patel and William Wong, PE, ARUP

Structures Presentation: BNSF Rail Fastener Replacement Program Chicago, IL “UAV Innovation for High Accuracy and Repeatability”, Todd A. Herman, TranSystems, Steven W. Youschak, ARE and Trevor J. Attwood, Olsson

1:30 –1:45 PM ET

Break

1:45 – 2:15 PM ET

Engineering Services Presentation: Navigating Permitting of Newly-listed Threatened Species, Big Sandy Crayfish, for Replacement of Norfolk Southern Bridge N-462.01, Michael Sondles, PE, HDR, Ruth V. Brown, PE, Norfolk Southern Railway and Jennifer Sunley, Hanson Professional Services Inc.

Track Presentation: Amtrak B&P Tunnel Track Renewal Project: A Case Study in the Collaborative Execution of Critical State of Good Repair Work, Gregory J. Miller, PMP, Amtrak, Tom Jorczak, RailWorks Corporation and Michael R. Brown, HNTB

2:15 – 2:30 PM ET

Break

2:30 – 3:00 PM ET

Communications, Signals & Information Technology Presentation: Constant Warning Time Devices and the Benefits of PTC-based Activation Systems, Peter David Strange, Fluor

Maintenance-of-Way Presentation: Economics of Shoulder Ballast Cleaning, James P. Hyslip, PhD, PE, Loram Technologies, Inc., Steven M. Chrismer, PhD, PE, Amtrak (Retired) and Hamed F. Kashani, Loram Technologies, Inc.