Don't miss this exciting event! West Coast Rail Conference - March 6-8 in Los Angeles.
Business and political leaders are coming 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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Phillip Washington, CEO - LA Metro to Headline Conference
Phillip Washington, LA Metro 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).
Previous conference attendees and sponsors include executives from:
CA High Speed Rail Authority Mineta Transportation Inst. MTA Los Angeles
CA DOT Caltrans Balfour Beatty AECOM Parsons Brinckerhoff KCI Technologies Bechtel Fluor 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 Acciona
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 Dragados
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