US HIGH SPEED RAIL ASSOCIATION

21st Century Transportation for America

CONFERENCE PROGRAM AGENDA

 
The Premier Business Event. Los Angeles.

 

 TUESDAY APRIL 30, 2019


 
  9:00 - 10:00 am

1) RAIL RENAISSANCE IN AMERICA

-Phil Washington, President & CEO, LA Metro
-Rod Diridon, Chair Emeritus, US High Speed Rail Association; MTI
-Andy Kunz, President & CEO, US High Speed Rail Association
-other speakers TBA


TOPICS: Rail Renaissance Underway, Long-Term Vision & Planning, Green Transformation, Record Project Investment, Record Voter Support Funding Rail, Many Layers of Spin-Off Benefits, City Improvements, Better Connections, More Comfortable Predictable Transport, Green Affordable Transportation & Lifestyles


 
  10:00 - 10:30 am

NETWORKING BREAK


 
  10:30 - 12:00 pm

2) HIGH SPEED RAIL AROUND THE WORLD

-Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General, UIC
-Armin Kick, Vice President High Speed Rail, Siemens Mobility
-Scott Sherin, Vice President, Alstom
-Juan Pablo Barahona, Business Develoment Manager, Talgo

-other speakers TBA

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

 
  12:00 - 1:00 pm

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

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) NEW MONEY FOR RAIL - PUBLIC & PRIVATE

-John Morton, Principal, Global Infrastructure Partners
-other speakers TBA

TOPICS: Unprecedented Levels of Investment Flooding Into the Rail Sector - Public Direct Investment, Record Voter Tax Measures, Record Levels of Private Investment, and Much More on the Horizon

 
  3:00 - 3:30 pm

NETWORKING BREAK


 
  3:30 - 4:30 pm

5) TOD: FUTURE TRENDS IN REAL ESTATE + RAIL

-Jeanet Owens, Senior Exec. Officer, PM/Regional Rail, LA Metro
-Michael Dieden, President, Creative Housing Associates
-other speakers TBA

TOPICS: National Real Estate Trends Following Rail, J
oint Development, Modern Stations as Community Hubs & Revitalization Catalysts, Creation of Affordable Communities, Repositioning Existing Stations, Station Area Planning, Leveraging TOD and Walkable Urbanism Value, Marketing the TOD Lifestyle, Growth Scenario Strategies

 
  4:30 - 5:30 pm

6) GETTING STATIONS RIGHT - DESIGN FOR WALKABILITY, PLACEMAKING, & COMMUNITY

-Andrew Byrne, Principal, Grimshaw Architects
-other speakers TBA


TOPICS: Creating Great Stations, Station Area Planning, Integrating With Surrounding Communities, Stations as Destinations & Community Centers, TOD as Affordable Housing Catalyst, Increasing Walkability, Pedestrian-Friendly Station Site Layout, Principles and Best Practices of Placemaking

 
  6:30 - 8:30 pm

EVENING RECEPTION

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 WEDNESDAY  MAY  1


 
  9:00 - 10:30 am

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

-Bryan Pennington, Deputy Chief Program Mgnt. Officer, LA Metro
-Joe Reed, Vice President, Balfour Beatty Infrastructure
-other speakers TBA

TOPICS: LA Metro Project Updates, Olympics Rail Construction Schedule, Scaling up Construction Capabilities, Accelerating Procurement Process, P3s and Joint Development, Design/Build, Streamlining Permitting, Economies of Scale, New Construction Methods, Success Stories From Around America and Globally

 
  10:30 - 11:00 am

NETWORKING BREAK


 
  11:00 - 12:30 pm

8) RAIL ACCELERATES ACROSS AMERICA

TOPICS: Rail Renaissance in America, Project Updates, New Projects, Record Investment in Multiple Corridors, Successful Systems and High Ridership, Streamlining Project Approvals, Creative Funding, Project Expansions, New Procurements, Long-Term Rail Planning

 
  12:30 - 1:30 pm

NETWORKING LUNCH


 
  1:30 - 3:00 pm

9) HIGH SPEED RAIL - THE SILVER BULLET: TRANSFORMING TRAVEL, EMPLOYMENT, LIVING OPTIONS

-Dow Constantine, King County Executive
-Takayoshi Oshima, Chairman & CEO, Allied Telesis
-Andrea Giuricin, Consultant, NTV HSR Italy
-other speakers TBA

TOPICS:
Unleashing New Travel, Employment, Living, and Leisure Options, Outlining Rail’s Many Benefits, Creating U.S. Jobs and Manufacturing, National Energy Security, Energy Savings, #1 Climate Solution - Large Scale Green Transportation, Statewide Rail Modernization, Upgrading Existing Systems, Rail & TOD as Twin Green Living Options

 
  3:00 - 3:30 pm

NETWORKING BREAK


 
  3:30 - 4:30 pm

10) TRANSFORMING U.S. TRANSPORTATION POLICY

-Thea Selby, Principal, Next Steps Marketing
-other speakers TBA


TOPICS: Moving Rail into Mainstream Federal Funding, Rail as Central Component of "Transformative Infrastructure Bill" and a "Green New Deal", Measuring Transport Investments by Climate Results, Rail as Sustainable Development Tool, Ramping Up Innovation of U.S. Industry, Moving America out of Gridlock

 
  4:30 - 5:30 pm

11) SPECIAL CLOSING KEYNOTE ADDRESS


Details to be announced

 
 
 
 

 THURSDAY  MAY  2


 
9am - 2pm

TRANSPORTATION TOURS (details TBA)

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