USA: American Passenger Rolling Stock Congress 2016 Comes to Washington D.C.

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The American Passenger Rolling Stock Congress 2016 will take place on 16–17 March in Washington  D.C., with a focus on predictive maintenance and asset management to reduce costs and improve reliability. The two-day event will host high-level executives and engineers from all sectors of the rail industry with an interest in longevity and cost-reduction in operating passenger rolling stock .

With growing pressure on rail authorities to save time and money in relation to asset management, the congress will assist stakeholders in developing cost-effective programmes to reduce the complicated and expensive venture that is owning and operating rolling stock.

Speakers from Perpetuum, Knorr-Bremse, NEM Solutions, Danobat and Eurotech will share their expertise, as well as public bodies including Maryland and Washington Transit Authorities, Transportation District Denver, Southern California Rail Authority, and train operating companies South West Trains (UK), Amtrak and Metro Copenhagen.

Topics will include long-term strategic planning in order to prepare for predictive maintenance in order to streamline asset management and make the shift to condition-based monitoring, improving reliability by relying on self-powered condition, preventative and predictive maintenance, improving safety, developing new technology to improve revenue and how to extend the lifecycle of a fleet.

The Passenger Rolling Stock Predictive Maintenance and Asset Management 2016 exhibition gives companies the opportunity to showcase their latest innovations and solutions. The congress also offers ample opportunity to network over a luncheon and drinks.

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