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  • 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 3 2020
    2020 FRA Railroad Trespassing & Grade Crossing Technology Summit 06/03/2020 - 06/04/2020 Oakland, CA The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) invites you to attend one of six free, two-day Railroad Trespassing and Grade Crossing Technology Summits in locations across the United States. These Summits aim to raise awareness of the dangers of trespassing, to seek out low-cost solutions to local trespassing issues, and to discuss actionable ideas for technological improvements at grade crossings. Each Railroad Trespassing and Grade Crossing Technology Summit will consist of two days of discussions. A main goal of these summits is to demonstrate how trespassing and grade crossing incidents touch everyone in a community. Community members are encouraged to participate and offer input. Past summits have been attended by representatives from law enforcement, non-profit organizations, local universities, homeowners’ associations, and more. All who are committed to driving continuous railroad safety improvement are welcome to attend. For information on how to register or to view the other locations of this Summit, please visit www.fra.dot.gov. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Michail Grizkewitsch at michail.grizkewitsch@dot.gov or Monica Shaw at monica.shaw@dot.gov. Add to Calendar
  • June 7 2020
    CANCELLED - 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 8 2020
    2020 FRA Railroad Trespassing & Grade Crossing Technology Summit 06/08/2020 - 06/09/2020 Robert J Cabral Agricultural Center - Stockton, CA The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) invites you to attend one of six free, two-day Railroad Trespassing and Grade Crossing Technology Summits in locations across the United States. These Summits aim to raise awareness of the dangers of trespassing, to seek out low-cost solutions to local trespassing issues, and to discuss actionable ideas for technological improvements at grade crossings. Each Railroad Trespassing and Grade Crossing Technology Summit will consist of two days of discussions. A main goal of these summits is to demonstrate how trespassing and grade crossing incidents touch everyone in a community. Community members are encouraged to participate and offer input. Past summits have been attended by representatives from law enforcement, non-profit organizations, local universities, homeowners’ associations, and more. All who are committed to driving continuous railroad safety improvement are welcome to attend. For information on how to register or to view the other locations of this Summit, please visit www.fra.dot.gov. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Michail Grizkewitsch at michail.grizkewitsch@dot.gov or Monica Shaw at monica.shaw@dot.gov. Add to Calendar
  • June 8 2020
    AAR Damage Prevention & Freight Claim Conference 06/08/2020 - 06/11/2020 Niagara Falls, Ontario, CANADA Conference Events Include: Keynote speakers from the Canadian National Railway (CN), Railway Association of Canada (RAC), National Research Council - Canada (NRC), and the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) Conference breakouts for Forestry, Metal, and Food Products, Automobile Shipments, and Freight Claims Open Committee Meetings - The Damage Prevention and Freight Claim Committee and the Quality Lead Team for Roll Paper Add to Calendar
  • June 9 2020
    Leadership Development Training 06/09/2020 - 06/11/2020 Westfield, MA In May 2019, the SLSI launched a Leadership Development Training (LDT) program. The program is highly interactive, designed for new and experienced railroad managers who are interested in improving their leadership skills in areas such as effective communication, delivering constructive feedback, managing agreements, coaching and building high performance teams. In October 2019, the SLSI expanded the training to include additional exercises and educational content that links leadership to the strengthening of safety culture specifically. This program is now available to the short line and regional railroad industry. Contact Sam Cotton at sam.cotton@shortlinesafety.org. 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 10 2020
    Introduction to NEPA and FRA’s Categorical Exclusions Webinar 06/10/2020 Online Join the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a webinar to help you navigate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. FRA Environmental Protection Specialists will show you how NEPA is key to delivering your project in a timely manner. Webinar participants will receive a high-level overview of the NEPA process and practical strategies for FRA project development and environmental document preparation. Participants will also acquire tips and tools to complete FRA’s categorical exclusion (CE) worksheets. Upon completion of the webinar, participants will be able to: • Identify the NEPA process in the development of transportation projects • List types of NEPA documents and requirements of the NEPA process • Understand FRA CE requirements for completion This webinar will be particularly useful if you are new to NEPA or simply need a concise, clear description of the environmental process. Agency staff, project sponsors and their consultants, and discretionary grantees and applicants are encouraged to enroll. For more grantee technical assistance, visit FRA’s Training & Guidance page. 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
  • June 21 2020
    Railway Industrial Clearance Association Annual Conference 06/21/2020 - 06/24/2020 New Orleans Marriott; New Orleans, LA The Railway Industrial Clearance Association (RICA) was founded in 1969 and is dedicated to serving the heavy and dimensional transportation industry. Representation includes all aspects of logistics associated with the movement of dimensional cargo via Rail. Add to Calendar
  • June 22 2020
    CANCELED - Railroad Track Inspection & Safety Standards Workshop 06/22/2020 - 06/26/2020 Americas Central Port; Granite City, IL 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
  • July 8 2020
    California Short Line Railroad Association Annual Meeting 07/08/2020 - 07/09/2020 Westin Hotel; San Diego, CA CSLRA’s next annual meeting will be held at the Westin San Diego. Plan now to join us for an informative agenda and the annual business of the Association. Event registration information will be posted during Q1 2020. 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
  • July 20 2020
    AARS Annual Meeting 07/20/2020 - 07/22/2020 Swissotel; Chicago, IL Save the date for the AARS 124th Annual Meeting, July 20-22, 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 10 2020
    2020 NCSL Legislative Summit 08/10/2020 - 08/13/2020 Indianapolis, IN NCSL has decided to cancel the 2020 Legislative Summit scheduled for Aug. 10-13 in Indianapolis. Stay tuned as they are working on some cool plans for virtual events in the late summer to provide you with opportunities to learn and connect. Add to Calendar
  • August 25 2020
    Secure Rail Conference 08/25/2020 - 08/26/2020 Double Tree - Magnificent Mile; Chicago, IL Railway threats will continue to pose a challenge. The only way to confront our anxieties about security is through education, persistence and collaboration. Secure Rail presents practice measures and proven solutions. It lays the groundwork for an actionable discourse. Secure Rail is a meeting of necessity. Secure Rail brings together stakeholders in surface transportation security — U.S. government agencies, industry trade organizations, rail organizations, shippers and suppliers — to discuss current and potential threats to physical and cyber security. 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
    Intermodal Association of North America's 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
  • November 18 2020
    Operation Lifesaver, Inc.’s Leadership Conference 11/18/2020 - 11/19/2020 Embassy Suites Omaha Downtown - Old Market; Omaha, NE Please join us at Operation Lifesaver, Inc.’s Leadership Conference, November 18-19, 2020 at the Embassy Suites Omaha Downtown - Old Market, in Omaha, Nebraska. The theme of this important event for rail safety advocates is "2020 Vision on Rail Safety." Add to Calendar
  • March 10 2021
    Railroad Day on Capitol Hill 03/10/2021 Washington, DC 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 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
  • 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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