AREMA’s Bowman: Railway Interchange is the most significant industry event of the year

Written by Mischa Wanek-Libman, Editor, Railway Track & Structures; and Engineering Editor, Railway Age
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I'm truly looking forward to Railway Interchange 2015 in Minneapolis next month. The first one was held here four years ago and was a huge success. This one promises to be even bigger and better and is by far, the most significant industry event of the year.

There will be thousands of railroaders, consultants, suppliers, contractors and service providers in attendance from all over the world.

Participating in Railway Interchange 2015 will afford you the opportunity to attend many varied technical presentations from the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) and the Coordinated Mechanical Associations (CMA), as well as spend hours exploring the exhibits in the Minneapolis Convention Center sponsored by the Railway Supply Institute (RSI), the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), and Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. (RSSI). You will be exposed to hundreds of suppliers and service providers who offer innovative solutions to both basic and complex challenges we face. In addition to the indoor exhibits, there will be outdoor exhibits at the BNSF Northtown Yard where the latest in innovative technology incorporated into maintenance-of-way equipment, locomotives, freight cars and other products will be on display.

It is extraordinary to have all these organizations working together to organize an event of this magnitude. AREMA is proud to be a part of Railway Interchange 2015. Not only does it provide a great opportunity for us to be exposed to the newest technology, products and services available today; but there is no better venue for networking across so many disciplines within our industry in just a few days.

I highly recommend that you attend Railway Interchange 2015 if at all possible. If you haven’t already done so, you can check out all that is going on at There is so much to gain from actively participating in this event. It’s an investment in your future and the future of the railway industry.

Hope to see you in Minneapolis.

Randy L. Bowman
President, AREMA


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