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Railroad expert witnesses specialize in a variety of fields, including transportation safety, railroad operations, railway engineering, train accident reconstruction, and rail equipment maintenance. Some of the most common specialties among railroad expert witnesses also include track inspection, signal systems, locomotive mechanics, freight car design, and passenger safety protocols. They have provided opinions on the effects of derailments, crossing accidents, worker injuries, equipment failures, and regulatory compliance issues.

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Lane Scot VanIngenView profile

ID: 142353

Mr. Lane Scot VanIngen

Mr. Lane S. VanIngen has 34 years of experience in Transportation Compliance and he earned his BS in Accounting from Bob Jones University. Formerly, this expert served as a Senior Level Special Agent and Inspector for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. He currently serves as the President of Transportation Compliance Experts, Inc., TSS Consortium and Testing Services, Inc., and...

Rail System Electrical and Electronics Engineering Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile

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Rail System Electrical and Electronics Engineering Expert Witness | California

This highly-qualified expert has over 20 years of experience in electrical and electronics engineering, rail transit systems design, construction, project management, light rail vehicle, and field wayside maintenance areas. He earned his BS in electrical and electronics engineering from California State University at Sacramento and his MBA in strategic leadership from Amberton University. He is...

Foster Joseph PetersonView profile

ID: 325439

Mr. Foster Joseph Peterson

Mr. Foster J. Peterson has 37 years of experience in Engineering and Railroad Safety. He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Today, this expert is a Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor through the Federal Aviation Administration. Formerly, this expert served as a Senior Managing Consultant with Engineering Systems, Inc. and as a Partner with Full...

Railroad & Rapid Transit Accident Expert Witness | NebraskaView profile

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Railroad & Rapid Transit Accident Expert Witness | Nebraska

Expert in rapid transit accident investigation, particularly rolling equipment and motive power, event recordings, track, operations, train handling, and human performance. He retired from the National Transportation Safety Board after 22 years as an investigator-in-charge in which time he participated in 57 major accident investigations, 32 field accident investigations, 10 public hearings, 16...

William Richard HughesView profile

ID: 6220161

Mr. William Richard Hughes

Mr. William R. Hughes has 49 years of experience in Transportation. Prior to beginning his career in the field, he held the role of Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps until he was honorably discharged. Subsequently, he served as a Police Officer before moving his way up to the position of Lieutenant for the Norfolk Southern Railway. Most recently, he served as the Supervisor of the Safety...

Civil Engineering Expert Witness | AlabamaView profile

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Civil Engineering Expert Witness | Alabama

This expert holds a BSCE from the University of South Alabama, and is a licensed professional civil engineer in dozens of states. She is a member of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association, and sits on the advisory board for the University of South Alabama Department of Civil Engineering. This expert has been in the civil engineering and design field for the last 23...

James Henry RaderView profile

ID: 6937838

Mr. James Henry Rader

Mr. James H. Rader has 48 years of experience in Railroad Transportation. He earned his AS in Business Administration from Northern Virginia Community College and his BS in Business Administration from Strayer University. Formerly, this expert served as the Staff Director and Specialist at the Federal Railroad Administration, as the Vice President at AllTranstek, LLC., and as the Senior Vice...

Light Rail Accident and Safety Expert Witness |View profile

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Light Rail Accident and Safety Expert Witness |

This expert has experience as a Rail Transit operator and operations supervisor. He worked as a Field Supervisor, Rail Controller, Yard Controller, and Instructor, which included training and responding to rail related accidents as an investigator. He assisted in creating a Rail Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and Rail Operating Rule Book for Metro Blue, Green and Red Line commuter trains.

William Eugene HillView profile

ID: 6938307

Mr. William Eugene Hill

Mr. William E. Hill has more than 50 years of experience in Trains and Railroad Systems. Today, this expert holds an Amateur Radio License from the Federal Communications Commission. Formerly, this expert served as a Manager of the Railroad Training Program in the United States Army and as a Track Maintenance Manager at the Union Pacific Railroad Company with expertise in railroad operations and...

Compensation Strategy and Policy Expert Witness | New YorkView profile

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Compensation Strategy and Policy Expert Witness | New York

This expert has more than 20 years of experience in the field of compensation, and is recognized worldwide for his global expertise in sales incentive plan design, as well as other kinds of variable reward and recognition programs. He has worked in both public and private sectors, and has a wide range of diversified industry experience that includes Finance, Managed Care, Food, Chemical and...

Deborah SpellView profile

ID: 12977

Ms. Deborah Spell

This highly qualified expert earned her BA in criminal justice and philosophy at the University of Hartford and holds several OSHA certifications. She worked for 10 years at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at the senior claims investigator, OSHA compliance officer, and crew leader. She then began working at PSE&G first as an apprentice linewoman and then became a street lamp...

Railroad Operation Expert Witness | MissouriView profile

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Railroad Operation Expert Witness | Missouri

This qualified expert has over a decade of experience in his field. He received his BS in business administration with a concentration in management from Southwest Baptist University. He has held a multitude of roles in the railroad industry, including terminal trainmaster, director of administration, terminal manager and most recently superintendent of operations. This expert lead a team of over...

Michael HasenstabView profile

ID: 21458

Mr. Michael Hasenstab

This highy-qualified expert has over 30 years of experience in the field of railroad and construction safety. He earned his BS in safety and risk administration from Virginia Commonwealth University and is certified in OSHA 500/502 and certified in work zone traffic control. Formerly, he has held positions in site safety at The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company and North Anna Power Station, as a...

Rail & Transit Operations Expert Witness | MassachusettsView profile

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Rail & Transit Operations Expert Witness | Massachusetts

This highly-qualified expert has extensive experience in the field of rail and transit operations. He completed courses at Northeastern University before earning his AS in transportation from University College at Northeastern University. He completed a bus operator and management trainee internship with the Chicago Transit Authority, a vendor warranty enforcement internship with the City of...

Todd BarrettaView profile

ID: 24810

Mr. Todd Barretta

This expert in railroad compliance earned his BA in psychology and economics and his MBA from Quinnipiac University. He then completed his JD at the Columbus School of Law. He has over 14 years of experience in law and finance, with specific experience in human resources and risk and compliance. He was previously the corporate controller for TK Inc. and then the chief operating officer for Future...

Railway Safety and Operations Expert Witness | North CarolinaView profile

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Railway Safety and Operations Expert Witness | North Carolina

This expert has nearly a decade of experience in railroad operations and safety. He is a member of both the United Transportation Union and American Corporate Partners. Formerly, he served as a railway conductor and railway crew manager at BNSF Railway, as well as a regional safety manager at Rescar. He has also served as the senior manager of operations and vice president of railway operations...

Bradley WilsonView profile

ID: 26021

Mr. Bradley Wilson

This expert has 15 years of experience in the railroad industry. He earned his Associates of Applied Business from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Today this expert is certified in both shielded metal arc welding and flux-cored arc welding. He started his career as a railroad conductor and then spent nearly a decade as a railroad engineer with CSX Transportation. Currently, this...

Steven YoderView profile

ID: 26051

Mr. Steven Yoder

This highly qualified expert has 15 years of experience in the railroad industry. He has worked his way up through ranks starting as a conductor and then becoming a locomotive engineer, a train dispatcher, a coal coordinator, a director of dispatching, and a general manager all at Genesee and Wyoming. He currently works as a vice president of industrial switching at a major short line railroad...

D C AgrawalView profile

ID: 28117

Mr. D C Agrawal

This highly qualified expert has over 45 years of experience in the rail and transportation industry. After earning a BS in mechanical engineering and an MS in industrial engineering, he completed a program in urban transportation management at Northeastern University and the executive management program at the University of Pennsylvania. HE served as a manager in the financial planning and...

Dave KramerView profile

ID: 43176

Mr. Dave Kramer

This highly-qualified expert has over 25 years of experience in the field of railroad maintenance. He earned a BS in electrical engineering from Gannon University and has completed training in maintenance specialties electrical equipment inspections, mechanical equipment inspections, and welding inspections. He has formerly served as a power department manager and a railcar-stage II systems...

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