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 2018 High-Speed Rail Policy Forum

Getting to a Tipping Point for High-Performance Intercity Passenger Rail

The High-Speed Rail Policy Forum is scheduled for Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, 999 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Registration is required to attend this event.

Across the U.S., states and regions are taking leadership roles in developing high-performance rail corridors. What should be the respective federal-state-local-private sector roles in planning, funding, and leading these efforts?

The program will cover the range of decisions and actions required to move high-performance passenger rail projects forward: 

  . Moving Toward the Tipping Point? YES? 
  . Shifting Mega-regions and Generations - Impacts on Passenger Rail.
  . Getting Rail Done: It Takes Leadership
  . Funding and Operating Intercity Rail Programs
  . The Future of Advocacy
  . Luncheon with Dan Richard, Chair of the California High-Speed Rail Authority
  . What Will Future Generations Expect?
  . Private Financing: How Does it Work?
  . Washington Insider Perspectives 

 And more! 

The Forum will put YOU - the attendee, at the center of the conversation with policy experts, government officials, and rail passenger service practitioners. 


High-Speed Rail Policy Forum Opening Session

Moving Toward the Tipping Point? Yes

Kickoff — Shifting Mega-Regions and Generations: Impacts on Passenger Rail

Getting Rail Done: Elected Officials are the Key!

Action Needed — Future of Advocacy — Dialogue

High-Speed Rail Policy Forum Lunch with Featured Speaker

Follow the Money: Private Financing — How Does it Work?

Tracks to the Future: The Gen Z and Millennial Vision for HSR


 APTA Contacts



Marcus Eng
(202) 496-4874

Cynthia Owens 
(202) 496-4851

Program Information

Art Guzzetti
(202) 496-4814

Sponsorship Opportunities

Alex Skeete​
(703) 706-8224​​

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