21st Century Transportation for America


  • Bringing HSR to California
  • CA HSR Procurement Schedule
  • HSR Financing & Private Investment
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Federal Funding for HSR
  • Politics of High Speed Rail
  • Linking Different Agencies for HSR
  • Permanent Funding Sources
  • National Defense, Energy Security and HSR
  • Bringing High Speed Rail to America
  • Why High Speed
  • High Speed Rail Around the World
  • Real Estate Development Opportunities
  • Transit Oriented Development
  • Station Area Planning
  • Rail Station Architecture and Design
  • Creating Jobs & Stimulating the Economy
  • Scaling Up HSR Renewable Energy
  • Planning New HSR Systems
  • Streamlining Application Process
  • Streamlining the Design Process
  • Technology of HSR
  • Integrating with Transit

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Networking and Dealmaking
U.S. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi to speak 

Nancy Pelosi is the Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives in the 112th Congress.  From 2007 to 2011, she served as the first woman Speaker of the House and is also the first woman in American history to lead a major political party in Congress, having served as House Democratic Leader from 2003 to 2007. Leader Pelosi will mark her 25th year of service in the House representing San Francisco, California’s Eighth District, in 2012.

Pelosi brings to her leadership position a distinguished record of legislative accomplishment. She led the Congress in passing historic health insurance reform, key investments in college aid, clean energy and innovation, and initiatives to help small businesses and veterans. She has been a powerful voice for civil rights and human rights around the world for decades.  Pelosi comes from strong family tradition of public service in Baltimore. Married to Paul Pelosi, she is a mother of five and grandmother of nine.

Democrat Leader Pelosi
CA HSR Authority Board Chairman Dan Richard to speak 

Dan Richard of Piedmont, has been a principal of Dan Richard Advisors since 2010. He was managing partner and co-founder of Heritage Oak Capital Partners, an infrastructure finance firm, from 2007 to 2009 and was senior vice president of public policy and governmental relations at Pacific Gas and Electric Company from 1997 to 2006.

Richard was an elected member of the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District from 1992 to 2004, where he served twice as president of the Board. At the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Richard led efforts to secure $4 billion in capital for system rehabilitation projects, the transit system’s expansion to the San Francisco Airport and seismic retrofit programs.

Richard was a principal at Morse, Richard, Weisenmiller & Associates from 1986 to 1996, a firm serving the independent power industry and project finance lending community. He was vice president of Independent Power Corporation from 1983 to 1986. Richard served as Governor Brown’s deputy legal affairs secretary from 1982 to 1983 and deputy assistant for science and technology from 1978 to 1979.  He was advisor to the chairman of the California Energy Commission from 1978 to 1982.

Chairman Dan Richard
Previous conference attendees include executives from:

Balfour Beatty
Parsons Brinckerhoff
KCI Technologies
Louis Berger Group
U.S.-Japan High Speed Rail
Central Japan Railway
Japan Int'l Transport Institute
CRCC (China)
TSDI (China)
CSR (China)
NDF (China)
TUC Rail
Hyundai Rotem
Kawasaki Rail Car
GKK Works 
Foster + Partners Architects
Dover Kohl
Urban Land Institute
Bentley Systems
SMI International
First Southwest Investment Bank
Hill & Knowlton
Global-5 Communications
Shaw Group
CA. HSR Authority
GPO, Inc.
DLA Piper
Holland & Knight
Quarles and Brady
Parker Poe
Lockheed Martin
Northrop Grumman
Alion Science & Tech.
BAE Systems
Invensys Rail
Finley Engineering
Mc Dean
Archer Western
NKT Cables
Gov't. of Quebec
Wilbur Smith 
The Case for HSR in California


-California Governor Jerry Brown

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Don't miss this exciting high speed rail event of the year - High Speed Rail 2012!  San Francisco is the place to be May 22-24.  

Business and political leaders will come together with the world's top experts to bring high speed rail to America, starting in California.  Construction is about to get underway on the first phase of the proposed state-wide, 800-mile state-of-the-art transportation project that will revolutionize mobility in the state. 

This new rail system will carry more than 100 million passengers each year once built out - saving time, money, energy, and lives day after day for many decades.

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High speed rail is revolutionizing the rest of the world, and now its America's turn. Be part of the excitement in San Francisco on May 22.

Fast trains... arriving in California soon! (Photo: NC3D)
Conference Venue: The Gallery at Autodesk
California High Speed Rail  

California HSR is a Special Project of National Significance - the largest, most advanced HSR project in the nation, with the first phase readying to go out to bid.  There is widespread public and business support for the project.  It’s already creating jobs, and will quickly become a national demonstration project for advanced HSR technology in America.  Given its location near Silicon Valley, this could lead to the launch of a new high tech industry.  California will be the first test of 220 mph trains on American soil, quickly advancing the nation from last place to first place in global state-of-the-art HSR.



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HSR will deliver fast, easy mobility to California!

20,000 people per hour at 200+ mph

High capacity, efficient transportation for America


"A lot of people want to turn off the lights.  I'm not one of them.  We're going to build, we're going to invest, and California is going to stay up among the great states and the great political jurisdictions of the world." 
-CA Governor Jerry Brown, January 2012


Conference Highlights

Get up to speed on the California HSR project, expected procurement process, phasing, financing, and rollout.

Network with business leaders and elected officials involved in the new HSR project.

Learn about the global high speed rail systems in operation and under construction all around the world including France, Spain, Japan, China, Italy, Germany, and more.  Find out how these systems operate, how they are financed, and how they change business operations, and people's lives.

Hear about the largest high speed rail project in the history of the world - China - and how they are building it in a handful of years with multiple new lines underway all at the same time!

Get a glimpse of the proposed Transbay Terminal intermodal center in San Francisco for the new HSR lines to integrate with other transit, and the city.

See how California is building consensus across the largest state in America to build support for their HSR mega project, in the face of much doubt and skepticism.

Hear the story of the growing grassroots support for HSR in California helping get the word out.

See how California will again lead in the area of sustainability with the most significantly green system possible - high speed rail.

Hear about all this a much more at High Speed Rail 2012 in San Francisco!


High Speed Rail = Jobs!

Jobs, jobs, jobs
Millions of jobs and the revival of our industrial sectors
US DOT Secretary Ray LaHood
 Big plans for US High Speed Rail:

"New high-speed trains will link 80 percent of Americans within 25 years, at a cost of about $500 billion" -8/12/10

(That's only $20 billion per year)

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jobs | economic recovery | mobility | safety | energy security | climate solution

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
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See you in CA!