Midwest Rail Conference 2017

Agenda

Tuesday, Aug 15

8 AM  Student Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Outing at Ridgeview Golf Course

1 PM - 6 PM Committee Meetings

  • Crossing Safety, Room 1060 1:30-3:00 pm
  • Inter-City Passenger, Room 1060, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • FRA Midwest Rail Plan, Room 1060, 4:00 - 5:00 pm (open to public)
  • Watco/MDOT/ORDC, Room 1060, 5:00 - 6:00 pm (invite only)
  • TRB AR030 - Railroad Operating Technologies, Room 1030, 4:00 - 6:00 pm (open to public)
  • TRB AR040 - Freight Rail Transportation, Room 2030, 2:00 - 4:00 pm (open to public)
  • NURail EAB, Room 2030, 4:30 - 5:30 pm (invite only)

6 PM - 9 PM Conference Opening Reception at Bell's Brewery with the Norfolk Southern Lawmen Band

Wednesday, Aug 16

Conference Technical Sessions

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Thursday, Aug 17

Conference Field Trip (approx. 7:30 am - 5:30 pm) sites to include: Decatur (Cargill facility), Train ride Amtrak Wolverine to Battle Creek, Little River Steam Train Ride.  We will provide a bus from Battle Creek back to Kalamazoo for any participants who cannot fit the Little River Steam Train into their calendars, but lunch will not be included in this option.  

When:

Aug 15, 2017 8:00am to Aug 17, 2017 6:00pm

Where:

Western Michigan University - Fetzer Center
2350 Business Court
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Rail Transportation Program
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI. 49931-1295
 
Phone: 1-906-487-3547
Fax: 1-906-487-2943
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