Farvolden speaks at TRACCS Rail Day 2022

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Dr. Judy Farvolden speaks at TRACCS Rail Day on June 15, 2022. (Photo: Mila Bright)

Dr. Judy Farvolden, Mobility Network’s Executive Director, was a VIP Speaker featured at the TRACCS (Transit Rail Association for Canadian Contractors, Maintainers and Standards) Rail Day 2022 conference on June 15, 2022.

Her presentation “The role of universities in driving innovation in our industry” addressed the rail industry’s need for academic collaborations both to ensure the implementation of state-of-the-art practices and to meet Canada’s need for highly qualified personnel in the field.

Canada’s first outdoor transit and rail exhibition, TRACCS Rail Day 2022 set up on New Toronto Street in Toronto June 15-16.

TRACCS co-founder Paul Murphy of Metrolinx said, “TRACCS share many of the same core business beliefs, such as exchanging best safety practices, finding innovation, exploring new technologies, and fully understanding what the market has to offer.”

With more than $80B of transit expansion in various stages of development – it’s easy to understand why we whole heartedly support TRACCS Rail Days events, which bring the best of the Canadian rail industry together – and foster career opportunities for the next generation of rail professionals. – Paul Murphy, Director, Construction Safety Strategy and Rail Corridor Access Lead, Metrolinx, and Co-founder and President of the Board of Directors, TRACCS

Co-founder Mark Salsberg of WGD Consulting said that the need for sharing and collaboration in the industry fuelled the creation of TRACCS:

One of the key pillars of our mandate is to ensure collaboration and sharing of information, including lessons learned. We have hundreds of members that have experience working on complex projects around the world. TRACCS provides its members the opportunity to collaborate with each other, thereby garnering the power of decades of collective experience and expertise in order to assist with the massive undertaking of building passenger rail across Canada.

We hope that our members can leverage TRACCS’ resources, workshops and events to learn and share more information so we can meet the demands of building, operating and maintaining world class passenger rail infrastructure. – Mark Salsberg, Co-Principal at WGD Consulting and Co-founder and Chair of the Board of Directors, TRACCS

Another TRACCS Rail Day is planned for 2023. Follow them on LinkedIn to hear about their upcoming events.