117th AARS Anual Meeting Newark, NJ/New York, NY

  • 21 Jul 2013
  • 12:00 PM
  • 23 Jul 2013
  • 11:30 AM
  • Newark, New Jersey


  • Special price for members. Spouse/Guest registrations can be added for $175.00 per person.
  • Spouse/Guest registrations can be added for $175.00 per person.
  • Special price for members. Spouse/Guest registrations can be added for $175.00 per person.
  • Spouse/Guest registrations can be added for $175.00 per person.
  • Rail Tour of CSX/NS Shared Assets including Port of NJ/NY, Intermodal and Ethanol Terminals, NYC Skyline, Statue of Liberty and more. Departs Newark Penn Station at 12:00 pm Noon and return at 4:00 pm.
  • 8 am - 4 pm July 22 New York City tour including harbor tour, lunch in Little Italy and stops at the World Trade Center, Grant's Tomb, the Empire State Building and more.

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117th AARS Annual Meeting Newark, NJ/New York, NY
7/21/2013 to 7/23/2013

July 21-23, 2013
Begins with rail tour Noon July 21 (register by July 8 to attend tour) featuring CSX and NS shared assets, tour includes views of Port, Ethanol Terminals, Statue of Liberty, and more...

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Hilton Penn Station
1048 Raymond Blvd.
Newark, New Jersey  07102
United States

Make hotel reservations by July 3 to secure the AARS rate of $149/night by calling 973-622-5000.

Carrie Foor (aars@railroadsuperintendents.org)

Sunday, July 21
Rail Tour, Departs Newark Penn Station
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Opening Reception and Technical Showcase
Monday, July 22

8 a.m.Opening Remarks AARS 1st Vice President, Mark Hinsdale


AARS Immediate Past President Earl Wacker, VP Rail, URS Corporation


President’s Address

AARS President, Joe Garofolo, Superintendent, Conrail


8:15 a.m.Charge to Superintendents
Mike Paras, General Manager, Belt Railway Company of Chicago
9:00 a.m. Energy and Economic Security in America:  the Role of Rail
Dr. Bernard Weinstein, Southern Methodist University


9:30 -9:45 a.m. Technical Showcase/Break


9:45 - 10:30 a.m. Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Current Issues and Opportunities


10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Focus on Needs of New Management


11:45 a.m. Annual Luncheon and Lantern Awards

Ronald L. Batory, President and Chief Operating Officer, Conrail

Sponsored by Renzenberger

(Visit this link to learn more about the Lantern Awards -- nominations due June 15, 2013!)


1:00 p.m.: Homeland Security Federal

1:45 p.m.:  Homeland Security State


2:30 p.m.: Technical Showcase/Break

2:45 p.m.: New Jersey Transit:  Planning for the Superbowl, Rich Andreski, Chief of Staff, Rail Operations


3:45 p.m.: Howard Permut, President,  MTA Metro-North Railroad


6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Dinner at Brasilias

Sponsored by VEOLIA Transportation

Spouse Tour
8: 00 am - 4:00 pm New York City Tour including harbor tour, lunch in Little Italy, stops at World Trade Center Memorial, Grant's Tomb, Wall St. and the Empire State Building. 

Tuesday, July 23

7:00 a.m. Technical Showcase

Continental Breakfast


8:00 a.m.  Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS)

Ralph Elston - FRA Director of Human Performance Programs

Brian Reilly - C3RS Project Manager NASA


9:00 a.m.  Condition-Based Maintenance and Reliability-Based Maintenance, Ken Jacobs,

T-Solutions Inc.


10:00 a.m. Rail Industry Analysis

Tony Hatch


10:45 a.m. Business Session

11:30 a.m. Adjourn

Registration open! 

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