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Summit to discuss high-speed rail future

Posted on September 18, 2007

Rail industry leaders and government and elected officials from across the nation will meet in Raleigh, N.C., on Oct. 22, to discuss the future of high-speed rail service in east coast corridors. The summit will focus on the nation's east coast rail corridors with particular emphasis placed on the connection between passenger and freight rail.  


A series of panels throughout the day will feature national and international rail transportation experts who will examine technical, policy and funding issues related to these corridors. Neal Peirce, a nationally syndicated columnist and Chairman of The Citistates Group, and Wisconsin Secretary of Transportation Frank Busalacchi, and the Commissioner for the New York State Department of Transportation, Astrid Glynn, will be among the 20 speakers and panelists participating in this one-day event.  


Summit fee of $100 includes seated lunch and theatre floor seating for the first 300 registrants. A late registration fee of $50 applies after Oct. 15.  


Online open registration begins Sept. 24 at www.wtsncevents.com

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