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Modern Freight, Passenger & Transit Rail Certificate Program

FUNDAMENTALS OF RAILROAD AND RAIL TRANSIT ENGINEERING


Topics and instructors subject to change

Day 1 Time 8:00 AM 8:30 AM 8:45 AM Topic Sign-in Welcome and administrative details Overview of course on railroad and rail transit engineering. This module will cover the need to understand the end users requirements first, and then apply engineering best practices to a project. It will discuss inter-relationship of regulatory elements, mandated requirements and recommended practices all considerations to be understood before undertaking a project. Introduction to economic analysis, planning, design, construction, and operation BREAK Rail operations, including service design, train scheduling methods, line capacity effects and analysis, interlockings, traffic control systems economics, line and network operations. BREAK LUNCH BREAK Terminal function, design and operation Basics of rail engineering, including horizontal and vertical curves, track structure, drainage and basic geometry BREAK SMALL GROUP BREAKOUT Wrap-up for the day Adjourn for the day Instructor

9:15 AM 10:15 AM 10:30 AM

11:45 AM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:30 PM 4:00 PM 4:15 PM 6:00 PM 6:15 PM

Modern Freight, Passenger & Transit Rail Certificate Program

FUNDAMENTALS OF RAILROAD AND RAIL TRANSIT ENGINEERING


Topics and instructors subject to change

Day 2 Time 7:30 AM 8:00 AM 9:45 AM 10:15 AM 10:30 AM 11:15 AM 12:30 PM 1:30 PM 2:45 PM 3:00 PM Topic Sign-in Mechanical and maintenance of equipment, including equipment design, maintenance and inspection Other types of equipment and considerations BREAK Principles of railroad communications and signals Railroad communications and signals, including design, maintenance and inspection LUNCH BREAK SMALL GROUP BREAKOUT BREAK Hazardous materials and environmental issues, including measuring GHG and carbon footprints, energy efficiencies, noise abatement and measurement, visual impacts and environmental impacts of facilities and practices Wrap-up for the day Adjourn for the day NETWORKING RECEPTION Instructor

4:15 PM 4:30 PM 5:30 PM

Modern Freight, Passenger & Transit Rail Certificate Program

FUNDAMENTALS OF RAILROAD AND RAIL TRANSIT ENGINEERING


Topics and instructors subject to change

Day 3 Time 8:00 AM 8:30 AM Topic Sign-in Security planning for rail facilities, including federal regulation, industry practice and community outreach. Terminals, bridges, tunnels, signals, etc. BREAK Employee and contractor safety, roadway worker protection SMALL GROUP BREAKOUT LUNCH BREAK SMALL GROUP BREAKOUT BREAK PARTICIPANT PRESENTATIONS Wrap-up for the day Adjourn for the day Instructor

10:00 AM 10:15 AM 11:30 AM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:15 PM 2:30 PM 4:00 PM 5:15 PM