Thank you to all our great sponsors and all that attended this year's conference!
The 2017 Midwest Rail Conference "Midwest Connections: Passenger and Freight Rail Look to the Future" was held August 15-17, 2017 in Kalamazoo, MI.
In addition to the incorporation of other midwest states, the 2017 conference combined forces with two other events by leading rail transportation organizations; the Summerail 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.
The events kicked off with the Student Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Outing at the Ridgeview Golf Course and Committee meetings on Tuesday morning, and were followed by the Conference Opening Reception and live music with the Norfolk Southern Lawmen Band at the Bell's Brewery "Backroom" in Kalamazoo.
Technical Sessions were held on Wednesday at the WMU Fetzer Center, and the conference wrapped up on Thursday with a field trip featuring a train ride on the upgraded Wolverine Higher Speed Rail Corridor and visit to the Little River Railroad!
Thank You to Our Conference Organizing Partners!
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