"I thought the conference was organized and managed extremely well and there was good participation at the government executive level." - Steve Mazur, Director of Business Development, Digi
"Great event and good mix of presentations from a wide range of organizations from the transportation world focusing on safety, security and technology." - Frank Ibe, Head of Line Operations and Performance
"A well planned conference with valuable presentations and sponsors/ exhibitors that kept my interest throughout." - Patrick Sullivan, Federal Railroad Administration
"Great assembly of experienced transportation professionals" - Jim Hopkins, Chief Safety Officer, City of Ottawa
"Good conference with useful material." - Richard Jorgenson, Senior Analyst, U.S. Government Publishing Office
"Event organization was outstanding! I look forward to particpating in future programs." - Will Lusk, Program Specialist for Policy, AASHTO
"This event has been great. The speakers and workshops I attended were excellent." - Norman Gross Jr., Program Support Assistant, District Department of Transportation
"Excellent speakers and very informative" - Mark Gyenes, Divisional Safety Manager/Maritime Security Coordinator, Watco
“I found SafeRail's case study presentations provided me with valuable information on what other organizations are doing to address mutual concerns and the contacts to follow up with. SafeRail provides the opportunity to learn from other organizations in the Mass Transit/Rail industry.” - Christine Triggs, EHS analyst, Toronto Transit Commission
“The presentation, question and panel formats were very good; it provided a good balance between vendors and rail operators.” - Douglas Fisher, CTO, Willowglen Systems Inc.
“Excellent meeting with thought provoking speakers! SafeRail highlights the multidimensional nature of railway safety and the fact that technology alone will not provide solutions.”
Sally Goldin, Director, Heurika Geographics Pte. Ltd.
“Great event to understand how the industry is progressing with the deployment of Positive Train Control.”
Joffrey Lauthier, Global Head of Rail, SGS
“Great way to access highly technical service providers.”
John O'Grady, Chief Safety Officer, Toronto Transit Commission
“Excellent - prime topics for the problems and solutions that the industry is facing.”
Katherine Hagaman, Rail Safety Program Manager, Battelle
“The contacts you meet and make at these conferences are invaluable. Lessons learned is some of the best info you can take away from the round table sessions.”
Anthony Forcina, Executive Director – PTC, Metro-North RR
"Great networking access to the leaders in Industry and Agency representatives."
Russ Deason, Vice President of Project Management, Triunity Engineering & Management, Inc
“SafeRail is important, so that the stakeholders, the several hundred people who are gathered here today, can talk to one another about issues they may have and about how to solve problems. It’s important to hear from those who make the decisions, who carry out the laws and who make the laws, who they need to work with on a regular basis. This kind of interaction and communication and collaboration is essential to doing what we have to do to ensure PTC is implemented.”
Ray LaHood, former US Secretary of Transportation
"The PTC World Congress is the best venue for anyone needing in depth information as well as a global perspective on the PTC Industry today."
Wilson Milian, Design Manager, NYCT
"Each year gets better! I enjoy the presentations focused on training that is being done or planned for related to PTC installation, maintenance, and repair."
Michael S. Baldwin, Director of Research, Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
"It's a great venue to maximize your time. You can literally meet several key people in the industry in a few hours that would otherwise take months."
William Whitford, Director of Business Development, Wabtec Corporation
"The PTC World Congress provides the opportunity to obtain updates on the status of PTC implementation and the opportunity to meet with the individuals responsible for implementing the technology and supplying the PTC related equipment."
James Simpson, Contractor, AMTRAK Office of Inspector General
"SafeRail was informative and well balanced. Attendance was worthwhile."
Matthew Nawn, Senior Project Control Specialist, US Department of Transportation
"The conference was especially valuable since it offered a forum for a cross-section of the railroad industry - Class 1's, passengers, short-lines, regulators, and vendors - to share their challenges and experiences concerning PTC."
Michael Davis, Consultant, CapGemini US LLC
"A well-paced highly interactive event."
Edward Abel Jr, Director Operational Safety, SEPTA
“I learn more in a networking coffee break at PTC World Congress than I do at any other industry event.”
Steve Hooper, Director of Operations, Panama Canal Railway
Here's an exclusive interview with George Hacken at MTA - New York City Transit to give you a further taste of the content discussed and opportunities available at one of our PTC World Congress events.
Click here to view the rest of our interviews with Ricky Durrant at Union Pacific, Rick Stones at Kansas City Southern, Steve Hooper at Panama Canal Railway, Jon Adams at Lilee Systems, Barry Einsig at Cisco Systems and many more.
"The conference was informative, passionate and contained industry experts with various positions. The challenges that everyone faces are dynamic but this conference presented many solutions to these issues."
Patrick Brouard, Director of Start-Up, Testing & Program Integration of Capital Programs, MTA Harris County
"Great gathering of informed transportation professionals."
Matthew McAndrews, Transit Leader, DuPont
“I’ve learnt a lot just listening to the other case studies, they were very useful. Invaluable.”
Rick Stones, AVP, Advanced Systems Planning, Kansas City Southern
"The Global Transport Forum events in North America are the ideal place for me to network with professionals in the Rail Industry."
Tom Ceunen, Director of Sales, OTN Systems
"The presentations provided useful status and statistics. However, the round table sessions provide the 'real insight'."
Claude Smith, Project Manager, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
"This was a good forum for specialists and end user groups to exchange ideas and experiences and sharing them with the rail fraternity. I would recommend anyone to attend the PTC World Congress events"
Mus Moosajee I.Eng, CET, Senior Radio Equipment Officer, Metrolinx Toronto
"This is a key event to understand the challenges and solutions applied for the successful execution of complex PTC projects. The first panel was extremely interesting, particularly the information provided by the FRA and other government agencies about PTC projects and regulatory actions."
Antonio Munoz, Project Engineer, Bombardier
"Good opportunity to meet key market players. Interesting and formative presentations. PowerTrunk made the right decision in sponsoring SafeRail as the industry pays increasing attention to alternative communication technologies."
Jose Martin, CEO, PowerTrunk Inc
"Great event to get the latest updates on the Smart/Safe Rail industry."
Peter Kito, Sales Manager, Japan Radio Co., Ltd
"I enjoyed it very much and feel that each time we meet it leads us further in depth into the industry process of implementing PTC."
Olga Cataldi, Senior Electronics Engineer, FRA