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  • November 21 2019
    RailTrends 11/21/2019 - 11/22/2019 Marriott Marquis: New York, NY At RailTrends®, freight rail professionals come together to debate and discuss significant issues and trending topics in the industry. This is the only event of its kind — attracting high level, noteworthy professionals prepared to discuss the successes and challenges of today's rail market. Add to Calendar
  • January 5 2020
    NRCMA Conference & REMSA Exhibits 01/05/2020 - 01/08/2020 San Diego, CA Each year, the NRC hosts its conference where all stakeholders of the railroad construction and maintenance industry are encouraged to attend. The conference typically encompasses more than 1,000 attendees, 150 exhibitors, and 25,000 square-feet of meeting space with a unique program agenda lined up with chief engineers from the major freight railroads and other key speakers covering up-to-date topics of importance to the rail industry. Contact Mike McGonagle by email at MMcGonagle@nrcma.org. Add to Calendar
  • January 12 2020
    TRB 99th Annual Meeting 01/12/2020 - 01/16/2020 Washington, DC The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 99th Annual Meeting will be held January 12-16, 2020, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The information-packed program is expected to attract more than 12,000 transportation professionals from around the world. The meeting program will cover all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in over 800 sessions and workshops, addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on the spotlight theme for the 2019 meeting: Transportation For a Smart, Sustainable, and Equitable Future Add to Calendar
  • January 15 2020
    MARS 2020 Winter Meeting 01/15/2020 - 01/16/2020 Westin Hotel; Lombard, IL The Winter Meeting of the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers will be held at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL. Add to Calendar
  • January 15 2020
    Kentucky Transportation Annual Conference 01/15/2020 - 01/17/2020 Lexington, KY Now in it's 42nd year - KBT's Kentucky Transportation Conference is a premier event. This conference is designed to provide ample opportunity to network with and learn from leaders throughout Kentucky and the nation. Add to Calendar
  • March 1 2020
    Rail Equipment Finance Conference 03/01/2020 - 03/04/2020 LaQuinta Resort; LaQuinta, CA Rail Equipment Finance meeting topics address issues relating to the North American railcar and locomotive fleets. REF provides the most current information on fleet demographics as well as proven accurate predictions for the future. This data is presented in a concise format by the top experts in the field and is paired with information on the leasing and finance industries that support these fleets. Add to Calendar
  • March 4 2020
    Railroad Day on Capitol HIll 03/04/2020 Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Railroad Day on Capitol Hill is a day that can have a very positive impact on you but it is only successful if a very large number of you attend. You put the real life face on the issues that matter most to our industry. When you turn out in force you demonstrate that those issues affect a large group of individuals who employ an even larger group of people from across the country. And you can't rely on the other guy to carry your message. You need to come to Washington and join with your fellow rail industry workers to help drive home to Congress the important role that this industry plays in restoring America's economy, improving America's environment, and connecting America in the global marketplace. The continued success of this event is absolutely dependent on your participation. Please join us on May 4! Add to Calendar
  • March 4 2020
    SWARS 2020 Annual Meeting 03/04/2020 - 03/05/2020 Moody Gardens Hotel; Galveston, TX Add to Calendar
  • March 8 2020
    CSX Short Line & Regional Railroads Workshop 03/08/2020 - 03/09/2020 St. Augustine, FL If you have any questions concerning the CSX Short Line Workshop or CSX’s Short Line partners, please contact the appropriate Short Line Representative, call 1-800-226-5962, or email ShortLineDevelopment@csx.com. Add to Calendar
  • March 9 2020
    Railroad Track Inspection & Safety Standards Workshop 03/09/2020 - 03/13/2020 Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum; Chattanooga, TN Track is the foundation of the railroad’s physical plant. This course describes track defects and acceptable corrective actions, presents a recommended methodology for conducting inspections, and discusses in depth the Federal Track Safety Standards in 49 CFR, Part 213. Who Should Attend: Track inspection personnel from shortline, regional, and Class I railroads; railroad contractors and consultants; state and local government officials associated with railroad operation, finance, and regulation; and railway engineers have all benefited from attending this workshop. This 4-½ day workshop includes classroom lecture, exercises and field track inspection activities. If you need additional information, please visit ttap.utk.edu or call 865-974-5255. Add to Calendar
  • March 17 2020
    SafeRail Congress 03/17/2020 - 03/19/2020 Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel; Boston, MA The SafeRail congress is designed for all stakeholders involved in the operational safety, digital and physical security on the US railroad and transit network. SafeRail is a holistic safety and security showcase, for operators wanting to effect a business wide culture of rail safety and promote a positive public perception of their business. Add to Calendar
  • March 23 2020
    CSLRA Lobby Day 03/23/2020 - 03/24/2020 Hyatt Regency; Sacramento, CA Join us in representing the short line railroad industry at the 2020 California Short Line Railroad Association "Lobby Day" on March 24th. This event is a excellent opportunity to learn about current legislative and regulatory issues and to let your voice be heard in the Capitol in Sacramento. Add to Calendar
  • April 15 2020
    Keystone State Railroad Association Rail Freight Conference 04/15/2020 - 04/16/2020 Lancaster, PA The KSRRA is happy to be hosting the 2020 Rail Freight Conference in beautiful Lancaster, PA. Add to Calendar
  • April 15 2020
    KSRRA Rail Freight Conference 04/15/2020 - 04/16/2020 Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square; Lancaster, PA Add to Calendar
  • April 20 2020
    ASME Joint Rail Conference 04/20/2020 - 04/22/2020 St. Louis Union Station Hotel; St. Louis, MO The American Society of Mechanical Engineers' 2020 JRC (Joint Rail Conference) will take place April 20-22, 2020 in St. Louis, Missouri. This international conference is the premier technical event in the U.S.A. including all discipline for freight and passenger rail transportation; mechanical, electrical, civil, and systems engineering, as well as rail safety, planning, design, manufacturing, financing, operations, and management. Add to Calendar
  • April 22 2020
    NEARS 2020 Spring Conference 04/22/2020 - 04/24/2020 Newport, RI Add to Calendar
  • April 26 2020
    American Wood Protection Assn Annual Meeting 04/26/2020 - 04/28/2020 Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe; Incline Village, NV This event brings together producers of preservatives and preservative components; producers of treated and untreated wood products; end users of treated wood; engineers, architects and building code officials; government entities, academia, and other groups with a general interest in wood preservation. Check back at the website for more info on the next AWPA Annual Meeting Add to Calendar
  • April 28 2020
    TransAction 2020 04/28/2020 - 04/30/2020 Tropicana Hotel; Atlantic City, NJ The annual New Jersey Transportation Conference and Expo - TransAction - will be held at the Tropicana Hotel, Casino and Conference Center, Atlantic City, NJ TransAction features workshop sessions (4-5 concurrent throughout each day) specializing in bus, rail, roads, bridges, goods movement. pedestrian/bicycle, paratransit, community transportation, ports and much more. Add to Calendar
  • April 28 2020
    Transload Distribution Association Annual Conference 04/28/2020 - 04/30/2020 Westin Downtown Denver; Denver, CO TDANA's Annual Meeting will offer an informative program along with exceptional networking opportunities through their annual golf outing and other networking events. Add to Calendar
  • May 1 2020
    ACACSO Conference 05/01/2020 - 05/31/2020 New Orleans, LA DATES TBD If you are a transportation professional with responsibilities for car service or equipment accounting, this meeting is for you. Add to Calendar
  • May 1 2020
    Railway Industrial Clearance Association Annual Conference 05/01/2020 - 05/31/2020 New Orleans, LA Exact dates and location TBD Add to Calendar
  • May 2 2020
    ASLRRA 2020 CONNECTIONS Convention & Expo 05/02/2020 - 05/05/2020 Gaylord Texan; Grapevine, TX Add to Calendar
  • May 13 2020
    North American Rail Shippers Association Annual Meeting 05/13/2020 - 05/14/2020 Kansas City Marriott Downtown; Kansas City, MO NARS' programs tackle today’s important issues such as Infrastructure, NAFTA, Adapting and Adopting Technology, Shipper Success, Economic Outlook and much more. Add to Calendar
  • May 13 2020
    Railroad Bridge Inspection Workshop 05/13/2020 - 05/15/2020 ORNL Hardin Valley Campus 2nd floor meeting room; Knoxville, TN Acquire an understanding of the basic maintenance and rehabilitation Practices. Present and describe bridge terminology and functions of bridge components. Present bridge Inspection procedures and a format for documentation of the inspection process. Who Should Attend: Persons having bridge inspection and maintenance responsibilities at shortline, regional, and Class I railroads; railroad contractors and consultants; and state and local government officials associated with railroad operation, finance, and regulation will find this workshop beneficial. If you need additional information, please visit ttap.utk.edu or call 865-974-5255. Add to Calendar
  • May 19 2020
    Wabtec/GE Digital Solutions Summit 05/19/2020 - 05/21/2020 Orlando, FL For questions about the Summit, contact Katie Zoller; katie.zoller@ge.com; 804-774-1912 The summit reviews our digital and electronic offerings that bring advanced automation to the freight and mining industries, driving safety, productivity and efficiency. Over three days, you’ll network with a global community of transportation, supply chain, mining and logistics professionals, technology partners; industry thought leaders; and our own engineers and developers, through engaging general sessions as well as product-specific breakout tracks, interactive demos and hands-on training. Add to Calendar
  • June 2 2020
    RSSI Annual C&S Exhibition 06/02/2020 - 06/04/2020 Nashville, TN RSSI's show provides coverage for the rail and rail transit, communication and signal industry. The 2020 RSSI C&S Exhibition will be an RSSI only event focusing on bringing C&S suppliers together with their rail and rail transit customers. Add to Calendar
  • June 7 2020
    Norfolk Southern Short Line Marketing Meeting 06/07/2020 - 06/09/2020 The MAIN, Norfolk, Virginia The Norfolk Southern Short Line Marketing Meeting is for railroads and is by invitation only. Add to Calendar
  • June 10 2020
    Rail Supply Chain Annual Summit 06/10/2020 Union League Club; Chicago, IL Contact info@therailsummit.com or call 312-750-9150 for early bird registration. Add to Calendar
  • June 14 2020
    APTA Rail Conference 06/14/2020 - 06/17/2020 San Francisco, CA For all rail modes – urban, commuter, high-speed, and intercity – this technical conference features sessions on technology, operations, maintenance, safety & security, planning, finance, capital projects, workforce development, and more. Experience the latest industry advances at the Products & Services Showcase and join the technical tours. Add to Calendar
  • July 8 2020
    2020 Railroad Liability Conference 07/08/2020 - 07/10/2020 St. Louis Union Station Hotel; St. Louis, MO The 27th Annual event is hosted by IronHorse Resources at the St Louis Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, MO. Check back for details and registration info. Please contact Jacklyn Hardy, Assistant Director Claims & Administration, Montana Rail Link at jhardy@mtrail.com Add to Calendar
  • July 13 2020
    MARS 2020 Summer Meeting 07/13/2020 - 07/14/2020 Grand Geneva Resort; Lake Geneva, WI Add to Calendar
  • July 19 2020
    American Railway Development Association Annual Meeting 07/19/2020 - 07/22/2020 Hilton Hotel; Salt Lake City, UT The 2020 ARDA Annual Meeting will continue our theme of "2020: A Vision to the Future," meant to highlight the value of a multidisciplinary approach to solving future challanges as they relate to the North American Railroading Industry. Add to Calendar
  • September 8 2020
    RSI/CMA Rail Expo & Technical Conference 09/08/2020 - 09/11/2020 Hyatt Regency; Chicago, IL Questions: Contact Amanda Patrick, RSI Show Manager at patrick@rsiweb.org or (202) 347-4664. Add to Calendar
  • September 13 2020
    IANA's 2020 Intermodal EXPO 09/13/2020 - 09/15/2020 Long Beach, CA EXPO is the intermodal industry’s platform for products, services and solutions; a classroom for new skills and know-how; and an exchange for ideas and business. Add to Calendar
  • September 13 2020
    AREMA Annual Convention & Expo 09/13/2020 - 09/16/2020 Hilton Anatole; Dallas, TX The AREMA Annual Conference provides an excellent opportunity for members of the railway industry to increase their railroad knowledge, technical expertise, network and a forum for exchanging ideas. Professional Development Hours are earned for participating in the Conference and are subject to the individual state board’s final authority. Add to Calendar
  • September 30 2020
    SWARS 2020 Semi-Annual Meeting 09/30/2020 - 10/01/2020 Westin Gaslamp; San Diego, CA Add to Calendar
  • October 11 2020
    APTA Annual Meeting 10/11/2020 - 10/14/2020 Anaheim, CA APTA's TRANSform Conference is the flagship event for public transportation professionals to engage in workshops, join tours, and network with colleagues. Keynote speakers and educational sessions explore hot topics, including transformative technology, community building, innovative funding and finance, safety, workforce development, worldwide mega projects, and more. Add to Calendar
  • March 10 2021
    SWARS 2021 Annual Meeting 03/10/2021 - 03/11/2021 Grand Hyatt; San Antonio, TX Add to Calendar
  • March 10 2021
    Railroad Day on Capitol Hill 03/10/2021 Washington, DC Add to Calendar
  • April 10 2021
    ASLRRA Annual Connections Convention 2021 04/10/2021 - 04/13/2021 Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ ASLRRA CONNECTIONS offers many opportunities for you to interact and network with your fellow attendees! From Committee Meetings, Breakout Sessions and the Opening/Closing Receptions, to teeing off in the Annual Golf Tournament, there is something for everyone at ASLRRA’s CONNECTIONS Convention. Add to Calendar
  • June 9 2021
    Norfolk Southern Short Line Marketing Meeting 06/09/2021 - 06/11/2021 The MAIN, Norfolk, Virginia The Norfolk Southern Short Line Marketing Meeting is for railroads and is by invitation only. Add to Calendar
  • July 12 2021
    MARS 2021 Summer Meeting 07/12/2021 - 07/13/2021 Grand Geneva Resort; Lake Geneva, WI Add to Calendar
  • September 12 2021
    IANA's 2021 Intermodal Expo 09/12/2021 - 09/14/2021 Long Beach, CA EXPO is the intermodal industry’s platform for products, services and solutions; a classroom for new skills and know-how; and an exchange for ideas and business. Add to Calendar
  • September 26 2021
    Railway Interchange 09/26/2021 - 09/29/2021 Indiana Convention Center; Indianapolis, IN Railway Interchange is the largest combined railway exhibition and technical conference in North America. Attended by nearly 10,000 industry professionals from around the globe, this truly massive event showcases the latest technology, services, and research by members of the Railway Supply Institute (RSI), the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), and Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. (RSSI). Railway Interchange also features technical presentations and discussions by the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) and the Coordinated Mechanical Associations (CMA). Add to Calendar
  • April 30 2022
    ASLRRA Annual Connections Convention 2022 04/30/2022 - 05/03/2022 St. Louis Convention Center, St. Louis, MO ASLRRA CONNECTIONS offers many opportunities for you to interact and network with your fellow attendees! From Committee Meetings, Breakout Sessions and the Opening/Closing Receptions, to teeing off in the Annual Golf Tournament, there is something for everyone at ASLRRA’s CONNECTIONS Convention. Add to Calendar
  • May 23 2022
    RSSI Annual C&S Exhibition 05/23/2022 - 05/25/2022 Kansas City, MO Add to Calendar
  • October 1 2023
    Railway Interchange 10/01/2023 - 10/04/2023 Indiana Convention Center; Indianapolis, IN Railway Interchange is the largest combined railway exhibition and technical conference in North America. Attended by nearly 10,000 industry professionals from around the globe, this truly massive event showcases the latest technology, services, and research by members of the Railway Supply Institute (RSI), the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), and Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. (RSSI). Railway Interchange also features technical presentations and discussions by the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) and the Coordinated Mechanical Associations (CMA). Add to Calendar
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