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May 2021

RailTEC: International Crosstie & Fastening System Symposium

The 2021 International Crosstie & Fastening System Symposium will be held virtually this summer.  The program will include more than 25 pre-recorded presentations that will be provided free of charge to attendees.  Recordings of technical presentations will be released by topic area over a 5-week period for viewing throughout the remainder of 2021. Program Outline: Track Inspection Advancements and Applications | 19 May 2021 Concrete Crosstie Design and Performance | 26 May 2021 Resilient Materials and Crosstie Support | 2…

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North Carolina Railroad’s Progress in Motion Webinar: Railroading in a Time of Change

The past year has resulted in considerable changes in the rail industry, logistics, how we communicate and much more. In North Carolina Railroad's first webinar in the Progress in Motion series, we talk with Arthur Adams and Roquita Coleman-Williams about Railroading in a Time of Change and what that can mean long-term. Arthur Adams is senior vice president of Merchandise Sales at CSX and is responsible for leading all sales portfolios within the industrial products, food and agriculture, fertilizers, and…

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June 2021

ASLRRA Central & Pacific Region Meeting

Downtown Kansas City Marriott, 200 W 12th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105 United States
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ASLRRA holds a two Regional Meetings each year: Central/Pacific and Eastern/Southern. Our Regional Meetings offer dynamic agendas with top-notch speakers, compelling interactive sessions, and meaningful takeaways that will benefit professionals at every level of your organization. These meetings provide an engaging range of content with insightful panel discussions, informative subject matter experts, interactive breakout sessions with peer-to-peer collaborative learning, solid takeaways related to business best practices, tools and resources, plus hours of networking with industry peers, customers, and supplier partners.…

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2021 AAR Damage Prevention & Freight Claim Conference

Register now for the 2021 AAR Damage Prevention & Freight Claim Conference! This will be the first virtual event for the Damage Prevention & Freight Claim Conference and can be accessed from your computer, tablet, or mobile device (no app required).  The event will include live industry presentations with Q&A, networking opportunities, chat features with other event attendees, virtual exhibit booths, and interactive events. Join the damage prevention industry to catch-up with industry experts and to learn new updates for…

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ASLRRA Eastern & Southern Region Meeting

The Galt House Hotel, 140 N 4th St.
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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ASLRRA holds a two Regional Meetings each year: Central/Pacific and Eastern/Southern. Our Regional Meetings offer dynamic agendas with top-notch speakers, compelling interactive sessions, and meaningful takeaways that will benefit professionals at every level of your organization. These meetings provide an engaging range of content with insightful panel discussions, informative subject matter experts, interactive breakout sessions with peer-to-peer collaborative learning, solid takeaways related to business best practices, tools and resources, plus hours of networking with industry peers, customers, and supplier partners.…

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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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RailTEC Short Course – Track Engineering Fundamentals

The Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) invites you to attend our RailTEC Short Courses in Summer 2021. Both courses will be hosted virtually in July. Course Topics: Rail; Crossties & Fasteners; Ballast & Subgrade; Drainage; Slab Track; Turnouts & Special Trackwork; Track Structural Analysis; Track Structural Design; Track Standards & Inspections; Track Maintenance Technologies; Asset Management & Life Cycle Costs Date: July…

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RailTEC Short Course – Railroad Project Design

The Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) invites you to attend our RailTEC Short Courses in Summer 2021. Both courses will be hosted virtually in July. Course Topics: Horizontal Track Geometry; Vertical Track Geometry; Cross Sections & Earthwork; Railroad Location; Location Referencing & Track Charts; Project Phasing; Project Cost Estimation Date: July 19-22, 2021 Time: Noon - 4PM CDT

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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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