Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - Wednesday, August 12, 2020$25.00
The scope of the annual Michigan Rail Conference has broadened this year to include neighboring states in a program touching on a wide variety of topics in both freight and passenger rail. Each of the half-day sessions will conclude with a keynote speaker. Joe McHugh, Amtrak VP for State-Supported Services Business Development, will speak on Tuesday. Mike McClellan, VP Strategic Planning at NS, will conclude the conference on Wednesday.
Rail Passengers Association CEO and President Jim Mathews will be part of the opening day plenary session discussing challenges facing the rail industry in the time of COVID-19. On a panel addressing improvements in the passenger experience, MARP member Joshua Hamilton will talk about the volunteer station host program he helped establish at the East Lansing station.
Opportunities for growth in passenger rail will be addressed by Arun Rao, WisDOT, and Scott Rogers, Chair of the West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition, a group working to restore passenger service between Eau Claire WS and St. Paul. Michael Noland, President of the South Shore Line/NICTD, will speak about the Westlake Project which will extend service to four communities south Hammond, IN.
MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW TO ATTEND!
Register before August 1 to get the bargain basement rate of $25.
Register Here: https://rail.mtu.edu/MRC2020/register
DRAFT Program Here: https://rail.mtu.edu/MRC2020/agenda