Annual Meeting 2018
Join us in Chicago on March 24th to celebrate our 25th anniversary! We will celebrate our successes and look to the future.
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