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Rail Conference Session: The Race For America's First Subway

A highlight of the schedule for the 2015 APTA Rail Conference, June 21-24 in Salt Lake City, is a June 23 ­General ­Luncheon about the race to build America’s first subway, featuring Doug Most, author of The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry that Built America’s First Subway.

Most, deputy managing editor for the Boston Globe, will share some of the more colorful tales from his 2014 book The Race Underground, which follows the competition between two brothers—one in Boston, one in New York City—to complete the nation’s first subway. The New York Times called the book a “sweeping narrative of 19th-century intrigue” and it was’s Book of the Month for ­February 2014.

The author will sign copies of his book following the session, which is being sponsored by AECOM.

The conference schedule also includes numerous educational sessions in six tracks: technology and technical forums; operations and maintenance; safety, security and emergency preparedness; planning, finance and sustainability; capital programs; and workforce development, management and policy. Other highlights include the 2015 International Rail Rodeo and technical tours presented by the host system, the Utah Transit Authority. Register here.
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