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  • August 11 2020
    Midwest Rail Conference - Virtual 08/11/2020 - 08/12/2020 MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW TO ATTEND! Register before August 1 to get the bargain basement rate of $25. Register Here: https://rail.mtu.edu/MRC2020/register Add to Calendar
  • August 25 2020
    Secure Rail Conference 08/25/2020 - 08/26/2020 Virtual Event This year's conference will be held virtually. Check the website for more details. Sponsored by Trade Press / Progressive Railroading, Secure Rail began in 2015. Each year, the conference cultivates experts in critical infrastructure in rail, rail cybersecurity and individuals presenting new technology advancements – all working toward a common goal, to bridge the gap between technology and security. Add to Calendar
  • September 9 2020
    RSI/CMA Rail Expo & Technical Conference 09/09/2020 - 09/11/2020 In light of the ongoing public health risks surrounding in person events and the safety of travel as a result of COVID-19, the Railway Supply Institute has decided to cancel the 2020 RSI Expo & Education Conference scheduled for September 9-11 in Chicago, Illinois. In lieu of the event, RSI is exploring the possibility of holding a limited number of education sessions through a virtual platform and will provide additional information in the coming weeks. Questions: Contact Amanda Patrick, RSI Show Manager at patrick@rsiweb.org or (202) 347-4664. Add to Calendar
  • September 13 2020
    AREMA Virtual Annual Conference 09/13/2020 - 09/17/2020 Virtual Event The AREMA Annual Conference in conjunction with Railway Interchange 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 21 2020
    Rail Safety Week (RSW) 09/21/2020 - 09/27/2020 Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year Rail Safety Week activities will emphasize online and social media. We urge our state Operation Lifesaver programs and safety partners to share these campaigns virtually as well. State Operation Lifesaver programs and partners may plan in-person events in accordance with their state guidelines on gatherings and other activities. Below is the preliminary schedule of daily RSW themes. We are sharing this schedule to allow you, our partners, to share these safety messages as appropriate with your stakeholders and communities. Add to Calendar
  • September 21 2020
    NEARS 2020 Fall Conference 09/21/2020 - 09/25/2020 Virtual Event Check the NEARS Website for updated info as it is released. Add to Calendar
  • September 28 2020
    AAPRCO Annual Convention 09/28/2020 - 09/30/2020 Burlington, VT The 2020 convention will be held in Burlington, VT. Due to a “perfect storm” of the COVID-19 virus pandemic, a March 2020 increase in Amtrak’s insurance requirements for special trains, and the number of car owners committed to participation, we have significantly revised our plans for our convention special train, the “American Autumn Explorer.” The special train will operate on Amtrak and the Vermont Rail System from Albany-Rensselaer to Burlington (via Rutland) and return to Albany-Rensselaer, with the addition of a side trip to Hoosick. Participating cars will travel to/from Albany-Rensselaer on regularly scheduled Amtrak trains. Add to Calendar
  • September 28 2020
    Railroad Track Inspection & Safety Standards 09/28/2020 - 10/02/2020 Galveston, TX Register online/mail or fax to: Rail Training (Attn: Diana Webb) Center for Transportation Research The University of Tennessee 309 Conference Center Knoxville, TN 37996-4133 Tel: (865) 974-5255 Fax: (865) 974-3889 Railroad Track Inspection & Safety Standards Galveston, TX• Sept 28- Oct 2, 2020 Add to Calendar
  • September 30 2020
    Virginia Railroad Association Annual Meeting 09/30/2020 - 10/02/2020 Homestead Resort; Hot Springs, VA The Virginia Railroad Association will be holding their 2020 Virginia Railroad Association meeting on September 30th – October 2nd at the Omni Homestead Resort and Spa, located in Hot Springs, VA. The Omni has assured that they are ready to begin hosting events again and have many initiatives to protect their guests. The room rate is $149 and a great event is planned. A tour of the Stella-Jones facility has been added for Wednesday afternoon for anyone who is interested in learning how crossties are made. The golf tournament will be held at the Old Course on Thursday morning followed by a reception and dinner. The annual business meeting will be on Friday followed by some great presentations. Add to Calendar
  • October 2 2020
    SWARS Golf Outing 10/02/2020 The Golf Trails of The Woodlands; The Woodlands, TX The SWARS Semi-Annual Meeting in San Diego has been cancelled. SWARS is planning a fun Golf Event in the Houston Area to benefit their scholarship fund and give members an opportunity to stay connected. Please check their website for more details. Add to Calendar
  • October 5 2020
    AASHTO Standing Committee on Rail Transportation (SCORT) Meeting 10/05/2020 - 10/06/2020 Virtual Event AASHTO’s Council on Rail Transportation will host a virtual conference this year. Add to Calendar
  • October 15 2020
    Rail Supply Chain Annual Summit 10/15/2020 Union League Club; Chicago, IL Contact info@therailsummit.com or call 312-750-9150 for registration. Add to Calendar
  • October 20 2020
    Railway Tie Association Annual Conference 10/20/2020 - 10/22/2020 Virtual Event In light of current developments, RTA's Board of Directors has unanimously decided to move our Annual Conference to a virtual platform. Rest assured that there will still be ample opportunities for networking and the sponsorships and name recognition that you have always had. It will look different online, but it will still be valuable. Existing registrations may be credited toward a virtual conference registration. Check out the website for more details. Add to Calendar
  • October 20 2020
    TransAction 2020 10/20/2020 Virtual Event The annual New Jersey Transportation Conference and Expo - TransAction - will be held virtually on October 20, 2020. Our Virtual NJ TransAction 2020 will allow you to visit exhibitors and even chat one on one in real time on the "live" event day. All exhibitors will have the chat ability as well handouts and brochures that you can download, video on demands as well as other features. Like TransAction Conferences' in the past, they are planning to hold more than 75 pre-recorded workshop sessions specializing in bus, rail, roads, bridges, goods movement, engineering, planning, pedestrian/bicycle, paratransit, community transportation, ports, NJ TRANSIT, NJ DOT, PATH, AMTRAK and much more including some addressing the Covid-19 virus. Add to Calendar
  • October 27 2020
    Railroad Environmental Conference 10/27/2020 - 10/28/2020 Urbana, IL The 2020 Railroad Environmental Conference will be held 27-28 October on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. RREC-2020 will feature presentations by railroaders, consulting engineers, academics and others involved in all aspects of railroad environmental topics. Presentation topics will include: Compliance & Permitting; Ecological Conservation; Energy, Emissions & Air Quality; Environmental Analytical Data Applications; Environmental Management; Environmental Response; Noise & Vibration; Passenger Rail & Transit; Remediation; Risk & Liability Management; Stormwater & Wastewater; and Sustainability. Add to Calendar
  • November 2 2020
    Railroad Track Inspection & Safety Standards 11/02/2020 - 11/06/2020 Chattanooga, TN Register online/mail or fax to: Rail Training (Attn: Diana Webb) Center for Transportation Research The University of Tennessee 309 Conference Center Knoxville, TN 37996-4133 Tel: (865) 974-5255 Fax: (865) 974-3889 Railroad Track Inspection & Safety Standards Chattanooga, TN• November 2-6, 2020 Add to Calendar
  • November 3 2020
    2020 Railroad Liability Conference 11/03/2020 - 11/05/2020 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
  • November 11 2020
    California Short Line Railroad Assn Fall Meeting and Train Ride 11/11/2020 - 11/13/2020 Napa, CA SAVE THE DATES! CSLRA’s fall train trip will be held aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train. Join us for beautiful scenery and a great meal aboard nicely-restored vintage passenger equipment. Details and registration information will be posted during Q3. Add to Calendar
  • November 18 2020
    Operation Lifesaver, Inc.’s Leadership Conference 11/18/2020 - 11/19/2020 Embassy Suites Omaha Downtown - Old Market; Omaha, NE Operation Lifesaver, Inc. has made the decision to move the Operation Lifesaver Leadership Conference from November of this year to July 2021, keeping the same location. Please join us at Operation Lifesaver, Inc.’s Leadership Conference, July 2021 at the Embassy Suites Omaha Downtown - Old Market, in Omaha, Nebraska. Add to Calendar
  • November 19 2020
    RailTrends 11/19/2020 - 11/20/2020 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. As it stands, RailTrends is moving ahead as scheduled. As we work on this year's event, our emphasis is to protect the health and safety of our attendees, sponsors, speakers, and staff. We are working with the state of New York, New York City, and the Marriott Marquis to ensure the safety and cleanliness of RailTrends. We will continue to follow the advice of public health and local authorities. Our goal is to welcome you to a safe and clean show environment. New protocols and processes will be put in place. We will share these details on our website as they become available. Add to Calendar
  • January 3 2021
    TRB Annual Meeting 01/03/2021 - 01/29/2021 Virtual Event The TRB 100th Annual Meeting will be conducted as a virtual event over a series of dates throughout January 2021. The decision to go virtual was made out of concern for the health and safety of all meeting attendees, in light of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Virtual Event Platform: Through an interactive virtual event platform, attendees will be able to experience presentation and poster sessions, workshops, exhibits, and committee meetings, and connect with other attendees—just as they have all come to expect from all TRB Annual Meetings. Program: The meeting program will cover all transportation modes, 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 2021 meeting: Launching a New Century of Mobility and Quality of Life. Dates: The dates of the Annual Meeting events are still to be determined. Committee meetings will be hosted earlier in the month, possibly in the first two weeks of January; sessions and exhibits will take place later in the month. Add to Calendar
  • January 6 2021
    NRCMA Conference & Exhibition 01/06/2021 - 01/09/2021 Diplomat Hotel; Hollywood, FL 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 19 2021
    MARS 2021 Winter Meeting 01/19/2021 - 01/21/2021 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
  • March 3 2021
    PNWARS Spring Meeting 03/03/2021 - 03/04/2021 Portland Marriott Downtown; Portland, OR The meeting will be held at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront in Portland OR Add to Calendar
  • March 10 2021
    SWARS 2021 Annual Meeting 03/10/2021 - 03/11/2021 Grand Hyatt; San Antonio, TX The meeting will return to the beautiful Grand Hyatt San Antonio Hotel on the San Antonio Riverwalk. Add to Calendar
  • March 10 2021
    Railroad Day on Capitol Hill 03/10/2021 Washington, DC 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 March 10! Add to Calendar
  • March 14 2021
    American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Annual Meeting 03/14/2021 - 03/17/2021 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 16 2021
    Southeast Association of Rail Shippers Spring Meeting 03/16/2021 - 03/17/2021 Westin Buckhead; Atlanta, GA Mark your calendars to attend the 2021 Spring Meeting on March 16 – 17, 2021 at The Westin Buckhead in Atlanta. Add to Calendar
  • March 24 2021
    Keystone State Railroad Association Rail Freight Conference 03/24/2021 - 03/25/2021 Lancaster, PA The KSRRA is happy to be hosting the 2021 Rail Freight Conference in beautiful Lancaster, PA. 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
  • April 19 2021
    ASME Joint Rail Conference 04/19/2021 - 04/21/2021 St. Louis Union Station Hotel; St. Louis, MO The American Society of Mechanical Engineers' 2021 JRC (Joint Rail Conference) will take place April 19-21, 2021 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 21 2021
    Transload Distribution Association Annual Conference 04/21/2021 - 04/23/2021 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
  • April 28 2021
    NEARS 2021 Spring Conference 04/28/2021 - 04/30/2021 Saratoga Springs, NY Check out the NEARS website for more details as they become available. Add to Calendar
  • May 12 2021
    North American Rail Shippers Association Annual Meeting 05/12/2021 - 05/14/2021 Sheraton Grand Hotel; Chicago, IL The Next NARS Annual Meeting to be held May 12-14, 2021 in Chicago 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 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
  • 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 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
  • July 13 2021
    MARS 2021 Summer Meeting 07/13/2021 - 07/14/2021 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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