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  • May 10 2021
    Basic Railroad Track Maintenance 05/10/2021 - 05/11/2021 Knoxville, TN This workshop provides two days of classroom instruction on basic track maintenance practices, with an emphasis on shortline, branchline, and industrial freight track of FRA Class 1 or 2 (25 mph or less). The course presents the basic elements of railroad track, identifies maintenance issues, presents principles of maintenance planning, and discusses maintenance approaches suited for this type of track. Focus areas include drainage, turnouts and track crossings, crossties, continuous welded rail, and track geometry. This workshop provides 12 professional development hours. Add to Calendar
  • May 10 2021
    Introduction to Embargo Webinar 05/10/2021 Virtual Railinc will hold Embargo webinar sessions on Monday, May 10, and Wednesday, May 12. These webinar sessions will provide a high-level overview of the Embargo application and will cover a variety of topics, including: • Industry standards and TD-1 circular • Application access and roles • How to issue an embargo • Requesting permits • 824 and hold notifications Railinc recommends this webinar for all Embargo customers. There is no fee to participate in Railinc webinars, but registration is required. What You Need to Do Register for one of the Embargo webinar sessions: •Monday, May 10, from 14:00 to 15:00 EDT •Wednesday, May 12 from 11:00 to 12:00 EDT Got Questions? Get Answers. If you have any questions about the Embargo webinar, contact the Railinc Customer Success Center by email at csc@railinc.com or by phone at 877-724-5462. Add to Calendar
  • May 11 2021
    Outback Railroad Association 2021 Safety and Training Conference 05/11/2021 - 05/13/2021 The Lodge; Deadwood, SD The Outback Railroad Association's 2021 Annual Safety and Training Conference and Tradeshow will be held from May 11th - 13th in Deadwood, SD. This FREE conference brings presentations from many experts in the Railroad Industry. Add to Calendar
  • May 12 2021
    Railroad Track Design 05/12/2021 - 05/14/2021 Knoxville, TN This workshop provides 2-1/2 days of classroom instruction on the design of railroad track, including horizontal and vertical alignment, cross section, turnouts and crossings, component selection, earthwork, drainage, and clearances. The design approaches highlight applicable AREMA standards and general industry practices. The attendee will learn how traffic characteristics affect design characteristics. This workshop provides 15 professional development hours. Attendees should have either an engineering or engineering technology background. Add to Calendar
  • May 12 2021
    Introduction to Embargo Webinar 05/12/2021 Virtual Railinc will hold Embargo webinar sessions on Monday, May 10, and Wednesday, May 12. These webinar sessions will provide a high-level overview of the Embargo application and will cover a variety of topics, including: • Industry standards and TD-1 circular • Application access and roles • How to issue an embargo • Requesting permits • 824 and hold notifications Railinc recommends this webinar for all Embargo customers. There is no fee to participate in Railinc webinars, but registration is required. What You Need to Do Register for one of the Embargo webinar sessions: •Monday, May 10, from 14:00 to 15:00 EDT •Wednesday, May 12 from 11:00 to 12:00 EDT Got Questions? Get Answers. If you have any questions about the Embargo webinar, contact the Railinc Customer Success Center by email at csc@railinc.com or by phone at 877-724-5462. Add to Calendar
  • May 12 2021
    How to Compete for RAISE Grants – All Applicants 05/12/2021 Virtual For 2021 RAISE Grants, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is offering a series of special topic webinars that delve into various aspects of the RAISE application process. These webinars will be recorded and are a great resource for prospective RAISE applicants, as the webinars come from the funding source and share the guidance of USDOT. Add to Calendar
  • May 13 2021
    GET ONBOARD: HOW RAIL IS LEADING THE CHARGE ON CLIMATE AND INFRASTRUCTURE 05/13/2021 Virtual Infrastructure Week, May 11-14, is approaching, and the role of rail is front and center in the national discussion. President Biden’s recent infrastructure proposal recognizes rail’s role in bolstering the economy and job growth as well as addressing climate change and highway congestion. Join us for Get Onboard: How Rail is Leading the Charge on Climate and Infrastructure, a panel discussion with policymakers and rail industry suppliers. We will speak with panelists who will share examples of the gains being made by the rail sector to address climate change using innovative technology and sustainable infrastructure practices that are sensitive to environmental justice impacts. Join us on May 13 at 11 AM ET for this live panel with an opportunity for Q & A. Organizers: Devon Barnhart, Deputy Director, OneRail Coalition Madeleine Stern, Director Marketing, Membership & Trade Shows, REMSA Moderator: Anne Canby, Director, OneRail Coalition Panelists: Andrew Wishnia, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation (Topic: Rail-related DOT priorities for Climate and Infrastructure) Paul Denton, SVP Global Rolling Stock Sales, Technology and Marketing, Progress Rail (Topic: battery technology and locomotives) Noah Heulitt, Vice President Rolling Stock Business Development, Alstom (Topic: Low- to-No Carbon Emissions in Rail) Jennifer Aument, Global Transportation Chief Executive, AECOM (Topic: Infrastructure and Rail) Add to Calendar
  • May 13 2021
    FRA Research Funding Programs Webinar 05/13/2021 Virtual Join the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to learn about FRA research funding opportunities for projects that improve the safety and efficiency of freight and passenger rail operations in the United States. FRA program managers will provide general information on such programs, their research focus areas, applicant eligibility, and project selection. Research funding programs covered in the webinar: • Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) • Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program • Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Through these programs, FRA makes funding available to government organizations, industry, and academia to conduct applied technology research. The agency then awards grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements to successful applicants. Webinar attendees will learn about the different application requirements and timelines for each program. There will be time at the end of the webinar for questions. Anyone interested in understanding how FRA makes federal funding available for research is encouraged to attend. For more information about FRA’s Research, Development, and Technology program, visit FRA’s Research & Development tab on the FRA website. For technical assistance on FRA grant programs, visit FRA’s Training & Guidance webpage. If you would like to be added to FRA’s mailing list to learn about future trainings and events, please contact us at FRARailProgramDelivery@dot.gov. Add to Calendar
  • May 13 2021
    Preparing a Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) for a RAISE Application 05/13/2021 Virtual For 2021 RAISE Grants, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is offering a series of special topic webinars that delve into various aspects of the RAISE application process. These webinars will be recorded and are a great resource for prospective RAISE applicants, as the webinars come from the funding source and share the guidance of USDOT. Add to Calendar
  • May 17 2021
    Railroad Bridge Inspection 05/17/2021 - 05/19/2021 Knoxville, TN This is a 2 day workshop that presents the construction and behavior of bridges, explains common failure modes, describes techniques and practices for bridge inspection, identifies routine maintenance requirements, and explains how to perform common repairs. The course includes both classroom and field activities. No engineering experience is necessary. Participants receive 14 professional development hours. Add to Calendar
  • May 18 2021
    How to Compete for RAISE Grants – All Applicants 05/18/2021 Virtual For 2021 RAISE Grants, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is offering a series of special topic webinars that delve into various aspects of the RAISE application process. These webinars will be recorded and are a great resource for prospective RAISE applicants, as the webinars come from the funding source and share the guidance of USDOT. Add to Calendar
  • May 20 2021
    Heritage Rail Alliance's Spring Symposium 05/20/2021 - 05/22/2021 Hill City and Keystone, SD The Spring Symposium will be hosted by the Black Hills Central Railroad and held in Hill City and Keystone, South Dakota Add to Calendar
  • May 20 2021
    SmartWay Shippers: Get More out of SmartWay by Submitting Activity Data 05/20/2021 Virtual Join this webinar if you are interesting in learning more about resources that can help your shipper members, stakeholders and clients utilize SmartWay reports and data to become more efficient. SmartWay Shippers: Get More out of SmartWay by Submitting Activity Data This webinar is for Way 2 SmartWay Shipper Partners, as well as Way 3 and 4 SmartWay Shipper Partners who want to learn about resources that can help you: • Get access to reports and data that will help inform your company on how to shift your loads to more efficient carriers • Access a shipper performance report that allows your company to compare yourself against others in your industry • Use your SmartWay data to make more environmentally sound and cost effective mode decisions • Obtain a Scope 3 inventory of your freight transportation carbon footprint You will have an opportunity to ask questions and hear the answers to others’ questions as well. When: Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time Presenter: Buddy Polovick Team Lead, SmartWay Transport Partnership Registration may be closed after 12:00 PM Eastern Time on the day of the webinar, so don’t wait until the last minute! You will receive a confirmation email and login information prior to the webinar. Add to Calendar
  • May 20 2021
    How to Compete for RAISE Grants – Planning Grant Applicants 05/20/2021 Virtual For 2021 RAISE Grants, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is offering a series of special topic webinars that delve into various aspects of the RAISE application process. These webinars will be recorded and are a great resource for prospective RAISE applicants, as the webinars come from the funding source and share the guidance of USDOT. Add to Calendar
  • May 25 2021
    Tank Car Non-Destructive Testing Webinar 05/25/2021 Virtual The Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will hold an informational webinar on principles for developing a successful tank car qualification and maintenance program, with a focus on determination of qualification intervals and selection of non-destructive testing (NDT) methods. The intended audience includes tank car owners, facilities, manufacturers, shippers, trade associations, and any other parties interested in tank car safety. The webinar will take place via Microsoft Teams, at 11AM on Tuesday, May 25 and include a live Q&A portion. Background On August 27, 2016, a DOT-105 rail tank car sustained a 42-inch long crack in its tank shell shortly after being loaded with 178,400 pounds of liquefied compressed chlorine in New Martinsville, West Virginia. Over the next 2.5 hours, the entire 178,400-pound load of chlorine was released and formed a large vapor cloud that migrated south along the Ohio River valley. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined that the probable cause of the chlorine release was an undetected preexisting crack near the inboard end of the stub sill cradle pad, that propagated to failure with the changing tank shell stresses during the thermal equalization of the car after loading with low temperature chlorine. Contributing to the failure was insufficiently frequent stub sill inspection interval that did not detect the crack, the low fracture resistance of the nonnormalized steel used in the tank car construction, and the presence of residual stresses associated with tank wall corrosion repairs and uncontrolled local postweld heat treatment. Accordingly, the NTSB issued Safety Recommendation R-19-03 to PHMSA, as follows: Issue maintenance guidance to owners of US Department of Transportation Specification-105 pressure tank cars transporting poison inhalation hazard/toxic inhalation hazard hazardous materials with risk factors such as nonnormalized steel shell material and repairs or postweld heat treating near stub sill attachments and other high stress locations to (1) establish structural integrity inspection frequency, (2) provide guidance for defining critical flaw size and repair and acceptance criteria for indications in fracture-sensitive locations, and (3) provide guidance for selecting nondestructive testing methods to identify cracks with a sufficient probability of detection. Consistent with the intent of this Safety Recommendation, FRA and PHMSA have developed a webinar to provide guidance on the development of a successful tank car qualification and maintenance program to prevent the type of incident seen in New Martinsville. Of immediate concern is guidance for owners of DOT-105 pressure cars in PIH/TIH service, but the guidance can will be useful for tank car owners in general. We invite the tank car community to participate in this webinar, which, time permitting, will include a question and answer session. For further information please contact Eamonn Patrick (eamonn.patrick@dot.gov) or Larry Strouse (larry.strouse@dot.gov). Add to Calendar
  • May 26 2021
    Norfolk Southern Short Line Marketing Meeting 05/26/2021 - 05/28/2021 The MAIN, Norfolk, Virginia The Norfolk Southern Short Line Marketing Meeting is for railroads and is by invitation only. Add to Calendar
  • June 6 2021
    APTA Rail Conference 06/06/2021 - 06/09/2021 Cleveland, OH 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
  • June 8 2021
    2021 AAR Damage Prevention & Freight Claim Conference 06/08/2021 - 06/10/2021 Virtual The 128th Damage Prevention & Freight Claim Conference will be a three-day virtual event including live industry presentations, Q & A and chat features, networking opportunities, and interactive events. Join us June 8th – 10th, 2021 from your computer, tablet, or mobile device. This will be the first virtual event for the Damage Prevention & Freight Claim Conference and can be accessed from your computer, tablet, or mobile device (no app required). The event will include live industry presentations with Q & A, networking opportunities, chat features with other event attendees, and interactive events. Join the damage prevention industry to catch-up with industry experts and to learn new updates for load securement. Register by June 6th, 2021 to ensure full access to the virtual conference platform. Add to Calendar
  • June 23 2021
    FHWA-FRA Joint Webinar Series: Exploring Federal Funding Sources and Resources for Rail Programs 06/23/2021 Virtual The next webinar in the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Joint Webinar Series is scheduled for Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021, from 2:00 to 3:30 ET. The topic will be on Exploring Federal Funding Sources and Resources for Rail Programs. To Register: Registration is FREE, but is required to participate. Please register no later than Friday June 18th Add to Calendar
  • July 12 2021
    MARS 2021 Summer Meeting 07/12/2021 - 07/13/2021 Grand Geneva Resort; Lake Geneva, WI The 2021 Summer Meeting will be held at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva. Check the website for more information. Add to Calendar
  • July 14 2021
    Operation Lifesaver, Inc.’s Leadership Conference 07/14/2021 - 07/15/2021 Virtual Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) Leadership Conference will now be a virtual event. We’re keeping the same dates - July 14-15. This change will allow us to provide FREE registration for the event. Add to Calendar
  • July 26 2021
    AARS Annual Meeting 07/26/2021 - 07/28/2021 Swissotel; Chicago, IL Save the date for the AARS 124th Annual Meeting, July 26-28, 2020 in Chicago right on Wacker Dr. near Michigan Ave. at the Swissotel! The meeting will open with a reception on July 20 at 5:00 p.m. AARS will host the Progressive Railroading Rising Stars Award Dinner as part of the AARS Annual Meeting on July 20 at 6:30 p.m. Registration to the AARS Annual Meeting includes a ticket to the Rising Stars dinner. The meeting program will continue July 21 at 8:00 a.m. and will conclude on July 22 at 11:00 a.m. Add to Calendar
  • August 3 2021
    2021 NCSL Legislative Summit 08/03/2021 - 08/05/2021 Chicago, IL Add to Calendar
  • August 18 2021
    Keystone State Railroad Association Rail Freight Conference 08/18/2021 - 08/19/2021 Lancaster, PA The KSRRA is happy to be hosting the 2021 Rail Freight Conference in beautiful Lancaster, PA. Add to Calendar
  • August 31 2021
    APTA TRANSform Conference & EXPO 08/31/2021 - 09/03/2021 Anaheim Convention Center; Anaheim, CA 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. APTA Transform Conference: Aug 31-Sep 3, 2021 APTA Expo: Sep 1-3, 2021 Add to Calendar
  • September 7 2021
    North American Rail Shippers Association Annual Meeting 09/07/2021 - 09/09/2021 Sheraton Grand Hotel; Chicago, IL The Next NARS Annual Meeting has been rescheduled to September 7–9, 2021 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. 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. 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
    AREMA 2021 Virtual Conference 09/26/2021 - 09/30/2021 Virtual The AREMA 2021 Virtual Conference provides an excellent opportunity for our attendees to increase their railroad knowledge, technical expertise, network and a forum for exchanging ideas. Professional Development Hours are earned for participating in the Virtual Conference and are subject to the individual state board’s final authority. Add to Calendar
  • September 29 2021
    SWARS 2021 Semi-Annual Meeting 09/29/2021 - 09/30/2021 Worthington Renaissance; Fort Worth, TX The meeting will be held at the beautiful Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel, only one block from vibrant Sundance Square. Add to Calendar
  • October 18 2021
    Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals (IRPT) Annual Conference 10/18/2021 - 10/20/2021 Biloxi, MS Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals (IRPT) is excited to announce the 2021 Annual Conference will be held IN-PERSON, October 18-20, 2021 in Beautiful Biloxi, Mississippi. IRPT’s Annual Conference will offer hours of conference content focused on logistics and transportation, sure to bring growth opportunities for your company (with professional development hours offered), IRPT's Annual Conference offers exhibition space offering high quality one-on-one interaction with attendees. Our design and layout offers the personal experience to increase communication and visibility. Exhibition time exceeds 18 hours and will ensure you company’s exposure. As the nation’s trade association for port, terminal and waterway professionals, IRPT connects ports, terminals, shippers, and providers, enabling attendees to talk with each other face-to-face, strengthen relationships, and develop potential customers. IRPT Members receive discounted registration. Add to Calendar
  • November 3 2021
    Heritage Rail Alliance's Fall Conference 11/03/2021 - 11/06/2021 Montreal, PQ The 2021 Fall Conference and Annual Meeting will be hosted by the Canadian Railroad Historical Association in Montreal, Quebec Add to Calendar
  • November 17 2021
    ASLRRA Annual Convention 2021 11/17/2021 - 11/19/2021 Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ ASLRRA's Annual Convention 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 Annual Convention. Add to Calendar
  • May 1 2022
    ASLRRA Annual Convention 2022 05/01/2022 - 05/04/2022 St. Louis Convention Center, St. Louis, MO ASLRRA's Annual Convention 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 Annual Convention. Add to Calendar
  • May 23 2022
    RSSI Annual C&S Exhibition 05/23/2022 - 05/25/2022 Kansas City, MO Add to Calendar
  • July 13 2022
    27th Railroad Liability Conference Hosted by Ironhorse Resources 07/13/2022 - 07/15/2022 St. Louis Union Station Hotel SAVE THE DATE ! 27th Liability Conference July 13-15, 2022 St. Louis Union Station Hotel Hosted by Ironhorse Resources Reservation and Registration Info will be sent in the coming year!!! 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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