Midwest Rail Conference 2017 (USA)
The 2017 Midwest Rail Conference "Midwest Connections: Passenger and Freight Rail Look to the Future" will be held August 15-17, 2017 in Kalamazoo, MI.
The Planning Committee is still working on the agenda and timing, but preliminary information is available on the Agenda tab to the right. Committee meetings will take place on Tuesday afternoon, and the Conference Openning Reception will be held at Bell's Brewery in Kalamazoo. Technical Sessions will take place all day Wednesday, and the conference will wrap up on Thursday with a field trip featuring a train ride on the upgraded Wolverine Higher Speed Rail Corridor!
In addition to the incorporation of other midwest states, the 2017 conference will join forces with two other events by leading rail transportation organizations; the SummerRail 2017 event organized annually by the Freight Rail Transportation Committee (AR040) of the Transportation Research Board, and the annual meeting of National University Rail Center (NURail), the first USDOT OST-R University Transportation Center dedicated to the advancement of North American rail transportation.
More information here: http://www.rail.mtu.edu/event/mrc2017