US HIGH SPEED RAIL ASSOCIATION

21st Century Transportation for America

SUMMIT AGENDA PROGRAM

 
 

 TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2018


 
  8:30 - 9:00 am

NETWORKING & REGISTRATION

 
  9:00 - 10:00 am

1) VISION, INVESTMENT, & SUSTAINABILITY IN ACTION

-Dr. Karen Philbrick, Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute
-Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San Jose
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Dave Cortese, Supervisor, Santa Clara County
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Senator Jim Beall, California Legislature
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Takayoshi Oshima, Chairman & CEO, Allied Telesis
-Andy Kunz, President & CEO, US High Speed Rail Association

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


 
  10:00 - 11:30 am

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

-Rod Diridon, Chair Emeritus, US High Speed Rail Association
-Brian Kelly, CEO, California High Speed Rail Authority

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

 
  11:30 - 12:45 pm

NETWORKING LUNCH


 
  12:45 - 2:00 pm

3) SPECIAL KEYNOTE AND HONORS

-Rod Diridon, Chair Emeritus, US High Speed Rail Association
-Dan Richard, Chair, California High Speed Rail Authority

Announcing the first annual Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. National High Speed Rail Champion’s Award


 
  2:00 - 2:30 pm

NETWORKING BREAK


 
THE CALIFORNIA EXPERIENCE

 
  2:30 - 3:00 pm

4) STATEWIDE SUSTAINABILITY FRAMEWORK

-Peter Calthorpe, Principal, Calthorpe Associates

TOPICS: Transit, Land-Use, Jobs-Housing Balance, Statewide Sustainability Framework, Rail-Based Development, Station Area Planning and Urban Design, Long Range Planning, Global Station Planning Models, Growth Scenario Strategies, Jobs-Housing Balance, Designing for Walkability, Rail as Tool for Directing and Shaping Land Development

 
 
  3:00 - 4:00 pm

5) TRANSFORMING CALIFORNIA'S TRAVEL OPTIONS

-Dr. Karen Philbrick, Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute
-Steve Larson, Partner, California Strategies
-Egon Terplan, Regional Planning Director, SPUR
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John Funghi, Chief Officer, Caltrain Modernization Program
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Joe Reed, Vice President, Balfour Beatty Infrastructure

TOPICS: Multi-level Rail Systems as Major New Transportation Option, High Speed Rail as Main Trunk Line System, Statewide Rail Modernization, Upgrading Existing Rail Systems, Alternatives to Congested Freeways & Airports, Large-Scale Green Transportation, Rail & TOD as Twin Alternative Living Options, Freeway Overload & Inability to Expand, Mobility Comparisons by Mode

 
 
  4:00 - 4:30 pm

NETWORKING BREAK


 
  4:30 - 5:30 pm

6) RAIL STATIONS, COMMUNITY RENAISSANCE, & SUSTAINABILITY

-Eric Eidlin, Station Planning Manager, City of San Jose
-Margaret Cederoth, Sustainability Director, CA High Speed Rail Authority
-Thea Selby, Principal, Next Steps Marketing
-Judith Taylor, Partner, HR&A Advisors


TOPICS: 21st Century Rail Stations, Creating Great Stations as Destinations & Community Centers, Joint Development, Station Area Planning, Leveraging TOD and Walkable Urbanism Value, Stations as Revitalization Tool, Increasing Walkability, Pedestrian-Friendly Station Site Layout, Rail and Stations as Sustainable Living Nexus & Centerpiece, National Model for Sustainable Construction Delivery

 
 
  6:30 - 8:30 pm

EVENING RECEPTION

Sponsor the reception!

 
 
 
 

 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 12


 
  8:30 - 9:00 am

NETWORKING & REGISTRATION

 
  9:00 - 10:30 am

7) HIGH SPEED RAIL AROUND THE WORLD

-Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General, UIC (by video feed)
-Armin Kick, Vice President High Speed Rail, Siemens Mobility
-Scott Sherin, Vice President, Alstom
-Dr. Anthony Perl, Simon Fraser University

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

 
  10:30 - 11:00 am

NETWORKING BREAK

Sponsor the break!

 
  11:00 - 12:15 pm

8) RAIL ACROSS AMERICA UPDATE

-Karen Hedlund, National Rail Strategy Advisor, WSP
-Brad Perkins, CEO, Cascadia High Speed Rail
-Rick Harnish, Executive Director, Midwest High Speed Rail Association
-Robert Gleason, President, Waterford Solutions
-Dwayne Sampson, President, Transportation Diversity Council

TOPICS: Rail Renaissance in America, Private Investment in Rail, New Projects, Rising Marketshare, Popular Systems and High Ridership, Streamlining Project Approvals, Creative Funding, Project Updates, New Procurements

 
  12:15 - 1:15 pm

NETWORKING LUNCH


 
  1:15 - 2:00 pm

9) SPECIAL WELCOME & HIGH SPEED RAIL KEYNOTE

-Rod Diridon, Chair Emeritus, US High Speed Rail Association
-Carl Guardino, CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
-Dr. Vukan Vuchic, University of Pennsylvania

TOPICS: Multiple Rail Expansions, Synergies Between Systems,
Benefits of Rail, Facts and Statistics of High Speed Rail, Updating and Correcting Misinformation, Long Term Benefits to Communities and Companies

 
  2:00 - 3:30 pm

10) PRIVATE INVESTMENT, RAIL, & TOD

-Randy Volenec, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
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Dow Constantine, King County Executive
-DeLee Shoemaker, Sr. Managing Director, State Gov't. Affairs, Microsoft

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Andrea Giuricin, Consultant, NTV HSR Italy


TOPICS: Significant Increase in Large Private Investment in Rail, High Speed Rail as a Profitable Business & Investment, Public-Private Partnerships, Rail and Real Estate Booming Together, Transit Oriented Development, National Real Estate Trends Following Rail


 
  3:30 - 4:00 pm

NETWORKING BREAK

Sponsor the break!

 
  4:00 - 5:00 pm

11) CULMINATING DISCUSSION & CALL TO ACTION

-Robert Gleason, President, Waterford Solutions
-Thea Selby, Principal, Next Steps Marketing
-Karen Hedlund, Former Deputy Federal Railroad Administrator
-other speakers TBA


TOPICS: Vision and Investment Directed to Deliver Sustainable Development, Overcoming Decades of Obstacles, Rail as a Sustainable Development Tool, Harnessing America's People Power, Ramping Up Innovation of U.S. Industry,
Moving America out of Gridlock

 
 
 
 

 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 13


 
  9:00 - 2:00 pm

TRANSPORTATION TOURS

Get a 'Behind the Scenes' Tour of Significant Transportation Facilities, Active Construction Sites, and Rail Stations.

Tours may include the Salesforce Transit Center (Transbay), Caltrain Maintenance Facility, Diridon Station and surrounding TOD development, Valley Transportation Authority Light Rail Maintenance Facility, BART Facilities, California High Speed Rail Construction, California Railroad Museum. More information coming soon.

 
 
 
 
 
This agenda is subject to modifications without notice.

 
 
Previous conference attendees and sponsors include executives from:

CA High Speed Rail Authority
Mineta Transportation Inst.
MTA Los Angeles
XpressWest
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
Sunbelt Rentals
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
APT
Cal State U
New Age Industries
Twining, Inc.
Athalye Consulting Eng
Hahn Air
KPMG
ABA Global
Harrison & Bonini
Wilson, Ihrig
AIPRO
Sharon Greene
David Evans and Associates
Overland, Pacific & Cutler
RailPros, Inc.
Nossaman LLP
EVRAZ-Ricky Mountain Steel
Diaz Yourman
Legion America
W2 Design, Inc.
ASM Affiliates
EDC
Consulate General of Japan
Korean Consulate
UK Trade & Investment
Herbert Smith Freehills
Ineco
Ines Ingenieros
Consultrans
FCC (Spain)

 
Be part of the Great American Rail Renaissance!

 
 
 
 
 
COME TO CALIFORNIA!

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Summit takes place at the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Chambers.

The address is:
70 West Hedding St.
San Jose, CA  95112