US HIGH SPEED RAIL ASSOCIATION

21st Century Transportation for America

   HIGH SPEED RAIL CONFERENCE - LOS ANGELES 2015

 
CONFERENCE  PROGRAM

 
 

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 9


 
12 noon - 4:30 pm

TRANSPORTATION TOURS

-Transportation Tours (Metro central control center, new system construction, stations, etc.)

TOUR INFORMATION

 
 
 

THURSDAY DECEMBER 10


 
8:00 - 8:30 am

NETWORKING & REGISTRATION

 
8:30 - 10:00 am

BRINGING HIGH SPEED RAIL TO AMERICA

-Andy Kunz, USHSR
-Rod Diridon, Mineta Transportation Institute
-Art Leahy, Metrolink
-Mayor James Ledford, Jr., Palmdale, CA

 
10:00 - 10:30 am

NETWORKING BREAK

 
10:30 - 11:30 am

SPECIAL KEYNOTE PRESENTATION BY JEFF MORALES, CAHSRA

-Jeff Morales, CEO - California High Speed Rail Authority

 
11:30 - 1:00 pm

HIGH SPEED RAIL AROUND THE WORLD

-Armin Kick, Siemens
-Scott Sherin, Alstom
-Francisco Fernandez-Lafuente, SENER
-Marco Stegher, Italferr
-Rick Harnish, Midwest High Speed Rail Association

 
1:00 - 2:00 pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

 
2:00 - 2:30 pm

SPECIAL KEYNOTE PRESENTATION BY PHILLIP WASHINGTON, MTA LA

-Phillip Washington, CEO - MTA Los Angeles

2:30 - 4:00 pm

DENVER P3 & TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT ROUNDTABLE

DENVER P3
-Dwayne Sampson, Transportation Diversity Council
-Gregory Amparano, Fluor
-David Narefsky, Mayer Brown
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TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT
-John Barna, Anrab Associates
-Gunnar Hand, SOM
-Meea Kang, Domus Development
-Daniel Krause, San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission
-Troy D. Hightower, TDH Associates International

 
4:00 - 4:30 pm

NETWORKING BREAK

 
4:30 - 5:30 pm

EXPANDING CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

-Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal
-Carrie Bowen, Caltrans
-Eric Eidlin, German Marshall Fund

 
6:30 - 8:30 pm

EVENING RECEPTION

 
 
 

FRIDAY DECEMBER 11


8:00 - 8:30 am

NETWORKING & REGISTRATION

 
8:30 - 9:30 am

NEW VISION FOR TRANSPORTATION IN AMERICA

-Secretary Brian Kelly, California State Transportation Agency
-Kome Ajise, Caltrans
-other speakers TBA

 
9:30 - 10:00 am

NETWORKING BREAK

 
10:00 - 11:30 am

PRIVATE INVESTMENT & FINANCING HIGH SPEED RAIL

-Richard Arena, Association for Public Transportation
-David Narefsky, Mayer Brown
-Andrea Giuricin, NTV Advisor - Italy
-Michael Dieden, Creative Housing Associates

 
11:30 - 1:00 pm

CALIFORNIA STATEWIDE RAIL MODERNIZATION

-Aileen Cho, ENR Magazine
-Fiona Ma, California Board of Equalization
-Don Sepulveda, Los Angeles MTA
-Mayor James Ledford, Jr., Palmdale, CA

 
1:00 - 2:00 pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

 
2:00 - 3:30 pm

MEDIA, MESSAGING & ADVOCACY

-Thea Selby, CA High Speed Rail Authority Board
-Erik Hansen, U.S. Travel Association
-Rick Harnish, Midwest High Speed Rail Association
-David Cameron, Teamsters Rail Conference

 
 
 
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Don't miss this exciting event!  High Speed Rail Conference  - December 9-11 in Los Angeles. 

Business and political leaders will come together with the world's top experts to bring high speed rail to America.

Construction is underway on the first phase of the state-wide, 800-mile state-of-the-art transportation system set to revolutionize mobility in America. 

This new rail system will carry more than 100 million people each year once built out - saving time, money, energy, and lives daily for decades.  Don't miss it!
  

USHSR California HSR Map
 
COME TO LOS ANGELES!

 
PREVIOUS CONFERENCE ATTENDEES INCLUDE EXECUTIVES OF:

CA High Speed Rail Authority
Mineta Transportation Inst.
MTA Los Angeles
XpressWest
CA DOT
Caltrans
Balfour Beatty
AECOM
Parsons Brinckerhoff
KCI Technologies
Bechtel
Flour
Louis Berger Group
GE Transportation
Samsung
U.S.-Japan High Speed Rail
Central Japan Railway
East Japan Railway
Japan Int'l Transport Institute
CRCC (China)
TSDI (China)
CSR (China)
NDF (China)
Korail
TUC Rail
Alstom
Siemens
Talgo
CAF USA
Bombardier
Hyundai Rotem
Kawasaki Rail Car
Renfe
Virgin Rail
Transmetrics
GEODATA
GKK Works
INC Group
Ginprosa
Freeport McMoRan
IRWA
Skanska
Kelar Pacific
Caltrop Corporation
RBF Consulting
Sukut Construction
Riverside Co. Transport Comm.
So. CA Assn. of Gov'ts.
Julien, Inc.
Law Office of Sima Salek
Biggs Cardosa Associates
ENGEO Incorporated
PECG
V&A, Inc.
Aetypic
Ninyo & Moore
TY Lin International
Nova Consulting
Sener 

Foster + Partners Architects
HOK Architects
SOM Architects
Gensler
Dover Kohl
Urban Land Institute
Forest City
John Buck Company
Akridge
Stonebridge
Autodesk
Bentley Systems
Terracon
Hatch Mott MacDonald
HNTB
Arup
Honeywell
City of Anaheim
CH2M Hill
Kustom Seating
Systra
Ardanuy
UIC
ARTBA
SMI International
First Southwest Investment Bank
Hill & Knowlton
Global-5 Communications
InfraWest
Arcadis
TransitWorks
Sunbelt Rentals
Cordoba Corp.
Shaw Group
Faithful+Gould
CA. HSR Authority
CA DOT
APTA
GPO, Inc.
GPO A&E
Athalye Eng.
A Squared Ventures
Century Diversified
Twining, Inc
HDR
L.K. Comstock
Maintenance Design Group
Huffman-Broadway Group
MAJ Consulting
David Evans & Associates
PECG
Univ. of Illinois
Kimley-Horn and Associates
PQM, Inc.
Anil Verma Associates
Jack McKinnon Consulting
KOA Corporation
Voestalpine Nortrak
Gannett Fleming 

Amtrak
DLA Piper
Holland & Knight
Manatt
Quarles and Brady
Parker Poe
Lockheed Martin
Raytheon
Northrop Grumman
Alion Science & Tech.
BAE Systems
Xpress West
Invensys Rail
Sumitomo
Finley Engineering
Mc Dean
Archer Western
Pandrol
Liebherr
NKT Cables
Southwire
Fooke
USPIRG
Gov't. of Quebec
Wilbur Smith
APT
Cal State U
New Age Industries
Twining, Inc.
Athalye Consulting Eng
Hahn Air
KPMG
ABA Global
Harrison & Bonini
Wilson, Ihrig
AIPRO
Sharon Greene
David Evans and Associates
Overland, Pacific & Cutler
RailPros, Inc.
Nossaman LLP
EVRAZ-Ricky Mountain Steel
Diaz Yourman
Legion America
W2 Design, Inc.
ASM Affiliates
EDC
Consulate General of Japan
Korean Consulate
UK Trade & Investment
Herbert Smith Freehills 

 
 
 
"There's no reason Europe or China should have the fastest trains"
-President Obama, January 27, 2010

 
High capacity, efficient transportation for America
 
 
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CONFERENCE INFO 

 

 
The conference takes place at Caltrans Headquarter Building at 100 S. Main St., in downtown LA.

 
 
 
 
TOPICS
  • $6 billion CA HSR Starting
  • Statewide Rail Modernization
  • Caltrain, BART, & Local Transit Update
  • LA Metro Projects Update
  • California Transportation Updates
  • CA HSR Procurement Schedule
  • HSR Financing & Private Investment
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Federal Funding for HSR
  • Transit Oriented Development
  • Real Estate Development Opportunities
  • Station Area Planning
  • Rail Station Architecture and Design
  • Linking Different Agencies for HSR
  • Permanent Funding Sources
  • National Defense, Energy Security and HSR
  • Why High Speed
  • High Speed Rail Around the World
  • 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
  • Transportation Tours
  • Special Networking Events

 
 
 
 
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USHSR on CNN

"If we are to continue economic development and prosperity, we will need to greatly reduce our daily oil consumption, and high-speed rail is the only possible solution that can scale up to meet the growing demand of American mobility while greatly reducing our oil consumption."  -USHSR President Andy Kunz on CNN