US HIGH SPEED RAIL ASSOCIATION

21st Century Transportation for America

CONFERENCE  PROGRAM  2018

 
 
 
 

 TUESDAY MARCH 6, 2018


 
  8:00 - 8:30 am

NETWORKING & REGISTRATION

 
  8:30 - 10:00 am

1. RAIL RENAISSANCE IN AMERICA - SCALING UP

-Phil Washington, President & CEO, LA Metro
-Rod Diridon, Mineta Transport Institute, Chair Emeritus
-other speakers TBA


TOPICS: America's Current Rail Renaissance, Record Project Investment, Record Voter Support for Funding Rail, Increased Demand, Many Layers of Spin-Off Benefits, City Improvements, Time Savings, Increased Convenience, Better Connections, More Comfortable Predictable Transport


 
  10:00 - 10:30 am

NETWORKING BREAK

 
  10:30 - 12:00 pm

2. HIGH SPEED RAIL AROUND THE WORLD

-Armin Kick, Director of Development, Siemens
-Scott Sherin, Vice President, Alstom
-
other speakers TBA

TOPICS:
25,000 Mile Expanding Global High Speed Rail Network, Rapid Development and Rollout of New Systems, Standardization & Interoperability, Private Operators, Energy Efficiencies, Increased Speeds, Travel Comfort

 
  12:00 - 1:00 pm

3. CALIFORNIA HIGH SPEED RAIL - AMERICA'S MEGA PROJECT

-California High Speed Rail Authority speaker TBA
-other speakers TBA

TOPICS: The Nation's Most Visionary Project Now Under Construction, 800-Mile New System Connecting the State, Powered by 100% Renewable Energy, Set to Be Among the Busiest and Most Profitable Rail Lines in the World

 
  1:00 - 2:00 pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

 
  2:00 - 3:00 pm

4. RAIL ACROSS AMERICA UPDATE


TOPICS: Rail Renaissance in America, Private Investment in Rail, Successful Systems and High Ridership, Streamlining Project Approvals, Creative Funding, Project Updates, Project Expansions and in Planning Stages, New Procurements

 
  3:00 - 3:30 pm

NETWORKING BREAK

 
  3:30 - 4:30 pm

5. RAIL BENEFITS FOR AMERICA


TOPICS: Outlining the Many Benefits High Speed Rail Will Deliver to America Including Mobility and Transportation Benefits, Economic and Real Estate Benefits, U.S. Jobs and Manufacturing Benefits, Environmental and Energy Savings Benefits

 
  4:30 - 5:30 pm

6. GREAT RAIL STATIONS OF THE WORLD


TOPICS: 21st Century Rail Stations, Converging Multiple Systems, Creating Great Stations, Intersection of Rail and Real Estate, Joint Development, Station Area Planning, Integrating Into Surrounding Community, Increasing Walkability, Stations as Destinations & Community Centers, Pedestrian-Friendly Station Site Layout

 
  6:30 - 8:30 pm

EVENING RECEPTION

 
 

 WEDNESDAY MARCH 7


 
  8:30 - 9:00 am

NETWORKING & REGISTRATION

 
  9:00 - 10:30 am

7. URBAN RAIL - SCALING UP FOR $180 BILLION IN PROJECTS


TOPICS: Scaling up Construction Capabilities, Accelerating Procurement Process, P3s and Joint Development, Design/Build, Streamlining Permitting, Speeding up Construction Processes, Economies of Scale, New Construction Methods

 
  10:30 - 11:00 am

NETWORKING BREAK

 
  11:00 - 12:30 pm

8. RAIL TECHNOLOGIES, JOBS, & OPPORTUNITIES


TOPICS: Advanced Technologies of Trains & Construction, Advanced Ticketing, Travel Comforts, Growth in Rail Sector Jobs, Future Growth Trends, American Manufacturing Capabilities, Factory Supply Chains, Investment Opportunities in Rail Businesses, Stations, and Real Estate


 
  12:30 - 1:30 pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

 
  1:30 - 2:30 pm

9. STATEWIDE RAIL MODERNIZATION


TOPICS: Multiple Rail Expansions, Synergies Between Systems,
Construction Schedules and Updates, New Upgrades and Capacity Increases, Projects Now in Planning, Procurement Schedules

 
  2:30 - 3:30 pm

10. INCREASING ADVOCACY, SHAPING THE MESSAGE


TOPICS: Pushing the Tipping Point for Rail in America, Changing the Public Discourse in Favor of Rail, Ramping up Social Media and Networking Outreach, Mobilizing for a Paradigm Shift in Transportation Thinking and Funding, Leveraging Advocacy Power of Other Industries (including Travel, Construction, Manufacturing, Real Estate)

 
  3:30 - 4:00 pm

NETWORKING BREAK

 
  4:00 - 5:30 pm

11. LA UNION STATION REDEVELOPMENT


TOPICS: Station Redevelopment Plans and Schedules, Creating Development Opportunities and Frameworks, Transit Oriented Development, 
Station Area Planning, Joint Development, Planning for Walkability, Bicycle Access, Intersection of Rail and Real Estate, Union Station as a Destination & Community Center

 
 

 THURSDAY MARCH 8


 
  9:00 - 2:00 pm

TRANSPORTATION TOURS

Get a 'Behind the Scenes' Tour of Significant Transportation Facilities, Active Construction Sites, and Rail Stations.  Additional information and tour registration coming soon.





 
This agenda is subject to modifications without notice.

 
 
The conference takes place at MTA Headquarters - One Gateway Plaza,
at Union Station, downtown LA.


 
 
Be part of the Great American Rail Renaissance!

 
$180 BILLION IN PROJECTS!

 
 
 
 
 
 
jobs | economic recovery | mobility | safety | energy security | climate solution

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The conference takes place at MTA Headquarters - One Gateway Plaza, at Union Station, downtown LA.