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October 2019

21st Railroad Environmental Conference

University of Illinois Urbana campus, 205 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801 United States
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The Railroad Environmental Conference (RREC) 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 RREC 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.

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November 2019

Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety

Hilton Garden Inn – O’Hare, 2930 S River Road
Des Plaines, IL 60018-4203 United States
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Reducing train-vehicle collisions and pedestrian deaths from train accidents is a goal every railroad and road authority should try to reach. In this course, you will learn the basic principles of highway-rail crossing safety and how to apply them to new and existing projects to avoid accidents.

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December 2019

2019 Big Data in Railroad Maintenance Planning Conference

University of Delaware, Newark Campus
Newark, DE 19716 United States
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The 2019 conference is intended to expand on previous years’ conferences and introduce new and emerging analysis techniques, and to show how they can be applied to the large volume of inspection data collected by railways to improve their planning of the critical capital and maintenance programs. This year’s conference focuses on the railway’s specific needs and practical applications to date of “Big Data” analytics to include both infrastructure and rolling stock maintenance planning. The program for 2019 will continue…

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January 2020

MARS Winter Meeting

The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center 70 Yorktown Shopping Center Lombard, IL 60148

The conference will start with registration and a get-acquainted reception at 5 p.m. on Jan. 14 and is scheduled to adjourn at 11:45 a.m. Jan. 16. There's a full agenda filled with many keynoters and topic experts. Some of the committed highlight speakers are (in order of appearance): Lance Fritz, Chairman, President and CEO, Union Pacific RR Darrell Wallace, Executive Director, NA Freight Car Association Eric Starks, Chairman and CEO, FTR Transportation Intelligence. Adam Nordstrom, Principal, Viking Navigation. Patrick Ottensmeyer,…

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2020 Southwestern Rail Conference

Magnolia Hotel – Park Cities/SMU, Dallas, 6070 N Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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The 16th Annual Southwestern Rail Conference is the premier freight and passenger rail conference in Texas. It will be held January 23-24, 2020 at the Magnolia Hotel – Park Cities/SMU, Dallas. It will feature speakers, panelists and special presentations that focus on the freight and passenger rail issues of the day. The audience comes from both the public and private sector. The last three conferences sold out weeks before the event. Special rates for the conference hotel—Magnolia / Dallas-Park Cities-SMU—will be accessible through this…

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AAR 32nd Annual Quality Assurance Auditor and Industry Conference

Hilton Fort Worth, 815 Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102 United States
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AAR's 32nd Annual Quality Assurance Auditor and Industry Conference aims to improve the safety and productivity of rail transportation through quality. The conference will ​be ​held January 28-30 ​in Fort Worth, Texas.  ​Topics ​are ​based ​on ​recommendations ​from ​the ​QAC, ​AAR ​Auditors, ​and ​attendees ​from ​past ​conferences. AAR announced there will be "a ​full ​day ​of free QA ​workshops ​on ​January 30 ​open ​to ​all ​attendees. ​Please ​plan ​on ​attending ​three ​full ​days ​of ​informative ​presentations ​and ​workshops." Open sessions are on January…

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