RailPAC Annual Meeting, NARP Regional Meeting May 2, 2009
Annual Meeting, NARP Region XII Meeting
WHEELS IN CALIFORNIA"
May 2, 2009
Table of Contents
<>10:30 Amtrak into the
21st Century -- Joseph H. Boardman, President and CEO, Amtrak
11:30 The National Picture
- What's Happening in DC -- Don Phillips, Trains Magazine
11:50 Passenger and
Freight, Prosperity in Cooperation -- Walter N. Smith, General
Director, Commuter Construction, BNSF Railway
12:30 Lunch - Box Lunch in Cafeteria
Corridors & Regional Rail>
<>William D. Bronte, Chief, Caltrans Division of Rail>
Hon. Arthur Brown, Chairman, LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency
and Board Member, Metrolink (SCRRA)
Arthur T. Leahy, Chief Executive Officer, Metro (LACMTA)
Dan Feger, P.E. Executive Director, Burbank Bob Hope Airport
High Speed Rail>
• Ron Diridon, Sr.,
Chairman Emeritus, California High Speed Rail Authority>>
• Erin Steva, Transportation
Associate, California Public Interest Research Group
3:15 The Sunset Limited - Amtrak's Plan
• Brian Rosenwald, Chief, Product Management,
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kept the Press Releases coming for us reporters who planned to attend:
Saturday, May 2, 2009
9:15 Registration, Coffee; 10:15 Meeting starts in the MTA Board Room
at Gateway Center, Los Angeles, located behind Union Station.
Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman, (above left), VP Brian Rosenwald, and VP
Don Phillips, (above) long time rail writer and special columnist for
William “Bill” Bronte, (above left) Chief, Caltrans Rail Program, will
update us on the complexities of funding the state’s rail programs.
Rod Diridon, (above) member, California High Speed Rail Authority
Bruce Armistead, Parsons Brinkerhoff, will update us on the
big HSR project.
- Art Leahy, LAMTA CEO, and Art
Brown of LOSSAN will discuss regional rail and transit connections. Dan
Feger, Bob Hope Airport executive director , will present their plan
for a rail and transit center.
- Walter Smith, BNSF, General
Director Commuter Contracts
- Brian Rosenwald, Amtrak: Plans
for the Sunset Limited
- Erin Steva, Calpirg
- Bruce Armistead, Parsons
- Others to be announced!
Co-chairs: Paul Dyson, RailPAC President, and George Chilson, NARP
Chairman. Registration Chairman: Richard Silver.