10 - 12 March 2015

| Rosen Shingle Creek | Orlando, FL

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    Former US Secretary of Transportation Ray La Hood opens up PTC World Congress with his Keynote 2014

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    Thanks to all our Sponsors, Exhibitors and Attendees for contributing to PTC World Congress 2014

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    Sold out exhibition room for PTC suppliers and integrators.

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    News and Interviews available to watch now!

The only dedicated Positive Train Control event for the whole value chain now includes

the Capacity Summit!


What is the PTC World Congress & Capacity Summit?

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.

New for this year…. with the need for rail to meet and capitalise on this growing demand, 2015 also sees the introduction of the Capacity Summit. Alongside the PTC World Congress, the summit will address the impact of this new technology on capacity, the business case for capacity expansion, meeting demand and developing sustainable, interoperable rail networks.


Latest News:

  • Oliver Wyman confirmed as giving exclusive Market Forecast and research insight.
  • First speakers confirming including MBTA, MTA, FCC, APTA & more
  • Advisory Board has met to confirm agenda and focus of this year’s event (plus addition of new Capacity Summit)
  • Fantastic attendee experience guaranteed with booking of Rosen Shingle Creek (includes stunning golf course)
  • To be considered to speak or deliver research contact Editor@GlobalTransportForum.com. The first deadline for submission of papers is Friday 19th September.

Key reasons to attend in 2015:

  • Learn from fellow railroad experiences, with over 50 case studies from innovating suppliers and likes of CSX, Amtrak, Sound Transit, Alaska Railroad and many more. Download the 2014 brochure for previous event information.
  • Benchmark against your railroad peers, with 300 senior representatives from Class 1, shortline and commuter railroads.
  • Experience innovations from major system implementers and solution providers such as HP Enterprise Services, Bombardier Transportation, PowerTrunk.


2014 highlights:

  • Exhibition room in 2014 was SOLD OUT for PTC suppliers and integrators
  • Metrolink CEO Michael DePallo presented a keynote address on how his commuter railroad implemented PTC
  • Midwest HSR, Florida DOT, All Aboard Florida and more delegates from Metro-North registered
  • Joseph C. Szabo Administrator at FRA addressed audience on continuous safety improvements across the US railroad network
  • Robert Hall at National Transportation Safety Board to presented Metro-North December 2013 report as part of keynote reaffirming the purpose of PTC
  • Keynote Q&A with Ray LaHood took place on Day One, allowing the whole audience to put questions to the leading US railroads and government figures

View the Agenda

Live Interviews

Videos from previous events include Ricky Durrant from Union Pacific Rail shareing his views and displaying an onsite demo at the event. See more video footage from the event here on SmartRail TV!


“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

“Thank you for accommodating FRA folks into the agenda. 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

“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

“The centerpiece of discussions on Positive Train Control in the US”
- Steve Zwart, Customer Director, Alstom

“PTC World Congress is a great opportunity. This event is really important to the industry.”
- Jon Adams, VP, Strategic Development, Lilee Systems

“A great partnership of users and implementers of PTC technology.”
- Barry Einsig, Senior Business Development Manager, Cisco Systems

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