Montana Department of Transportation

The Montana Department of Transportation is hosting 2017's Highway-Rail Conference at the Radisson Hotel in Helena, MT.

The Montana Highway-Rail Conference is a collaborative event, allowing attendees to learn, ask questions, and network with partners in the highway and railroad industries. Representatives from the railroads, federal, state, consultants, and suppliers will be there discussing aspects of safety, design, and regulations involved in the rail industry and how this affects our highways and communities. There is no registration fee for this conference.

Thank you to our partners:

BNSF logo    MRL logo    Operation Live Saver logo

FHWA logo     FRA logo

News & Updates

Registration is now closed and the agenda is finalized. We wish you safe travels and hope you enjoy your time at the conference.

Please be sure thank our sponsors and check out the exhibitor tables while you’re at the conference. Without our sponsors much of this conference would not be possible!



Registration is now closed.



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Click the Radisson logo to reserve online with the event rates.

This year’s conference will be held at Helena’s Radisson Colonial Hotel, located in the industrial/business district just off of I-15/US-287. Its amenities and meeting facilities make the Radisson an ideal place to hold the Montana Highway Rail conference. For more information about the hotel and local area attractions, check their webpage. For those who may be flying into Helena, the hotel offers free 24-hour shuttle services to and from Helena Regional Airport (HLN) which is less than four miles away. Rental cars are also available at the airport.

To make your room reservations, you can call the hotel directly at (406) 443-2100 or online by clicking on the Radisson logo for Highway-Rail Conference event rates. If for some reason, the conference’s special reservations don’t come up, enter arrival date of August 28, 2017 and they should appear.


Area Activities

The Montana State Capital is the state capitol of the U.S. state of Montana. It houses the Montana State Legislature and is located in the state capital of Helena at 1301 East Sixth Avenue. The building was constructed between 1896 and 1902 with wing-annexes added between 1909 and 1912.

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Great example of the architecture of the time. Beautifully maintained. Guides are very pleasant and knowledgeable. If you like history and buildings, this is a must stop while in Helena. Be sure to plan ahead, and check on scheduled times of operation.

406-444-4789 | Visit Website

The Montana Historical Society Museum, Montana’s Museum, collects, preserves, and interprets fine art, historical, archaeological, and ethnological artifacts that pertain to Montana and its adjoining geographic region. Montana’s Museum is where history and land come together in the story of the people who have called Montana home. Located near the State Capitol in Helena, the museum is an essential part of a meaningful travel experience in Montana.

406-444-2694 | Visit Website

Historic tours of Helena aboard open-air tour trains and our climate controlled trolley. See the opulent mansion district, marvel at the Cathedral of St. Helena, and roll by our governor’s homes. Cruise by a restored miners’ village, enjoy the unique architecture along Last Chance Gulch, and catch a glimpse of the Old Fire Tower. It’s the fun way to see beautiful and historic Helena!


Fun Slice of Old Time Helena. This is a very narrow walkway off the main street called Last Chance Gulch. The street is paved with bricks and the buildings are mostly made of bricks. Built by a mason in the late 1800s. The buildings provided housing for the male miners.

For over 125 years guests have been following in the path of Lewis and Clark exploring the “Gates of the Mountains”. Nestled half way between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks sits the Gates of the Mountains. Located 20 miles north of Helena we are one of Montana’s not to miss destinations. When planning your Montana vacation of a lifetime do not miss the Gates of the Mountains.

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Special thanks to our sponsors for their support of the 2017 Montana Highway-Rail Conference.


BNSF logo    MRL logo


NRSS logo        HDR logo        Oldcastle logo


Operation Live Saver logo    RP logo     Kittelson logo     Port of Montana logo    Central Montana Rail, Inc. logo    Hayward Baker logo    Railway Educational Bureau logo    Union Pacific logo    TKDA logo

Show your support of the 2017 Montana Highway-Rail Conference by becoming a sponsor of the event. Sponsor benefits range from recognition in program, company logo on event signage, exhibitor table, and company logo on our website to the opportunity to address the audience.

Contact for more information and to create a customized sponsor package - 406-439-1237.


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