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August 2021

VIRTUAL Michigan Rail Conference: Year of Rail, The Platform for Change

The VIRTUAL Michigan Rail Conference will be held August 10-11, 2021.  Due  to the ongoing Covid situation we will again hold a virtual conference.   The program will open a bit before 9 AM each day, and should be finished by around 1 PM ... all times Eastern Time Zone. Keynote speakers: Peter Anastor, Director, MDOT Office of Rail Martin Oberman, Chairman, Surface Transportation Board Agenda: Morning Plenary - Reauthorization Impacts Michigan Mobility 2045 - Rail Under Change Breakout Sessions Preparing Federal…

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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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IANA Intermodal EXPO 2021

IANA is planning to hold the Intermodal EXPO as an in-person event, September 12 - 14 in Long Beach, CA.  All necessary precautions will be taken by IANA to ensure a safe and secure event for all attendees and exhibitors.  A virtual component will be offered allowing for greater participation by those who may be unable to attend.  EXPO's educational program will include the usual full complement of general sessions and concurrent breakouts as well as an exhibit hall showcasing the…

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60th Annual RSSI C&S Exhibition

Indianapolis Convention Center, 100 South Capitol Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46225 United States
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On April 16, 2021 the RSSI board of Directors voted unanimously to hold its 60th Annual C&S Exhibition in Indianapolis. The vote followed discussions with the seven major North American Class I railroads where five of the rail companies committed to support and attend the event if there is not another virus surge that restricts travel. If the event is canceled all booth payments, registration fees and room reservation fees will be 100% refunded. The Indianapolis Convention Center is following…

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Michigan State University Eli Broad College of Business: Railway Motive Power And Alternative Propulsion 2021

Courtyard by Marriott-Long Beach, 500 East First Street
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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PROGRAM OVERVIEW: Air quality and volatile diesel prices pose challenges to railways, particularly in urban areas. Traditional wayside power supply requires large capital investment and has visual impact. Emerging propulsion systems have the potential to address these concerns: (a) Rapidly developing battery technology with opportunity charging offers a suitable way forward for some railway services. (b) Hydrogen fuel cell systems offer zero-emission, longer range, flexibility, and lower capital cost than electrification. Knowledge and understanding of these technologies is essential to…

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AREMA 2021 Virtual Conference

This year’s event will be virtual and will offer an array of important topics and discussions affecting our industry. Why Attend As a railway engineering professional, you will find the resources to increase your knowledge about the industry through the latest innovations and technologies when you attend the AREMA 2021 Virtual Conference.  To remain relevant in the industry, you must continuously keep your education up-to-date by refining your skills and uncovering new ways to grow your career and business. Educational…

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Southwest Association of Rail Shippers: 2021 Semi-Annual Meeting

The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel, 200 Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102 United States
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Make plans now to join us for the 2021 Semi-Annual Meeting on September 29-30, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. We have a great line-up of speakers, including keynote speakers Steve Bobb, EVP and CMO of BNSF Railway, and JJ Ruest, President and CEO of Canadian National Railway! The Worthington Renaissance Hotel is in downtown Fort Worth, just steps away from Sundance Square.

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October 2021

23rd Railroad Environmental Conference

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 111 St. Mary’s Road
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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The Railroad Environmental Conference is hosted on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. RREC features presentations by railroaders, consulting engineers, academics and others involved in all aspects of railroad environmental topics. The annual railroad environmental conference enables you to meet with your peers throughout the railroad environmental community to exchange views, learn about new techniques and technologies, and generally stay in touch with the direction of the railroad industry’s environmental programs. Additionally, AREMA Committee 13 and the AAR Environmental Affairs…

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November 2021

APTA’s TRANSform Conference & EXPO

Orange County Convention Center Orlando, FL + Google Map

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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