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International Rail Forum for North America 2020

10 > 12 Nov. 2020
Online, EST (Eastern Standard Time)
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UITP International Rail Forum for North America

In cooperation with the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)

Strategies for recovery: Transit Innovations to foster economic growth and social justice

The International Rail Forum for North America (IRFNA) is an annual seminar aimed to offer the North America region UITP’s worldwide resources for global connectivity and  knowledge, bringing together the most current information and developments for our urban transit industry.  This year’s virtual event will also feature a robust virtual Exhibit Hall, enabling instant connectivity between industry suppliers and transit operators.

The overall aim is to build on the lessons learned from the ongoing crisis and focus on the paths ahead with creative new thinking, innovations and new models to enhance the continued presence and importance of urban transit for society as well its key role in achieving social justice.

UITP’s global presence, institutional knowledge, network via its members enables this conference to bring together experts with the most current and relevant information. The Forum this year aims to go beyond rail and explore key emerging developments for all modes of urban transit and further, to gain insight how transport entities outside transit are affected and handling the crisis.

The virtual platform will be live for two days. The event will be recorded, and for 30 days it will remain available to watch for those who may have missed the live event.


Why You Should Attend?

  1. Hear the key lessons learned from global perspectives regarding responding to and managing the crisis created by Covid19

  1. See how accelerated and innovative technology solutions such as capturing and harnessing big data were used to critically assist in managing the crisis

  1. Explore transit’s important and central role in reimaging the future function and shape of cities

  1. Learn how new mobility providers and traditional transit find common ground to facilitate seamless urban transportation connectivity

  1. Discover new approaches to managing transition to EBuses and understanding the technology and parameters for successful deployment

  1. Discuss transit’s essential role and responsibility in ensuring better accessibility, social equity and justice
UITP Digital World Tour

International Rail Forum for North America 2020 is part of the UITP Digital World Tour:

The UITP Digital World Tour is a series of online and hybrid events taking place across the globe in 2020/2021 where you can meet, exchange knowledge and connect with your peers in the public transport sector. Enjoy conference sessions, exhibitions and networking opportunities from wherever you happen to be in the world. Join the tour and learn from local and global expertise to help you prepare for the future.


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