The conference takes place at Caltrans Headquarter Building at 100 S. Main St., in downtown LA.
HIGH SPEED RAIL CONFERENCE - LOS ANGELES 2015
Attendees heard from international experts about Italy's new High Speed Rail system. Italy is the first country in the world to have 2 operators including 1 private, for-profit HSR company - NTV - started by the CEO of Ferrari.
Conference attendees heard from Marco Stegher of Italferr, and Andrea Giuricin, a special advisor to NTV about the development and operations of the new Italian high speed rail network.
Jeff Morales, CEO - California HSR Authority
Jeff Morales directs California's visionary $68 billion state-wide high speed rail project. He has a distinguished record of experience managing large and complex transportation issues and projects. As the former Director of the California Department of Transportation, Morales managed a $10 billion program and more than 23,000 employees working to build, maintain and operate the largest state transportation system in the U.S.
Morales is the past executive vice president of the Chicago Transit Authority where he spearheaded major reforms at the nation’s second-largest transit agency. His experience at the federal level includes serving as a member of President-Elect Obama’s transition team focusing on transportation, Vice President Al Gore’s National Performance Review, the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security, the United States Department of Transportation and as U.S. Senate staff.
He most recently was Senior Vice President of Parsons Brinckerhoff, where he worked with transportation agencies across the United States and internationally to develop and implement major capital programs.
Phillip Washington, CEO - MTA Los Angeles
Phillip Washington, MTA CEO, came to Los Angeles at a time when Metro has 5 major rail, plus highway projects, under construction - together representing the largest modern public works program in the United States.
In his position as Metro CEO, Washington oversees an agency that transports 1.4 million boarding passengers on an average weekday, riding on a fleet of 2,000 clean-air buses and six rail lines.
Metro also is the lead transportation planning and programming agency for Los Angeles County. As such, it is a major construction agency that oversees bus, rail, highway and other mobility related building projects.
Washington came to Los Angeles from Denver, where he was Assistant General Manager for nearly ten years, prior to being named CEO in 2009.
In Denver, Washington implemented the FasTracks program, one of the largest voter-approved transit expansion programs in the country. He was responsible for a total agency budget appropriation of $2.8 billion and managed more than $5 billion in active transit expansion projects.
Under his management, Denver's West Light Rail was completed under budget and eight months earlier than scheduled and the award-winning Denver Union Station was completed five months ahead of schedule. Also in Denver, Washington spearheaded implementation of the first-of-its-kind $2.2 billion transit Public-Private Partnership (P3).
More than $100 Billion in Projects!
The Premier Business Event. Los Angeles.
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!
PREVIOUS CONFERENCE ATTENDEES INCLUDE EXECUTIVES OF:
CA High Speed Rail Authority Mineta Transportation Inst. MTA Los Angeles
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
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
Cal State U
New Age Industries
Athalye Consulting Eng
Harrison & Bonini
Sharon Greene David Evans and Associates
Overland, Pacific & Cutler
EVRAZ-Ricky Mountain Steel
W2 Design, Inc.
ASM Affiliates EDC
Consulate General of Japan
UK Trade & Investment
Herbert Smith Freehills
"This annual conference brings together some of high speed rail's most knowledgeable people. Anyone who wants to know more about this transportation mode will learn not only about the California high-speed rail project, but also how private investment will be brought in, how Americans can advocate for high-speed rail, how to bring multi-modal transit centers into the mix, what the 21st century rail stations will include, and much more." Rod Diridon, Mineta Transportation Institute
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