TTC First Annual Conference & Tour

Presented by Wheel Rail Seminars and ENSCO

Save the date for this premier event bringing government, industry, and academia together to discuss critical needs in railway safety, security and research to move rail transportation forward for the next 50 years.

November 7-8, 2023

Transportation Technology Center

Day 1: Speakers and Sessions

Join us in downtown Pueblo, Colorado at the beautiful Pueblo Convention Center to hear many engaging speakers and network with fellow railway professionals.

Transportation Technology Center

November 7-8, 2023

As the new incumbents, ENSCO is excited to hold its first annual conference in partnership with Wheel Rail Seminars featuring a variety of presenters and topics from multiple railway organizations.

The high-quality conferences that you’ve become accustomed to with the Wheel Rail Interaction Conference produced by Wheel Rail Seminars, is proud to now offer another forum through the TTC Annual Conference & Tour.

Join us for two days of education, interaction, and engaging discussions from a variety of experts, plus get a never before seen look at the TTC with an expanded tour of the site.

Gain recognition as a TTC Annual Conference & Tour sponsor.

Please download the sponsorship kit so you can be part of this inaugural event.

Pueblo Convention Center

Nov. 7th

Day 1: Pueblo Convention Center

Join us on day one, which will feature presentations and round table discussions with leaders from across many railroad organizations! Sessions will highlight the latest advancements in rail safety, emerging alternative energy, ongoing research, workforce development and more from railway sector leaders.

TTC First Annual Conference Speakers

Stay tuned. More speakers to be announced!

  • Amit Bose

    Amit Bose

    Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

    Keynote Speaker (invited)

  • Sonya Proctor

    Sonya Proctor

    Assistant Administrator for Surface Operations, Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

    TSA Cybersecurity Requirements for Railroads

  • Mary Leary

    Mary Leary

    Associate Administrator for Research, Demonstration and Innovation for FTA

    Moderated Federal Round Table – Focus Areas for Upcoming Funding Opportunities for Research and Workforce Development

  • Brent Laing

    Brent Laing

    Vice President Engineering for CN

    Moderated Railway Panel Discussion - Wants and Needs for Research and Workforce Development

  • Michael Cleveland

    Michael Cleveland

    Director of Advanced Energy, Progress Rail

    Battery Locomotives and Their Role in Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions

  • Paul P. Skoutelas

    Paul P. Skoutelas

    President and Chief Executive Officer, American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

    Moderated Railway Panel Discussion - Wants and Needs for Research and Workforce Development

  • Larry Biess

    Larry Biess

    Assistant Vice President, Fleet Systems Research and Integration at Amtrak

    Moderated Railway Panel Discussion - Wants and Needs for Research and Workforce Development

  • Martin Ritter

    Martin Ritter

    CEO, Stadler US

    The Future with Hydrogen: Case Study of the First Zero-Emission Hydrogen Passenger Trainset in the United States

Speakers and topics are subject to change.

Silverline train at TTC

Nov. 8th

Day 2: Transportation Technology Center

Join us for an expanded tour of the Transportation Technology Center where industry folks will be able to see multiple locations for the first time ever at the site that haven’t previously been open to the public with a guided tour, learn from industry experts, see on-track displays from multiple rail organizations, and more. This new and expanded tour has never been made available at any previous events, and ENSCO is proud to offer that opportunity at the First Annual TTC Conference & Tour!

TTC Tour Highlights

The tour will be a busing circuit to take people to multiple different locations at the TTC. On the bus, attendees will receive a guided tour of the facility while driving between locations. Join us for a never before seen look at the site!

TTC Aerial Shot
Multiple tour locations.
See where impact testing, vehicle dynamic performance testing, hazmat training and more is done at multiple locations throughout the site.
Subject matter experts.
At each location, attendees will be greeted by a subject matter expert to talk about the activities done, answer questions, and more.
Sponsored on-track static displays.
See rail bound and portable on-track equipment from multiple industry suppliers that will be present during the tour to answer questions and give demonstrations.

Save the date on your calendar.

Pueblo Courtyard by Marriott

Hotel Reservations

You can use Courtyard by Marriott Hotel's secure online reservation system to book, modify or cancel your Reservation by clicking here:

Your room:
Those who prefer to call-in, you can use this number: 866-706-7815. You must identify yourself as being with the group “TTC Annual Conference & Tour” in order to qualify for our discounted room rate of $139/night. Reservations must be received on or before the cut-off date of October 11, 2023. Once our room block is full, you may not be able to receive our special rate.
Room Deposits/Guarantees:
Hotel reservations requires a credit card guarantee to secure your room reservation. Should you need to cancel your reservation, reservations must be canceled a minimum of 48 hours prior to arrival, 5PM hotel time, to avoid a one night cancellation penalty.
Reservation Confirmation:
You will receive your hotel confirmation email directly from the hotel.
Marriott Hotel Exterior

Join us in Colorado this Fall

Early-bird registration ends August 31, 2023. Register today!

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Brandon Koenig, Wheel Rail Seminars, Inc.

847-808-1818 or email at