Arizona’s Statewide Rail Conference

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April 11–12, 2022

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Our TITLE SPONSOR--RATP Dev, invites you to Arizona’s Statewide Rail Conference at the El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort, Tucson, AZ - April 11 & 12, 2022!

Our TITLE SPONSOR, RATP DEV would like to welcome you to Arizona’s Statewide Rail Conference at the El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort, Tucson, AZ - April 11 & 12, 2022!

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RATP Dev operates and maintains urban and intercity transportation systems on four continents, in order to make distances shorter, boost regional economies and bring people together. We are where you are and where you want to go. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Don’t miss Arizona’s Statewide Rail Conference on April 11 & 12, 2022 at the Hilton El Conquistador in Tucson, AZ! Participate in these important conversations with fellow colleagues and make new contacts!

On Monday afternoon, April 11th, join us for Happy Hour at El Conquistador Hotel (conference hotel). Thank you to Southwest Transit Partners, JV (a Sundt/Stacy and Witbeck JV) for sponsoring the Welcome Happy Hour and Pecha Kucha competition. Connect with fellow colleagues at this much anticipated IN-PERSON event!

The power-packed conversation will continue on Tuesday, April 12th, with Karen Hedlund - the newest member of President Biden’s Surface Transportation Board who will open a full day of rail focused sessions. Ms. Hedlund served in the Obama Administration as Chief Counsel of the Federal Highway Administration from 2009 to 2010, and as Chief Counsel and Deputy Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration from 2010 to 2014. Since stepping down from that position, Ms. Hedlund has advised governmental authorities and private investors on the development of passenger rail and transportation-oriented development projects.

Prior to joining the FRA, Ms. Hedlund had a long career as a legal advisor to governmental agencies and private lenders and investors on the development of a broad range of infrastructure projects across the United States, including rail, transit, highways, airports, water, and energy facilities. She practiced with leading national law firms in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC.

Ms. Hedlund earned a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University, and Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.

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Conference Sessions include:

  • The Vision of Rail in Arizona (Mayoral Panel Discussion)
  • Rail Policy
  • Leveraging BRT for Future Rail Investment
  • Arizona Intercity and Commuter Rail Panel (Town and City Managers)
  • The Transformational Impact of Tucson Street Car
  • Impacts of Freight Railroads on Statewide Passenger Rail Implementation: A Partnership for Service
  • Building a Coalition to Support a Rail Investment

View the Rail Conference Program

... Stay with us for another couple days and continue the conversation at the AzTA/ADOT Statewide Transit Conference - April 13 & 14th


Monday, April 11, 2022
4 - 6 PM Happy Hour & Pecha Kucha Competition (Includes drinks & light refreshments) - SPONSORED BY: Southwest Transit Partners, JV (Sundt/Stacy and Witbeck JV)
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
7:30 - 8 AM Registration & Breakfast
8 - 9:45 AM Welcome from Karen Hedlund - Member - President Biden's Surface Transportation Board followed by THE VISION OF RAIL IN ARIZONA - Confirmed Mayoral Panel Discussion: Tucson/Phoenix/Tempe/Gilbert
9:45 - 10 AM AM Break
10 - 11:15 AM Concurrent Breakout Sessions
11:15 AM - 1:15 PM Lunch & Arizona Intercity and Commuter Rail Panel (Town and City Managers)
1:15 - 2:45 PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions
2:45 - 3 PM PM Break
3 - 4:30 PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions
4 - 6 PM Evening Reception - Arizona Rail & Annual Transit Conference attendees (Includes drinks & light refreshments)

Our event will follow all state and venue mandated guidelines at the time of the event. We are encouraging all attendees to take responsibility for their own personal safety when attending an in-person event.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Please note we are unable to issue refunds; however, we welcome substitutions at any time—Email

El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort - 10000 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704

Booking Link

Call: 1-888-370-0980

Group Code: ATA411

Rate: $229 plus tax, per night

Cut-Off Date: Reservations must be made by 04/1/22

Resort Charge: Waived