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2019 American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Annual Conference

September 22 - 25, 2019

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
United States

Join us at the AREMA Annual Conference and Exposition to engage in many excellent opportunities for railway professionals to increase their knowledge, exchange ideas and network. Check out our rail experts’ sessions to learn more about rail infrastructure improvements and alternative transportation uses of a railroad corridor asset.

We are proud to be a Gold Level Sponsor of this year’s meeting as well as a supporter of the Meet the Next Generation event.


HDR AREMA Presentations

Careers in the Railroad Industry

Sunday, September 22 | 10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

  • Presenters: Bill Hjelholt, HDR, Freight Rail Market Sector Director, and Jennifer Esola, BNSF, Manager Engineering Administration

CSX Emergency Bridge Replacement

Tuesday, September 24, | 8-8:30 a.m.

  • Presenters: Kennedy Kyei-Mensah, HDR, and Ronald D. Medlock, P.E., High Steel Structures, Inc.

Consideration of Alternative Transportation Use of a Railroad Corridor Asset: A Team Effort

Tuesday, September 24 | 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • Presenters: Anthony Klaumann, P.E. and Christian Goepel, HDR, and Cory Hoffmann, Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Railway Company (CRANDIC)

Louisville and Indiana Railroad Track Upgrade Program 

Tuesday, September 24 | 2-2:30 p.m.

  • Presenters: Steven P. Lorek, P.E. HDR, and James Connolly, III, Louisville & Indiana Railroad


#NextGen Professionals

Join us during the Meet the Next Generation Networking Reception where we’ll be seeking out the next generation of innovators. Stop by our table to learn more about the many benefits of working at HDR.

Monday, September 23

2–5 p.m.