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American Public Transportation Association

 2012 Rail Conference

Please check back later for more information on the 2013 Rail Conference, scheduled for June 2-5, 2013, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, PA.

2012 Conference

The 2012 Rail Conference was held on June 3-6, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Dallas in Dallas, TX.


Presentations (PowerPoints/slideshows) and technical papers from the conference are now available online. If you are a member or attended the 2012 Rail Conference, you must be logged in to view the technical papers.


 Photos from the 2012 Rail Conference


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About This Conference

Workshops and technical sessions cover timely issues of widespread interest in operations, technology, safety, security, planning, finance, capital projects, and the technical aspects of providing all modes of rail service: urban, commuter, high-speed, and intercity.

This conference features the industry’s premier product and services showcase to learn more about advances in railroad and rail transit markets.

Who should attend: rail agency mid-level and top management, board members and policymakers, government agency staff, suppliers, consultants, and contractors.


If you're on Twitter, use the official conference hashtag #APTArail12


 APTA Contacts


Meeting Registration

Heather Rachels
(202) 496-4838

Product & Services Showcase Reservations

Marcus Eng
(202) 496-4874

Showcase-Only Registration

Adam Martin
(202) 496-4845

Educational Sessions

Lynne Morsen
(202) 496-4853

Call for Papers

Cheryl Pyatt
(202) 496-4875


 Future Conference Dates

  • June 2-5, 2013 (new dates)
    Philadelphia, PA
  • June 15-18, 2014
    Montreal, QC
  • June 7-10, 2015
    Salt Lake City, UT
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