Opening session with the leading advocates for high speed rail in America. Hear about the benefits, opportunities, and challenges of a major new infrastructure project for America. Hear about progress being made, status of the program, and what's coming next.
Lunch - Shaping the Message & Creating Opportunities
Special lunch panel of transportation and communication professionals will discuss moving HSR forward in America - from launching new projects to shaping messages and creating jobs and economic development. Opportunities for small businesses will be highlighted.
Transit Oriented Development & Station Architecture
Hear about major real estate developments at rail stations, making the connection between high speed rail, regional and local rail, urbanism, and the many synergies created. See the latest station designs, station area planning, and more. Learn how to profit from transit oriented development.
Financial experts and industry leaders will discuss bringing private capital into HSR projects. Conditions for investing, an infrastructure bank, public-private partnerships, and developing legislation to encourage private involvement in HSR systems in America will be discussed.
-Peter Peyser, Blank Rome -Joe Reed, Balfour Beatty Capital -Matthew Hobby, Standard & Poor's -Michael Schneider, InfraConsult
6:00 - 8 pm
Hear from Congressman Oberstar, Connie Crawford (Louis Berger Group), and others while networking with conference attendees, speakers, elected officials, sponsors, and the media
The Conference takes place at the New Yorker Hotel, 481 8th Ave. (at 34th Street), New York City; directly across from Penn Station. Hotel Info
Hear about the coming paradigm shift in transportation from leading advocates for high speed rail. Hear about the opportunities for advancing jobs and economic development across America while delivering new fast and efficient mobility options.
-Congressman James Oberstar -Rod Diridon, Mineta Transportation Institute -Francois Rebello, Quebec Nat'l Assembly -Senator Malcolm Smith (New York) -Joe Reed, Balfour Beatty -Peter Calthorpe, Calthorpe Associates
Coffee, Refreshments, & Networking
10:15 - 11:40
Northeast Corridor HSR
State DOT Secretaries discuss bringing HSR to the busy NEC.
-David Carol, Parsons Brinckerhoff -Robert Dove, Carlyle Group -Joan McDonald, NY DOT -Richard Davey, MA DOT -Toby Fauver, PA DOT
11:40 - 12:00
Special Presentation: The Future of Transportation - Changing Approaches for Changing Times
The future of project design and simulation by Autodesk
-Terry Bennett, Autodesk
12:00 - 12:30
International Rail Projects Marketplace Update
Representatives from various countries will present and discuss rail projects underway, and in the planning stages around the world.
-Vinay Mudholkar, Louis Berger -Fred Weiderhold, TNEM
12:30 - 2 pm
Lunch with Chairman Mica
Special keynote presentation from the Republican leader of the House Transportation Committee.
2 pm - 3:30
HSR in America Update
Hear the latest on the national HSR program, schedules, and funding. Get project updates from California, Texas, Illinois, Nevada, New York, and more.
-Petra Todorovich, America 2050 -Rick Harnish, Midwest HSRA -Cathleen Galgiani, CA -Mayor Beth Van Duyne, TX -John Inglish, Western HSR
3:30 - 4 pm
Coffee, Refreshments, & Networking
4 pm - 5:30
NEC Upgrade & Construction
Representatives from Amtrak will discuss the challenges of construction upgrades along the NEC while operating the nation's busiest rail corridor.