A Presentation and a booth exhibition in the 2010 Joint Rail Conference
||April 27-29, 2010
||Illini Union, Urbana, IL, USA
||ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)
||TRB (Transportation Research Board)
AREMA (American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association)
The 2010 Joint Rail Conference (JRC) is an international conference co-sponsored by the five rail groups in the U.S. The conference offers opportunity for railway experts to share their broad expertise and perspective about current rail transportation and engineering issues.
Based on the new North American focus on developing High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail, these topics were selected as the 2010 conference themes. A world wide call for papers and presentations on both passenger and freight rail subjects was issued. As many as about 300 papers were submitted from more than 20 different countries on a wide variety of rail engineering, transportation, management, planning, safety, and operations topics. At the conference, there were approximately 200 spoken presentations, as well as a special poster presentation session and booth exhibitions.
The Institution for Transport Policy Studies, participated in the JRC for the first time and performed a presentation on results of research about Japanese High Speed Rail (Shinkansen) and its advantages. Members of the institute exhibited panels about the above research and merits of the Shinkansen and also handed out brochures. We were asked many questions about the Shinkansen at both the presentation and exhibition. In addition, our brochures were favorably received.