Railway Age builds on its successful Crude by Rail conferences with a revised and expanded format: ENERGY BY RAIL. We'll examine the issues and trends surrounding the many types of liquid energy and ancillary products that move in railcars. Liquid energy, a growing source of railroad traffic as well as a driver of new freight car construction for carbuilders and component suppliers, is tightly regulated and a source of public concern over safety. The agenda will discuss LNG, compressed natural gas, crude by rail, ethanol, energy independence, regulatory changes, and more.
The 2016 Railroad Environmental Conference will be held 1-2 November on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. RREC 2016 will feature presentations by railroaders, consulting engineers, academics and others involved in all aspects of railroad environmental topics. Presentation topics will include: Compliance & Permitting; Ecological Conservation; Energy, Emissions & Air Quality; Environmental Analysis; Environmental Management Systems; Environmental Response; Noise & Vibration; Passenger Rail & Transit; Remediation; Risk & Liability Management; Stormwater & Wastewater; and Sustainability.
All individuals interested in the topics to be presented are encouraged to attend. We expect representatives from all of the Class 1 railroads, as well as short line, passenger, commuter, and rail transit organizations to be in attendance. In addition, most of the major environmental engineering consulting firms serving the railroad industry will be represented. Environmental researchers from academia and representatives from environmental regulatory agencies are also expected.
The conference is co-sponsored by The Association of American Railroads (AAR), the American Railway Engineering & Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA), the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRA), the American Railway Development Association (ARDA), and the Railway Association of Canada (RAC).
AREMA Committee 13 and the AAR Environmental Affairs Committee are expected to hold their fall meeting in conjunction with the conference
The only event entirely focused on predictive maintenance and dynamic scheduling, the Rolling Stock Fleet Maintenance Congress returns for its 5th edition to deliver cutting edge case studies on the industries most pressing issues.
Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) Winter Meeting, January 11–12, 2017