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RailTrends early bird rate available through Aug. 13


The early bird registration rate for Progressive Railroading’s RailTrends conference still is available through today. The discounted rate for the event — to be held Sept. 28-29 at the Affinia Manhattan Hotel in New York City — is $200 less than the regular registration rate.

Titled “Railroads Supporting the Recovery and Beyond,” this year’s RailTrends was developed to address critical rail industry issues, such as positive train control, the post-recession economy, and the Obama Administration’s position on rail policy and high-speed rail.

Speakers include Genesee & Wyoming Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer John Hellmann; Florida East Coast Railway President and CEO James Hertwig; Watco Cos. Inc. CEO Rick Webb; Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo; Association of American Railroads President and CEO Ed Hamberger; Southern Co. Coal Services Director Rob Hardman; and Wall Street analysts Rick Peterson and Tom Wadewitz, plus independent analyst and RailTrends consultant Tony Hatch.

In addition, BNSF Railway Co. Chairman, President and CEO Matthew Rose will receive Progressive Railroading’s Railroad Innovator Award — which recognizes outstanding achievement in the rail industry — and deliver a keynote address during the conference.

RailTrends’ sponsors include Accenture (Platinum Level); Balfour Beatty Rail Inc., Coach America Crew Transport, Progress Rail Leasing and RailWorks Corp. (Gold Level); and Oliver Wyman and Georgetown Rail Equipment Co. (Silver Level).

To register for the event at the early bird rate (though Aug. 13), follow this link.

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