The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) is hosting an online seminar featuring TranSystems' Frank Miller. On June 1, 2011, at 2 pm EST, the seminar entitled High Speed Rail Planning, Design and Construction will discuss an overview of high speed rail from an engineering perspective. To register, please visit http://www.arema.org/online_seminars/index.aspx.
This seminar will cover design standards and considerations for a wide variety of technical personnel involved with railway engineering. "High and higher speed rail is a hot topic right now, but not many people in the U.S. have had a chance to actually design to those standards," said Miller. "Those that attend will be able to have tangible items that, once they have the opportunity, will be able to use and implement on a high or higher speed rail project."
Miller had the opportunity to tour Europe learning about high speed rail systems throughout that continent and is bringing that practical information to this seminar. Attendees will receive 1.0 PDH/CEU credit of technical content.
Miller is the current chair for AREMA's Committee 17: High Speed Rail Systems. Miller's involvement in the AREMA organization began more than 20 years ago in 1988 as an AREMA member. In the mid-1990s, Miller began participating in AREMA's committees and in the mid-2000s began contributing manual text for Committees 17 and 11, specifically focusing on vertical geometry and corridor planning. Performing high speed rail curve analysis along the Northeast Corridor for Amtrak in the 1990s and an update in 2000s, helped solidify Miller as an expert on high speed rail engineering.
Miller is also currently a subcommittee chair on Committee 11: Commuter and Intercity Rail and had previously held the position of Vice Chair for Committee 17.
Miller is a vice president of Passenger Rail and Transit at TranSystems, a transportation consulting firm headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. Miller supports to the firm's architecture, engineering and planning (AEP) group. He brings 27 years experience as a recognized leader in planning, design, construction, inspection, project management, and track and facility engineering for major railway transportation and mass transit systems.