The International Rail Forum for North America is a center for discussion amongst public transit agencies in North America that operate rail systems and an opportunity to bring the region into a global discourse about best practices in the industry.

The primary objective of the Forum is to connect North America’s rail transit agencies to the broader international community that is rich with perspectives and a experience to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and best practices.

Each year, the International Rail Forum for North America will identify critical issues and themes that transit agencies in North America are concerned about and will host workshops, research or conferences to help its members build the capacity to determine solutions, connect and share resources and attain critical knowledge in each subject.

The IRFNA Forum taking place on December 8-9, 2016 in New York will be the very first Forum meeting.