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Southeastern Rail-Highway Safety Meeting



2018 Southeastern Rail-Highway Training Workshop

November 27-29, 2018

The Brown Hotel

Louisville, Kentucky


The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is hosting the 2018 Southeastern Rail-Highway Training Workshop, in partnership with the Kentucky Transportation Center's Technology Transfer Program. Our aim is to inform State DOT’s, industry professionals, and others about current developments in railroad engineering, education, rail programs and policies. The workshop will facilitate the sharing of professional knowledge and experience between DOT’s and the railroad industry in infrastructure, operations, engineering, and design concepts. In addition, it will be a resource to strengthen collaboration between states DOTs, the federal DOT, and railroad industry leaders to meet the challenges of rail-highway safety. 

Who Should Attend

  • Railroad and Signal Engineers
  • Railroad Crossing Safety and Public Project Managers
  • Railroad Safety Personnel
  • Railroad Consultants and Contractors
  • Transportation and Safety Engineers
  • Industry Vendors and Sales Representatives
  • Local/State/Federal and Public Works Personnel
  • Law Enforcement agencies that deal with railroad-highway incidents.
  • Anyone involved in railroad operations.


Draft agenda available here.


Early Registration prior to 11/5: $250 

Registration on or after 11/5: $300

Guest Registration: $100  (Includes the reception, two breakfasts and one dinner)


You can register for the conference online by clicking here:  


Online registration closes on November 16.  After this date, only on-site registration will be accepted. 


For additional information or to register by phone, contact us at 800-432-0719.


Professional Development Hours Recommendation

The conference qualifies for eight (8) Professional Development Hours.

Information For Sponsors

Sponsorship Levels

Locomotive/Caboose: $5,000

Engineer/Conductor: $3,500

Wigwag/Crossbuck: $2,500

Crosstie/Ballast: $1,500

For additional information about sponsoring the conference, contact April Shenk at 859-323-5891 or [email protected].

Information For Exhibitors

Vendor booths will be available for $750.  

This includes one full conference registration.

Additional registrations are available for $200.

Exhibit Booth Layout


For additional information about exhibiting at the conference, contact Megan Perrin at 859-257-7405 or [email protected].

Hotel Information

The Brown Hotel
335 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202

A Louisville legend, the Brown Hotel is beloved by generations of guests for its Georgian-Revival elegance and timeless Southern charm.  Anchoring downtown Louisville with a firm grasp on history paired with a 21st century appreciation for hospitality, this landmark hotel at the corner of Fourth and Broadway blends breathtaking architectural features with the modern amenities and services today's most discerning travelers expect.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Brown's prime location offers easy access to many of Louisville's most in-demand destinations.

The Brown was recently named "#10 Best in the South" in Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards.

The Brown is a 100% Smoke Free Hotel.


Hotel Reservations

TheBrown-GuestRoom-ClubDeluxeKiing-1080x500.jpgFor hotel reservations, contact The Brown Hotel at 888-888-5252.  In order to receive the reduced rate of $118+, be sure to mention the Rail-Highway Training Workshop. 

Reservations must be made by November 5. 

Cancellation must be received two days prior to the date of arrival or one night's room and tax will be charged.

Stay and Play: The discounted room rate is also available a few days before and after the conference for those who would like to see more of Louisville.

Hotel reservations are also available online.  

Parking is $10 a day for self or valet.  The hotel also offers a complimentary airport shuttle.  

Hotel Reservation



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