Come discuss the latest trends in rail, and discover ways that HASTUS helps you meet the challenges for passenger rail operators that have been brought forward in the last two years.


Web bidding: how to get union buy-in

Wednesday, September 28 | 1:30–2:30 PM

Discover how some agencies successfully managed bid-process changes and how HASTUS and BidWeb can help every step of the way.

Maria Cadena
Director of Modernization – Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Douglas Hernandez
Manager, Rail Operation Support – Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Joseph Raquel
Director of Planning – Foothill Transit
Michael D. Compel

Account Manager

Pierre Giroux

Account Manager


Coping with timetable changes, scheduled or not

Wednesday, September 28 | 2:45–3:45 PM

Timetable changes are inevitable – even business as usual – in rail. Join this session to learn about the different tools available to manage planned and unplanned changes.

Kristina Loeschner-Greenberg

Business Analyst

Jean-Marc Pennont

Product Manager


Discussing the latest trends in rail

Thursday, September 29 | 1:15–2:15 PM

What's ahead for rail? Join the discussion of technology breakthroughs, such as predictive maintenance or motive-power alternatives (battery, hydrogen), and recent challenges – including a workforce shortage and declining passenger demand – that could shape the future of rail.

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Christian Mildner
Head of scheduling Metro, Hamburger Hochbahn AG

Guy Francoeur

Team Lead – Projects

Jean-Marc Pennont

Product Manager


Using the power of algorithms to meet fluctuating demand

Thursday, September 29 | 2:30–3:30 PM

Learn all about rail-oriented algorithms that can help you optimize your rolling stock and crew schedules, while taking into account network constraints, passenger demand, yard capacities, vehicle requirements and many other HR and operational rules.

John FitzGibbon
Manager of Scheduling & Service Planning – San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District

Guy Francoeur

Team Lead – Projects

Anne Mercier

Business Development Director – Urban Rail and Algorithms

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