Front Shot 2011If you’ve never been to the Arizona Biltmore before, now is your chance. The Smart Transportation Division Western Regional Meeting is going to be held at this historic union hotel June 28 – July 1, 2015.

This hotel is not only famous for its design. It is also known nationally as a union hotel with 100,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. SMART Transportation Division will have over 40 training modules for our members to take advantage of from June 29 – July 1. SMART Transportation Division members will be able to find training in many areas including conductor certification, legislative representation, secretary/treasurer, local chairperson McArthur_Ballroomtraining, how to handle legal issues if you are fired, arbitration, risk reduction, railroad retirement, local officer training, organizing and the Railway Labor Act among many others. Federal agencies like the Federal Railroad Administration for rail members, and the FMCSA for bus members will be doing presentations to help our members get better training and also informed on the latest safety guidelines, latest technology as well as the latest legislation that affects our members in the rail, bus and airline trades.

GrandBallroom2This historic property is perfectly located in the heart of Phoenix but also close to Scottsdale, so it is convenient for those driving in from out of town.

Great service, amazing architecture, and an illustrious history meet in a one-of-a-kind hotel. The Arizona Biltmore is the Jewel of the Desert.

As an attendee at the SMART Transportation Division Western Regional Meeting you can experience this beautiful property and get some excellent training in the over 40 workshops offered to SMART TD attendees for only $129 a night (our negotiated group rate). You’ll never stay at a property of this caliber again for $129 a night.


providence_biltmoreThe SMART Transportation Division has set the dates and locations of the union’s two 2015 regional meetings.

The western regional meeting will be held June 29 – July 1 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.

The eastern regional meeting will be held July 13-15 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. Accommodations at both the Omni and Providence Biltmore are completely sold out, however rooms at other area hotels may still be available.

Both regional meetings will run Monday through Wednesday.

To register for a regional meeting and get additional information, click the appropriate link below:

The Transportation Division’s officers and director of meeting management will continue to finalize details of both meetings in the coming months. Check regularly for meeting updates.