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American Public Transportation Association

 Call for Abstracts and Presentations Invitation

From: Michael P. Melaniphy
President & CEO
Date July 29, 2014
Subject: 2015 APTA Rail Conference
Call for Abstracts and Presentations

The American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) 2015 Rail Conference will be held June 21 - 24, 2015, in Salt Lake City, UT. This conference focuses on timely issues of high interest for all rail modes: urban, commuter, high-speed, and intercity rail. The educational sessions enhance the technical skills and increase the effectiveness of today’s railroad/rail transit workforce.

Please share and showcase your innovations, research findings, and expertise with rail industry colleagues. I am delighted to invite all members to submit abstracts within the technical and educational tracks listed below by Wednesday, September 3, 2014..


  • 1 - Technology & Technical Forums
  • 2 - Operations & Maintenance
  • 3 - Safety, Security & Emergency Preparedness
  • 4 - Planning, Sustainability, & Finance
  • 5 - Capital Programs
  • 6 - Policy, Management & Workforce Development

Abstracts of no more than 200 words must be submitted online. For assistance with the technical issues, please contact APTA’s David Bruening at or (202) 496-4825.

If you have questions or want more information about the rail conference call for abstracts process please contact Cheryl Pyatt at  (202) 496-4875 or

The call for abstracts is a unique opportunity for your work to be included in the rail conference proceedings. This opportunity is offered only to APTA members as a member service.

All authors must be members of the American Public Transportation Association or an employee of a Federal partner such as the Federal Transit Administration or Federal Railroad Administration. If your organization is an APTA member, its employees are automatically APTA members. For information about joining APTA, you are invited to contact Helene Brett of APTA’s Member Services Department at (202) 496-4837 or

We welcome your participation in APTA’s 2014 Rail Conference and look forward to learning more about your work. Please act now to submit your abstract online by Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

Call for Papers Schedule
September 3, 2014 Abstracts or presentation ideas due to APTA
December 2014 Author Notifications
May 15, 2015

Technical papers due to APTA

June 2015 Technical papers posted online
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