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October 2018

Professional Development Seminar – Introduction to Rail Dynamics

University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Main Campus, Stan Fulton Building, 801 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV United States
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FREE Professional Development Seminar Introduction to Rail Dynamics Mehdi Ahmadian, Ph.D. Dan Pletta Professor and Director Railway Technologies Laboratory at Virginia Tech The primary objective of this seminar is to present an introduction to the engineering fundamentals of rail dynamics. The course will start with a review of the basics of dynamic systems and some aspects of rail dynamics, starting from the wheel-rail contact dynamics and extending into railcar dynamics. Some emphasis will be placed on vehicle dynamics, such as…

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Symposium on Railroad Infrastructure Diagnosis and Prognosis

University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Main Campus, Stan Fulton Building, 801 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV United States
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This symposium will feature experts that will discuss the practice and the state of art in railroad infrastructure diagnosis and prognosis. These professionals will present the new technologies and methods in monitoring and maintaining railroad infrastructure that includes both the track and rolling stock. The research results from the University Transportation Center on Railroad will be presented in oral and poster sessions. All the modes of rail transportation will be discussed: passenger and freight rail including high speed rail. Significant…

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November 2018

Western Railway Club meeting

Keith Creel, president and chief executive of Canadian Pacific Railway, is the guest speaker. The Western Railway Club is ideal for networking and interacting with other railway / railroad industry executives, suppliers and vendors. Gain valuable information and insight into the railroad industry via monthly meetings and membership in our organization. As a fellow railroader, you will find our meetings to be an invaluable tool in helping influence your railroad / railway related business. Meetings normally feature a dinner, with a scheduled social or…

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December 2020

2020 Big Data in Railroad Maintenance Planning Virtual Conference

University of Delaware, Newark Campus
Newark, DE 19716 United States
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The 2020 Big Data in Railroad Maintenance Planning 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. But due to the ongoing coronavirus issues, the 2020 Conference will be held virtually on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. This was not an easy decision, but the…

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January 2021

ASLRRA’s Repair Reporting for Cars with Alerts and Early Warnings Webinar

Repairing railcars with Alerts, Early Warnings, and Maintenance Advisories is important for safety, but reporting these repairs is often complex. In the last webinar of this three-part series, this session will guide you on how to record and report repairs to remain compliant with industry regulations. Join car repair billing expert and Railinc product manager Robin McFalls for an informative session that will enable your team to manage the repair reporting process smoothly.  Attendees will have an opportunity to participate…

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June 2022

2022 AAR Damage Prevention & Freight Claim Conference

The Galt House Hotel, 140 N 4th St.
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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The AAR Damage Prevention & Freight Conference is back in-person for the 129th conference in Louisville, KY – June 13-16, 2022. The event will include industry presentations with rail industry keynote speakers, damage prevention topics focused on automobile, roll paper, baled pulp, and intermodal shipments, and Open – DP & FC Committee and QLT Meetings. Reconnect with the damage prevention industry at the Conference Welcome Reception & Vendor Exhibit Reception.

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Tracks to the Future!

Michigan Tech Transportation Institute Houghton, MI 49931-1295 United States + Google Map

Tracks to the Future! is an FRA-sponsored summer program for high school students. Grant funding covers all program costs for participants. The week-long resident program at Michigan Tech focuses on field trips and hands-on classroom activities; there is also a hybrid program scheduled for July 11-15. The application deadline for both programs is March 1, 2022; after that date, applications will be taken on a first-come first-served basis until program is filled. Contact David Nelson at [email protected] for more information.

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July 2022

27th Railroad Liability Conference

St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, 1820 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63103 United States
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The 27th Railroad Liability Conference, hosted by Ironhorse Resources, will be held at the beautiful St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton. The conference will run from 8:00 am. on July 14, 2022 and wrap at noon on July 15, 2022. For those arriving early, there will be a tour and luncheon at Anheuser Busch on July 13, 2022. A welcome reception will be held on July 13, 2022 at 5:00 pm for all attendees at Union Station.

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MARS 2022 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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August 2022

ADOT DBE & Small Business Transportation Expo

Virtual Conference
Free

Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and partner agencies will be holding the virtual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business Transportation Expo on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. This event will allow attendees to learn about project opportunities, network with industry professionals and business owners and hear from transportation leaders including: ADOT, MCDOT, the City of Phoenix Public Transit and Street Transportation Departments, Valley Metro, and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.  

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