Presentations from this years Southwestern Rail Conference are now available to view through this link: texasrailadvocates.org/swrc21.
From the industry, advocacy and political spectrum the entire 8 hour day of informational presentations are now available to the general public.
Update on transportation issues from the Capitol in Austin with Texas House Transportation Chair Terry Canales and State Representative Celia Israel What the new Administration in DC has in store for passenger rail with Rail Passengers Association CEO Jim Mathews The state of the railroads with noted analyst Anthony "Tony Hatch" A panel discussion on State Rail Plans for Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana from respective DOT officials Voters approved a 7-billion dollar transit plan: how Austin will be transformed A Texas Municipal Planning Organization that brings home the transportation bacon Carving a railroad through the West Texas scrubland: The TexasPacifico story How Union Pacific Railroad works public projects around rail right-of-way What it takes to complete an environmental review: The Texas Central Experience BNSF Railway: working to keep freight and people moving in North Texas We're in the 21st century so where's my freight car right now? Freightwaves columnist Jim Blaze Urban and Regional Rail's Headaches, Heartaches and Happiness: Trinity Metro CEO Bob Baulsir and former CEO Paul Ballard
The Southwestern Rail Conference, now in its 17th consecutive year, is presented by Texas Rail Advocates. TRA is a 501(c)3 not for profit grass roots organization that brings together the public and private sector to discuss important rail transportation issues.