Learn about the state-of-the-art high speed rail system advancing in the Pacific Northwest planned to connect Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver, BC. Catch up on the latest studies, system details, benefits, schedule, and how this can help move America into 21st century transportation.
Hear from Washington's Transportation Secretary Roger Millar about the $355 Billion in game-changing economic benefits the system will bring to the region and state. Early feasibility studies have demonstrated the market viability of the concept and confirmed that it would be transformative with a transportation system that is fast, frequent, reliable, and environmentally responsible. It would unite the region in the common goals for economic development, increased collaboration, affordable housing, new jobs, tourism, multimodal connections, and more.
Hear from transportation leaders about the new Congressional bill proposal for $205 Billion high speed rail funding to stimulate the American economy creating jobs and rebuilding our infrastructure in a new efficient and sustainable way. Hear from Congressman Seth Moulton of the new stimulus package he is leading to move America into the 21st century with a modern, fast rail system in multiple regions across America including Cascadia.
Hear from Secretary Ray LaHood who led America into high speed rail starting in 2009 while Secretary of Transportation. Secretary LaHood toured many of the world's state-of-the-art high speed rail systems to bring the revolutionary technology to America for the first time.
SECRETARY ROGER MILLAR
We are proud to welcome Congressman Seth Moulton to headline this webinar! Roger Millar joined the Washington State Department of Transportation as deputy secretary in October 2015 and was appointed secretary of transportation in August 2016. He oversees an agency that is the steward of a complex, multimodal transportation system, and responsible for ensuring that people and goods move safely and efficiently.
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 Complete Streets 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.
We are proud to welcome Congressman Seth Moulton to headline this webinar! Congressman Moulton has made high speed rail a central issue to revive the U.S. economy creating jobs while building the smart future America needs.
Seth was first called to service when he joined the Marines in 2001, days after graduating from college and months before the attacks on 9/11. After returning home from Iraq, Seth earned joint degrees in Business and Public Policy at graduate school, and then worked in the private sector in Texas to build the country's first high speed rail line.
Seth was elected to Congress in 2014 and in the two terms since he was first sworn in, Seth has worked tirelessly to uphold his commitment to bipartisanship. As Vice Chair of the Budget Committee, Seth is focused on creating a new economic agenda that will make a difference for American families. He also sits on the House Armed Services Committee and it's subcommittees on Seapower and Projection Forces as well as Strategic Forces.
We are proud to welcome Secretary Ray LaHood to headline this webinar! Secretary LaHood led America into high speed rail during his term heading up the Department of Transportation, launching the new program and helping get the nation's first visionary high speed rail system going in California.
He served as United States Secretary of Transportation from 2009 until 2013. A Republican from Illinois, LaHood served previously as a Congressman represented Illinois's 18th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2009. He served on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee from 1995 until 2000.
Following his time serving in Congress, he was appointed by President Obama to serve as the US Transportation Secretary, immediately launching the nation's first high speed rail national program and tirelessly advocating for high speed rail across America during his entire time in this role.
Secretary Ray LaHood
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