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Carroll Thomas Martin
(301) 975-5031

Next Generation Rail Forum: Sacramento

Sacramento Rail Forum Details

February 8, 2012
8:00am-3:45pm PST
500 Leisure Lane
Sacramento, CA 95818

Attendees: 210
Partners: NIST, MEP, DOC


Event Summary

Event Agenda


About the Event

The Next Generation Rail Supply Chain Connectivity Forum in Sacramento, California welcomed over 200 attendees including representatives from 150 U.S. manufacturing companies.  The keynote address provided by DOT Secretary Ray LaHood highlighted America's need to invest in transportation in order to "[build an economy based] on American manufacturing, American energy, skills for American workers and a renewal of American values."


Participating OEMs and Panelist:

Alstom Transportation – Chuck Wochele,

Bombardier Transportation – Jack Martinson,


Electro-Motive Diesels – Kevin Bahnline,

GE Transportation – Alexander Artman,

Kawasaki – Tadashi Doi,

Knorr Brake Corporation - Mark Kaidy,

MotivePower, Inc. – Ken Pierson,

Nippon Sharyo North America – Ken Kuriyama,

Siemens – Richard Trail,

Stadler Rail - Stephen Bonina,

Talgo Inc – Ferran Canals,

WABTEC – Bill Saddler,


This Forum represents an opportunity for manufacturers with capabilities that are potentially relevant to next generation rail to grow and diversify into this exciting emerging market