9th Annual Rail Supply Chain Summit

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Union League Club, Chicago

2018 Summit Follow-Ups:

Write your Congressman & Senator Today To Support
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Campaign “NAFTA Works”
Save Jobs. Protect U.S. Investments.
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St. Louis Regional Freightway
The Freightway’s #1 multimodal infrastructure project, the replacement of the Merchant’s Bridge is confirmed as the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA) has been awarded the $172M by TRRA and their shareholders for this project creating 150 direct jobs and 950 additional jobs.

Waterways Council (WCI)
Debra Calhoun, S.V.P. of WCI, confirms that on June 25th, the Senate passed FY 2019 Energy & Water Development (E&WD) appropriations funding for the Corps of Engineers. This bill provides $280.1 million for the Corps’ Civil Works mission for the Olmsted and Kentucky Lock (Ohio River), Lower Mon 2,3,4 (Monongahela River), Chickamauga (Tennessee River), and $28.8 million for a rehabilitation of the LaGrange Lock and Dam (Illinois River).

Port of Chicago
Exec. Director Clayton Harris III hired Daniel Anguiano at the Port per the Jobs Program the Port and The Rail Supply Chain Summit have launched for young, non-violent felons who have completed Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s Renew Program. Harris obtained a TWIC card for Anguiano. TSA will review each request on a case-by-case basis. Please call 312-750-9150 or contact MPitz@MEPAssociates.com for more information.


St. Louis Regional Freightway
Awarded $248,700,000 by IL Governor Rauner at the end of May for five of their infrastructure projects that Executive Director Mary Lamie described during her presentation at the 2018 Summit.

Port of Chicago
Received a $10,937,853.00 grant from IL Governor Rauner for their Butler Drive project which will considerably improve freight movement within the port.

9th Annual Rail Supply Chain Summit
Early Bird Registration Opens
Monday, September 18, 2018

For more information on the 2019 Rail Supply Chain Summit, please email info@therailsummit.com or call 312-750-9150.

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