May 17, 2011

APTA, partners to host international high-speed rail conference

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the International Union of Railways (UIC) announced that the U.S. will host the 8th World Congress on High-Speed Rail in Philadelphia from July 11 to 13, 2012.

The World Congress is the world’s eminent gathering on high-speed rail and is expected to attract more than 2,000 attendees from across the globe to exchange views on the development and achievements of high-speed rail worldwide.

The World Congress will feature international rail experts on transportation policy and technology. The event will bring together both the public and private sectors to provide insight and best practices for implementing high-speed rail projects at every stage — from planning, financing and construction to operations and management.

Additionally, the Congress will feature an exhibit showcasing high-speed rail products and services.

Partnering with UIC and APTA in hosting the World Congress are Amtrak and the Association of American Railroads (AAR), all UIC North-American Members.

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