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March - Rail Tech Conference

2020 Rail Tech Conference
Moving People and Freight and Inspiring the Future

Engineering & Transit Night Dinner Meeting
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Conference: 12:30 p.m. • Supplier Reception: 5:00 p.m. • Dinner: 6:45 p.m.

The New England Railroad Club invites members, industry professionals, students, and individuals interested in a career in the railroad industry to join us at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Thursday, March 19, 2020. The Rail Tech Conference is both a technology driven forum and a professional development conference exploring high-tech solutions to issues relevant to the rail industry in New England.

The conference will provide participants – industry professionals from railroads, consulting companies, and suppliers, as well as those looking to start a career in transportation – with insight as to how the rail industry is seeking out and employing a wider range of tech skills in its daily operations. The application of new technologies, coupled with a skilled workforce that can both utilize and maintain them, is transforming the industry, allowing it to be faster, safer, and more efficient when responding to the challenges of today’s marketplace.

Keynote Speaker
Seth Moulton, U.S. Representative for the Massachusetts 6th Congressional District

Topic: TBA

Who Should Attend

  • College Students and other Professionals interested in a career in the railroad industry. Learn about the field and the jobs within, and network with company representatives from all facets of the industry.
  • Active Industry Professionals from area railroads, state departments of transportation, consulting companies, and suppliers. Learn of new best practices and technologies in our shared field of employment that can be applied to your current organization.

DCU Center (Conference Center) – 3rd Floor
50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA

Ticket Costs:
Conference & Dinner/Keynote
$95/$950 Table – Club Member and Regular Attendee
$35 – Student Dinner/Conference Ticket (with valid college ID)
Conference Only (all events except dinner)
$30 – Club member and Regular Attendee
Free to all College Students with valid college ID

Exhibitor Tabletop:
$250- Includes table and skirting, electrical, chairs, and 2 conference only tickets.

Click on a tab below to register, reserve a booth space, become a sponsor, or to find out more about the event.


The New England Railroad Club has reserved a block of rooms under the name “New England Railroad” at the Hilton Garden Inn for March 18 and 19, 2020. The Hilton Garden Inn is adjacent to the DCU Center on Major Taylor Boulevard and Central Street. Reservations must be received by February 17, 2020. After this date reservations will be accepted on a space as available basis only. Our special rates allow you to reserve a room from $139.00 when you book online. To reserve a room call 508.753.5700 or go online: hiltongardeninn.hilton.com

Use the Club’s group code: NERR when selecting the hotel on the Hilton homepage to receive the discounted rate. Enter the code in the “Group Rate” box, not the Promotion/Offer Code box.

Check-in is 4:00 p.m. and check out is 12:00 noon. Overnight self-parking is available. Visit the Hilton Garden Inn website for more information and directions.

Other Hotels in Worcester

AC Hotel by Marriot Worcester (Walking Distance)
125 Front Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: 774-420-7555

Homewood Suites by Hilton Worcester (Walking Distance)
1 Washington Square, Worcester, MA 01604

Courtyard Worcester
72 Grove Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: 508-363-0300

Regency Suites
70 Southbridge Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: 508-753-3512

Special room rates have not been reserved at any of these hotels, and they are not within easy walking distance of the DCU Center.

Getting There

The DCU Center is easily reached from points east and west by taking I-90 (the Mass Turnpike) to the Worcester/Millbury Route 146 exit. From the north (Maine, NH, Lowell, Lawrence) take Rte. 459 to Rte. 290 West. From the south (Providence) take Rte. 146 North to Rte. 290 East. To get there by rail, Worcester is served by Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited (#448/449) and MBTA Commuter Rail trains from Boston. For schedule and fare information go to www.mbta.com. Taxis are available immediately outside the front of Union Station.


Parking for the show is available at the Worcester Municipal Parking Garage on the corner of Major Taylor Boulevard and Central Street (next to the arched railroad bridge). The garage is across the street from the DCU Center and the Hilton Garden Inn.