The SRF objectives include the following:
• Discuss the Southeastern State’s vision for the role of
rail in the region; the Federally-led Regional Study
and future governance options for the Southeast
Corridor will be included
• Highlight the economic benefits of rail projects and
• Identify the role, trends and activities in intermodal
freight transportation: Rail, Ports, Trucking, and
• Discuss how passenger and freight rail services can be
planned in concert to meet the demands of our growing
• Provide an opportunity for multi-state networking and
information sharing, and • Provide an opportunity to
discuss area freight, intermodal, and passenger
There are two types of sessions – plenary and breakout.
Plenary Sessions - should be of a general enough nature that they will appeal to a general audience of rail planning and design professionals, freight or passenger rail professionals, or both groups and should contain enough content for 60-90 minutes.
Breakout Sessions - may be of a more focused nature and contain enough content for 30-45 minutes.
Additional criteria for sessions:
• May utilize a single presenter, multiple presenters or a
panel format. If a panel method is selected, the panel
should consist of 3-4 participants, including a moderator.
• Should share case studies from the commercial
• Should employ experience-based learning with
interactions, hands-on activities and demonstrations.
• Should present innovative techniques or best practices
related to rail.
• Should provide a handout and/or other meaningful
takeaway for attendees.