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League of Railway Women Announces Free Webinar on U.S. Railroads and the U.S. Economy

Webinar Is The First In Organization's "Railroading 101" Series

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 13, 2018 The League of Railway Women (LRW), the nonprofit membership organization committed to improving the railroad industry by connecting women in rail, will hold a free one-hour webinar November 27 at 2 p.m. EST on "U.S. Freight Railroads and the U.S. Economy." The webinar will provide an overview of U.S. freight railroads, current trends in rail traffic and the U.S. economy. In addition, various policy issues of relevance will be highlighted, including a discussion of how those matters impact the economic outlook moving forward. 



 

Webinar Is The First In Organization's "Railroading 101" Series

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 13, 2018  The League of Railway Women (LRW), the nonprofit membership organization committed to improving the railroad industry by connecting women in rail, will hold a free one-hour webinar November 27 at 2 p.m. EST on "U.S. Freight Railroads and the U.S. Economy." The webinar will provide an overview of U.S. freight railroads, current trends in rail traffic and the U.S. economy. In addition, various policy issues of relevance will be highlighted, including a discussion of how those matters impact the economic outlook moving forward. 

The webinar presenter is Luisa Fernandez-Willey, Senior Economist with the Association of American Railroads. 

"The League of Railway Women is pleased to offer this November 27 webinar as the first event in our new 'Railroading 101' series," says LRW President Tanis Peterson. "The webinar will be valuable for those new to the industry as well as people looking to broaden their understanding of rail industry operations and issues." 

LRW members and non-members are welcome to attend this webinar, Peterson noted. Attendees may register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4518041007563675650 to receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the webinar.

About the Speaker:
Luisa Fernandez-Willey is a senior economist with the Association of American Railroads (AAR). Among other duties, she is responsible for conducting quantitative and qualitative research and analysis on economic and policy issues affecting freight railroads. Additionally, she is responsible for assisting with the data collection and production of several AAR publications. Most recently, she managed the analysis for the Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis of Class I Railroads. Luisa is a graduate of Kingston University-London and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
 
For further information: Media Contact: Emilia Marceta, LRW Chair, Public Relations & Outreach, E-Mail: info@railwaywomen.org; LRW Webinar Contact: Kari Gonzales, LRW Director, E-Mail: learning@railwaywomen.org.

About the League of Railway Women

Founded in 1997, the League of Railway Women (LRW) is committed to improving the railroad industry by connecting and cultivating women in rail. Our mission is to advance the representation, recognition and opportunities for women, thereby promoting diversity and improving the business results of the railroad industry. Learn more at www.railwaywomen.org.

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