NCRR Rail Forum March 5-6 Highlights Partnerships

Feb 26, 2013, 10:00 ET from North Carolina Railroad Co

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --


North Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata and Norfolk Southern Chairman President and CEO Wick Moorman will headline Progress in Motion 2013: Partnerships for Growth, a two-day forum sponsored by the North Carolina Railroad Company March 5-6 in Raleigh, N.C.

The Rail Forum will highlight ways partnerships contribute to effective transportation systems and help grow our state's economy.  The program focuses on how communities, businesses and rail interests work together to maximize the value of rail to serve people and commerce. 

Day one features remarks from Mr. Moorman followed by a networking reception at the innovative North Carolina Nature Research Center in Raleigh. On day two, the forum moves to the Raleigh Convention Center where the program will focus on partnerships that serve citizens, grow freight and create commerce. Secretary Tata's luncheon remarks will close the event.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013 (Day One)

& Where

4:00 -7:00 pm

N.C. Nature Research Center

121 W. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 (Full Forum)

8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Raleigh Convention Center Ballroom

500 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC


Wick Moorman: Chairman, President & CEO, Norfolk Southern Corporation (seating is limited)

Hon. Tony Tata: North Carolina Secretary of Transportation

Angie D. Harris: Director of Government and Media Relations, Ward & Smith, P.A.

Tony Almeida: Senior Advisor, Economy and Jobs, Office of the Governor

Noel Perry: Managing Director  & Senior Consultant, Freight Transportation Research Assoc.

Jeannette Goldsmith: President, J. Goldsmith & Company

John Muth:  Deputy Director for Development and Chief Development Officer, CATS

John Edwards: General Director of Passenger Policy, Norfolk Southern Corporation

Paul J. Ballard: CEO, Nashville Transit Authority & Regional Transportation Authority

John Atkins: Chairman, NC Railroad Company and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, O'Brien/Atkins Associates

Scott Saylor: President, North Carolina Railroad Company 

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SOURCE North Carolina Railroad Co