With the title of THINK ELEVATED – MOVE WITH MONORAIL, the gathering will take place from Thursday November 12th to the Sunday, November 15th of this year. There is a call for paper issued to encourage the submission of papers featuring Current Projects, Urban Mobility Session, Technology Session, and Operational Session. The event will also allow us to cover ground on the technical workshop area pursuing content to be presented to the ASCE, APM group document ASCE 21.
Members of the Executive Committee met in Orlando with members of the ASCE Automated People Mover group on February 6-8th to identify areas of interest where IMA could contribute to ASCE 21 elements of the Performance Specifications currently under development to capture Mass Transit Monorail characteristics.
After the meeting with ASCE APM, the executive committee members attending the session, Peter Keller, Peter Timan, Peter Wittwer, Jaap Ketel and Carlos Banchik. The workshop counted with the attendance of Mr. Patrick Sweet, Monorail Product Manager of Bombardier Transportation as a guest. The group worked on many tasks:
During the event and recognizing the notable contributions in the area of internet marketing and sales of Mr. Sweet, the Executive Council offered him the position of Director of Marketing and Social Outreach, position he gladly accepted. This is another example of how the association works towards the distribution of monorail related knowledge.
There will be a general meeting taking place later in the year, to go over advancements in projects under construction, work on performance specifications, and to chart the progress of the Association in the future. Stay tuned!