Esports Arena, 255 2nd Street, Oakland, CA 94607 Near the Jack London Square Oakland Amtrak Station
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
07:15 AM - 10:30 AM : Oakland Maintenance Facility Tour(Click any blue underlined link to go to that section of the report, or follow the pages in the agenda order.) 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM : Registration / Check-In 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM : Welcome
• David Kutrosky, Managing Director, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority
• Grace Crunican, General Manager,
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District and Executive Director,
Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM : Keynote - The Honorable Brian Annis, Secretary, California State Transportation Agency
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM : CEO Roundtable • Moderator: Don Sepulveda, Associate Vice President, Wilson & Co. • Jim Hartnett, Executive Director, Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board • Stephanie Wiggins, Chief Executive Officer, Metrolink • Farhad Mansourian, General Manager, Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit
12:15 PM : Lunch Service Begins - Vendor Tables
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM : Future Of The California Passenger Rail Network The Honorable Chad Edison, Deputy Secretary, California State Transportation Agency
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM : Tourism And Rail Travel • Moderator: Mark Everton, Chief Executive Officer, Visit Oakland • Melyssa Laughlin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Visit Vacaville • Matt Lewis, Executive Director, Visit Richmond
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM : Megaregional Rail Megaprojects Part I • Moderator: Jennifer L. Bergener, Managing Director, LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency • Ellen Smith, Group Manager, New Transbay Rail Crossing, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District • Robert Padgette, Deputy Director, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority • Michelle Bouchard, Chief Operating Officer, Rail, Caltrain
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM : New Passenger Rail Vehicles • Moderator: Momoko Tamaoki, Chief, Office of Assets and Equipment, Division of Rail & Transportation, Caltrans • Armin Kick, Vice President, Locomotives and High-Speed Trainsets, Siemens Mobility, Inc., Siemens - Chargers • Martin Ritter, President and Chief Executive Officer, Stadler, US - DMUs • James Varney, Director, Sales and Business Development, NA, Alstom - Next Generation Hydrogen
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM : BREAK
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM : University Research Panel
• Moderator: Dan Leavitt, Manager of Regional
Initiatives, San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority
• Kelly Snider, Consulting Associate & University
Chair, Mineta Transportation Institute, SJSU • Susan Shaheen, Transportation Sustainability Research Center, U.C. Berkeley • Giovanni Circella, Director, 3 Revolutions, Future Mobility Program, U.C. Davis
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM : Reception The Plank, 98 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607, 510-817-0980
Thursday, April 25, 2019
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM : Registration/Check-In And Breakfast
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM : Keynote • Ryan Russo, Director, City of Oakland Department of Transportation
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM : Megaregional Rail Megaprojects Part II • Moderator: Linda Culp, Principal Planner, San Diego Association of Governments • Stacey Mortensen, Executive Director, San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority • Anne Louise Rice, Assistant Director, Metrolink
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM : Megaregional Rail Mega Projects Discussion • Moderator: Kyle Gradinger, Assistant Division Chief, Rail and Mass Transportation, California Department of Transportation
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM : BREAK
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM : Sustainability Initiatives • Moderator: Ratna Amin, Principal, DB Engineering and Consulting USA, Inc. • Dean Shepherd, Mechanical Manager, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority - Renewable Diesel • Shirley Qian, Senior Planner, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority - Bike Access • Eric Eidlin, Station Planning Manager, City of San Jose Department of Transportation - Station Access
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM : Enhancing the Passenger's Experience • Moderator: Marques Cook, Principal Marketing Representative, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority • Ratna Amin, Principal, DB Engineering and Consulting USA, Inc. • Kara Obert, Active Transportation Planner, Bay Area Metro • Colleen Richter, Chief Marketing Officer, Xentrans
12:15 PM : Lunch Service Begins
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: California's Integrated Travel / Ticketing Program • Moderator: Jim Allison, Manager of Planning, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority • Chad Edison, Deputy Secretary, California State Transportation Agency • Gillian Gillett, San Francisco Department of Public Works • Elizabeth Sall, Principal, UrbanLabs LLC
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM : Closing David Kutrosky, Managing Director, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM : Transit-Oriented Developments along the East Bay via Capitol Corridor and San Joaquin Trains
2004 through a partnership between Amtrak and the State of California,
the Oakland Maintenance Facility (OMF) is a 52,439-square-foot
maintenance shop which includes a service and inspection area, fueling
station, train washer facility, office space, and two parking lots. The
$53 million facility provides preventive maintenance for 28 locomotives
and 106 rail cars used on two Northern California State routes (Capitol
Corridor and San Joaquin); daily turn around servicing for the Capitol
Corridor and San Joaquin trainsets; and daily servicing for the Amtrak
long distance California Zephyr (11 cars and two locomotives). An
average of 2.5 million gallons of diesel fuel per year is consumed. The
OMF is maintained by approximately 140 employees and is in operation 24
hours per day, 365 days per year.
Tour members were to meet at the Oakland Station at 7:15 a.m.
Oakland Amtrak Station 7:12 a.m.
Ticket counter in the Oakland Station
(Click any image with a blue border for a larger copy.) Lobby of Oakland Station and tracks beyond.
A nice bus was provided for our tour of the Oakland Maintenance Facility
Switcher and cab/coach being worked on at the OMF
The knowledgeable tour leader (left) gave the safety talk and set us up with helmets and safety goggles.
Would like to have kept the hat
Yellow Parts retriever
I was surprised to see two men working at the sledge hammer level taking off an axle ring.
Gray Charger generator
Siemens Charger in for work or PM. Earlier 6 Cummins
engines had to be replaced, so the modular design made that work
quicker, just 1 1/2 days to switch out an engine. Those 6 had crankshaft and bearing problems as well as coolant leak in cylinders.
Another locomotive on the pit for work
Outside work takes place as well
Wheelsets ready for replacement
Steam cleaning a locomotive
Five tracks for inside work, 14 tracks in the facility total.
In-service commuter passes on the adjacent mainline
Two more locomotives in for service
Heading back under the long shed along the main line
The guide pointed out the constant settling of the tracks and surrounding asphalt since the facility was built on bay fill.
No. 2001 having some work done over a pit
The California Zephyr is cleaned here daily, and left for service while we were at the facility
Replacements and supplies
We got a tour of this cab car
Bike/luggage rack. This is the first I heard the comment
that operators are trying to figure out how to have bicyclists leave
their rides at the station.
Cab car controls
Our tour continued back at the station with an explanation of the Information system on an in-service train.
the bottom of the screen is the consist of this train even showing
which car you are in and where the Café car is in the trainset.
There is an outer geo fence that announces the next station, and an inner geo fence saying "you have arrived."
Registration Staff: (Right to left) Barbara Cepinko, Steve Grande, and Sue Morrison
Each attendee received a name tag/lanyard, conference program, and leather notebook with summit logo.
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Conference Co-Chairs: David Kutrosky (left) and Robert Manning.
Sponsors were thanked for their support.
Conference Co-Chairs: David Kutrosky (left) and Robert Manning.
General Manager, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District and
Executive Director, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority
The Honorable Brian Annis, Secretary, California State Transportation Agency
Current population of California 40 million and we will have another 10 million by 2050.
California government is bullish on rail. Emphasis is on more
options to get to the rail station including scooters that he and son
used in San Diego recently. Governor Newsome wants a goal of
reduced greenhouse gases. CalTrain electrification is ongoing.
Moderator: Don Sepulveda, Associate Vice President, Wilson & Co. Jim Hartnett, Executive Director, Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board
Metrolink system covers 6 counties with a 500-mile network. She
thanked those involved for the success of the "No on 6" campaign.
SB1 is now critical. Metrolink's Goals: Double Ridership in
5 years. Head to zero emissions. Be ready for the Olympics.Stephanie
mentioned "Silver Tsunami", the first time I had heard the term,
meaning the aging of America's workforce. As it relates to
Metrolink, retiring employees agreeing to mentor young employees.Another of Stephanie's quotes was, "You can go fast alone, but far together."
Farhad Mansourian, General Manager, Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART)
To get youth interested in riding trains, SMART offers 18 and younger persons free rides for 5 months with an adult rider.
The challenge to all three speakers is the cost of living for their employees. Lunch and Vendor Tables
Vendor display tables around the convention floor were always manned before, during, and after presentations.
Future Of The California Passenger Rail Network
The Honorable Chad Edison, Deputy Secretary, California State Transportation Agency Tourism And Rail Travel
Moderator: Mark Everton, Chief Executive Officer, Visit Oakland
University Research Panel Moderator: Dan Leavitt, Manager of Regional Initiatives, San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority Kelly Snider, Consulting Associate & University Chair, Mineta Transportation Institute, SJSU
Behind Kelly is a local artist's concept of affordable housing using old BART cars.
Susan Shaheen, Transportation Sustainability Research Center, U.C. Berkeley
Giovanni Circella, Director, 3 Revolutions, Future Mobility Program, U.C. Davis Reception 5:30 - 7:30
The Plank, 98 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607, 510-817-0980
Trains run a few feet from The Plank, a nice reminder of the purpose of the Summit.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Waterfront Hotel shuttle, next to street running tracks with seagulls, to Esports Arena.
Continental Breakfast 8 - 8:30 am
Ryan Russo, Director, City of Oakland Department of Transportation
Megaregional Rail Megaprojects Part II Moderator: Linda Culp, Principal Planner, San Diego Association of Governments
Stacey Mortensen, Executive Director, San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority
Anne Louise Rice, Assistant Director, Metrolink
Megaregional Rail Mega Projects Discussion
Moderator: Kyle Gradinger, Assistant Division Chief, Rail and Mass Transportation, California Department of Transportation Sustainability Initiatives
Moderator: Ratna Amin, Principal, DB Engineering and Consulting USA, Inc.
From the vendor tables, I found materials which I copied.
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Siemens Charger currently in service in on the Surfliner.
Siemens ACS-64 - Boston to DC, Philadelphia to Pittsburgh
Stadler Double-Deck Electric San Francisco Peninsula Corridor (EMU)
Propulsion Systems - Near Zero Emissions Locomotives for Commuter and
Regional Rail, tested and developed in Anaheim, California
Rail Propulsion Systems
1370S Acacia Ave Unit B
Fullerton Ca. 92831
phone: (714) 696-8958 firstname.lastname@example.org LINKS
California Passenger Rail Summit Web Page: californiapassengerrailsummit.com/ Links to past Summits and Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors' Links.
Over 100 Rail Travelogues and Rail Conference Reports by Carl Morrison: Trainweb.org/carl
Largest rail-related website in the world: TrainWeb.com Critique of ESports Arena by Press Representatives by author
For better visibility of the power point presentation - do not seat panel members in front of the screens. example Light the whole panel, not just the ones in the middle. example
Light the main speaker at the podium from both sides, not just one spot on the left side of their head. example Monitor sound of main speakers and adjust for soft-spoken individuals such as the CEO of Siemens.