Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Gil Carmichael to address Railway Age conference

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Former Federal Railroad Administrator Gil Carmichael, who also is the founding Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver, will provide closing remarks at Railway Age’s 16th Annual Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads Conference, to be held October 19-20 at the Washington Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C.

gil-carmichael.jpgCarmichael will summarize the two-day conference dedicated to developing common ground among passenger and freight rail interests and address the need for anethical, holistic approach to solving the nation's 21st century transportation problems. His talk will focus on how freight and passenger rail systems can work together to develop an ethical, holistic, intermodal transportation system.

“I look forward to this significant transportation conference and taking partin the many freight and passenger issues it will address,” said Carmichael. “Its goal is to address a new vision of American transportation that helps solve the challenges of creating a new intermodal system that will build up on the strengths of each mode, will reduce congestion, will reduce injuries and deaths, will be environmentally benign, will not waste fuel, will not cost too much to use, and will provide ongoing economic stability.”

Other speakers addressing the Railway Age event include: Matt Rose, Chairman, President, and CEO of BNSF, who will be the keynote speaker, Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo, and Amtrak President Joseph Boardman.

Registration is available online at www.railwayage.com/conferences/passenger-trains-on-freight-railroads.html, or by contacting Railway Age Conference Director Jane Poterala at: jpoterala@sbpub.com.