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American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Rail Conference, Phoenix Arizona

June 19, 2016 - June 22, 2016

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This includes Morrison Hershfield’s own Senior Transit Advisor, Gary Webster, who will be giving a presentation on “Advanced Safety Management (SMS).”


Tuesday, June 21 – 8:30 am
Advanced Safety Management (SMS)

This session focuses on engaging with transit leaders to appreciate the importance of a positive safety culture in an effective Safety Management System (SMS). The presentation tells both the story of the TTC ’95 subway accident, which lead to improved public safety systems (including 5 Management Tools), and two serious employee safety incidents which highlighted the need for a focus on safety culture.

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Gary Webster

Gary Webster has recently joined Morrison Hershfield as Senior Transit Advisor after retiring from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) after 6 years as the CEO. He graduated from Queen’s University as a Civil Engineer and started at the TTC  shortly after in 1975 as a Junior Engineer in Subway Maintenance of Way. He held progressively responsible positions with TTC primarily in operations and maintenance areas. He also served as department head in Materials and Procurement, Service Planning and Human Resources. The most important periods of growth in Gary’s leadership came during two periods of significant challenge for the TTC, i.e. the ’95 subway accident, and two employee safety incidents, that occurred in ’06 and ’07. TTC’s 5 Management Tools and its Safety Culture were formalized during these periods.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/4″][image_with_animation image_url=”18869″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]


June 19, 2016
June 22, 2016
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American Public Transportation Association (APTA)