Rail Council

AASHTO Liaison
Shayne Gill, Program Director for Multimodal Transportation

Exchange Avenue, The Stockyards Hotel, and Fincher’s White Front Western Store in the Fort Worth Stockyards Historic Distric. NRHP Ref 76002067.

2015 SCORT National Meeting – Ft. Worth
September 8th – 11th

Executive Director Joe Weber and the Texas Department of Transportation graciously hosted the 2015 National Meeting of the AASHTO Standing Committee on Rail Transportation (SCORT) in Fort Worth, Texas.



AASHTO and SCORT could not hold a successful meeting without the generous support of its national and local sponsors. Thank you to all of the vendors who made the 2015 SCORT National Meeting a success.

Platinum Level: AECOM | HNTB | HDR, Inc. | BNSF Railway

Silver Level: Hatch Mott MacDonald | Quandel Consultants


SCORT is pleased to participate in AASHTO’s Professional Development Hours (PDH) program. Attendance at the 2014 SCORT National Meeting is eligible for PDH credits that can be used towards civil engineer and planning accreditation associations. Please contact Shayne Gill at 202.624.5839 if you are interested in claiming PDH’s for this meeting.

Wednesday, September 9

Freight States Working Group

Federal Railroad Administration Update (Nissenbaum, Dobbs, Johnsen, Lauby)

Amey Consulting (Shaw)

US Rail Car (Fromm)

Thursday, September 10

Texas DOT Update (Steavens)

FRA – Safety (Ries)

TX Operation Lifesaver (Tingle)

FRA – PTC (Rouse )

Amtrak Update (Decker, Stennis)

American Association of Railroads (Macdonald)

All Aboard Florida (Share)

TX Central Railway

State Passenger Rail Corridor Profiles (Morgan)

State Rail Planning Best Practices, Vol. 2 (Ludlow)

Freight Rail Capacity Study and Toolkit (Parsons Brinckerhoff)

Survey of Operation Lifesaver State Programs (Hong)

Friday, September 11

NCRRP 03-01: Intercity Passenger Rail Service and Development Guidebook (Morgan)

NCHRP 25-50: Prioritization Procedure for Proposed Road-Rail Grade Separation Projects along Specific Rail Corridors (Berndt)