Environmental Permitting for Railroad Project Mgrs - Part 2

Part 2 of Environmental Permitting for Railroad Project Managers provides additional project experience and lessons learned to assist project managers in planning for their projects' success. Presenters will share environmental permitting examples from Class 1 railroad projects to help attendees identify risk to project schedules, adequate timeframes for particular situations, and ways to overcome project obstacles relative to environmental permitting. A question and answer period will conclude the session. This webinar is comprised of recommended practices and relevant accumulated knowledge from subject matter experts in the railroad industry. It is not intended as a regulatory qualification. This is Part 2 of a 2 Part Webinar series. Part 1 is scheduled for March 9, 2022 (separate registration required). The Webinar will be conducted on the Zoom platform.

Presenter Biographies

Kari Harris is Manager, Environmental Impact for CN’s US operations.  Ms. Harris has over 25 years of experience specializing in wetland and stormwater regulations.  With extensive project experience across the Midwest, South and Northeast regions of the US, Ms. Harris has considerable understanding in navigating the regulatory framework of federal, state and local wetland permitting and the associated intricacies of design solutions that can translate to practical field applications.  She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a BS in Geography (Natural Environmental Systems), and currently is the Chair of AREMA Committee 13.  Before coming to CN, Ms. Harris worked as a consultant in the Chicago area where she developed her niche for Clean Water Act permitting and compliance.

Raymond Baker is a Senior Manager with CN’s Bridges & Structures Department.  With more than 30 years railroad experience, Mr. Baker is a key asset to CN’s core Engineering group leading high level strategic track and bridge projects integral to CN operations within the US, all the while mentoring younger staff  to help them learn the various aspects of the railroad industry, and encouraging them to grow their own interests.  Mr. Baker was Chief Engineer of the EJ&E, and transitioned to CN through the purchase in 2009, where he played an essential part in the integration and transition of the two systems.  He’s been an actively involved with AREMA for the past 40 years, and a previous member of Committees 18 and 32.  Mr. Baker is a graduate of Bradley University with a BS in Civil Engineering, and works out of the CN Kirk Yard in Gary, Indiana.


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Webinar Time is Eastern Time and will be conducted on the Zoom platform.

1.25 PDH

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4/20/2022 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
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