2023 – Executive Night

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2023 – Executive Night

October 5, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm EDT

The New England Railroad Club & New England Association of Rail Shippers: A Landmark Collaboration

It is with great anticipation that we announce a collaborative event between the New England Railroad Club and the New England Association of Rail Shippers. This joint initiative will take place during the New England Association of Rail Shippers Conference on October 5th, 2023, at the esteemed Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, Maine.

Executive Night Dinner – A Professional Gathering
On the second day of the conference, the Railroad Club is proud to host its revered fall Executive Night Dinner. We cordially invite both conference attendees and Railroad Club members to partake in this significant gathering, emphasizing the synergies between our esteemed organizations. The New England Railroad Club is proud to have Maine DOT Commissioner Bruce Van Note as our guest speaker.

Commissioner Van Note oversees the diverse transportation system in Maine, a vast state rivaling the size of the combined New England States. Before this, he was the Director of Policy and Planning at the Maine Turnpike Authority, managing significant projects like high-speed tolling and safety upgrades in the Greater Portland area. From 2002 to 2014, he served as Deputy Commissioner of MaineDOT. During this tenure, he was instrumental in crafting and passing nearly every major state transportation law, including the Turnpike reform bill and multimodal funding.


Joint Networking Hour
Prior to the dinner, we have scheduled a joint networking hour. This is a prime opportunity for Railroad Club members and conference participants to engage, foster professional relationships, and discuss industry insights in a congenial setting.

Featured Speakers
The full conference agenda is marked by addresses from influential figures in the railroad sector:

  • Joe Hinrichs, Chief Executive Officer of CSX
  • Marty Oberman, Chair of the Surface Transportation Board
  • Stefan Loeb, Vice President of First and Final Mile Markets at NS

Participants are welcome to attend the full conference or just the cocktail hour and dinner.

Registration and tickets for the conference and the club’s dinner are available at www.nears.org

A special block of rooms for those attending only the dinner is available at the nearby Aloft Hotel and can be booked using the link below.

Single Night Hotel Reservations


October 5, 2023
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm