PROGRESS IN MOTION 2016 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.


Day 1 – April 18, 2016
The Stockroom
230 Fayetteville St
Downtown Raleigh

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
General Reception & Brief Remarks
Bar and hors d’oeuvres.

Day 2 – April 19, 2016
Raleigh Convention Center
500 S. Salisbury Street
Downtown Raleigh

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Registration & Check-in      

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Morning Program, Ballroom C
Master of Ceremonies, Ben Kinney

Opening Remarks & Welcome
Franklin Rouse, Chairman, NCRR Board of Directors

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

12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Lunch & Keynote Speaker, Ballroom A

 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




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