10 - 12 March 2015

| Rosen Shingle Creek | Orlando, FL


Work for a Transit Agency or Railroad? Book your Free Full-Access Pass for the PTC World Congress & Rail Capacity Summit here 

Now in its 5th year, the PTC World Congress is the definitive and only dedicated event for all professionals involved in meeting the mandate for PTC and safe and reliable rail operation. Attended by 300 rail safety and operation experts annually, the congress aims to help railroads and commuters not only install PTC, but do so cost effectively to improve services long term.

Exclusive interview with Secretary Ray LaHood and other leading speakers at the 2014 event

New for 2015! With the need for rail to meet and capitalise on growing demand, 2015 also sees the introduction of the Rail Capacity Summit . Complementing the deployment and safety issues, the summit will address how to best manage growing demand, share best practice maintenance and asset management strategies and keep clients satisfied by creating a sustainable, interoperable and safe network.


2015 Event News 

  • NEW! Bernie Sanders, Director Positive Train Control, CSX Transportation confirmed to speak!
  • NEW! Suzan Caylen, Senior Manager, Regional Ops Support, Union Pacific (Full speaker list here)
  • 8 page 2015 event brochure now available, click here to download
  •  Oliver Wyman confirmed as giving exclusive Market Forecast and research insight.
  • NEW! Harry Baumann, Manager Engineering Training, Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
  • Confirmed: Jim Hertwig, President and CEO, Florida East Coast Railway
  • Fantastic attendee experience guaranteed with booking of Rosen Shingle Creek (includes stunning golf course)
  • “PTC World Congress is a great opportunity. This event is really important to the industry.”
    - Jon Adams, VP, Strategic Development, Lilee Systems


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Key reasons to attend in 2015

  • Learn from fellow railroad experiences, with over 50 case studies from innovating suppliers and likes of CSX, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Florida East Coast Railway and many more. Download the 2014 brochure for previous event information.


  • Ensure cost and time effective deployment.
  • Overcome the capacity challenge and see your network grow.
  • Define system requirements with technical training.
  • Receive successful certification and testing of systems.
  • Learn best practice deployment strategies from industry leaders.


  • Overcome the capacity challenge and see your network grow.
  • Achieve interoperability on the whole network.
  • Through our market forecast see the numbers driving our industry.
  • Acquire spectrum successfully and develop your communication networks.
  • Attract and train your workforce efficiently.

Benchmark against your railroad peers, with 300 senior representatives from Class 1, shortline and commuter railroads.

Get solutions to your railroad’s challenges, and share your experiences with the right audience. See the 2014 attendee list now.

View the Agenda



“In this area it’s hard to get information and be able to ask questions, unless it’s in this kind of form. So it’s a really beneficial event.” -Keith Holt, Deputy Chief Engineer Communications and Signals. Amtrak

“It’s a great opportunity to network with other folks implementing PTC… and get additional information on where everyone is with PTC.” -Michael DePallo, CEO, Metrolink

“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

“Global Transport Forum’s PTC World Congress is the only event concentrated on the FRA initiative. The focus of the event, and the quality of the attendees, makes it the industry’s only must attend PTC event”
- Alan Tilles, Narrowbanding Task Force Chair, Joint Council on Transit Communications

“Thanks for accommodating the FRA on the agenda. I enjoyed it very much and each time we meet it leads us further in depth into the industry process of implementing PTC.”
- Olga Cataldi, Senior Electronics Engineer, FRA

“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

“PTC World Congress provides an excellent networking opportunity to learn how others meet their PTC challenges.”
- Sid Bakker, President, TPSC


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