US HIGH SPEED RAIL ASSOCIATION

21st Century Transportation for America

SUMMIT PROGRAM AGENDA

 
 
 

 WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2019


 
  6:30 - 8:30 pm

SPECIAL WELCOME NETWORKING RECEPTION


 
 
 
 

 THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7


 
  8:30 - 10:00 am

1) BRINGING HIGH SPEED RAIL TO THE PACIFIC NW

-Roger Millar, Transportation Secretary, Washington State DOT
-Senator Marko Liias, Washington State Senate
-Dow Constantine, King County Executive, Washington
-other speakers TBA

TOPICS: Transforming the Pacific NW Region; $355 Billion in Economic Development, Unlocking Jobs, Opportunity, Housing Affordability; Creating New Fast Mobility & Connecting the Region; New Urban and Rail Lifestyles; HSR as Major Climate Solution; Funding Options; Construction Challenges; Successful Models


 
  10:00 - 10:30 am

NETWORKING BREAK


 
  10:30 - 11:30 am

2) HIGH SPEED RAIL SYSTEMS

-Andy Kunz, President & CEO, USHSR
-Alain Quinet, Deputy CEO, SNCF (France)
-Dr. Andrea Giuricin, Consultant, NTV HSR (Italy)
-other speakers TBA

TOPICS: High Speed Rail System Features, Benefits, Capacities, Business Structures, Development Methods & Options, Private Sector Involvement, Case Studies, Profitability, Value Capture, Express Freight, Transit Oriented Development


 
  11:30 - 1:00 pm

3) STATE OF THE WORLD IN HIGH SPEED RAIL

-Armin Kick, Vice President High Speed Rail, Siemens Mobility
-Scott Sherin, Vice President, Alstom
-Antonio Perez, President, Talgo
-Rick Harnish, Executive Director, Midwest High Speed Rail Assn.

TOPICS: 30,000 Mile Expanding Global High Speed Rail Network, Showcasing New Global Systems From 5 Continents, International Best Practices, Rapid Rollout of New Systems, Rising Marketshare, Competition, Standardization & Interoperability, Private Operators, Energy Efficiencies, Increased Speeds, New Services, Travel Comfort

 
  1:00 - 2:00 pm

NETWORKING LUNCH


 
 
CASCADIA RAIL - MOVING FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY

 
  2:00 - 3:00 pm

4) CASCADIA HIGH SPEED RAIL DEVELOPMENT ELEMENTS

-Dr. Anthony Perl, Simon Fraser University
-Neal Payton, Principal, Torti Gallas Architects
-Lon LaClaire, Transportation Director, City of Vancouver, BC
-other speakers TBA

TOPICS: Launching a Major New Infrastructure Project, Governance, Funding, Land Acquision, Construction and Development Options, Business Structures, Station Design and Location, Regional Connectivity, Value Capture, Transit Oriented Development, Zoning and Land-Use, Politics, Coalitions, Messaging and Marketing

 
 
  3:00 - 4:00 pm

5) CASCADIA HSR FUNDING OPTIONS

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Neil Peterson, Principal, Transportation Solutions
-Karen Hedlund, National Rail Strategy Advisor, WSP
-Alex Hudson, Executive Director, Transportation Choices
-other speakers TBA

TOPICS: Public and Private Funding, Ballot Initiatives, Recent Increase in Private Rail Investment, High Speed Rail as Profitable Business & Investment, Public-Private Partnerships, Transit Oriented Development and Value Capture as Funding, Secondary Revenue Streams Including Express Freight, Real Estate, Utility Co-Locations

 
 
  4:00 - 4:30 pm

NETWORKING BREAK


 
  4:30 - 5:30 pm

6) BUILDING MOMENTUM & NEXT STEPS

-Irene Plenefisch, Government Affairs Director, Microsoft
-Hal Gard, Rail & Public Transit Administrator, Oregon DOT
-Paige Malott, Chair, Cascadia Rail
-other speakers TBA
 
TOPICS: Building Broad Coalitions; Aligning Business, Politics, Housing, Jobs, Planning, and Sustainability; Broad Messaging; Building Consensus and Support, and Educating the Public; Fast-Tracking the Project; Avoiding Pitfalls of Development and Funding; Long-Term Vision & Planning, and Next Steps

 
 
  5:30 - 7:00 pm

CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION


 
 
 
 

 FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8


 
  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

TRANSPORTATION TOURS

Field tours of notable transportation projects in the Seattle area.
Details to be announced.

 
 

This is the initial conference agenda, and is subject to change.


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