Education

RSI Education & Technical Training Conference

The RSI Education & Technical Training Conference provides over 50 educational sessions on railcar maintenance, rail operations, air brake technologies and trends and a focus on leadership in the rail industry. Session content is provided by the Railway Supply Institute, the Air Brake Association, the International Association of Railway Operating Officers, the League of Railway Women, the Locomotive Maintenance Officers Association and the Railcar Technical Services Association.

Railway Supply Institute – RSI offers a series of educational sessions focused on leadership training at every level  and in all segments of  the rail industry. You will have a chance to hear from rail supply leaders about what it takes to succeed, understand what it takes to instill a safety culture at your organization, and gain important skills to have a crucial conversation when stakes are high both inside and outside of your workplace. Learn More

Air Brake Association – The ABA provides a forum that allows for the dissemination of knowledge that plays an integral part in the development of technology.  The technical presentations provide the industry with a platform to discuss pertinent issues and offer innovative solutions. The 2019 program includes papers discussing important industry initiatives such as air brake regulatory trends, expert testimonials on the latest air brake technologies, and tips for reducing wheelset costs. Learn More

International Association of Railway Operating Officers – IAROO provides the latest operating and technical information that drives superior railroad management now and in the future.  The program for the 2019 conference includes opportunities and challenges in railroad technology trends,  PTC implementation update, transportation security and an update from the NTSB on accident investigations and the NTSB most wanted list. Learn More

Railcar Technical Services Association – RTSA covers current issues critical to every railcar maintenance professional presented by speakers who are on the leading edge of today’s technology and regulations such as:high-tech methods for railcar maintenance,  an update on AAR/TTCI research programs, AAR M-1002/1003 certification and using technology to advance asset health monitoring. Learn More

League of Railway Women – LRW provides educational sessions about leadership, collaboration and improving business results in a way that fosters connection and cultivation of women in the rail industry. Some topics to be included in the 2019 conference are a leadership panel with senior-level somen in rail, a panel discussion on the illusive work/life balance and focusing on the end game and the future of technology in the rail industry. Learn More

Locomotive Officers Maintenance Association – LMOA’s mission is to drive improvements and recommendations for safer, more reliable rail operations by reducing maintenance costs, improving locomotive productivity and reducing the environmental impact of locomotive operations and maintenance.  The 2019 conference will present topics of interest to locomotive maintenance professionals including locomotive emissions, best practices for locomotive storage, battery life and fuel usage, locomotive systems and maximizing the use of data analytics, and opportunities and trends in predictive maintenance. Learn More