Midwest Rail Conference 2017
 
August 2017
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Tue, 8/15/2017 - Thu, 8/17/2017
Categories
Conventions, Meeting, Tours, Workshops and Clinics
Location
Western Michigan University Fetzer Center
2350 Business Court
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
United States
Times
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission Fees
Regular Registration $250 will run July 1 through July 28. Late Registration $325 will run July 29 through the conference dates.
Description
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Program, and a group of organizers are hosting the Midwest Rail Conference (MRC) in August. Formerly called the Michigan Rail Conference, the newly expanded program now has a regional focus with co-organizers, like the Freight Rail Transportation Committee (AR040) of the Transportation Research Board and the National University Rail Center (NURail). AR040 also is bringing their Summerail 2017 event, and NURail will add their annual meeting to the event. This year's conference theme is "Midwest Connections: Passenger and Freight Rail Look to the Future! #MWRailConference.

The keynote speaker will be Joseph McHugh, senior vice president and chief for Amtrak Government Affairs and Corporate Communication.

Students interested in rail careers also are invited to attend. The Conference Organizing Committee is offering students a limited number of scholarships to cover the conference registration and field trip fees.
Additional Information
Wheelchair Accessible
Contact Information
David Nelson at dannelso@mtu.edu or 906-487-1734. For registration or sponsorship information, contact alkerttu@mtu.edu.
 
 
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