Roger Millar, WA Secretary of Transportation - to Headline Conference
We are proud to announce Roger Millar will be headlining the Cascadia Rail Summit in November!
Millar joined WSDOT in October 2015 and was appointed Secretary of Transportation in August 2016. He oversees an agency that is the steward of a multimodal transportation system and responsible for ensuring that people and goods move safely and efficiently. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT is responsible for the state ferry system, and works in partnership with others to maintain and improve local roads, railroads and airports, as well as to support alternatives to driving, such as public transportation, bicycles and pedestrian programs.
Millar is an experienced land use and transportation engineer, planner and program manager with an international reputation for innovative approaches to conservation and development. The prominent theme that has run through his career has been planning and implementing transportation systems that are not ends unto themselves; but rather, the means toward economic vitality, environmental stewardship, social equity, public health and aesthetic quality.
His work on the Portland Streetcar and the Glenwood Springs to Aspen Bus Rapid Transit system provided communities nationwide with new modal tools. His National Complete Streets Coalition leadership helped create a national movement for transportation systems that are safe, convenient and pleasant for all users, regardless of how they choose to travel. His state Department of Transportation leadership is bringing innovation to agencies with enormous influence on transportation investment.
Dr. Anthony Perl, Professor of Urban Studies, Simon Fraser University
We are proud to announce Dr. Anthony Perl will be speaking at the Cascadia Rail Summit!
Anthony Perl is a professor of urban studies and political science at Simon Fraser University. His current research crosses disciplinary and national boundaries to explore the policy decisions that affect transportation, cities and the environment.
His findings have been published in numerous political science, environmental, urban and transportation journals. He has received awards for outstanding papers presented at the World Conference on Transport Research and the Canadian Transportation Research Forum.
He has also produced five booksincluding New Departures: Rethinking Rail Passenger Policy in the Twenty-First Century (University Press of Kentucky 2001) and his latest book, co-authored with Richard Gilbert, Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight Without Oil (New Society Publishers 2010).
He has advised governments in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France and the United States on transportation and environmental research and policy development. He is a member of the Board of Directors of VIA Rail Canada and chairs the intercity passenger rail committee of the U.S. Transportation Research Board, a division of the National Research Council.
Join business and political leaders including Washington State DOT, Sound Transit, King County, Microsoft and others working to bring state-of-the-art high speed rail to the Pacific Northwest. A HSR system linking Vancouver, BC, Seattle and Portland, OR, would be a game-changing asset for the economic future of the region and state. Early feasibility studies have demonstrated the market viability of the concept and confirmed that it could be successfully developed and operated.
This Summit will build on those studies, create momentum for the project, and begin the important planning, financing and governance work to bring it to reality. Join us in Seattle this November to help make it happen!
The Summit takes place at Microsoft headquarters
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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
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
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