2021 Council on Rail Transportation Webinar Series


Council on Rail Transportation Session 

The AASHTO Council on Rail Transportation Meeting will feature freight and passenger rail industry leaders for an interactive discussion on the current state and future of freight and passenger rail systems. As freight rail, intermodal transportation and passenger rail needs at the state and regional level continue to grow and change, this forum will give attendees an opportunity to engage with industry leaders to exchange information on issues vital to maintaining a strong rail system.

 Opening & Welcome

  • Joe Giulietti, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Transportation – Chair of the Council on Rail Transportation
  • Matt Dietrich, Executive Director, Ohio Rail Development Commission –  Vice-chair of the Council on Rail Transportation

Freight Rail Session

  • Adrian Arnakis, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Association of American Railroads  
  • Chuck Baker, President, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association

 A Conversation with Amtrak on the Future of Intercity Passenger Rail

  • Stephen Gardner, President, Amtrak
  • Tracie Winbigler, Executive Vice President & CFO, Amtrak

AASHTO Liaisons
Shayne Gill
Program Director for Multimodal Transportation

Oscar Bermudez
Associate Program Manager for Multimodal Transportation