[Fwd: IEEE Land Transportation Committee lunch meeting Tuesday May 11

andre kesteloot andre.kesteloot at verizon.net
Thu May 6 14:16:48 CDT 2010

received the following from Karl, W4KRL
André N4ICK


Although our Committee members are primarily interested in rail and 
public transit, the VTS has elevated us to a full chapter status. The 
VTS covers mobile radio communications and automobile electronics in 
addition to our transit topics. Perhaps you know people that would be 
interested in attending our meetings? IEEE membership is not required. 
We meet for lunch in downtown DC on the second Tuesdays from September 
through June. We were just awarded the IEEE Outstanding Chapter of the 
National Capital Area for 2010.


Karl W4KRL

*From:* National Capital Land Transportation Committee 
[mailto:vts.ltc.dc at gmail.com]
*Sent:* Monday, May 03, 2010 11:51 AM
*To:* Mr. Karl W. Berger PE
*Subject:* Reminder: Reservations Due - Land Transportation Committee 
lunch meeting Tuesday May 11

*The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society** *


*The American Society of Mechanical Engineers***

*National Capital Area Land Transportation Committee***

*Vehicular Technology Society 2008 Chapter of the Year***

*IEEE Outstanding Chapter of the National Capital Area 2010 *

Invites you to our monthly luncheon meeting.

*Tuesday May 11, 2010*

*Speaker:* Daniel Reiss


Automated Terminal Systems, Inc.

Washington, DC

*Topic:* Container Terminal Automation

*Place:* American Public Transportation Association

Conference Room - 11th Floor

1666 K Street, NW, Washington, DC

Red Line: Farragut North (K Street Exit)

Orange/Blue Lines: Farragut West (17th Street Exit)

*Date/Time:* Tuesday May 11, 2010, 11:30 am

*Lunch:* $20.00 CASH AT THE DOOR

*Reservations:* Reply to this announcement at vts.ltc.dc at gmail.com 
<mailto:vts.ltc.dc at gmail.com>

or call Karl Berger at 703-803-7917

_(Reservations by Noon Friday May 7)_

*About the Topic:*

Dan Reiss will discuss the application of Industrial Automation 
technology to rail operations. One application is the use of 
magnetically levitated shuttle cars in an Integrated Automated Container 
Terminal (IACT). The cars employ Halbach arrays of permanent magnets to 
provide completely passive, fail-safe levitation. The IACT can extend 
several hundred kilometers away from the dock to provide short and 
medium haul configurations.

*About the Speaker:*

Dan is a recognized authority on the use of new and advanced 
technologies in transportation. His experience includes the introduction 
of a systems approach to the handling, storage, and distribution of 
break bulk and neo-bulk cargoes as well as semi-automated and fully 
automated container handling. He is currently President and CEO of 
Automated Terminal Systems; a company engaged in the design, 
development, and implementation of fully automated, large-scale 
container handling systems.


*IEEE/ASME National Capital Land Transportation Committee*

*Vehicular Technology Society 2008 Chapter of the Year*

*IEEE Outstanding Chapter of the National Capital Area 2010*


    * Guests are always welcome; bring an associate.
    * Feel free to send this announcement to anyone who would be interested.
    * Tell us of other associates to be placed on the meeting
      announcement list. Give us their names and e-mail addresses.
    * We are always looking for speakers and program ideas; your
      suggestions please!
    * See more about the LTC at our website http://www.ieee.org/dc-ltc



    * June 15, 2010 (new date!) - Dick Bruss, P.E. - New Amtrak
      Passenger Car Fleet

    * _Summer break_

    * September 14, 2010 – Randolph Resor – Swedish Heavy Haul

    * October 12, 2010 – Tom Lantry – Updating an ATSF Business Car

    * November 9, 2010

    * December 14, 2010


*_National Train Day Events:_*

    * *DC Streetcar Showcase*
      May 5 - May 8, 11am - 7pm old convention center site 10th & H
      Streets NW

    * *Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum <http://www.borail.org/>*:On May
      8, 2010, in observance of National Train Day, the B&O in Baltimore
      will offer $2.00 off admission for participants and $1.00 off
      admission at Ellicott City Station for participants. Mention
      "National Train Day" at the ticket desk

    * *Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts*
      <http://www.thedcca.org/>: Get a 10% discount in the DCCA museum
      store for visitors who display their Amtrak ticket stub or return
      ticket, valid from May 8, 2010 through September 30, 2010

    * *National Aquarium* <http://www.nationalaquarium.org/>*:* The
      National Aquarium, DC celebrates National Train Day and
      sustainable traveling! Get one Free Child’s Admission (ages 3 thru
      11) with full paying general admission, National Aquarium,
      Washington, DC; Limit of one free child’s admission for each full
      paid general admission to the National Aquarium, Washington DC
      venue. Expires September 30, 2010. Must present valid Amtrak
      ticket to qualify for this special offer. Limit one free child’s
      admission per customer. Not valid with any other offer, this offer
      may not be sold or reproduced. Code: NTD


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