The 8th World Congress on High Speed Rail, with about 1,000 attendees from 37 countries, was held in Philadelphia from July 11-13. The conference addressed technical and economic issues in roundtable discussions and educational sessions.
This is the first time the international high speed rail meeting has been held in the U.S.
“The UIC World Congress on High-Speed Rail is the leading global event for showcasing and exchanging information on the developments and achievements of high-speed rail worldwide,” the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) writes. “Educational sessions, roundtable discussion will address technical and economic issues. The high-speed rail trade exhibition is the largest in the world dedicated to high-speed rail equipment, infrastructure projects and services.”
For more on the event, check out the American Public Transportation Association news release and follow-up materials.
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