Rail Nation Chicago Presentations & Videos

Thursday, November 2, 2017

  • Opening Keynote Address - Étienne Tricaud - CEO & Co-Founder AREP - Presentation - Part #1; Part #2; Part #3; Part #4; Part #5
  • Amtrak Culinary Demonstration - Chef Daniel Malzhan - Video
  • Amtrak President/CEO Richard Anderson - Video
  • ‘How Will We Shape Railroads In The Future’ Panel
    • Steven Ditmeyer - Principal – Transportation Technology and Economics - Presentation
    • Ian Jeffries - Senior Vice-President Government Affairs – Association of American Railroads - Video
    • Tim Keith – President - Texas Central Partners - Presentation
  • ‘How To Take The Train’
    • Jim Lomis – Author – ‘All Abard: The Complete North American Train Travel Guide’ - No Presentation
  • ‘Preparing For The (Job) Fair’
    • Joy Smith – Senior Director Customer Service – Amtrak - No Presentation
    • Jonathan Lombardi – Director, On Board Services – Amtrak - No Presentation

Friday, November 3, 2017

  • ‘How Advocates Can Envision The Future’ Panel
    • Joseph Szabo - Executive Director - Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning - No Presentation
    • Dan Elliott – Surface Transportation Board - No Presentation
  • Utilizing A Phased-Network Approach For Advancing High Speed Rail In The U.S. Panel
    • Rick Harnish – Executive Director – Midwest High Speed Rail Association - Presentation
    • Christopher Kopp - Transportation Planning Practice Leader - HNTB Corp. - Presentation
    • Marco Stegher - Market Development & International Activities, Americas Area Manager - Italferr - Presentation
  • Is Privatization An Answer? Panel
    • Henry Posner III – Chairman - Rail Development Corporation - No Presentation
    • Bob Johnston –Columnist - Trains Magazine - No Presentation
    • Sean Jeans-Gail – Vice-President Policy – NARP
  • Where Does The OTP Battle Stand?
    • Kevin Brubaker – Deputy Director – Environmental Law & Policy Center - Presentation
  • 'Ways Forward' - Where Will $300 Billion In Necessary Capital Investment Come From?
    • Prof. Anthony Perl – Simon Fraser University - Presentation
    • Ross Capon – NARP President Emeritus - No Presentation
    • Robert Serlin – American Intercity Rail Network for the 21st Century (AIRNet-21) - No Presentation
  • Industry Press Panel
    • Bob Johnston –Columnist - Trains Magazine - No Presentation
    • Kevin McKinney – Passenger Train Journal - No Presentation
  • Closing Session
    • Kirk Dillard – Chair – Chicago Regional Transit Authority - No Presentation

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Event Photo Album - (All Photo Credit Ken Briers)