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April 2-3, 2014
Los Angeles Union Station
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Amtrak Pacific Surfliner No. 461 with Long Distance car behind and the Metro Building in the background.
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Purpose of the Summit
are interesting times for passenger rail development in California.
With the formation of the new California State Transportation Agency
(CalSTA), California is on the verge of significant enhancements to the
passenger rail system. The modernization and integration of the
passenger rail services that is being led by CalSTA and the Federal
Railroad Administration, working with transportation agencies
throughout the state, are creating an environment of investment in
passenger rail infrastructure that has been unparalleled in recent
years and will continue to grow.
Join us as we meet with leaders in
the industry for two days of discussion regarding the modernization and
integration of passenger rail service in California. Speakers will
discuss funding, development, and strategic approaches to the growth of
passenger rail in the state. Joining us at this event will be state and
federal representatives, passenger rail agencies, and other leaders
working together to shape the future of passenger rail.
The California Passenger Rail Summit
(CPRS) will bring together rail policy makers, agencies, consultants,
and advocates to work to solve the many complicated and tangled rail
issues in our state. This will be our call to action to develop an
efficient and effective passenger rail network within California and
beyond to meet future travel demands. The two day conference is
scheduled for Wednesday-Thursday, April 2-3, 2014 at the Los Angeles
County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) headquarters,
adjacent to Los Angeles Union Station.
2014 California Passenger Rail Summit Local Host Planning Committee
includes the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority,
Orange County Transportation Authority, Riverside County Transportation
Commission, San Diego Association of Governments, Southwest Rail
Passengers Association, and the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo
(LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency.