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CONFERENCE

Conference on

Transit State of Good Repair

March 7-8, 2012, Washington DC, USA


Global Mass Transit organised its first conference on "Transit State of Good Repair" in March 2012 at The Willard Intercontinental in Washington DC. The conference was attended by over 125 senior-level executives from over 65 leading organisations.

The participating organisations included: 200consult, AATA, ABB, Accenture, AECOM, Agence metropolitaine de transport (AMT), ALCATEL-LUCENT, Angarai, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), Anil Verma Associates, Apollo Video Technology, Atkins Engineering, Avail Technologies, BC Rapid Transit, Bombardier Transportation, CH2MHill, Calgary Transit (Canada), CDM Smith, Citrus Connection, Chicago Transit Authority, Clever Devices, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Daniel Construction, ENSCO, FTA, Fluor Enterprises, GETS Global Signaling, GMV, Goldman Sachs, Harris, Hill International, InfraConsult, KLD Labs, LAKETRAN, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (LA MTA), Land Transport Authority (Singapore), Lea+Elliott, London Underground UK, Longview Transit Management, Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), MTA Long Island Rail Road (New York), Maschinenfabrik Liezen, March Networks, Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company, MEC Transportation, Metrolinx, Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transportation Authority (MARTA), Metro Transit, MSI Global Pte Ltd, New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit), New York City Transit (NYCT), New Orleans Regional Transit (NORTA), O'Neil & Associates, Orgo-Thermit, Parsons, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Penn Machine Company, Philips Lighting, Rio Metro RTD, RouteMatch Software, Radio Engineering Industries (REI), RTD- Denver, Scheidt & Bachmann, SEPSA NA, Sharon Greene + Associates, Siemens, Sound Transit, SporTran, Sumitomo Corporation of America, Schwartz Engineering, Spartan Solutions, The GBS Group, Trapeze Group, Triangle Transit, URS Corporation, Utah Transit Authority (UTA), Valley Regional Transit, Vehicle Service Group, Ventyx, WABTEC, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and Xentrans.

The speakers at our first conference included:

  • Justine Augustine, CEO, New Orleans Regional Transit (NORTA)
  • Jim Baker, CEO, Xentrans
  • Scott Baker, NTI Course Manager, AECOM
  • Eric Bauer, Product Manager, Trapeze EAM
  • Flora Castillo, Board Member, New Jersey Transit (NJT)
  • Michael Connelly, Program Manager, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
  • Paul Edwards, Capital Program Manager, Utah Transit Authority
  • Kuldeep Gharatya, Head, Systems for Capital Programs, London Underground
  • Robert Giacobbe, Senior Executive, Accenture
  • Kerry Hamill, Department Manager, Government and Community Relations, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
  • Rhonda Jalbert, Capital Infrastructure Project Manager, Valley Regional Transit, Meridian, Idaho
  • Aaron James, Director - Office of Engineering, FTA
  • Carol Kissal , CFO, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)
  • Wolfgang Kumpfhuber, International Sales Manager Railway Technology, MFL
  • Phil Lamont, GM, Rail Car Heavy Maintenance, Chicago Transit Authority
  • Richard Laver, Senior Consultant, CH2MHILL
  • Gordon Linton, former FTA Administrator and Principal Owner, 200consult
  • Frank Martin, Atkins Engineering
  • Bill McShane, Director of Sales, Philips Lighting
  • Mysore Nagraja, Co-Founder, Spartan Solutions
  • Paula Okunieff, Manager, Consystec
  • Robert Peskin, Senior Consultant, AECOM
  • Howard Roberts, VP, Sam Schwartz Engineering
  • Bruce Robinson, Acting Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Program Management, USDOT - Federal Transit Administration
  • Dave Rose, Vice President, Strategic Consulting, Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Michael Schneider, Principal Owner, InfraConsult
  • David Springstead, Senior Director of Engineering & Development, Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transportation Authority (MARTA)
  • Edward Thomas, Senior Consultant, Global Mass Transit
  • Luis Vassallo, Business Solutions Consultant - Supply Chain, Ventyx - an ABB company