April 28, 2016 at 6-7:15 pm || UCLA Boelter 4275
We are going to have a very unique and informative info session regarding content that has not been covered before! This technical presentation will give you great insight on a whole another side of the transportation industry. Dave Cook from RPS has done extensive research and development of the principle concepts in locomotive modernization. Furthermore, he has experience with student groups. He led the Cal Poly Pomona team to its first top 3 finish the Detroit Formula SAE competition.
The following topics are just a few points he will be talking about:
– The Playing Field
– What makes a Commuter Passenger Locomotive
– Higher Track Speeds
– Catenary electrification
– Lower green house gas emissions
– Amtrak vs Local agencies
– Near zero emissions
Dinner will be provided. See you all there!