The 33rd Annual Midwest Regional &
Short Line Summer Conference
was held on July 21, 2020 via Zoom

View Rod Case Presentation - "Carload: The Railroads' Canary"

Railroaders, Friends & Supporters,

In light of the challenges posed by the current worldwide health crisis, the 33rd Midwest Short Line & Regional Railroads Conference was held via Zoom on July 21, 2020.  And, while our social interaction was limited, the gathering proved interesting, fun and edifying.

Our featured speakers included:

Rodney Case, a partner at Oliver Wyman, and an international expert in transportation operations planning, infrastructure design and maintenance, strategy development, and performance management. Rod will share his insights from “Carload: The Railroads’ Canary” that he presented to Rail Trends, last November.

Honorable Ronald Batory, Administrator of the USDOT Federal Railroads Administration, will offer a look at the FRA’s safety advancements and the agency’s plans for future industry engagement.

Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Minnesota DOT, will provide a look at the Walz Administration’s statewide transportation initiatives and the role of freight rail in those plans.

Chuck Baker, President of the American Short Line & Regional Railroads Association, will update us on its newly commissioned Environment & Sustainability Initiative.

Katie Hatt, Minnesota Interagency Rail Director, will brief us on Governor Walz’ Minnesota Freight Rail Council and her role as the state’s new rail interface coordinator. 

Link to share the replay of the conference!

Minnesota Regional Railroads Association
was pleased to sponsor this event. 
We hope to see you, in person, next year on July 18 - 20, 2021
at Superior Shores Resort near Two Harbors, MN.

Registration Information and Agenda will be available
at this site in early 2021.