From June 12 to 18, the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) and the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) are the hosts of the 2014 International Rail Rodeo and Rail Conference organized by the American Public Transport Association (APTA). It is the largest gathering of common rail carriers in North America and business representatives from this activity sector.
As part of the Rail Rodeo, which will be held from June 12 to 14, some 150 train and métro operators as well as maintenance employees will be asked to complete a series of events to evaluate their competencies. For operators, these consist of scenarios related to the operation of a train or métro. For the maintenance employees, the competitions deal with problem solving.
Subsequently, more than 1000 delegates are expected at the Rail Conference that runs from June 14 to 18. On the program: 73 meetings featuring more than three hundred speakers on subjects as varied as technology, operations, security, planning, sustainable development, finance, capital projects and management. Elsewhere, technical tours are planned so delegates can find out more about certain STM and AMT operation sites. Finally, participants will be able to take advantage of a major showcase of products and services offered by 71 exhibitors.
Exchange, learn and improve
For the STM it’s an opportunity to exchange ideas on best practices, to discover new work methods and to discuss common issues such as financing, electrification and infrastructure maintenance with North American transit companies who have a profile similar to our own. It is also an ideal occasion to provide tours of our installations, share our know-how and demonstrate large projects that will have a major impact on the mobility of Montrealers, notably the new Azur métro cars.