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  • August 3 2021
    2021 NCSL Legislative Summit 08/03/2021 - 08/05/2021 Chicago, IL Add to Calendar
  • August 3 2021
    RRB 11th Triennial National Rail Employer Training Seminar (NRETS) 08/03/2021 - 08/05/2021 Virtual The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will conduct the 11th Triennial National Rail Employer Training Seminar (NRETS) from Tuesday, August 3rd through Thursday, August 5th, 2021. We will be holding the event on RRB’s new conference virtual platform. This event is targeted for railroad officials responsible for preparing and filing reports of service, compensation, contributions and other business interactions with the agency and will provide the following: Executive Sessions – Agency executives will provide information on strategies, direction and goals for the agency. Instructional Sessions – RRB subject matter experts will conduct presentations on employer coverage, experience rating, audits, on-line reporting, railroad retirement, unemployment and sickness benefits and more. RRB Virtual Informational Booth – Take the opportunity to update your personal employee information, employer contact information, and/or post a new/upcoming job vacancy for your company on-site. All seminar information and access to online registration for the Eleventh Triennial National Rail Employer Training Seminar (NRETS) will be electronically available on the WWW.RRB.GOV website. 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
    Introduction to Railroad Engineering and Operations 09/07/2021 - 09/16/2021 Virtual Schedule Online Instruction: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Central Time each day Tuesday, September 7, 2021 Thursday, September 9, 2021 Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Thursday, September 16, 2021 Course Overview Increase your skills and competencies while expanding your knowledge of railroad engineering, operations, and management. You will understand: Railroad operating fundamentals and management Railroad track structure—sub-ballast, ballast, ties, rail Railroad engineering—alignment Special trackwork Signals, crossings, bridges, yards, and facilities Freight, inter-city passenger, and transit Case studies, examples, and more. Who Should Attend? Railroad employees Consultants and contractors Local, state, and federal officials Engineers and technicians 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 21 2021
    2021 RSSI C&S Exhibition 09/21/2021 - 09/24/2021 Indianapolis Convention Center; Indianapolis, IN Railway Systems Suppliers Inc. will hold its 60th annual C&S exhibition in Indianapolis. Add to Calendar
  • September 21 2021
    Railway Motive Power And Alternative Propulsion 2021 09/21/2021 - 09/23/2021 Courtyard by Marriott; Long Beach, CA Every day, news items feature climate and environmental sustainability. How does this impact railroads? Reducing fuel consumption, reduces emissions. Changing fuel can reduce emissions further. Less expensive solutions are emerging. The American Jobs Plan (infrastructure bill) will create funding opportunities to move towards low- and zero-emissions in all modes of transportation. Learn about this and more by attending Michigan State University’s Center for Railway Research and Education’s Railway Motive Power and Alternative Propulsion program, available to ASLRRA members at a special one-off reduced rate of $1,595.00 per person, saving up to 20%. 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 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 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
    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
  • 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
    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 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
  • 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 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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