DAY 1 – Monday, August 19, 2019
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
215 Wolfe St., Raleigh, NC
DAY 2 – Tuesday, August 20, 2019
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Progress in Motion Rail Forum
Master of Ceremonies: Loretta Boniti, Sr. Political Reporter & Anchor, Spectrum News
Raleigh Convention Center
500 S Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC
Welcome & Introductory Remarks
Michael Walters, Chairman, NC Railroad Company
Freight Rail Industry Update
Tony Hatch, Sr. Transportation Analyst, ABH Consulting
Commuter Rail Panel
Moderated by Scott Levitan, President & CEO, Research Triangle Foundation; Featuring
Nicola Liquori, CEO of SunRail, Florida; Paul Ballard, former President and CEO of Trinity Metro, Texas; and Doug Allen, CEO of Virginia Railway Express, Northern Virginia discussing best practices and lessons learned in the implementation of commuter rail service.
Rail pitch, ready: How to best sell your community’s rail-served industrial sites and buildings
Chris Ingraham, Assistant Vice President of Industrial Development for Norfolk Southern and Kellen Riley, Industrial Development Manager for CSX, will discuss strategies for identifying industrial site and infrastructure attributes that are required by specific rail-served companies.
Spurring Collaboration: Communities and the Railroad
Vice President of Engineering, Jim Kessler and Vice President of Real Estate, Andrew Tate are joined by Keith Pugh P.E. with City of High Point, Jerry Allen, with Town of Morrisville and David DeYoung, with Town of Clayton to discuss how they have collaborated on projects that are important to the Railroad and their communities.
Keynote and Lunch
Jim Goodmon, Chairman & CEO, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc.
Scott Saylor, President, North Carolina Railroad Company