2019 Passenger Rail Seminar

The Transportation and Transportation Security Law Section will host its inaugural Passenger Rail Seminar, November 15, in Washington, D.C. This full-day seminar is designed for both new and experienced attorneys to better understand the essential legal policies and principles for the passenger rail industry. The seminar will be presented in plain English and is not limited to lawyers. We welcome participants involved in administration, operations, planning, finance, property, environmental management, or security for passenger rail or transit services.  Panelists from both the private and public sector will facilitate an interactive environment for attendees to further their professional accreditation and network with industry peers.


There are three ways to register for this national event:
1) Register Online
2) Fax PDF Registration Form to 571-481-9090 for processing
3) Mail PDF Registration Form to the following address for processing
        Federal Bar Association
        Attn: 2019 Passenger Rail Seminar
        PO Box 79395, Baltimore MD 21279-0395

Registration Fees


Early Bird
(on or before 10/18)

(after 10/18)

 Sustaining Member  $160  $210
 Member $170  $220
 Nonmember $320  $370
 Government/Academic $90  $115
 Student $85  $85

Payment Methods
Acceptable methods of payment include credit card and check. We can accept cash payments onsite on the event date. Registration forms received without payment will not be processed.
Cancellation Policy
No refunds will be made for cancellations received after the close of business on Friday, October 25, 2019. No-shows will be billed. Substitutions may be made at any time upon notification. Please contact Ariel White at awhite
@fedbar.org with cancellation and/or substitution requests. 
Panel Programming to be announced soon - Check back for details!

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast 

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Panel 1: Rail Law 101 - Overview

10:10 - 11:10 a.m.

Panel 2: Meet Your Regulators

11:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Panel 3: Regulatory & Safety

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Panel 4: Rail Transaction Basics - Negotiations with the Class Is and Amtrak
2:40 - 3:40 p.m.

Panel 5: Funding and Financing

3:50 - 4:50 p.m.

Panel 6: Railbanking

4:50 - 5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

Please find a list of hotels below that are within walking distance of the conference venue:

Courtyard Washington DC / Dupont Circle (Marriott)
1900 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-332-9300

Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-483-3000

 Educational Partner


Contact Elizabeth Johnson if you are interested in sponsoring this event.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Caitlin Rider, Conference Manager.

November 15, 2019
FHI 360 Conference Center
Washington, D.C.

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