Schedule-At-A-Glance

Friday, August 26

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration

12:00 – 5:00 PM

Exhibitor Move In - Booths 200 square feet and larger

12:30 – 5:45 PM

Introduction to Practical Railway Engineering Seminar (Day 1)

Saturday, August 27

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Committee Meetings   

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Introduction to Practical Railway Engineering Seminar (Day 2)

8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Registration

8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Exhibitor Move-In 

Sunday, August 28

6:45 – 7:45 AM

Committee Recognition Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Committee Meetings 

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration

8:00 – 10:00 AM

Exhibitor Move-In

8:15 AM – 4:15 PM

Student Activities   

9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Introduction to Practical Railway Engineering Seminar (Day 3)

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Headshot Lounge

Noon – 6:00 PM

Expo

Noon – 2:00 PM

Lunch in Expo

2:45 – 4:15 PM

Tracks to Success: Connecting Professionals with our Industry’s Future (Student Showcase)

3:00 – 3:45 PM

Young Professionals Event Speaker - Lisa Hinz

4:00 – 6:00 PM

Young Professionals Event Networking Reception

Monday, August 29

6:45 AM – 4:00 PM

Registration

6:45 – 7:15 AM

Breakfast

7:30 – 9:25 AM

General Session

7:30 – 7:40 AM

Safety Briefing & President's Address
AREMA President: Michael P. Freeman, II, PE, Union Pacific

7:40 – 8:30 AM

Engage with AREMA Panel

8:30 – 8:40 AM

Technical Committee Leaders Recognition & Young Professionals Experience Winners

8:40 – 9:00 AM

Keynote Speaker
Lance M. Fritz, Chairman, President and CEO, Union Pacific

9:00 – 9:05 AM

AREMA Educational Foundation Scholarship Winners

 
9:05 – 9:10 AM

Engineer of the Year Award

9:10 – 9:25 AM

Dr. William W. Hay Award for Excellence
Michael W. Franke, Amtrak (Retired), Chair, Hay Award Committee 

9:30 – 10:00 AM

Coffee Break in Expo

9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Expo

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Communications, Signals & Information Technology Presentation: Use of Train Control Systems for Incident Management in Tunnels, Bernd Hagenah, PhD, and Sean Cassady, HNTB Corporation, and Hans-Peter Vetsch, Vetsch Rail Consulting GmbH.

10:30 – 11:00 AM

Engineering Services Technical Presentation: BNSF Truxton Natural Crossover Project, Craig Rasmussen, PE, BNSF Railway, Audra L. Rodgers, PE, AECOM, and Ryan Post, Ames Construction

11:00 - 11:30 AM

Maintenance-of-Way Presentation: MTA Metro-North Commuter Railroad: Building of a Track Geometry Vehicle, Lariza Stewart, ENSCO, Inc., and Anamaria Bonilla, PE, Metro North Railroad

11:30 AM – Noon

Track Presentation: Class I Demonstration of LRAIL 3D Laser Scanning and Change Detection Technology and Development of Track Component Heath Indices (TCHIs), J. Riley Edwards, PE, Arthur de Oliveira Lima, and Ian Germoglio Barbosa, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Noon – 12:30 PM

Structures Presentation: Repair of Collapsed BNSF Gateway Sub Tunnel #4 in Keddie, California, Carol A. Ravano, PE, McMillen Jacobs Associates, Hal Lewandoski, Jr., BNSF Railway, and Brett Mainer, Drill Tech Drilling and Shoring, Inc.

12:30 – 1:00 PM

Passenger & Transit Presentation: Eglinton Crosstown West Extension: Leveraging Technology to Enhance Program Management and Collaboration, Luv Sehgal, PE, Alexa Hinves, and Sven Sorhus, Arup

Noon – 2:00 PM

Lunch in Expo

1:00 – 4:00 PM

Headshot Lounge

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Meet the Next Generation Panel Discussion

2:00 – 4:30 PM

Committee Meetings

3:00 – 5:00 PM

Meet the Next Generation Networking Reception

Tuesday, August 30

7:15 AM – 3:00 PM

Registration

7:30 – 8:30 AM

Breakfast in Expo (NEW in 2022)

7:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Expo

7:55 AM – 4:30 PM

Functional Group Technical Presentations

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Coffee Break in Expo

Noon – 2:00 PM

Lunch in Expo

3:30 – 11:00 PM

Exhibitor Move-Out

Wednesday, August 31

6:30 – 10:30 AM

Registration

6:30 – 7:15 AM

Breakfast

7:30  – 8:00 AM

Farewell, Incoming President, Installation & Recognition  

8:00  – 9:00 AM

Keynote Addresses - Emerging Technologies

Mike Swaney
Director, Advanced Energy Innovation
BNSF Railway

Nalin Jain
Group President, Digital Electronics Business
Wabtec

9:00  – 9:30 AM

Passenger & Transit Presentation: Metrolinx Ontario Line: Joint Corridor Construction, Gregory Placentine, P.Eng., HDR and Dwayne Geddes, Metrolinx

9:30 – 10:00 AM

Maintenance-of-Way Presentation: A Class I’s Lifecycle from Data Collection to Maintenance Execution, Ivan Aragona, ENSCO, Inc.

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:00 AM

Engineering Services Presentation: CSX-NCDOT Carolina Connector Intermodal Project - Partnering to Connect North Carolina to the Nation’s Supply Chain, Brandon Knapp, PE, CSX Transportation, and Jason T. Orthner, North Carolina Department of Transportation

11:00 – 11:30 AM

Track Presentation: Union Pacific Railroad: Moffat Tunnel Subdivision Slope Stabilization Challenges within the Gore Canyon, Grand County, Colorado, Timothy D. Jensen, PE, and Travis M. Schafer, PE, Olsson, and Rachel Beck, Union Pacific Railroad.

11:30 – Noon

Communications, Signals & Information Technology Presentation: Relative Risk Assessment of Cut Slopes Using Track Inspection Videos and Object Detection, Michael Palese, University of Delaware

Noon – 12:30 PM

Structures Presentation: Narlon Bridge Replacement: Unique Collaborative Effort is Formula for Success, Nathan P. Dickerson, PE, HDR, Adam D. Studts, PE, Union Pacific Railroad, and Lynne D. Althouse, Althouse and Meade, Inc.

12:30 PM

Adjournment 

12:30 – 5:00 PM

Track Alignment Design, Part 1 (Day 1)

1:00 – 5:00 PM

Committee Meeting

Thursday, September 1

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Track Alignment Design, Part 1 (Day 2)

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Committee Meetings

Friday, September 2

8:30 AM – Noon

Track Alignment Design, Part 1 (Day 3)

Schedule is Subject to Change