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2019 14th National Light Rail & Streetcar Conference - Program

This page is a preliminary overview of the conference schedule and subject to change.

 

Sunday, April 7

Host Information Desk

11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Hudson Prefunction, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

Moderators/Speakers & AV Preview Room

11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Holland II, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

Registration Desk

11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Hudson Prefunction, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

 Conference bags sponsored by Dewberry
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Lanyards sponsored by Kinkisharyo USA

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TCRP Information Desk

11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Hudson Prefunction, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

TRB Information Desk

11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Hudson Prefunction, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

APTA Streetcar Subcommittee Meeting

1 - 2:30 p.m.
Liberty, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City
Chair, Timothy R. Borchers

TRB Light Rail Main Committee Mid-Year Meeting

3 - 5 p.m.
Liberty, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City
Chair, Prof. Graham Currie

Welcome Reception and Products & Services Showcase

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Manhattan, Ninth Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

Enjoy the hospitality of our opening reception. Meet old and new friends and network with your transit industry peers while examining the displays in the showcase. We are sure you’ll enjoy walking the aisles and speaking with representatives of these companies to find out more about how they can help solve your particular problems or provide just what you need. Stop by and learn what new technologies are on the horizon while enjoying the informal, relaxed ambiance of the opening reception – the official conference kickoff.

Reception sponsored by 21st Century Rail and its Partners: AECOM & Kinkisharyo USA
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Monday, April 8

Continental Breakfast

7 - 7:30 a.m.
Hudson Prefunction, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

Host Information Desk

7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Hudson Prefunction, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

Moderators/Speakers & AV Preview Room

7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Holland II, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

Registration Desk

7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Hudson Prefunction, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

TCRP Information Desk

7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Hudson Prefunction, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

TRB Information Desk

7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Hudson Prefunction, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

OPENING GENERAL SESSION

7:45 - 9 a.m.
Hudson Ballroom I, II, III, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

This is where it all starts for the 14th National Light Rail & Streetcar Conference. Join us to hear and discuss the many issues and perspectives on the ever-growing light rail and streetcar industry in the United States and around the world. At this session, we will hear from the Executive Director of NJ Transit. We are also pleased to hear from our industry leaders at APTA and TRB, and to learn the status of LRT and Streetcar projects in North America.

Sponsored by WSP USA
 
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Presiding
  • Thomas B. Furmaniak, P.E., Chair, Light Rail Technical Forum; Senior Director, LTK Engineering Services, Ambler, PA
Sponsor Recognition
  • Julie D'Orazio, P.E., Member, APTA Board of Directors; Senior Vice President, National Market Leader-Transit and Rail, WSP USA, New York, NY
Welcomes
  • Kevin S. Corbett, Member, APTA Board of Directors; President & CEO, New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT), Newark, NJ
  • Paul P. Skoutelas, President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
  • Neil J. Pedersen, Executive Director, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC
Status of North American LRT & Streetcar Systems
  • Theodore Rosenbaum, Manager - Railway Operations & Asset Planning, LTK Engineering Services, Docklands, VC, Australia

Land Use and Place: How They Come Together

9:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Hudson Ballroom I, II, III, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

Transportation infrastructure shapes our built environment, affecting land uses and land values. This can be planned, or not. Light rail and streetcars are both blamed and lauded for this. What does research show about the relationship between LRT and streetcars and land use? What are the most effective tools in facilitating changes, or in maintaining the status quo? How can land use planning support the goals of a rail transit project? Are there other factors that can change the equation? In this session we will look at the Hudson Bergen line from two different perspectives; hear some suggestions on methodologies for measuring the economic and land use benefits of light rail; and finally, take a trip to Basel in Switzerland and consider the challenges of running a tram system across two international borders.

Session Introduction
  • Megan Massey, PP/AICP, Assistant Director, Transit Friendly Land Use & Development, New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT), Newark, NJ
Moderator
  • Monica J. Meade, AICP, ENV SP, Senior Project Planner, RK&K, Baltimore, MD
Hudson Bergen Light Rail - New Jersey's Gold Coast Would Not Be the Same Without You
  • Jon A. Carnegie, AICP/PP, Executive Director, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
The Many Catchment Areas of the Hudson Bergen Light Rail Line
  • Devajyoti Deka, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Research, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
Methodological Considerations in Assessing the Urban Economic and Land-Use Impacts of Light Rail Development
  • Lyndon Henry, M.S., Online Columnist, RAILWAY AGE, Austin, TX
  • Olivia Dobbs Schneider, Consultant & Researcher, Light Rail Now!, Rochester, NY
Tramway of Bâle Coming Back to France: Cooperation and Partnership, a Tri-National Network
  • Perceval Gailliard, Tramway Specialist, Service Technique des Remontées Mécaniques et des Transports Guidés (STRMTG), Saint Martin d'Heres, France
  • Sebastien Lopez, Director- Urbain Transport Expert, ISY Global, Schiltigheim, France

Transformational Technologies: The Coming Norms?

9:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Harborside, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

This session presents a range of technological developments applied to LRT and Streetcar systems around the world, with demonstrable benefits to operation and safety. The first presentation provides an update of the latest advances and applications in off-wire technology. The second presentation is focused on rail control and traction power systems. It examines the factors contributing to the selection of control systems and operating modes for a number of LRTs around the globe. The session will proceed with a review of recent progress in tramway safety standards and new technologies (such as Driver Assist). The last presentation will analyze the adoption, benefits, and lessons learned from the application of on-board energy storage and ground power supply wire-free technologies.

Moderator
  • Amer Shalaby, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Continued Advances in LRV/Streetcar Off-Wire Technology
  • John D. Swanson, C.Eng., Principal Consultant, SNC-Lavalin Rail & Transit Inc., Vista, CA
Holistic Review of the Conventional and Modern Train Control and Traction Power Systems
  • Yousef Kimiagar, P.Eng., PMP, FIRSE, Gannett Fleming
State of the Art in Tramway Vehicle Safety Technology
  • John C. Smatlak, Principal Consultant, Atkins, Los Angeles, CA
Wire-Free Technology: Integrating Performance, Efficiency, and Flexibility
  • Jim Varney, Director, Sales & Business Development, ALSTOM , New York, NY

Improving Operations: More, Better, Faster...

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Harborside, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

Where streetcars and light rail vehicles share city streets with car traffic, congestion is a fact of life for transit agencies. Some cities are considering extensions into more congested areas; others have suffered through years of inefficient operations already. This session will explore some of the aspects of street and transit network design cities take into consideration as they plan extensions, analyze a wealth of data from a pilot project, or adjust their operating patterns to ease strain on the system. A broader perspective will also be offered on the potential results of these decisions, based on a wide survey of light rail operations in North America.

Moderator
  • Theodore Rosenbaum, Manager - Railway Operations & Asset Planning, LTK Engineering Services, Docklands, VC, Australia
High-Capacity, Reliable, Off-Wire Streetcar: Can It Be Done?
  • Haley Peckett, AICP, Transportation Planner, Systems Planning, District Department of Transportation/Mass Transit Admin., Washington, DC
King Street Transit Pilot - Testing a New Form of Streetcar Priority in Toronto, Canada
  • David Kuperman, MS, RPP, Manager, Surface Transit Projects, City of Toronto, Toronto, ON
The L Line: Reinventing RTD’s Original Light Rail Line to Improve System Operations
  • Theodore Rosenbaum, Manager - Railway Operations & Asset Planning, LTK Engineering Services, Docklands, VC, Australia
  • Eric Miller, AICP, Senior Rail Operations Analyst, LTK Engineering Services, Denver, CO
The Impact of Light Rail Characteristics on Operations
  • Colin Keller Foley, Light Rail Benchmarking Project Manager, Imperial College, Railway and Transport Strategy Centre, London, United Kingdom

Rolling Stock: Wheels of Change

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Hudson Ballroom I, II, III, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

Starting with a synopsis of North American LRV and streetcar procurements over the last three years, this session provides an update of the latest advances and applications in off-wire technology, discusses different strategies and lessons learned in overhauling LRVs, presents the latest advancements in 100% low floor vehicle technology applications, and concludes with a presentation that provides an overview of the operational and infrastructure factors that influence vehicle design on a legacy light rail system, how some will change, and the potential vehicle solution that will result.

Moderator
  • Steven C. Apanian, P.E., Vice President, North Central Region and Streecar Practice Leader, LTK Engineering Services, Minneapolis, MN
North American LRV/Streetcar Procurements…since we last met
  • Steven C. Apanian, P.E., Vice President, North Central Region and Streecar Practice Leader, LTK Engineering Services, Minneapolis, MN
  • Thomas B. Furmaniak, P.E., Chair, Light Rail Technical Forum; Senior Director, LTK Engineering Services, Ambler, PA
MTA Purple Line: The Longest LRB in America!
  • Murphy Madison, Project Services Manager, SNC Lavalin Rail & Transit Inc., Washington, DC
  • Brian Freerks, LRV Project Manager, Purple Line Transit Partners, Riverdale, MD
LRV Overhauls - Strategies and Lessons Learned
  • Marcin N. Taraszkiewicz, Director, Rail Vehicle Engineering/BWI, Jacobs, Baltimore, MD
The Development of Next Generation Vehicles: State of the Art in 100% Low-floor LRVs
  • Anbo Wang, Ph.D., R&D Engineer, CRRC MA Corporation, Quincy, MA
Increasing Capacity on a Very Mature Light Rail System
  • Christopher Pacher, Vice President, New England & Eastern Canada Region, LTK Engineering Services, Boston, MA
  • Nicole Mason, Technical Project Manager, Vehicle Engineering, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Newton, MA

GENERAL LUNCHEON w/ Featured Speaker

12:45 - 2 p.m.
Hudson Ballroom IV, V, VI, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

Andy Byford, President of New York City Transit, will address the conference. Andy is one of the most experienced transit executives in the world. He started in transit in the U.K. working in station management for London Underground. He then led a number of commuter rail positions in the U.K. leading to a Chief Operating Officer role in RailCorp in Sydney, Australia. Andy then became CEO of Toronto Transit Commission before moving to New York City Transit in 2018. Andy has won awards for his clear, frank communication skills and has a reputation for successfully tackling challenging issues in transit.

Presiding
  • Prof. Graham Currie, Ph.D., Director of Public Transport, Public Transport Research Group, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Featured Speaker
  • Andy Byford, President, MTA New York City Transit, New York, NY

Operations: Fine-Tuning the Details

2:15 - 3:45 p.m.
Hudson Ballroom I, II, III, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

The importance of applying lessons learned in operating light rail or streetcar systems as we modify and upgrade them and build new ones cannot be overstated. Evolving ridership patterns; demands for better, faster, more reliable service; safely interacting with urban street traffic, pedestrians and bikes; new technologies; controlling or lowering capital and operating costs; and new ways of doing business are some of the factors that influence our planning moving forward. This session provides several examples of how such experience is being applied to light rail and streetcar systems domestically and in Europe and Australia.

Moderator
  • Timothy R. Borchers, Chair, Streetcar Subcommittee; Principal, National Transit Services LLC, Tampa, FL
Traffic Management to Achieve Priority for Streetcars and LRT
  • Scott A. Elaurant, Ph.D., CP.Eng., Principal, Six Cats Consulting Pty Ltd., Adelaide, SA, Australia
Designing Cycle Layouts Beside and Across Tram Lanes to Increase Safety
  • Perceval Gailliard, Tramway Specialist, Service Technique des Remontées Mécaniques et des Transports Guidés (STRMTG), Saint Martin d'Heres, France
LRT Network Development: Contexts and Observations
  • Stephen Luke, MICE C.Eng. B.Eng MSc, LRT Practice Leader(Europe), Mott MacDonald, Altrincham, United Kingdom
From Urban Light Rail to Regional Light Rail: Suggestions for Success

  • John G. Allen, Ph.D., Independent Transportation Consultant, Chicago, IL

State of Good Repair: The Endless Cycle

2:15 - 3:45 p.m.
Harborside, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

The State of Good Repair (SOGR) in any asset condition-driven service is a never-ending process of maintenance, renewal, and replacement. This process is especially important in public transportation where the availability of these assets have a direct impact on the day-to-day activities of the public and serve as an economic engine for cities and local communities. Quality is key and the condition of transit rolling stock and infrastructure, and the process in which these assets are maintained is the foundation of SOGR. In a time of growing transportation choices, such as ride sharing and TNCs, maximizing asset availability, increasing system safety, and providing the riding public with an experience that both builds their satisfaction and loyalty, is more important than ever. The focus of this session is to present what methods and tools, from a hardware, software, and process management perspective, are being employed by the industry to maintain their state of good repair.

Moderator
  • Thomas O'Brien, Director of Business Development, KLD Labs, Inc., Hauppauge, NY
Overcoming Challenges for Developing and Implementing a Transit Asset Management System
  • Daniel Hecht, P.E., Operations Manager, Rail Vehicle Maintenance, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, San Jose, CA
Comply with Transit Asset Management Final Rule: Tips and Tools
  • Brett Koenig, Industry Solutions Consultant, Enterprise Asset Management, Trapeze Group, Fort Collins, CO
Effects of Track Condition on Light Rail Vehicle Force Density Measurements
  • Scott Edwards, Senior Associate, Cross-Spectrum Acoustics Inc., Burlington, MA
Meeting the Challenge of State of Good Repair: The MBTA Green Line LRV Fleet in Transition
  • Kimberly Woollard, Director, Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance & Engineering, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA
  • Matthew Fuccillo, Principal Specialist - Rolling Stock, Mott MacDonald, Boston, MA

Infrastructure Challenges: Modernizing Old, Building New

4 - 5:30 p.m.
Hudson Ballroom I, II, III, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

Explore the challenges of renovating multiple legacy LRT stations, inspecting a tunnel while maintaining service, using a collaborative approach to design a new maintenance facility with community support, and learn new techniques for identifying and avoiding utility conflicts.

Moderator
  • Michael B. Eidlin, Vice Chair, Light Rail Technical Forum; Vice President, KKCS , Seattle, WA
LA Metro Division 14 Operations and Maintenance Facility: Shaping the Community and the Transportation Landscape
  • Donald J. Leidy, Vice President, Facilities Design Director, HDR | Maintenance Design Group, Denver, CO
Honolulu Area Rapid Transit (HART) Utility Risk Management
  • Philip J. Meis, P.E., President, Utility Mapping Services, Inc., Clancy, MT
Light Rail Surface Station Design: Bringing the Nation’s Oldest and Most Heavily Used Light Rail Network into the 21st Century
  • David O. Nelson, Senior Consultant, Jacobs, Boston, MA
Planning and Execution of a Major Light Rail Transit Tunnel Inspection: Owner and Inspector Perspective
  • Matthew Harlan, P.E., Bridge Inspection and Preservation Practice Lead, David Evans and Associates, Inc., Portland, OR
  • Matthew Baccitich, Engineer III, TriMet - Ruby Junction, Gresham, OR

International Light Rail/Streetcar Perspectives: Lessons from Afar

4 - 5:30 p.m.
Harborside, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

This session highlights important lessons gleaned from international experiences with LRT and streetcar systems. Safety, planning, and implementation issues are a particular focus of discussion.

Moderator
  • Jeffrey Brown, Ph.D., Professor and Chairperson, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Safety Management in Spanish Light Rail Systems
  • Margarita Novales, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Group of Railways and Transportation Engineering School of Civil Engineering, University of A Coruna, A Coruna, Spain
Traffic Safety on Changing Network of the Streetcar System in Budapest
  • Klara Macsinka, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Szent István University, Göd, Hungary
Strategic Planning and Implementation Practice for Long-term Sustainable Growth: An Introduction of the Medium-capacity Modes in Tianjin, China
  • Wubin Chao, Master, PMP, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Research Associate, Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Tram Lane Safety
  • Ian Hopkins, Principal Advisor, Network Planning, Yarra Trams, Keolis Downer Australia, Melbourne, VC, Australia

Open Forum

7 - 9 p.m.
Hudson Ballroom I, II, III, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

The Open Forum is an opportunity to speak and listen to a variety of light rail and streetcar topics. Several speakers who were unable to fit into the daytime program have been invited to present, but there is still an opportunity for others to take the 'open mike.' 

Refreshments sponsored by Charter Linkz 
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Moderator
  • Thomas B. Furmaniak, P.E., Chair, Light Rail Technical Forum; Senior Director, LTK Engineering Services, Ambler, PA
Lyon T3/Rhônexpress: A Shared Line between Urban Streetcar and LRT Systems
  • Dominique Bertrand, Senior Advisor, CEREMA, Lyon, France
Data Acquisition & Display Technology for Streetcar Systems: A Case Study
  • Stanley G. Feinsod, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Development Manager, Transit Systems Engineering, Emeryville, CA
Jerusalem Light Rail System: Green Transit Across the Green Line
  • Kevin Dwarka, Ph.D., Land Use and Economic Consultant, New York, NY
 

Tuesday, April 9

Continental Breakfast

7 - 7:30 a.m.
Hudson Prefunction, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

Host Information Desk

7 - 11:15 a.m.
Hudson Prefunction, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

Moderators/Speakers & AV Preview Room

7 - 11:15 a.m.
Holland II, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

Registration Desk

7 - 11:15 a.m.
Hudson Prefunction, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

TCRP Information Desk

7 - 11:15 a.m.
Hudson Prefunction, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

TRB Information Desk

7 - 11:15 a.m.
Hudson Prefunction, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

Planning, Policy & Regulations: Getting the Stars to Align

7:45 - 9:15 a.m.
Hudson Ballroom I, II, III, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

Using examples from around the globe, this session explores the life cycle of thorough planning, development of well-founded policies, and unexpected outcomes and responses to unforeseen results.

Moderator
  • John F. McGee, Jr., Senior Director, Revenue Systems & Technology, LTK Engineering Services, Ambler, PA
A Global Transformation of Revenue Compliance on Light Rail and Tram Systems
  • Prof. Graham Currie, Ph.D., Director of Public Transport, Public Transport Research Group, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Global Light Rail P3: Contexts and Observations
  • Stephen Luke, MICE C.Eng. B.Eng MSc, LRT Practice Leader(Europe), Mott MacDonald, Altrincham, United Kingdom
St. Clair Streetcar: Post-Implementation Analysis of Performance vs. City-building and Planning Objectives at Project Construction
  • Conor Adami, Senior Planner - Procedures & Systems Development, Strategy, Toronto Transit Commission, Toronto, ON

Safety: Mixing Trains, Traffic, Bikes & Pedestrians...Safely

7:45 - 9:15 a.m.
Harborside, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

This session addresses the safety approach of mixing light rail and streetcar system operations with vehicle traffic, bicycles, and pedestrians from the points of view of data collection and analysis, and evaluation and implementation of mitigation solutions to develop safer systems. Presentations include perspectives from practice, both in the United States and Europe.

Moderator
  • Pamela Fischhaber, Ph.D., P.E., WSO-CSS, Rail/Transit Safety Section Chief, Department of Regulatory Agencies, Colorado Public Utilities Commission, Denver, CO
Grade Crossing Safety, Traveler Delay, and Evaluation of Grade Separation at Multi-Mode Shared Rail Crossings
  • Michael J. Loehr, P.E., Global Technology Leader, Transit & Rail, Track & Civil, Jacobs, Richmond, VA
  • Vinod Eadavalli, PE, PTOE, Project Engineer, Jacobs, Dallas, TX
Grade Crossing Interface Issues with Pedestrians and Auto Traffic
  • Joseph Word, Director, Light Rail System Safety, New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT), Newark, NJ
Pedestrians vs. Tramway Accidents: Current Issues and Expected Solutions
  • Christian Sautel, Senior Advisor, CEREMA, Paris, Lyon, France
  • Dominique Bertrand, Senior Advisor, CEREMA, Lyon, France
Pedestrian and Motor Vehicle Interaction with Streetcars in Barcelona
  • Jose I. Farran, P.E., Principal, Adavant Consulting, San Francisco, CA

Light Rail & Streetcar Developments Down-Under

9:30 - 11 a.m.
Hudson Ballroom I, II, III, Third Floor, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

Australasia has a booming light rail sector and also includes the world largest system; Melbourne. This session overviews the renewal progress and plans for the legacy streetcar system in Melbourne and also tours new LRT systems throughout the country.

Moderator
  • Prof. Graham Currie, Ph.D., Director of Public Transport, Public Transport Research Group, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Modernizing our Approach to Modernizing Melbourne's Tram Network
  • Ian Hopkins, Principal Advisor, Network Planning, Yarra Trams, Keolis Downer Australia, Melbourne, VC, Australia
The Growth of Light Rail in Australia: Recent Success and Lessons Learnt
  • Rene Lalande, Staff, Transdev Australasia, Saint-Bruno, QC

TECHNICAL TOUR: Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Facility

1 - 5 p.m.

The tour is open to 150 participants, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tour the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Facility, which has the operations control center and the maintenance shop. Tour participants MUST BE AT THE EXCHANGE PLACE LIGHT RAIL STATION PLATFORM BY 1 P.M. to board the light rail vehicle for a ride to Liberty State Park Station. Upon arrival at the station, attendees will board three Charter Linkz buses (150-person capacity) for transport to the light rail facility. Participants will be divided into two subgroups and be taken through the operations control center and the maintenance shop. At the end of the tour, the group will board the buses and return to the Hyatt Regency by 5 p.m.

NOTE: No safety gear is required. However, formal and proper dress attire is required. Participants will be required to adhere to rules and instructions set by the guides to avoid the risk of injury. 

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Operations Control Center
The Light Rail Operations Control Center (OCC) is located at Jersey City transit maintenance facility in Hudson County. The OCC utilizes supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and other instruments to provide visual operational status information. The center requires three shift operations, enabling trainmasters and controllers to coordinate movements of up to 42 light rail vehicles across the communities of Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, Weehawken, Union City (at the city line with West New York), and North Bergen.
~ Tour Guide: Phil Maccioli, President, 21st Century Rail Corporation (201.206.8395)
 
Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Maintenance Shop
The maintenance shop handles technical repairs, inspections, and preventive maintenance of fifty-two (52) Hudson-Bergen light rail vehicles. The shop provides several advanced facilities, such as a semi-automated car wash system that ensures that clean vehicles are deployed ready for daily service, and a fully ventilated paint booth system that meets EPA and OSHA compliance. Other essential amenities of the maintenance shop include a storage shed, a truck shop, a wheel truing shop, and an in-ground lift.
~ Tour Guide: Bill Covino, Senior Vice President, 21st Century Rail Corporation (201.705.4319)