Events

Monorailex 2017

The International Monorail Association, Beijing Jiaotong University, and China Monorail Transportation Development Research Center announce Monorailex 2017. The conference and exhibition will take place at Beijing Jiaotong University, in Beijing, China, September 7-9, with an impressive list of Chinese companies co-organizing the event. The event will showcase the progress in the Monorail and Maglev fields, and will include International and Chinese exhibitors. There will be three tracks in the presentations: Vehicle, Systems, and Infrastructure. A call for papers has been issued:

Call for Papers English Version             2017 Beijing Conference Schedule              Call for Papers Chinese Version 

 

 

 

ASCE APM Meeting 2016 - Toronto, Canada

Members of the Executive Committee will travel to Toronto, Canada to attend the ASCE 15th International Conference on Automated People Movers and Automated Transit Systems on April 17-20, 2016. The Executive Members will 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.

Webinar: Monorail Power Rails - Critical Considerations for Powering Monorails/APM Systems

The International Monorail Association will be holding an international webinar by our member Keith Forman with Conductix, a company that designs, manufactures, and installs/services a wide range of conductor bar systems, transit conductor rails, slip ring assemblies, and inductive power transfer (IPT®) systems, as well as cable festoons, spring driven cable reels, and motor driven cable reels.

When: April 14, 2016, 7:00 AM, Pacific Standard Time (UTC -08:00)
Who: Keith Forman, Conductix

Monorailex 2015

At the International Monorail Association, we believe that at the heart of every big city there is an opportunity for people to get to work, school, shop, visit friends, etc. conveniently, reliably, and efficiently. That goal requires assessment of what the conditions are on the ground, what the patterns of user preferences are, what the services presently available are in the form of buses, taxis, underground, what the gaps in service are, as well as the volume of passengers involved.

Webinar: Increasing Fire Safety- A Holistic Approach

First the announcement of an international webinar by our member Roger Dirksmeier with FOGTEC, a company dedicated to the covering an important topic in mass transit: Increasing Fire Safety- A Holistic Approach. The talk will expand on how to make use of innovative technologies and processes to increase fire safety and efficiency in modern mass transportation systems. The webinar is planned for June 16, 2015 at 4:00 PM, European Central Day Time. The presentation will be taped for those that would like to have access to the information.

2014 Activities

September 19-22, 2014 - Wuppertal, Germany

SEMINAR MONORAIL PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS (Brochure download 1 Mb)

A seminar for Monorail specialists from around the world who wished to be involved in the process of drafting a set of Performance Specifications for Elevated and Automated Public Transports Systems.

ASCE APM Meeting 2015 - Orlando, FL

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.

IMA Organizational Workshop

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:

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