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An audio recording/podcast (MP3 files), the PowerPoint presentations used in the seminar, and transcript are now available here. In addition, a recording of the seminar containing both the audio and visual components is available here.
The seminar is now available for AICP CM credits on the AICP CM calendar. It is event #e.30881. Instructions for logging your credits are attached. Please note that you must be an AICP member to obtain these credits and must have logged into the webinar with your first and last name or provided the name of others who attended with you.
If you have problems reporting your CM credits or have general questions about the AICP CM program, please contact AICPCM@planning.org.
Applying for AICPCM Credits
11/21/14 Leadership Group: Piedmont Improvement Program
Presentation from North Carolina DOT (Paul Worley)
2014 Amtrak Update
Presentation from Amtrak (McArthur)
On July 15, 2014, more than 50 listeners from around the country participated in a webinar focused on continuing peer exchange and technical training opportunities for State DOTs, with a focus on Marketing Partnerships. For your reference, slides are available for viewing.
Webinar 1 - Basics of Program Management
On May 1, 2014, over 37 participants representing 21 state departments of transportation or state rail authorities, Amtrak and the FRA participated in the AASHTO Rail Resource Center Webinar on the Basics of Program Management.
Webinar 2 - Rail Finance
On July 30, 2014, participants from around the country joined to hear a webinar on rail finance hosted by AASHTO and the 305 Committee. Presenting was Allan Rutter, Research Specialist with the Texas A&M Research Institute.
Send Lawyers, Trains and Money: Passenger Rail Implementation Approaches
The AASHTO Rail Resource Center offers technical assistance to State rail officials through a series of webinars and other online forums. Below is a list of past webinars and links to presentations.
Webinar 1 - Workforce Development and Best Practices for Establishing a State Rail Office
Webinar 3 - EquipmentAttended by over 20
States, FRA, Amtrak, transit agencies and industry leaders, the webinar focused
on 305 Committee efforts, FRA standard setting and guidance on equipment as
well as Amtrak’s equipment services.
Section 305 Next Generation Equipment Committee Update: Bill Bronte, CalTrans
Passenger Rail Equipment Compliance with FRA Safety Standards: Kevin Kesler, FRA
Equipment: Mario Bergeron, Amtrak
Webinar 5 - Amtrak Revenue Modeling and Demand Forecasting
Attended by over 25 States, Amtrak Marketing and Sales executives outlined the rail corporation's strategies for forecasting service demands and applicable revenue capturing.
Amtrak Demand Forecasting Overview: Bill Sheridan, Amtrak
Amtrak Pricing and Revenue Management Overview: Sheryl Richards, Amtrak
The AASHTO Rail Resource Center serves as a portal for information exchanges between members. Below are the results of surveys conducted by members on issues of mutual interest.
State DOT participation in Operation Lifesaver, Inc.
Survey of State DOT Rail Programs
AASHTO and the American Shortline and Regional Railroad Association are pleased to announce the 1st Shortline Academy. The Short Line Academy offers State DOT Rail officials the opportunity to experience an intensive session to learn everything they ever needed to know about a short line railroad. Please contact Chris Smith or Keith Borma for more information.