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Wednesday, April 7

TIME (all times Eastern) EVENT
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Welcome: Connecting America’s Cities

  • Paul P. Skoutelas, President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association
  • Jeffrey A. Nelson, Chair, APTA; General Manager, Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District (MetroLink)
  • Amit Bose, Acting Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration
  • Jeffrey Wharton, Director, Contracts and Technical Services, SYSTRA
12:30 PM – 1:20 PM

The Economy and the Environment – A Renewed Synergy

Special Remarks:  Gov. Jay Inslee, Governor, State of Washington

Moderator:   Joseph Giulietti, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Transportation

Speakers:

  • Dr. Anthony Perl, Professor, Political Science, Urban Studies, Simon Fraser University
  • Celine Fornaro, Managing Director, Head of Industrials, UBS
  • Daniel Plaugher, Executive Director, Virginians for High Speed Rail
  • Dieter Michell-Auli, Chief of Sales, Board Member, Deutsche Bahn

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Amtrak’s Vision for a 21st Century National Rail System

Moderator:  Melanie Johnson, Senior Director of Planning & Technology, Quandel Consultants

Speakers:

  • Caroline Decker, Vice President, Northeast Corridor Service Line, AMTRAK
  • Roger Harris, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer, AMTRAK

2:10 PM – 3:00 PM

Fast Trains for All

Special Remarks:

  • Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS), Vice Chair House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
  • Kimberly Slaughter, CEO, SYSTRA

Speakers:

  • Paige Malott, Chair, Cascadia Rail
  • Derrick James, Director, Government Affairs Amtrak
  • Arun Rao, Passenger Rail Manager, Wisconsin DOT
  • Anna Lynn Smith, Senior Project Manager, HDR
  • Sadie Graham, Acting Director, BART Link21 Program

3:10 PM – 4:00 PM

Y’all Aboard! How to Make “Y’all Mean ALL” When Designing HSR Communication Strategies

Facilitator:

  • Rebecca Cowle, Account Director, Public Affairs, Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW)
4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Connecting California – Progress on the Nation’s First High-Speed Rail System

Speaker:

  • Brian Kelly, CEO, California High-Speed Rail Authority


Thursday, April 8

TIME (all times Eastern) EVENT
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Welcome

  • Jeffrey Wharton, Director, Contracts and Technical Services, SYSTRA
  • Matthew Tucker, Vice Chair, APTA; Executive Director North County Transit District
  • Joseph Giulietti, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Transportation
  • Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr (D-NJ), Chairman, House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials
  • Mitch Warren, Executive Director, Northeast Corridor Commission
12:30 PM – 1:20 PM

Driving the Economy with High-Speed Rail

Special Remarks:

  • Rep. Seth Moulton, Representative, State of Massachusetts
  • Irene Plenefisch, Government Affairs Director, Microsoft

Moderator:  Sharon Green, Managing Principal, Infrastrategies

Speakers:

  • Karen Hedlund, Vice President, WSP USA
  • Glen Weisbrod, Chairman, EBP-US Inc.
  • Joseph Aiello, Chair, Fiscal Management & Control Board, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
  • Stephen Broughall, Managing Director, Federal Government Affairs, Texas Central High Speed Rail

1:20 PM – 1:50 PM

Transforming Rail in Virginia

Speakers:

  • Shannon Valentine, Secretary, Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Jennifer Mitchell, Director, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

More of the Village – Job Creation Everywhere

Special Remarks:  Mayor Jill Boudreau, Mayor, Mount Vernon, Washington

Moderator:  Dr. Karen E. Philbrick, Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute

Speakers:

  • Madeline Janis, Executive Director, Jobs to Move America
  • Paige Malott, Chair, Cascadia Rail
  • Jeff Davis, Director, Training and Employment Services Division, Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission
3:10 PM – 4:00 PM

No One Left Behind – Equity, Access & Affordability

Special Remarks:  Dr. Beverly Scott, CEO, Beverly Scott Associates

Moderator:  Sharon Green, Managing Principal, Infrastrategies

Speakers:

  • Philippe Lorand, Senior Advisor, Passenger Department, UIC International Union of Railways
  • Lillian Hames, Consultant, Hames and Associates
  • Gillian Gillett, Program Manager, California Integrated Mobility, Caltrans
4:00 PM – 4:15 PM Conference Debrief

  • Joseph Giulietti, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Transportation
  • Matthew Tucker, Vice Chair, APTA; Executive Director North County Transit District
  • Dr. Karen E. Philbrick, Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute
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