Bill Wiedmann Discussing PTC At 2015 APTA Rail Conference

On Monday, June 22nd at 11:45am, Bill Wiedmann, MIRSE, will present “ACSES PTC – Smoothing the Rough Edges of Installation” at the 2015 APTA Rail Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Bill’s presentation will provide a case study and detailed lessons learned from the design and installation of the wayside portion of an Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System (ACSES) on a major commuter railroad in the Northeast US. ACSES systems are one of three Positive Train Control (PTC) systems used in the United States. Bill is in the final push to meet the Federal Railroad Administration’s mandated 2016 installation date, and will share valuable insights that he believes will help deliver wayside design and installation projects on schedule and within budget. His presentation will cover topics including positioning personnel in key areas, manipulation of system survey data, interoperability with I-ETMS, wayside design and installation in legacy systems, and scheduling.

Bill, a Project Manager in Burns’ Railroad and Transit Group, has almost 40 years of specialized experience in rail transportation, including maintenance and operations of rail systems. A member of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers, Bill has a detailed understanding of signal engineering, maintenance, and installation. Bill was the Project Engineer for the wayside design of the New York MTA’s communication-based train control system, the first of its kind in the US. He is currently working on the design and implementation of Alaska Railroad’s wayside PTC system, as well as on PTC system implementations for SEPTA and St. Louis TRRA.

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