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AARS 120th Annual Meeting

  • 24 Jul 2016
  • 5:00 PM
  • 26 Jul 2016
  • 11:00 AM
  • OMNI William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Registration

  • Meeting registration for one person which includes entry to the AARS Annual Meeting Opening Reception, one ticket to the Progressive Railroading Rising Stars Awards dinner, 2 continental breakfasts, and entry to the AARS Lantern Awards Luncheon.
  • Meeting registration for one person which includes entry to the AARS Annual Meeting Opening Reception, one ticket to the Progressive Railroading Rising Stars Awards Dinner, 2 continental breakfasts, entry to the AARS Annual Lantern Awards Luncheon.
  • Includes meeting registration for one company representative (entry to all meeting events including the Progressive Railroading Rising Stars Awards Dinner), 10' exhibition space with 8' skirted table, electricity, carpeting, logo and link on AARS website, sponsorship listing in pre- and post- meeting newsletters, eblasts and all on site conference materials. Includes AARS membership for up to 8 company representatives.
  • Includes registration for one guest or spouse with entry to the AARS Annual Meeting Opening Reception and Monday, July 25 guest/spouse outing. This registration does NOT include a ticket to the Progressive Railroading Rising Stars Award Dinner.
  • Special discounted registration to the AARS 120th Annual Meeting for Progressive Railroading Rising Stars award recipients

Registration is closed

Save the date for the AARS 120th Annual Meeting, July 24-26, 2016 at the OMNI William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.  

The meeting will open with a reception on Sunday, July 24 at 5:00 p.m.

AARS will host the Progressive Railroading Rising Stars Award Dinner as part of the AARS Annual Meeting on Sunday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Registration to the AARS Annual Meeting includes a ticket to the Rising Stars dinner.  For more information about the Rising Stars dinner, visit http://www.progressiverailroading.com/risingstars/about.asp

The meeting program will continue Monday, July 25 at 8:00 a.m. and will conclude on Tuesday, July 26 at 11:00 a.m. 

Golf Outing:  On Tuesday, July 26, the AARS will hold its annual golf outing to benefit the AARS Scholarship Fund at the Grandview Golf Course.  Visit http://grandview.phantomgolf.com/index.html to learn more about the course.  Registration for the golf outing is now open! 

Hotel Information

The meeting will be held at the historic OMNI William Penn Hotel.  Obtain the special room rate of $159/night by calling the hotel directly and mentioning AARS.

530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

(412) 281-7100

Sunday, July 24

5:00 pm Opening Reception and Technical Showcase

6:30 pm Progressive Railroading Rising Stars Awards and Dinner

Monday, July 25

Spouse/Guest Outing:  

History & Foodie Tour departs 9:45 am from the OMNI Lobby

7:00 am Continental Breakfast and Technical Showcase

8:00 am Charge to Superintendents

Rick Webb, Chief Executive Officer, Watco Companies

9:00 am Break in Technical Showcase

9:30 am Regional Perspective

David Gooden, Div. Supt., Norfolk Southern and John Wright, Div. Manager, CSX

10:30 am Intermodal

Paul Hand, GM Intermodal Northern Region, CSX

Monday, July 25 continued

11:30 am Break in Technical Showcase

12:00 Annual Industry Luncheon and Lantern Awards

1:15 pm Technology Panel

Shortline PTC Implementation --

J. Alex Lang, Chief Information Officer,Carload Express, Inc. Allegheny Valley Railroad, Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad, Ohio Terminal Railway

GIS Planning and AskRail Applications - Jerry Vaughn, Railinc and Jeff Usher, AAR

2:45 pm Break in Technical Showcase

3:15 pm Effects of Regulation on Rail Industry

Mike Long, Senior Safety and Operations Manager, ASLRRA

3:45 pm Financial Outlook

Fireside Chat with Tony Hatch, President, ABH Consulting

5:00 pm adjourn

Tuesday, July 26

7:00 am Continental Breakfast and Technical Showcase

8:00 am Focus on Safety:  PTC

George Hartman, Senior Manager PTC, Amtrak  

8:50 am Break in Technical Showcase

9:20 am Tank Car Safety

Alan Richter, AAR Tank Car Safety Chair, Conrail; Ken Dorsey, Executive Director Tank Car Safety, AAR

10:15 - 10:45 am Business Session

11:00 am Bus loads for Grand View Golf Club outside Grant Street entrance of OMNI William Penn (GR on the elevator buttons).

11:15 am (Grant St. Entrance, GR Elevator Button)

Bus departs to Grand View Golf Club for the AARS Annual Golf Outing to benefit the Frank J. Richter Scholarship



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