US HIGH SPEED RAIL ASSOCIATION

21st Century Transportation for America

CONFERENCE PROGRAM AGENDA

 
The Premier Business Event. Los Angeles.

 

 TUESDAY APRIL 30, 2019


 
  8:30 - 9:00 am

NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS


 
  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
-Karen Philbrick, Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute

-Andy Kunz, President & CEO, US High Speed Rail Association

TOPICS: Great American Rail Renaissance Underway, Long-Term Vision & Planning, LA Metro update: 28 Projects underway for completion by 2028 Olympics, Record Project Investment, Record Voter Support Funding Rail, Statewide Rail Modernization, 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 (by video feed)
-Benjamin Dobernecker, Rail Business Dev. Mgr., Siemens
-Jack Martinson, Vice President, Alstom
-Juan Pablo Barahona, Business Develoment Manager, Talgo


TOPICS: 25,000 Mile Expanding Global High Speed Rail Network, Showcasing new global systems from 5 continents, International Best Practices, 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

-Karen Philbrick, Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute
-Michelle Boehm, Regional Director, California High Speed Rail Authority
-Stephanie Wiggins, CEO, Metrolink

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
-Denny Zane, MoveLA

TOPICS: Learn Why Large Pension Funds and Investment Firms are Investing Big in High Speed Rail, Unprecedented New Levels of Public and Private Investment Flooding Into the Rail Sector, 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

TOPICS: LA Union Station Update, Transit Oriented Communities Program Update, TOD Developer Best Practices, 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
-Vinayak Bharne, Principal, Moule Polyzoides Architects & Urbanists
-Neal Payton, Principal, Torti Gallas Architects

TOPICS: TOD Developer Best Practices, International Rail Station Architecture, 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 UNDER THE STARS


 
 
 
 

 WEDNESDAY  MAY  1


 
  8:30 - 9:00 am

NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS


 
  9:00 - 10:30 am

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

-Bryan Pennington, Deputy Chief Program Mgnt. Officer, LA Metro
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John Douglas, Vice President, Balfour Beatty Infrastructure
-Diego de la Garza, Associate Director of Transportation, City of Los Angeles

TOPICS: Caltrain Electrification Update, 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 - 11:30 am

8) SPECIAL KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Noted global rail leader Vinay Mudholkar will discuss his work on a number of the world's most important rail projects including:
  • the UK's West Coast Main Line expansion
  • Saudi Arabian high speed rail project
  • Florida's new Virgin/Brightline rail system
while holding senior positions at the Louis Berger Group, Amtrak, Bechtel, MBTA Boston, and All Aboard Florida/Brightline. 

 
  11:30 - 12:30 pm

9) RAIL TECHNOLOGY AND GLOBAL BEST PRACTICES
 
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Juan Matias Archilla Pintidura, International Manager, Renfe
-Vinay Mudholkar, International Rail Consultant

TOPICS: Rail Technology, High-Tech Precision Systems, Interoperability, ERTMS Signaling, Global Best Practices for New System Development, Operations, and Maintenance, Traffic Management, Marketing, and Adapting to Different Client Types

 
  12:30 - 1:30 pm

NETWORKING LUNCH


 
  1:30 - 3:00 pm

10) 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


TOPICS:
Pacific NW Cascadia High Speed Rail Update; Italian Private HSR Update and Expansion; 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; Rail & TOD as Twin Green Living Options

 
  3:00 - 3:30 pm

NETWORKING BREAK


 
  3:30 - 5:00 pm

11) TRANSFORMING U.S. TRANSPORTATION POLICY

-Denny Zane, MoveLA
-Neal Payton, Principal, Torti Gallas Architects
-Steve Larson, Partner, California Strategies

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

 
 
 
 

 THURSDAY  MAY  2


 
  9:30 - 11:00 am

TRANSPORTATION TOUR

Get a 'Behind the Scenes' walking tour of LA Union Station, including an update of the LINK US station expansion project. The tour will also include a history and overiew of Union Station, future plans, expansion to include high speed rail, and transit oriented development around the station.

The tour takes place Thursday morning, and is free and open to all conference attendees. Space is limited. Sign up for the tour at the conference registration desk


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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