Urbana, IL: Registration for Level Crossing Symposium now open

28 May

Registration for the Global Level Crossing Symposium (GLXS), hosted by the University of Illinois at their Urbana campus, is now open. Go to: http://ict.uiuc.edu/railroad/GLXS/conf_contact.php. Discounted conference fees are available for early registration for the symposium which runs from August 3rd to August 8th, 2014 with the last two days being technical visits.

To explore the programme for the symposium go to: http://ict.uiuc.edu/railroad/GLXS/program.php. The Symposium will feature keynote addresses from Joseph Szabo – Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration of the US Department of Transportation; and Ann Schneider – Secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation.

GLXS 2014 is the principal international conference on level crossing safety and trespasser prevention and is being held in North America for the first time since 2006 and the United States since 2000.

The programme will include over 100 presentations from speakers from all over the world discussing a broad range of topics, keynote addresses by private and public sector leaders, special panel discussions and an exhibition hall in Urbana, IL, plus two days of technical tours and a special reception in Chicago. It will bring together engineering, safety, security, human factors, transportation practitioners, academics and researchers from the global highway, rail, law enforcement, research and regulatory communities.

GLXS 2014 provides an opportunity to exchange information, discuss the latest research and share best practices to improve the safety of the at-grade interface between highway and rail systems, and prevent railway trespassing.

If you have questions, please email: GLXS-2014@illinois.edu

GLXS 2014 is co-sponsored by: AAR, APTA, AREMA, FRA, ICC, IDOT, OLS, RAC, RSI, TRB, UIC, and a number of other international, national, state and regional organisations. GLXS 2014 is being hosted and organized by the Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the National University Rail (NURail) Center, A US DOT University Transportation Center

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