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March 2021

PNWARS 2021 Virtual Spring Meeting

The Pacific Northwest Association of Rail Shippers is headquartered in West Linn, Oregon. General membership comes from the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia and the states of Northern California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. The theme of the PNWARS 2021 Virtual Spring Meeting is "Navigating Disruptions." Presentations will be held March 3 (9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. PST) and March 4 (9 a.m.-1 p.m. PST). Click here for the agenda.

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April 2021

SEARS 2021 Virtual Spring Meeting

The Southeast Association of Rail Shippers (SEARS) serves a diverse membership in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Members represent such areas as heavy and light industry, mining, consumer products, forest products, agriculture, port operations and service organizations. Meetings are held twice a year in the spring and fall at various locations in the assigned territory. Topics of discussion are selected by members and cover a cross section…

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ASME Joint Rail Conference

The 2021 JRC (Joint Rail Conference) will take place virtually April 20-21, 2021. The international conference addresses all disciplines for freight- and passenger-rail transportation, mechanical, electrical, civil and systems engineering. The event also aims to address rail safety, planning, design, manufacturing, financing, operations and management. Next year, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Rail Transit Division and Joint Rail Conference will mark its 100th anniversary. The conference is sponsored cooperatively by eight technical societies and the University of South Carolina.…

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NEARS Virtual Conference Spring 2021

At the North East Association of Rail Shippers (NEARS), we definitely wanted to have our Spring 2021 Conference to be in-person in Saratoga Springs, NY. Unfortunately, with Covid-19 still being an issue with those who can travel, as well as at the facility itself, we decided that doing a Virtual Conference this spring is our best option. We have been working hard to get the best speakers lined up for our Virtual Conference, which will be April 27th-29th, 2021. We…

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July 2021

MARS 2021 Summer Meeting

Grand Geneva Resort, 7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI 53147 United States
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The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) is headquartered in the Chicago area. General membership comes from the provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan and the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Its objective is to provide an open forum for resolving transportation and car supply issues, coupled with programs designed to educate and inform the membership in areas of railroad operating practices, freight car supply, new innovations in transportation and…

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AARS 124th Annual Meeting

Save the date for the American Association of Railroad Superintendents 124th Annual Meeting, July 26-28, 2021 in Chicago right on Wacker Dr. near Michigan Ave. at the Swissotel!

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August 2021

APTA’s TRANSform Conference & EXPO

Anaheim Convention Center, 200 South Anaheim Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92805 United States
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Held once every three years, APTA's TRANSform Conference & EXPO is public transit’s premier showcase of technology, products, and services. With attendees and exhibitors from around the globe, APTA's TRANSform Conference & EXPO plays a pivotal role in connecting the industry to what’s now and what’s next in public transportation.

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September 2021

NARS 2021 Annual Meeting

Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 E. North Water St.
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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The North American Rail Shippers Association (NARS) is the umbrella organization that links five regional associations of rail owners, vendors and users in Canada, Mexico and the United States. NARS membership consists of the officers of each regional association, plus six elected officers and a board of directors. The NARS Board of Directors has rescheduled its 2021 Annual Meeting to September 7-9, 2021 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. “The decision to reschedule was made to give us the best opportunity…

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Traffic Club of Chicago’s 113th Annual Dinner

Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 E North Water St.
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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As a result of the impact of COVID-19, Traffic Club of Chicago's (TCC) Leadership has decided to postpone the 113th Annual Dinner to Sept. 8 2021, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. In 2021, TCC will be partnering with the North American Rail Shippers Association (NARS), which is hosting its Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Grand Chicago from Sept. 7-9, 2021, a recently rescheduled date. “The decision to reschedule was made to give us the best opportunity for an in-person event. We…

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Railway Interchange 2021

Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN United States + Google Map

Railway Interchange is the largest railway exhibition and educational conference in North America. We look forward to seeing you on September 26-29, 2021 at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN, USA. Attended by nearly 9,000 rail industry professionals from around the globe, this truly massive event showcases the latest technology, services, and research by members of the Railway Supply Institute (RSI), the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), and Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. (RSSI). Railway Interchange also features technical presentations and…

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