February 11, 2021 - TRA Newswire -

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.

They include:

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.