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National Transportation Center at the University of Maryland hosts International Workshop on High-Speed Rail Planning and Operations.

October 30, 2015
Arizona State University and The University of Maryland, as part of our National Transportation Center, hosted a high-speed rail workshop “International Workshop on High-Speed Rail Planning and Operations, Toward Economic Development and Sustainability” on October 30, 2015 in Washington DC. This one-day, free technology transfer event featured leading high-speed rail planners, practitioners, and researchers from the United States, Denmark, and China. Speakers discussed the economic and environmental challenges and opportunities for future high-speed rail systems using case examples. The workshop audience included consultants, researchers, government agency personnel, and students which generated excellent multi-perspective discussions.1

Workshop presentations and video recordings of the sessions by clicking on the presentation of interest below.

Operations Session

Keynote – High-Speed Rail Operations on Private Freight Lines
  Dr. Dharma Acharya, KOSU Services, LLC

Profit Engine on the Rails: Measuring Railroad Operations Efficiency
  Erick Wikum, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Tata Consultancy Services Limited

Metro Passenger Flow Management in a Megacity: Challenges and Experiences in Beijing
  Haiying Li, Ph.D., Professor, Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Development Session

Keynote – Development and Outlook of Train Control Technologies in Chinese High-Speed Railways
  Dr. Tao Tang, Director – State Key Laboratory of Rail Traffic Control and Safety,
Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Smart Investments in Intercity Passenger Travel Facilities: Balanced Multi-modal Approach
  George List, Ph.D., Professor, North Carolina State University

Challenges and Lessons in High-Speed Railway Planning in Denmark
  Steven Harrod, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Technical University of Denmark

Sustainability Session

Keynote – High-Speed Rail and Sustainability at Amtrak
  Drew Galloway, Deputy Chief, Amtrak

The Future of Air Transportation: Implications for Intercity Transportation System
Environmental Impacts
  Megan Ryerson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Positioning High-Speed Rail to Lower Energy Use, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Transportation Costs
  Mikhail Chester, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Arizona State University