The 20th Annual
Southwestern Rail Conference

Save The Date!

The 20th Annual Southwestern Rail Conference will be held April 15-16, 2024 at the Hurst Conference Center, Hurst, Texas in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. More information coming soon.

Hosted by Texas Rail Advocates
You should attend if you have any interest in:
Transportation planning, government affairs, rail coalitions, policy advisor, economic development, signaling and communications, passenger rail, transit, research and emerging technology, state affairs and funding, marketing, management and finance, freight logistics, infrastructure, intercity rail, energy and the environment.
Monday & Tuesday
Early Bird $329
Presentations & Dinner
Early Bird $149
Presentations & Luncheon
Early Bird $249

Event Sponsors

These sponsors are making the 2024 Southwestern Rail Conference possible:

Your sponsorship helps to promote freight and passenger rail in Texas and the Southwest as we educate and inform our elected / appointed leaders and the public on the economic benefits of rail.

Texas Rail Advocates' outreach to the public and private sector helps to advance the development of rail service to its full potential as a carrier of freight and passengers. Sponsorship gives you coverage before, during and the full year following the conference.

The Premier All-Rail Conference brings together the public and private sector to discuss important freight and passenger rail topics from experts in their field. We've expanded into two days of presentations and speakers to bring you more content from more rail industry leaders!


More schedule and details coming soon!

Monday, April 15
12:00PM - Registration Opens

2:00PM - Opening remarks of 20th Annual Southwestern Rail Conference

Tuesday, April 16
7:00AM - Registration opens

7:00am-9:00AM - Continental breakfast

8:30AM - Today's events

More schedule and details coming soon!

Please consider a small donation to offset the production costs of bringing you these important topics.

Venue & Hotel Information

The Hilton Garden Inn Dallas
1615 Campus Drive
Hurst, Texas 76054

Our lead hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn, Hurst, Texas, which is directly attached to the Hurst Conference Center.

  • Sunday April 2
  • Monday April 3
  • Tuesday April 4

Located in the center of the DFW Metroplex, the City of Hurst offers first-class shopping, popular restaurants and new hotel accommodations just minutes from the Hurst Conference Center.

Nearby Hotels

The Hilton Garden Inn Dallas
(Connected directly to The Hurst Conference Center)
1615 Campus Drive
Hurst, Texas 76054

The Hampton Inn & Suites
1600 Hurst Town Center Drive
Hurst. Texas 76054

The Hyatt Place
1601 Hurst Town Center Drive
Hurst, Texas 76054

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites
820 Thousand Oaks Drive
Hurst, Texas 76054

Nearby Attractions

- Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy
- BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
- Bronco's Sports Bar & Grill
- Catfish & Co.
- Chili's
- Dairy Queen
- Del Taco
- Dunkin' Donuts
- Golden Chick
- In & Out Burger
- Italiannis Restaurant
- Carino's Italian
- Logan's Roadhouse
- McAlister's Deli
- McDonalds
- Olive Garden
- Outback Steak House
- Potbelley
- Pei Wei
- Pulido's Mexican Restaurant
- Quick Trip Store
- RaceTrac
- Red Hot & Blue
- Red Lobster
- Red Robin
- Slim Chickens
- Sonic
- Starbucks
- Subway
- DFW International Airport (10 mi)
- Dallas Love Field (22.5 mi)
- Alley cats Entertainment (2 mi)
- Globe Life Park in Arlington (13 mi)
- AT&T Stadium (13 mi)
- Chisholm Park & Aquatics Center (3mi)
- Grapevine Mills Mall (12 mi
- Hurricane Harbor (16 mi)
- IFly Indoor Skydiving (2mi)
- Iron Horse Golf Course (5 mi)
- Mountasia (1.2 mi)
- North East Mall (.5 mi)
- NRH20 (1 mi
- Nytex Sport Center (1.5mi))
- Rave Cinemas at North East Mall (.5mi)
- Six Flags (15 mi)
- Texas Motor Speedway (18 mi)
- Texas Star Golf Course (5.7 mi)
- Downtown Fort Worth (12 mi)
- Fort Worth Stockyards (11 mi)
- Downtown Dallas (25 mi)