Saturday, April 1, 2017 -

9:00am to 3:00pm

Maggiano's Little Italy

We are pleased to have Gene Skoropowski from All Aboard Florida as a featured speaker!


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We will also be joined by:

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 -

11:30am to 1:00pm

Depaul University, 14 East Jackson Blvd, 16th Floor - Dublin Room, Chicago, IL

This will be a brown bag lunch with Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Senior Designer, Robert Bracken. Mr. Bracken has been teaching a class at the Illinois Institute of Technology where they have been exploring the possibilities of a high-speed line from Toronto-Detroit-Chicago. This class will be sharing what they have learned with us in what should be a fun and interesting presentation.

When: November 9, 11:30AM - 1:00PM

Where: DePaul University, 14 East Jackson Blvd, 16th Floor - Dublin Room, Chicago, IL

This event is free so make sure you reserve your spot today.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, October 8, 2016 (All day)


The best way to understand the impacts of high-speed rail is to ride it.  So, we have set up a trip to do just that.

Here are some highlighted of the things we’ll do:

Friday, September 16, 2016 -

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Maggiano's Little Italy

Join us and keynote speaker Marco Stegher at Maggiano’s for lunch in downtown Chicago on September 16th.

Marco Stegher is Americas Area Manager for Italfer S.p.A., the consulting company for the Italian railway, which has played a leading role in the development of high-speed rail in Italy. Stegher is in the unique position to share with us how his company used the network approach for establishing high-speed rail and explain how that approach can be used in the Midwest.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 -

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Depaul University

Join us for a brown bag lunch event to learn from Stadler USA Executive Vice President, Stephen Bonina. Stadler USA  is the first company to build train sets approved for operations in the U.S. using the FRA's alternative crash worthiness standards.

Come and hear why these new crash worthiness standards allow for train sets that are safer, more fuel-efficient and more attractive to customers.

Please sign up for this free event today!

Here are the details:

Saturday, April 2, 2016 -

9:00am to 2:00pm

IBEW Local 134


When: Saturday April 2, 2016 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Check in will start at 8:15am

Where: IBEW Local 134
600 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60661

Cost: Single Ticket $40.00
Student Ticket: $20.00
*Cost includes lunch

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call or email at 773-334-6758 /

Friday, November 13, 2015 -

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Maggiano's Little Italy, 516 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

Join us and keynote speaker Kathy Haley at Maggiano's for lunch in downtown Chicago on November 13th.

As a transportation leader in Toronto, Kathy Haley, President of the Union Pearson Express, has provided an excellent model for Chicago's O'Hare express train.

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 7:15am to Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 2:00pm

Crowne Plaza at Union Station, Indianapolis IN

This Fall MHSRA staff will be attending NARP's Fall Conference in lieu of our Annual Fall Meeting. We encourage our members to attend this meeting to learn more about passenger rail. On Saturday night MHSRA staff will be be having dinner after the meeting adjourns and would welcome MHSRA members to join us.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 -

11:00am to 2:00pm

Governor's Ballroom


Saturday, March 21, 2015 -

9:00am to 3:00pm

IBEW Local 134