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2016 Seminar Speakers & Topics (ARCHIVE COPY)
Event was April 10-11, 2016 at the Florida Hotel & Conference Center in Orlando Florida.

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Gas Detection in Sub-Terrain Rail Systems
Co-Presenter: Kay Koopman-Glass, LA Metro (US)
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Gas Detection in Sub-Terrain Rail Systems
Co-Presenter: Corey Miller, Applications Manager, Sierra Monitor Corporation (US)
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Case Study: Utilizing LIDAR (Laser) Grade Crossing Obstacle Detection on Network Rail (UK)
Dave Farman, L.B. Foster TEW Plus (UK)
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Accident Mitigating Technologies: "When Technology, FRA and FTA Regulations and Hazardous Analysis Come Together, Accidents are Eliminated
Co-Presenter: Peter Bartek, Protran Technology LLC (US)
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Diluted Bitumen Railcar Vapour Control: Safety Concerns in the Transport Industry
Todd Kennedy, Rangeland Engineering (Canada)
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How to Identify and Prevent Catastrophic Human Factors Accidents in Railway and Public Transportation Operations
Randy Jamieson, Atticus Consulting Group
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Human Factors Issues Detected in PTC Human-Machine Interaction (HMI) Designs
Carolynn Johnson, Human Factors and Research Manager, Daedalus (US)
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How Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) Can Increase Safety for Railroads
Co-presenter: Alireza Edraki MASc, PEng, PMP, Gannett Fleming Transit and Rail System (US)
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How Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) Can Increase Safety for Railroads
Co-presenter: Naeem Ali, PEng, Director & Principal Consultant, CBTC Solutions Inc. (Canada)
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Rail Crossing Safety: A Human Factors Approach for Mitigating Threats to Users
Ron Mitchell, AECOM
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FRA Overview of Grade Crossing Safety and Trespass Prevention
Debra Chappell, Federal Railroad Administration (US)
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Assessing Safety: An Independent Look at Ensuring System Safety in France
Co-presenter: Jean-Marie Cloarec, SYSTRA LRT (France)
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Assessing Safety: An Independent Look at Ensuring System Safety in France
Co-presenter: Alain Monti, SYSTRA LRT (France)
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Mitigating Safety Risk Through Confidential Reporting
Chris Langer, Scheme Intelligence Manager, CIRAS (UK)
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How METRA Uses the Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS) to Prevent Incidents Before They Occur
Hilary Konczal, Chief Safety & Environmental Officer, Metra Commuter Rail (US)
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Metra Case Study: Mobile Risk Based Hazard Management Solution
Co-presenter: Chris Evers, Director of Safety, Metra Commuter Rail (US)
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Metra Case Study: Mobile Risk Based Hazard Management Solution
Co-presenter: Corey Davis, Capital Construction Solutions (US)
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Improving Track Worker Safety at MARTA - FTA Pilot/Demonstration Project Update
Co-Presenter: Mark Willer, Bombardier (US)
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Ken Reed

 

Accident Investigation: Using Root Cause Analysis to Break the Blame Cycle
Ken Reed, System Improvements, Inc.
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Derailment Prevention Strategies: 10 Things to Lower Derailment Risk by 50%
Gary Wolf, Wolf Railway Consulting (US)
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Activities of the National Rail Accident Investigation Body in Ireland
David Murton, Chief Investigator, Railway Accident Investigation Unit (Ireland)
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The Use of Big Data Analytics and Accident Learnings to Predict Heightened Railroad Risk
Howard Parkinson, Digital Rail Ltd. (UK)
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A Modern Approach for Improving Train Reliability and Mitigating Safety Issues
Eugene Matzan, Matzan Reliability Solutions
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LA Metro: An Overview of Transit Safety Programs
Jordan Vann, LA Metro Communications Coordinator (US)
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Platform Safety and Enterprise Security
Thomas F. Thornton, Honeywell Building Control Solutions (US)
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