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  • 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
  • September 30 2021
    Corporate Social Responsibility and Freight: SmartWay Partners showcase their leadership and lessons learned! 09/30/2021 Webinar SmartWay Partners have demonstrated their corporate social responsibility (CSR) for almost two decades now, setting targets for GHG reductions and striving to meet them through innovative practices and efficiency measures. EPA has tapped the collective wisdom of the partner community to develop new resources for SmartWay Partners to set goals and assert their leadership and achievements. We’ll show you how to add these to your “CSR toolbox” and explore ways to enhance your efficiency efforts. Logistics and sustainability experts from Clif Bar and General Motors North America will join as guest speakers to showcase their companies’ journeys to develop and implement their own freight sustainability initiatives. This webinar offers partners the chance to learn from their peers and access new resources. This webinar is for: Any SmartWay Partner companies working to develop and implement freight sustainability initiatives. Add to Calendar
  • October 12 2021
    Fundamentals of Railway Train Control and Signaling 10/12/2021 - 10/21/2021 Virtual Schedule Online Instruction: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Central Time each day Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Thursday, October 14, 2021 Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Thursday, October 21, 2021 Course Overview Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: Describe manual block signaling, automatic block signaling, and vital circuits. Identify the signaling principles related to system capacity, layout and headways. Explain TCS (Traffic Control Systems) and ATC (Automatic Traffic Control). Identify and illustrate multiple track circuit technology. Explain the purpose of an interlocking and define the four types of basic switch locking logic that assures safe operation. Describe and illustrate the general architecture and operation of a PTC system. Describe the similarities and differences between in PTC technologies including IETMS, ACSES II, and ITCS. Who Should Attend? This entry-level course will teach you about the base systems architecture and function that are the foundation of signal and train control systems and PTC. You will benefit if you are not an expert in train control and signaling but are working with railroads (or plan to be) and want a basic understanding of how signal systems are designed and operated. Add to Calendar
  • October 12 2021
    PNWARS Fall Conference 10/12/2021 - 10/14/2021 Virtual 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
  • October 26 2021
    SEARS Fall Conference 10/26/2021 - 10/27/2021 Westin Buckhead Atlanta SEARS returns to live meetings at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta on October 26-27, 2021. Register now for in-person networking, educational industry presentations that include experts in Cyber Security, Equipment Maintenance, Intermodal, Truck Capacity, Rail Operations, Economics and more. Add to Calendar
  • October 26 2021
    23rd Railroad Environmental Conference (RREC) 10/26/2021 - 10/27/2021 iHotel Illinois Conference Center; Champaign, IL The 23rd annual Railroad Environmental Conference (RREC) will be presented this year in hybrid format, meaning that both in-person and online attendance will be possible. This will provide attendees the best of both worlds - being able to see each other in-person, while also providing quality presentations online to those who are unable to join us in Champaign. Over 60 Presentations: By railroad managers, environmental engineers and researchers from all over North America! Who should attend? Representatives from Class 1, Regional & Short Line Freight Railroads, Passenger Railroads & Rail Transit Operators, Railcar Manufacturers & Lessors, Operators & Maintenance Personnel, Environmental Consultants, Suppliers of Environmental Control & Treatment Equipment, State & Federal Regulators, and Environmental Engineering Faculty & Students. Add to Calendar
  • October 27 2021
    Heritage Rail Alliance's Fall Conference 10/27/2021 - 10/28/2021 Virtual The Fall conference season this year will be a departure from the traditional model of on-site meetings, programming and vendor opportunities. Two separate events will take place over two weeks, with the Annual Meeting held virtually on the afternoons of October 27 and 28, and a youth-engagement themed onsite-workshop at the Philmont Boy Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico, November 5 – 7. The virtual and live events will be offered separately to those that cannot attend both. Add to Calendar
  • November 1 2021
    Railroad Track Inspection & Safety Standards 11/01/2021 - 11/05/2021 Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum: Chattanooga, TN Overview Track is the foundation of the railroad's physical plant. Although railroad track components are relatively simple in concept, they interact in a complex fashion to form a system capable of withstanding the extremely large forces applied by rail vehicles. Safe and reliable train operations rely upon the track system remaining within established specifications. Because the combined effects of traffic and environment degrade track, regular inspection is essential to identify defects and initiate remedial action before problems develop. 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. Objectives and Benefits In this class, you will learn how to organize, conduct, and document track inspections; learn how to measure track parameters; develop a clear understanding of the Federal Track Safety Standards and the FRA track inspection process; and learn how to use inspection results to identify track maintenance needs and plan maintenance activities. This course has been reviewed and approved by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) under CFR Part 243 of the new training rule. This course is intended for safety-related railroad employees or independent students who seek employment with a railroad and/or a railroad contractor and who may be tasked with the application of Federal regulation 49 CFR Part 213, Track Safety Standards, Subparts A-F. The course does not contain an on-the-job training (OJT component). This is the only comprehensive course on track inspection providing sufficient time to discuss this complex subject in detail and to demonstrate the measurement techniques needed. Hundreds of attendees through the years have increased their understanding of the track inspection process as a result of this class. Add to Calendar
  • November 2 2021
    Fundamentals of Railway Bridge Engineering and Management 11/02/2021 - 11/03/2021 Madison, WI Event Dates/Times: 11/2/2021 08:00am - 04:30pm 11/3/2021 08:00am - 04:30pm Course Overview In this course, you will learn how to better manage your own bridges and why compliance with FRA 237 is so important. Learn how to determine a bridge’s load capacity, and get the latest information on bridge inspection requirements, along with penalties and waivers. Work examples and case studies will also be discussed. Who Should Attend? Railroad engineers, managers, and supervisors Bridge engineers, inspectors, and supervisors Railroads, consultants, contractors, and agencies Anyone who owns a bridge with railroad track, or has been assigned responsibility for operating and maintaining a bridge with track on it Add to Calendar
  • November 3 2021
    NCSL Legislative Summit 11/03/2021 - 11/05/2021 Tampa Convention Center; Tampa, FL The Nation’s Premier Bipartisan Gathering Of State Legislatures Reconnect Join your colleagues from across the country to connect, collaborate and share best practices for how to address common policy challenges. Innovate Learn from the nation’s foremost policy experts on a wide range of issues and to gain unique insights and practical knowledge to navigate your state’s future in a post-pandemic world. Prepare November in sunny Tampa is the perfect time and place for legislators and legislative staff to lay the policy groundwork for their state’s next legislative session. Add to Calendar
  • November 7 2021
    APTA TRANSform Expo 11/07/2021 - 11/10/2021 Orlando, FL 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. Add to Calendar
  • November 17 2021
    ASLRRA Annual Conference 2021 11/17/2021 - 11/19/2021 Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ ASLRRA's Annual Conference 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 Conference. Add to Calendar
  • January 5 2022
    NRC Annual Conference and NRC-REMSA Exhibition 01/05/2022 - 01/08/2022 JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa It is time to make your plans to attend the 43rd Annual NRC Conference & NRC-REMSA Exhibition. Please join us January 5-8, 2022 in Phoenix, AZ, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. After a one-year in-person conference hiatus due to COVID-19, you will not want to miss the opportunity to connect with key industry personnel! ?Learn. Network. Advocate. Kick off the year on the right track at the railway construction's premier event. The Annual NRC Conference features a unique program agenda with chief engineers from the major freight railroads and other key speakers covering up-to-date topics of importance to the rail industry. Typical topics include: Class 1 and Regional Railroad Capital Spending Plans Rail Projects of National Significance Commuter Rail and Transit Contracting Rail Infrastructure Legislation Railroad Construction Safety High-Speed Rail Developments Positive Train Control Add to Calendar
  • January 11 2022
    MARS Winter Meeting 01/11/2022 - 01/13/2022 Westin Lombard Yorktown Center; Lombard, IL Add to Calendar
  • February 28 2022
    SEARS Spring Conference 02/28/2022 - 03/02/2022 Charlotte, NC Add to Calendar
  • March 8 2022
    Railroad Day on Capitol Hill 03/08/2022 - 03/10/2022 Format TBD Add to Calendar
  • March 16 2022
    SWARS Annual Conference 03/16/2022 - 03/17/2022 Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel; Woodlands, TX Add to Calendar
  • May 1 2022
    ASLRRA Annual Conference 2022 05/01/2022 - 05/03/2022 St. Louis Convention Center, St. Louis, MO ASLRRA's Annual Conference 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 Conference. Add to Calendar
  • May 15 2022
    AREMA Communications & Signals 2022 Symposium 05/15/2022 - 05/17/2022 Kansas City Marriott; Kansas City, MO The symposium will consist of key railroad industry leaders, practitioners, and researchers devoted to examining challenges and solutions related to communication and signals, practical elements related to train control systems and railway signal construction and maintenance. Registration Opens Early December 2021. Add to Calendar
  • May 16 2022
    RSSI Annual C&S Exhibition 05/16/2022 - 05/18/2022 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
  • July 18 2022
    MARS Summer Meeting 07/18/2022 - 07/19/2022 Grand Geneva Resort; Lake Geneva, WI Add to Calendar
  • October 5 2022
    SWARS Semi-Annual Meeting 10/05/2022 - 10/06/2022 Downtown Phoenix Renaissance; Phoenix, AZ Add to Calendar
  • January 17 2023
    MARS Winter Meeting 01/17/2023 - 01/19/2023 Lombard, IL Add to Calendar
  • March 22 2023
    SWARS Annual Meeting 03/22/2023 - 03/23/2023 San Antonio, TX Add to Calendar
  • July 10 2023
    MARS Summer Meeting 07/10/2023 - 07/11/2023 Lake Geneva, WI Add to Calendar
  • September 26 2023
    SWARS Semi-Annual Meeting 09/26/2023 - 09/27/2023 San Diego, CA 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
  • January 9 2024
    MARS Winter Meeting 01/09/2024 - 01/11/2024 Lombard, IL Add to Calendar
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