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Register Now for Rail Conference

Register now for the 2014 APTA International Rail Rodeo, June 12-15, and Rail Conference, June 15-18, at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth and Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, QC, Canada.

Before the conference convenes, rail operator teams and maintenance teams representing commuter rail, heavy rail, and light rail systems throughout North America will compete June 14 in the International Rail Rodeo. The winners will be announced the following eveningat the awards dinner.

The conference will offer educational sessions organized into six tracks of study: technology and technical forums, operations,
safety/security/emergency preparedness, planning/ sustainability/finance, capital programs, and management/policy.

Many sessions will feature leaders of major rail transit systems. The June 18 session, “Rail—the 21st Century’s Economic
Powerhouse,” will explore the economic impact of rail with panelists including past APTA Chair Gary Thomas, president/executive director, Dallas Area Rapid Transit; Joseph Casey, general manager, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, Philadelphia; Leanne Redden, interim executive director, Regional Transportation Authority, Chicago; Meredith Slesinger, director, policy and outreach, Northeast Corridor Infrastructure and Operations Advisory Commission, Washington, DC; and moderator Gary McNeil, president, McNeil Management Systems, Aurora, ON.

Other highlights include the Rail Products & Services Showcase, a report from DOT officials, the Rail Safety & Security Excellence Awards (also commemorating the 100th anniversary of APTA’s Transit Safety Awards), and technical tours hosted by the Societe de Transport de Montreal and Agence Metropolitaine de transport-AMT Montreal, conference host agencies.

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