Conference to draw top Government Officials and Business Leaders to Discuss the Future of High Speed Rail in America, Starting in California

Dec. 1, 2014
The US High Speed Rail Association (USHSR) announced the High Speed Rail Conference, Dec. 2-4, at the MTA Headquarters at Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles.

The US High Speed Rail Association (USHSR) announced the High Speed Rail Conference, Dec. 2-4, at the MTA Headquarters at Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles. This three-day conference will bring together some of the nation's top government officials and many of the world's leading experts to discuss the roll out of high speed rail across America.

Conference attendees will hear from members of the California State Legislature, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, California High Speed Rail Authority, international high speed rail experts, private rail operators, financial and investment professionals, engineers, construction leaders, real estate development professionals and national transportation advisors.

Confirmed speakers for the event include: California High Speed Rail Authority CEO Jeff Morales, California Department of Transportation Chief Deputy Director Kome Ajise, LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority CEO Arthur Leahy, Mineta Transportation Institute Executive Director Rod Diridon, State Senator Cathleen Galgiani, Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, California High Speed Rail Authority Board Members Katherine Perez-Estolano and Thea Selby, Davie McCulloch - Balfour Beatty Rail, Armin Kick - Siemens, Scott Sherin - Alstom, Francisco Fernandez-Lafuente - SENER, Dr. Anthony Perl, Jim Ziglar - Deloitte, Ian Flanagan - KPMG, and more.

Conference highlights include Bringing High Speed Rail to America, the opening session with leading advocates for high speed rail in America. Hear about the benefits, opportunities, and challenges of a major new infrastructure project for America. High Speed Around the World will cover recent developments in high speed rail around the globe by industry representatives from different continents. Learn about best practices in high speed rail from experts from Europe and Asia. California Statewide Rail Modernization will discuss the improvements to rail systems statewide and how that relates to the state's HSR program. California and Southwest High Speed Rail will explore the billions of dollars of contracts being awarded in California, the construction schedule, and the many benefits that it will deliver to the people of California, and surrounding states. USHSR Project Pipeline will explore the status of the many high speed rail projects in the works around the country, while helping advance them. Transit Oriented Development & Real Estate Opportunities will explore real estate deals around high speed rail stations. Private Investment & Financing High Speed Rail panel will explore strategies to creatively finance and build high speed rail projects around America.

"This conference brings together an amazing line-up of top business leaders and government officials who are working to bring high speed rail to America" said Andy Kunz, USHSR president and CEO. "We are excited to be working with the visionaries and leaders pushing for major improvements to the nation's transportation networks."