January 24, 2018

The PROGRESS IN MOTION Rail Forum is an ideal venue for planners, elected officials, economic developers, and business and industry representatives to discuss the issues impacting rail, and how rail contributes to North Carolina’s transportation system and economy.  The North Carolina Railroad Company invites you to be a part of the dialogue and help maximize the state’s rail assets through an exchange of ideas and information.

The next PROGRESS IN MOTION Rail Forum is scheduled for January 23-24, 2018.  More details, including program and registration information, coming soon.

DAY 1 – Tuesday, January 23 – Reception, Rye Bar and Southern Kitchen, 500 Fayetteville Street, located inside Marriott Center City, Downtown Raleigh

DAY 2 – Wednesday, January 24 – Rail Forum, Marriott Center City, 500 Fayetteville Street, Downtown Raleigh, More Details Coming Soon

Those interested in overnight accommodations for the PROGRESS IN MOTION Rail Forum can access a special rate of $209/night at the Marriott Center City in Downtown Raleigh.  Please make your reservation by January 2, 2018 to guarantee availability and to receive this rate.  Make a reservation.

2016 Presentations +

The Rail Renaissance – Is it over?

Tony Hatch, Senior Transportation Analyst, ABH Consulting

Moving People in North Carolina

A panel discussion moderated by Joe Milazzo, II, P.E., Regional Transportation Alliance
Paul C. Worley, CPM, Director, NCDOT Rail Division
John M. Lewis, Jr., CEO, Charlotte Area Transit System
Jeff Mann, General Manager, Go Triangle

Tracking Success & Spurring Growth: An NCRR Update

Anna Lea Moore, Vice President – Economic Development, North Carolina Railroad Company

Lunch Keynote: Economic Development Challenges, Opportunities, and the Importance of Rail Infrastructure

Gray Swoope, President & CEO, VisionFirst Advisors


Scott Saylor, President, North Carolina Railroad Company

2014 Presentations +

Moving North Carolina: A Documentary Preview

Michael Sheehan, Producer

Freight Rail: An Engine for Growth
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Les Passa, Vice President, Strategic Planning, CSX

Freight Transport: A Look into the Crystal Ball

Larry Gross, President, Gross Transportation Consulting, Inc.

The Fugure of North Carolina Ports

Paul J. Cozza, Chief Executive Officer, NC State Ports Authority

Measuring the Economic Impact of Rail in North Carolina: Results of 2014 Study Released

Katherine B. Heller, Senior Economist, RTI International
Sara Lawrence, Senior Economic Development Analyst, RTI International
Zachary Oliver, Economist, RTI International

Next Stop: The Impact of Planned Future Passenger Stations

A conversation with Mayor Tom Stevens, Town of Hillsborough; Mayor Newell Clark, City of Lexington; and Mayor Pro Tem Chad Baucom, Town of Harrisburg
Moderated by Jeff Mann, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Mega Projects: Here We Come Ready or Not!

Dr. C. R. (Buzz) Canup, President of Canup & Associates, Inc

Investing in Rail — Fueling the Future

Bill Robbins, Executive Vice President, TransDevelopment Group

2013 Presentations +
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