Please set aside the date of October 3rd to attend the first Railroad + Shippers = Solutions meeting at the City Club of Washington, DC.
The meeting is being organized by Dan Elliott who served as Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board from 2009 to 2017, and recently went into private legal practice at Conner & Winters. Based on his experience at the Board, he came to believe that railroads and shippers need to talk face to face about their issues in an informal forum to solve them.
The title of the meeting is Railroads + Shippers = Solutions. This title expresses the theme of the meeting, that is to bring together railroads, shippers and other experts to look at the relationship between railroads and their customers to solve ongoing issues between these parties through informal discussions.
The goal is to bring everyone together to talk about why there is this constant battle in DC over Surface Transportation Board issues that never seems to end. It seems as if there is insufficient discussion in this town between the relevant parties. If these parties talked to each other directly rather than past each other through the press and trade shows, maybe we could fix some of the issues that have been fought over for more than a hundred years.
The current event agenda can be accessed by clicking here.
Our business meeting is scheduled for a full day on October 3. It will begin at 7:30 with a networking breakfast and will adjourn at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $800.
We will have a networking breakfast sponsored by InterVistas and lunch on October 3 with our business meeting scheduled for a full day. Plan to adjourn at 5:30.
All activities will be held in the City Club of Washington. We will host the personal presentations in the combined Lincoln and Washington Rooms. There will also be an all-day beverage station in the venue.
The presentation materials will be provided electronically in the interest of our natural resources and cost savings.
Refund/cancellation policy: No refunds after September 15, 2018.
We would welcome additional sponsors for our programs and events - See below for sponsorship opportunities. Please contact Lisa Linthicum at 918-586-8511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support.
Speakers will include:
Bios of the speakers can be found past the Event Registration section of this website.
Steptoe & Johnson LLP represents rail carriers in complex commercial disputes before the Surface Transportation Board (STB), in federal and state courts, and in arbitration proceedings. Our experience in high-profile cases gives us a thorough understanding of the complex and evolving issues in rail transportation law and as a result we are recognized as a leading firm in virtually every major area of rail regulatory activity. In addition to our broad experience in commercial litigation before the STB, our regulatory experience includes rail safety matters overseen by the Federal Railroad Administration, advice in matters involving rail safety and security issues. Our lawyers have experience not only in the process for obtaining regulatory approval for new construction and other rail transactions, but also in the environmental review process and specifically the application of the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Historic Preservation Act to such projects, as well as dealing with tribal issues that arise in infrastructure projects. www.steptoe.com
InterVISTAS Consulting Inc. is a multidisciplinary transportation professional services firm with expertise in freight rail, airlines, airports, ferry systems, marine ports, and the tourism industry. Services provided to clients include economic analysis and modeling, regulatory affairs, network planning, route market development, revenue management, expert witness services, advocacy, forecasting, and planning. InterVISTAS has a long history of assisting U.S. and Canadian railroads, the Canada Transportation Agency, Canada’s Competition Bureau, the Association of American Railroads, and Queensland Rail. In addition, InterVISTAS was the principle firm responsible for the 2016 report on STB’s methodologies for railroad rate regulation, An Examination of the STB’s Approach to Freight Rail Rate Regulation and Options for Simplification. www.intervistas.com
Breakthrough is the expert in managing the energy and information that fuels the movement of goods globally. We use our patented technology and industry knowledge to create transportation energy and supply chain management strategies for the world's leading shippers. We remove the waste associated with distorted supply chain practices and reveal data-driven insights to give our clients a competitive advantage in their supply chains. www.breakthroughfuel.com
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BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies, with a rail network of 32,500 route miles in 28 states and three Canadian provinces. BNSF is one of the top transporters of the products and materials that help feed, clothe, supply and power communities throughout America and the world. BNSF moves those goods more safely and efficiently, on significantly less fuel, with fewer emissions than the all-highway alternative. www.bnsf.com