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February 7, 2024

8:00 am – 8:30 am
8:30 am – 8:35 am
8:35 am – 9:15 am
9:15 am – 9:50 am
9:50 am – 10:10 am
10:10 am – 10:45 am
10:45 am – 11:20 am
11:20 am – Noon
Noon – 1:10 pm
1:10 pm – 1:45 pm
1:45 pm – 2:20 pm
2:20 pm – 2:55 pm
2:55 pm – 3:30 pm
3:30 pm – 3:50 pm
3:50 pm – 4:30 pm
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
5:00 pm – 5:05 pm
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Welcoming Remarks: Victor Paterno, Conference Chair
Keynote Address: Building a New Era of Passenger Rail in America
Technical Session: Update on NYC DEP Shaft 17B and Shaft 18B Project
Coffee Break
Technical Session: Ground Freezing for Tunnels and Adits
Technical Session: Ground Freezing for Adits and Connector Tunnels
Technical Session: I Already See the Light at the End of the Tunnel, Luigi Rosa, AVP, Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program, AMTRAK
Technical Session: Status of Sound Transit’s WSBLE Program in Seattle, WA – Solving Planning and Engineering Challenges
Technical Session: Justin Carl, RiverRenew, and Mike Krulc, Traylor Bros.
Technical Session: Project Update: VTA's BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension
Technical Session: Key Issues to Managing Drill and Blast Works in Dense Urban Areas
Coffee Break
Technical Session: Challenges with the Underground Construction for the Second Avenue Subway Phase II
Technical Session: Industry Update
Closing Remarks and Announcements

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