Mineta Transportation Institute to host 2015 Joint Rail Conference

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose State University Mineta Transportation Institute will host the 2015 Joint Rail Conference in San Jose on March 23-26. The conference, titled “A Century of Innovation: Heavy Haul to High-Speed Rail will feature presentations on a variety of rail industry topics that include:
  • Railroad Infrastructure Engineering
  • Rail Equipment Engineering
  • Signal and Train Control Engineering
  • Service Quality and Operations Reseatch
  • Planning and Development
  • Safety and Security
  • Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
  • Urban Passenger Rail Transport
  • Electrification
  • Vehicle Track Inspection
The four-day conference will also feature keynote addresses from retired U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta and Rod Diridon Sr., emeritus executive director of the Mineta Transportation Institute. Invited speakers include Jeff Morales, CEO California High-Speed Rail Authority, and Nuria Fernandez, CEO of the Santa Clary Valley Transportation Authority.

In addition to multiple presentations and social functions, the conference will include two separate tours that will look at the operations of nearby Caltrain Control Facility and Centralized Equipment and Operations Facility. Additionally, a bus tour will be conducted to document the construction efforts at the Bay Area Rapid Transit Berryessa Station site. The Valley Transportation Authority is administering the project.

For more information, go to www.asmeconferences.org/JRC2015.

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