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NCRR Rail Forum March 5-6 Highlights Partnerships

February 26, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

    What:                        North Carolina Department of
                                 Transportation Secretary Tony Tata
                                 and Norfolk Southern Chairman
                                 President and CEO Wick Moorman will
                                 headline Progress in Motion 2013:
                                 Partnerships for Growth, a two-day
                                 forum sponsored by the North
                                 Carolina Railroad Company March 5-6
                                 in Raleigh, N.C.

                                 The Rail Forum willhighlight ways
                                 partnerships contribute to effective
                                 transportation systems and help grow
                                 our state's economy.  The program
                                 focuses on how communities,
                                 businesses and rail interests work
                                 together to maximize the value of
                                 rail to serve people and commerce.

                                 Day one features remarks from Mr.
                                 Moorman followed by a networking
                                 reception at the innovative North
                                 Carolina Nature Research Center in
                                 Raleigh. On day two, the forum moves
                                 to the Raleigh Convention Center
                                 where the program will focus on
                                 partnerships that serve citizens,
                                 grow freight and create
                                 commerce.Secretary Tata's luncheon
                                 remarks will close the event.

    When:                       Tuesday, March 5, 2013 (Day One)
    & Where                     4:00 -7:00 pm
                                N.C. Nature Research Center
                                121 W. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC

                                Wednesday, March 6, 2013 (Full Forum)
                                8:00 am - 2:00 pm
                                Raleigh Convention Center Ballroom
                                500 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC

    Who:                         Wick Moorman:Chairman, President &
                                 CEO, Norfolk Southern Corporation
                                 (seating is limited)
                                 Hon. Tony Tata:North Carolina
                                 Secretary of Transportation
                                 Angie D. Harris:Director of
                                 Government and Media Relations, Ward
                                 & Smith, P.A.
                                 Tony Almeida: Senior Advisor, Economy
                                 and Jobs, Office of the Governor
                                 Noel Perry: Managing Director  &
                                 Senior Consultant, Freight
                                 Transportation Research Assoc.
                                 Jeannette Goldsmith: President, J.
                                 Goldsmith & Company
                                 John Muth:  Deputy Director for
                                 Development and Chief Development
                                 Officer, CATS
                                 John Edwards: General Director of
                                 Passenger Policy, Norfolk Southern
                                 Paul J. Ballard: CEO, Nashville
                                 Transit Authority & Regional
                                 John Atkins: Chairman, NC Railroad
                                 Company and Chairman and Chief
                                 Executive Officer, O'Brien/Atkins
                                 Scott Saylor: President, North
                                 Carolina Railroad Company

              View the full agenda by visiting www.ncrr.com.

SOURCE North Carolina Railroad Co

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