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American Public Transportation Association

 2018 Rail Conference

The 2018 Rail Conference is scheduled for June 10-13, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, 650 15th Street, Denver, CO 80202.​

About this Conference

For all rail modes – urban, commuter, high-speed, and intercity – this technical conference features sessions on technology, operations, maintenance, safety & security, planning, finance, capital projects, workforce development, and more. Experience the latest industry advances at the Products & Services Showcase and join the technical tours.

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


 Videos from the Rail Conference



OPENING GENERAL SESSION: Where Public Transportation Goes, Community Grows

GENERAL SESSION: Safety and Security Trends in an Uncertain World

GENERAL LUNCHEON: Federal Partners Share Perspectives & Priorities

CLOSING GENERAL SESSION: Innovative Strategies that Are Creating a Fast Track for Better Rail


 Rail Conference Photos

Numerous APTA committees convened during the weekend

 Future Conference Dates

  • June 23-26, 2019​
    Toronto, ON, Canada
  • June 14-17, 2020
    San Francisco, CA




Kwakuita Spence
(202) 496-4845

Showcase Booth Reservation

Marcus Eng
(202) 496-4874

APTA Housing

(703) 770-3942

Conference Logistics

Anitha Atkins
(202) 496-4839

Educational Sessions & Call for Abstracts

Saahir Brewington
(202) 496-4834

Sponsorship Opportunities

Heather Rachels
(202) 496-4838

If you're on Twitter, use the official conference hashtag #APTArail18

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