Phillip Washington, CEO - MTA LA to Headline Conference!
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).
Don't miss this exciting event! West Coast Rail Conference - February 28 - March 1 in Los Angeles.
Business and political leaders will come together with the world's top experts to bring fast 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. Billion dollar contracts have already been let, with many more to come!
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!
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