SYSTRA, Engineering Partner at SafeRail and PTC World Congress 2016


NEW YORK, NY – March 7, 2016 – SYSTRA is a proud sponsor and engineering partner for this year’s SafeRail Conference, incorporating the PTC World Congress. The conference, hosted by the Global Transport Forum (GTF), will be held at the Georgetown University and Conference Center in Washington, DC on March 22nd and 23rd.

Train control experts from SYSTRA’s domestic and international headquarters will be presenting and participating in various conference sessions. SYSTRA will also be exhibiting at booth no. 16, showcasing the company’s rail transit engineering and systems expertise.

Presentations and panels at this year’s conference will discuss topics including issues on Positive Train Control (PTC) interoperability, solving operational safety issues, and advanced signaling systems. SYSTRA’s technical staff will be present at the following conference sessions:

  • Lawrence “Larry” Light, SYSTRA’s Director of PTC Systems:

March 22nd, 12:00 PM – Panel: Issues and solutions for PTC interoperability

  • Philippe Ayrault, SYSTRA’s Reliability, Availability, Maintainability & Safety (RAMS) Expert:

March 22nd, 2:15 PM – Panel: Solving operational safety issues in North America

March 23rd, 2:15 PM – Presentation: ISA: Developing highly skilled teams and reducing risk

March 23rd, 3:15 PM – Panel: Training and certification to maximize your technology investments

  • Philippe Cazaux, SYSTRA’s Senior CBTC Specialist:

March 23rd, 11:15 PM – Panel: Advanced Signaling Systems Masterclass


For the last five years, the PTC World congress has put emphasis on leaders and innovation regarding rail safety and operations. This year, SafeRail will be incorporating the 6th Annual PTC World Congress to provide a holistic showcase for rail safety and security within the rail transit industry.

This year’s SafeRail conference will feature sessions tackling transit cyber-security, cost-efficient system deployment, interoperability and integrated corridor management, and best practice deployment strategies. For more information on the conference and featured speakers and panelists, head over to


A global leader in mass transit and rail infrastructure engineering, SYSTRA has a reputation as an established partner in public transport systems for the past 60 years, and a unique wealth of experience in mass transit and rail projects. The Group employs 5,400 people worldwide, manages 3,000 contracts and operates in 80 countries.