3rd Annual Michigan Rail Conference

Agenda

The agenda-at-glance can be review below. For more detailed information on conference, please visit our Preliminary Conference Program.

AUGUST 19

1:00 -4:00 

 

AUGUST 20

7:30 – 8:00

 

Afternoon Field Trip to Rail Facilities in Grand Rapids Area

 

 

Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15 Welcome and Safety Briefing
8:15 – 8:30 Welcomes from visiting dignitaries
8:30 – 10: 00 Plenary Session – Gathering Momentum, Challenges and Opportunities Before Us
10:00–10:15Networking Break
10:15–11:30

Plenary Panel Discussion –  Railroad-highway Grade Crossings

11:30–1:00Networking Lunch and Keynote Address - Joe Szabo, Executive Director, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and former Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration
1:00 – 2:30

Breakout Session  #1 – Shipper’s Panel

 

Breakout Session #2 –  Passenger Panel

2:30 – 2:45Networking Break
2:45 – 4:15

Breakout Session #3 – Trends in Rolling Stock and Rail Power

 

 

4:15 – 4:30

Breakout Session #4 - Rail Advocacy Groups, Challenges and Opportunities

 

Networking Break

4:30 – 5:00Closing Session - Closing thoughts and next year's conference.
5:00 – 7:00Networking/Reception

When:

Aug 19, 2015 1:00pm to Aug 20, 2015 7:00pm

Where:

Grand Valley State University, Eberhard Center
301 Fulton St W
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Rail Transportation Program
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI. 49931-1295
 
Phone: 1-906-487-3547
Fax: 1-906-487-2943
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