Rail Transit Sessions Speaker:
Biography: Narayana Sundaram is APTA’s Director of Standards, Engineering and Commuter Rail Operations. In this role Narayana manages many of APTA’s PRESS commuter and intercity rail standards working groups, manages the Commuter Rail Committee, leads the State of Good Repair and Infrastructure Maintenance efforts and overall serves as APTA lead on engineering topics on the rail side of technical services. He also oversees the whole standards program including the FTA contract to develop and maintain standards.
Prior to joining APTA, he held several positions with ENSCO, a leading technology provider in the rail industry. He spent 13 years at ENSCO holding several positions last of which was Business Area Manager for the Vehicle/Track Interaction Consulting Services. Narayana holds a Masters of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from India. He lives in Centreville, VA and Chairs the Math Club at Greenbriar West Elementary School.