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3rd Annual California Passenger Rail Summit Tuesday, April 28, 2015



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Roundhouse at the California State Railroad Museum


2015 California Passenger Rail Summit

Report by Carl Morrison, Carl@TrainWeb.com

 http://trainweb.org/carl/CaliforniaPassengerRailSummit2015/




Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Reception to be held in the Roundhouse at the California State Railroad Museum at 125 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Event to be held in the Sacramento City Council Chambers at 915 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

These 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."

Table of Contents of this Report

  1. Amtrak Cities Sprinter (ACS-64) electric locomotive by Siemens Mobility, brought by Southwest Rail and David Kutrosky of the Capitol Corridor to the Summit, at the California State Railroad Museum Roundhouse
  2. Amtrak California Car, coach No. 8204 Drake's Bay brought by Southwest Rail and David Kutrosky of the Capitol Corridor to the California State Railroad Museum' s Roundhouse for the Summit.
  3. Registration and Networking Reception Photos (Speakers' names below) Tuesday, Alpril 28, 2015, California State Railroad Museum Roundhouse.
  4. Center for Railroad Photography & Art (http://www.railphoto-art.org/) photography contest winners at the California State Railroad Museum.
  5. Summit Presenter and Panel Participant Photos  (http://trainweb.org/carl/CaliforniaPassengerRailSummit2015/Presentations.html)
  6. Summit Powerpoint Presentations by all Speakers (http://capitolcorridor.org/rail_advocacy/) thanks to David Kutrosky's Office.
  7. Taking the Amtrak Coast Starlight round trip from Los Angeles to Sacramento for the Summit.




Summit Agenda:

3rd Annual California Passenger Rail Summit Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

http://www.californiapassengerrailsummit.com/

4:30 PM Registration and Networking

Kickoff Reception to be held in the Roundhouse at the California State Railroad Museum at 125 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Welcome Reception

Hon. Toni Atkins, Speaker, California State Assembly

Hon. Hannah-Beth Jackson, California State Senate, Chair, Select Committee on Passenger Rail


Hon. James Beall, California State Senate, Select Committee on Passenger Rail


Hon. Gail Murray, Chair, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority


Hon. John Pedrozo, Chair, San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority


Dave Golonski, Chair, Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Joint Powers Authority


Hon. Bob Johnson, Chair, San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission/ACE


Hon. Mark Packard, Chair, North County Transit District/Coaster

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


8:30 AM Registration and Networking

Council Chambers, Sacramento City Hall, 915 I Street, Sacramento, CA

9:00AM-9:20AM Welcome

murray.jpg  Hon. Gail Murray, Chair, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority

IMG_1178.jpg     Bob Manning, Southwest Passenger Rail Association, Conference Co-Chair 

9:20AM-9:40AM Keynote Address

Brian_Kelly_photo.jpg   The Honorable Brian C. Kelly, Secretary, California State Transportation Agency

9:40AM – 10:40AM Panel 1 –

California’s High-Speed Rail System

Hon. Dan Richard, Chair, California High-Speed Rail Authority 

Peter Osbourn, Federal Railroad Administration

Chad Edison,California State Transportation Agency

Don Sepulveda, LA Metro (Moderator)


Shape

10:40AM Break

10:50AM – 12:20PM  Panel 2 – Statewide Rail Network Integration

Stacey Mortensen, Altamont Corridor Express / San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority Marian Lee, Caltrain

Marian Lee, Caltrain

Dave Golonski, LOSSAN Joint Powers Authority

Jim Allison, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority

Stan Hunter, Caltrans Division of Rail and Mass Transportation

Josh Shaw, California Transit Association (Moderator)

12:30 – 1:15 Lunch

1:15PM – 2:00PM Panel 3 – Sustainable Transportation Strategies

Dr. Micah Weinberg, President, Bay Area Council Economic Institute

Dr. Susan Shaheen, Transportation Sustainability Research Center, Univ. of California

Melissa Dumond, California High-Speed Rail Authority

Paul Dyson, RailPAC (Moderator)

2:00PM – 2:45PM Panel 4 – Transportation & Tourism, Collaboration is Critical

Caroline Beteta, Visit California

Sonya Bradley, Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau

Gary Orfield, Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau 

Bob Thibault, Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau (Moderator)

2:45PM Break

3:00PM – 3:45PM Panel 5 – Innovative Transportation Financing

Sharon Greene, HDR

Art Guzetti, American Public Transit Association

Karen Hedlund, Parsons Brinckerhoff (formerly Federal Railroad Administration) (Moderator)


3:45PM Closing Remarks

Hon. Greg Pettis, Riverside County Transportation Commission




For links to the websites of all Sponsors and Supporting Organizations go to http://www.californiapassengerrailsummit.com/


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