Metro Assembly 2018 and International Rail Forum meeting



  
  
 
 
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10-10-18
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10-12-18
Los Angeles
  • United States of America

About: 

The 2018 edition of the METROPOLITAN RAILWAYS ASSEMBLY will be held in Los Angeles, USA, in conjunction with the INTERNATIONAL RAIL FORUM FOR NORTH AMERICA. Under the title, The Innovative Metro: A Foundation for New Mobility, focus topics will include infrastructure projects (greenfield and brownfield), which are key to preserve core capacity, and the interaction of IT innovation and new mobility players with metro systems.

This event, hosted by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), will be an opportunity to get closer to the “Silicon Valley spirit” and collaborate with the “Office of Extraordinary Innovation” established by the Los Angeles Metro. Los Angeles is currently embarking on a very aggressive capital program to transform transit for a more sustainable and livable city.

Programme: 

OUTLINE

PROGRAM

Wednesday 10 October

18:30 – 20:30              Welcome Reception (venue tbc)

Thursday 11 October

Joint session IRFNA / Metro Assembly

09:00 – 10:30              S1 – Metro Assembly/ IRFNA Opening & Local host session

Opening and Welcome addresses 

-      Eric GARCETTI, Los Angeles Mayor (invited)

-      Pere CALVET, UITP President and CEO FGC, Barcelona, Spain

-      A world review of metro development and growth 

       Philippe MARTIN, Chairman, UITP Metropolitan Railways Assembly and Executive Vice-President, RATP, Paris

Keynote speeches and introduction to Los Angeles  

-      Los Angeles Metro: the challenge to serve America’s iconic car city

       Philip WASHINGTON, CEO, LA Metro

-      Los Angeles – City as Start-up: The Mobility Tech Capital of the World

       Seleta REYNOLDS, CEO, Los Angeles Department of Transportation

-      Framing and getting your digital transformation right

       Jeffrey TUMLIN, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard

10:30 – 11:00             Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30              S2 Preserving Core Capacity to Enable Growth and Innovation 

Intro: Even as new mobility options expand in popularity, growing and bustling cities require more than ever a robust rail-based core public transportation network. Without core capacity, no amount of new technology can sustain passenger flows and the travel needs of regional economies. Projects to ensure state-of-good-repair of existing assets and to expand core networks are both time-consuming and capital intensive. How can agencies frame such capital projects in a different way? Can we change the rules of the game to overcome fiscal challenges? 

Chair: Philippe MARTIN, Executive Vice-President, RATP, Paris & Chairman, UITP Metropolitan Railways Assembly

Montréal: Major capital program to keep the system at pace with mobility growth

François CHAMBERLAND, Executive Director, STM, Montréal

Expanding to underserved communities while designing for long-term uncertainties 

Speaker tbd, Société du Grand Paris

Hong Kong: modernizing and expanding simultaneously projects

Jacob KAM, Vice-Chairman, UITP Metropolitan Railways Committee and Managing Director - Operations & Mainland Business, MTR Corporation, Hong Kong

Partnership in Boston with the MBTA

Speaker tbd, Keolis

Q&A - Discussion

12:30 – 14:00              Lunch (included, provided in the hotel)

14:00 – 15:30              S3 – Innovation, digitalisation, AI: how “silicon valley“ turns the system smarter

Intro:Rail systems may have been invented in the 19thcentury, but they continue to innovate in a context of fast-moving eco-systems with new players and pioneers. How can investment in classical rail technology be complemented by investents in new technology to create a more seamless urban user experience?Can new technologies like AI, machine learning, IoT, and drones help to support these goals? Efficient and successful strategic project implementation will also be addressed.

Chair: tbc

The Genius competition and Ultra-Wide Band Radio for Railway Signalling

Robert JAMES, Chief Engineer Emerging Mobility, HNTB Intelligent Transportation Group

LA’s approach to micro-transit partnership: innovative contracting for best customers’ deal

Rani NARULA-WOODS, Senior Director Special Projects, LA Metro Office of Extraordinary Innovation, Los Angeles

LTA’s approach to regulated cooperation between transit and micro transit

Jeremy YAP, Deputy Chief Executive, Public Transport, Policy & Planning, LTA, Singapore

Moovel’s approach to rail – ride-hail partnership

Derek FRETHEIM, Director, Business Development - Moovel Group

Q&A - Discussion

15:30 – 16:00             Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30             S4 – Metro development in a new eco-system: governance, affordability…

Intro:In the new mobility eco-system, rail systems will have to be better integrated with other mobility systems, both public and private. Public private partnerhsips (P3), Lifecycle Costing (LCC), changing agencies‘ role in mobility value chain, outsourcing, and regional planning are all ways to keep an essential and robust transit system affordable and attractive with less dependancy on cars. What new approaches are being tested? How is integration tackled? And how are public and private providers working together in new ways to offer a mobility network that can offer the best of both worlds to urban officials and system users?

Kick-off Presentation:Innovative project delivery approaches in CanadaStéphanie KAM, Nossaman Ltd

Panellists from Europe (2), North America (APTA, L.A. Metro), Middle-East/North Africa (1), Asia (1), South America (1)

19:00 – 21:30              Official Dinner at hotel’s Gold room

Friday 12 October

Metro Assembly matters

09:00 – 10:30              S5 – Metro Division news, administration & Subcommittee reports

Metro Division news, administration and work program

Chair:Luc BIOUL,Chairman, UITP Metropolitan Railways Committee and Senior Vice President Operations - Director SSE, STIB, Brussels

Electrical Installations and Safety Systems Subcommittee overview
Claude ANDLAUER, Railway Systems Engineering Manager, RATP Group, Paris

focus presentation: New maintenance tools and techniques

Fixed Installations Subcommittee overview 
Pere MATEU I SOLER, Project Director, FGC, Barcelona

+ focus presentation of one Subcommittee report
Attracting and keeping talents in metro companies (tbc)

10:30 – 11:00              Coffee Break 

11:00 – 12:30             S6 – Metro Division work programme & Subcommittee reports

Rolling Stock Subcommittee overview

François CHAMBERLAND, Executive Director, STM, Montréal

+ focus presentation of one Subcommittee report 
Impact of digitalization for Operation & Maintenance(tbc)

Operations Subcommittee overview 

Karl BERGNER, Division Manager Metro Operations, Wiener Linien, Vienna

+ focus presentation of one Subcommitteereport
Supporting services for metro operation (tbc)

Observatory of Automated Metros overview 

Ramon MALLA, Director of Strategic Projects, TMB, Barcelona

+ focus presentation of the Observatory
The way to the first 1,000 km of fully automatic metros and perspective for the future

12:30 – 13:00             Assembly closing 

-       Philippe MARTIN, Executive Vice-President, RATP, Paris, France & Chairman, Metropolitan Railways Assembly, UITP

-      Philip WASHINGTON, CEO, LA Metro

 

13:00 – 14:00             Lunch at Industriel Restaurant

14:00 – 17:30             Technical Tours 

 

            The tours will depart atfrom the Hotel lobby – more details to be provided

 

Registration: 

Participation on invitation only. Please send an e-mail to corentin.wauters@uitp.org and sivan.naaman@uitp.org for more information.

Practical information: 

Assembly venue and hotel

The Assembly will be held at:

Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles

506 South Grand Avenue

Los Angeles, CA, 90071 

United States of America

 

Preferential rate:

Deluxe room (1 king or 2 doubles): $205

 

Book a room

Booking deadline: 14 September 2018 (please note that rooms at the special rate are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis)

Online: Click here to book a room online

By telephone:

Call +1-213-612-1575 (Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00 Los Angeles time) – mention UITP block or the code: 1810UITPME

 

Languages

Event language: English. Interpretation in French and Russian depending on number of participants.

Partners: 

This event is kindly hosted by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)

Supporting Partners: