Progress in Motion is an annual conference that is held for those interested in how railroads contribute to North Carolina’s transportation system, as well as the economic and environmental benefits of our rail system. With the growing interest in light-rail transportation for the Triangle it is appropriate that this year’s theme is ‘Rail and the New Economy’. The intention of the event is to encourage a new dialog in order to maximize the benefits and spread the word about North Carolina’s existing rail system and future potential. The kick off event will be May 10th at the Raleigh Depot, and forum will be held May 11th at the Convention Center.
The North Carolina Railroad Company is the state’s oldest corporation, and touches nearly a quarter of the state’s economy. In the near future, North Carolina will begin taking steps toward using our rail system to face growing transportation and environmental issues in our state. The Progress in Motion Forum gives Citizens an opportunity to gain a better understanding of our current rail system, as well as the plans for the future of our rail system.
For more information, please visit www.ncrr.com or call 919-954-7601.