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PROGRAM AGENDA

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

08:00 AM : Registration and Breakfast

           Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board Room,
           Third Floor, One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90012.
           Coffee & Pastries. Registration Tables open until 4pm.

09:00 AM - 04:00 PM : Equipment Displays

           Los Angeles Union Station Track 15.
           Go down into the passenger tunnel that leads to Los Angeles Union Station.
           Go up the very first set of stairs or ramp to the Track 14 platform.
           Once up on the platform, walk to the end and around to Track 15.
           (There are no stairs or ramps directly up to Track 15).

           Locomotive: Siemens Charger (Capitol Corridor), Progress Rail Tier 4 (Metrolink)
           Passenger Cars: Metrolink, Amtrak, Patrick Henry Private Railcars

10:00 AM - 02:00 PM : Technical Tours

           All tours will leave from the Registration Desk near the LA Metro Board Room.
           Invitations for the tours are emailed to all who register for the summit.
           Since each tour is limited to 15 or 20 participants, registration will be first come, first served.

           Regional Connector Transit Project (10:00 - 12:00)
           Regional Connector Transit Project (12:00 - 2:00)
           Los Angeles Union Station Tour (10:00 - 11:00)
           Los Angeles Union Station Tour (12:00 - 1:00)

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM : Grab and Go Lunch

           LA Metro Cafeteria Foyer, 3rd Floor

03:00 PM - 03:30 PM : Welcome

           Linda Culp, San Diego Association of Governments, Conference Co-Chair
           Bob Manning, Southwest Rail Passenger Association, Conference Co-Chair
           Stephanie Wiggins, LA Metro

03:30 PM - 04:30 PM : CEO Roundtable

           Jim Hartnett, Caltrain
           Ray Wolfe, San Bernardino County Transportation Agency
           Hasan Ikhrata, Southern California Association of Governments
           Stephanie Wiggins, LA Metro - Moderator

04:30 PM - 05:00 PM : California High-Speed Rail Update

           Brian Kelly, California High-Speed Rail Authority

05:00 PM - 07:00 PM : Welcome Reception

           Los Angeles Union Station Historic Ticket Office, 800 N. Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA.
           A short walk from LA Metro through the passenger tunnel to Los Angeles Union Station
           and the station's historic ticket counter area.


           Keynote Address: Therese McMillan, Chief Planning Officer, LA Metro

Thursday, April 19, 2018

08:00 AM : Registration and Breakfast

           Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board Room,
           Third Floor, One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90012.
           Coffee & Pastries.

09:00 AM - 04:00 PM : Equipment Displays

           Los Angeles Union Station Track 15

09:15 AM : Welcome

           Bob Manning, Southwest Rail Passenger Association, Conference Co-Chair

09:30 AM : Reinventing Rail

           Justin Fornelli, Metrolink
           Rick Clarke, LA Metro
           Karla Bloch, Federal Railroad Administration - Moderator
           Introduction by Patricia McColl, Associate Vice President, HNTB

10:15 AM : Break

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM : Tourism and Train Travel

           Vicki Higgins, Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau
           Joe Terzi, San Diego Tourism Authority
           Noelle Buben, Visit Santa Barbara
           Vicki Higgins - Moderator

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM : Grab and Go Lunch

           LA Metro Cafeteria Foyer, 3rd Floor

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM : Keynote Address: State Perspectives

           Chad Edison, Deputy Director, Rail, California State Transportation Agency

12:30 PM - 01:30 PM : Translating Plans into Service into Riders

           Liz Scanion, Caltrain
           Jim Allison, Capitol Corridor
           Jennifer Bergener, LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency
           Kyle Gradinger, Caltrans - Moderator

01:30 PM : Break

01:45 PM - 02:45 PM : Keynote Address: Amtrak Perspectives

           Richard Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Amtrak
           Introductions by Joe McHugh, Government Affairs, Amtrak

02:45 PM - 04:00 PM : Building Essential Transit / Land Use Links at Stations

           Don Berry, ESRI
           Carrie Schindler, San Bernardino County Transportation Agency
           Bill Ekern, City of San Jose
           Meghan Murphy, Transbay Terminal
           Richard Phelps, Southwest Rail Passenger Association - Moderator

04:00 PM - 04:45 PM : Transportation Financing

           Neil Peterson, Transportation Solutions
           David Kutrosky, Capitol Corridor
           Don Sepulveda, Kleinfelder - Moderator

04:45 PM - 05:00 PM : Closing Remarks

           Linda Culp, San Diego Association of Governments, Conference Co-Chair

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