Annual Meeting 2018

March 24, 2018
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Maggiano's Little Italy, 111 W Grand Ave., Chicago, IL

Join us in Chicago on March 24th to celebrate our 25th anniversary!  We will celebrate our successes and look to the future.

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Since 1993, we’ve grown from a small group that could fit around a conference table to tens of thousands of supporters around the Midwest. We are now the nation’s largest high-speed rail advocacy organization, and we’ve brought together lawmakers, businesses and advocates to sustain and improve passenger rail around our region.

2018 Annual Meeting Agenda

09:00 am – Introduction & MHSRA Update

09:30 am - Steve Stadleman, Illinois Senator, Vice-Chairman, Senate Transportation Committe

10:00 am – Flexing Your Citizenship Muscles  

Kitty Kurth, President, Kurth Lampe, 

10:30 am – IL Legislative Update 

Dave Winters, Midwest High Speed Rail Association

10:45 am – The Hydrogen Fuel cell Train Strategy - Hydroline 

Levar Hoard, Managing Director, Urban Development Lab

11:15 am - Texas-Oklahoma High Speed Rail 

Bruce Horowitz, Principal, Rail Transport Economics, ESH Consult

12:00 pm – Lunch 

12:15 pm – Keynote Address

Martin Ritter, CEO, Stadler USA

01:00 pm – Thoughts on a New Midwest Rail Plan

Chris Kopp, Transportation Planning Practice Leader, HNTB Corp.

1:45 pm – Show Me the Money: The Opportunity for Sustainable Transportation Funding in Illinois 

Audrey Wennink, Director of Transportation, Metropolitan Planning Council

2:30 pm – Safety Considerations on Mixed-Use Lines 

Chen-Yu Lin, Graduate Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

02:50 pm – Raffle Drawing & Concluding Statements


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