2nd Annual Michigan Rail Conference

Mid-America Freight Coalition 

August 26-27, 2014
Macomb Community College
Warren, Michigan

The Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Program is hosting the 2nd Annual Michigan Rail Conference in August 2014.

The program will start at Macomb Community College on Tuesday morning at 8:00 AM with our welcome and safety briefing.  The morning will feature a plenary session focused on railroad education and work force development, followed by our most popular event from last year, a panel discussion with representatives from across the rail industry.  This year’s panel discussion will be titled “Opportunities for Building Collaborative Partnerships.  The afternoon will feature a variety of breakout sessions, with topics for all rail supporters.  We will wrap up the day’s activities with a dinner session, featuring Mr. Tony Hatch as our key-note speaker.

For more information and to register, visit the Michigan Rail Conference.

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