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In February 2010, APTA and UIC hosted three regional practicums on high-speed rail in the United States, with the goal of providing U.S. decision makers the information necessary to implement high-speed rail.

High-Speed Rail in the United States: An International Practicum on System Implementation
Joseph Szabo
Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration
Karen Rae
Deputy Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration

Module I: Program Introduction

Introduction to the Practicum on High Speed Rail Systems
Ignacio Barrón de Angoiti
UIC, Director of Passengers Department
Paris, France

Introduction to High Speed Rail Development Around the World
Ignacio Barrón de Angoiti
UIC, Director of Passengers Department
Paris, France

The Possibilities of the Conventional Rail Network
Ignacio Barrón de Angoiti
UIC, Director of Passengers Department
Paris, France

Introduction of High-Speed Rail in Japan
Atsushi Yokoyama
Director of Japan Railways Group Paris Office
Paris, France

Module II: Infrastructure for High-Speed Rail

Infrastructure for High Speed
Luis López Ruiz
ADIF, Executive Director
Pablo Ramos Trujillo
INECO, Head of Project Coordination Department

Infrastructure for High Speed Lines in Japan
Atsushi Yokoyama
Director of Japan Railways Group Paris Office
Paris, France

Module III: Rolling Stock

High Speed Trains General Overview
José A. Jiménez-Redondo Ph. Dr. Engineer
Director of Trains & Technological Innovation
Renfe, High Speed -Long Distance Services
Madrid, Spain

High Speed Rolling Stock in Japan
Naoto Yanse
Japan Railways Group Paris Office, Deputy Director
UIC High Speed, Senior Advisor
Paris, France

Amtrak’s Rolling Stock Perspective: Development of High-Speed Rail and Intercity Passenger Rail
Ken Uznanski & John Bennett
Amtrak

Module IV: Operations

Basic Operational Principles
Ottmar Grein
DB International GmbH
Frankfurt, Germany

Technological Systems for High Speed Rail Lines, ERTMS, Security, Power Systems
Renato Casale
Italferr (FS Group), Italy

High-Speed Rail Operations in Japan
Takao Nishiyama
Director of Japan Railways Group New York Office
New York, NY, U.S.A.

Module V: The Market and Customers

Traffic Forecasts Fare Policy Yield Management
Michel LeBoeuf
SNCF, Director for Major Projects
Paris, France

Case History “High Speed Rail Stations in Italy"
Renato Casale
Italferr (FS Group), Italy

Case history: Stations for Japanese High-Speed Railways and Related Business Issues
Takao Nishiyama
Director of Japan Railways Group New York Office
New York, NY, U.S.A.

Industrial Design for High Speed Rail Systems in the USA, The Future is Ours to Envision
Cesar Vergara
President & Chief Designer
Vergarastudio
Ridgefield, Connecticut

Module VI: Economic, Financial and Managerial Considerations

Promoting & Implementing A High Speed Project (Lessons Learnt from Experience)
Michel LeBoeuf
SNCF, Director for Major Projects
Paris, France

Developing High Speed Rail Projects: Defining the Business Model
Carlos Fernandes
RAVE, CEO
Portugal

From a Single Line to an Integrated Mobility Network - Key Teachings from the Swiss Model
Patrick Comboeuf
Swiss Federal Railways (SBB)
Director International Affairs
Berne, Switzerland

Economic and Financial Aspects of High-Speed Rail in Japan
Takao Nishiyama
Director of Japan Railways Group New York Office
New York, NY, U.S.A.

Research & Development: Important Role in Improving Efficiency and Competition with Other Transport Modes
Taro Mantani
Japan Railways Group New York Office, Deputy Director
New York, NY, U.S.A.

Applying International Experience to High Speed Rail in the U.S.
Sharon Greene
Principal
Sharon Greene + Associates
Laguna Beach, California
Sasha Page
Vice President, Finance
Infrastructure Management Group, Inc.
Bethesda, Maryland

High Speed Rail Finance - State of Play in the U.S. Today
Jeffrey A. Parker
President / Founder, Jeffrey A. Parker & Associates, Inc.

Module VII: High-Speed Rail Projects in the Region

Florida High-Speed Rail Update
Presented by: Adrian Share, P.E.
Senior VP- Wilbur Smith Associates
General Consultant (with HNTB) for Florida Department of Transportation

The Future of Transportation and Economic Development in Texas
Texas High Speed Rail and Transportation Corporation

Western High-Speed Rail Alliance
Jacob Snow
General Manager,
Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada

California’s High-Speed Train Project
California High-Speed Rail Authority

The Washington State Rail Program & the Goal of High Speed Rail
Washington State Department of Transportation
Scott Witt
Director, State Rail and Marine Office

Midwest High-Speed Rail
Midwest Regional Rail Initiative

High Speed Rail in the Northeast: Building Partnerships and Corridors
Anne D. Stubbs
Executive Director
Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG)

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