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PRELIMINARY PROGRAM AGENDA

-- This Is A Work In Progress --
-- And Is Highly Subject To Modification --

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

09:00 AM - 04:30 PM : Equipment Displays

           Los Angeles Union Station Tracks & Platforms Area.

Registration, Tours & Panels

           Los Angeles Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, California 90012.

09:00 AM - 01:00 PM : Registration Opens

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM : LAUS Station Tour - Group 1 (max of 20)

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM : Regional Connector Tour - Group 1 (max of 20)

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM : Lunch

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM : LAUS Station Tour - Group 2 (max of 20)

12:00 PM - 02:00 PM : Regional Connector Tour - Group 2 (max of 20)

03:00 PM - 03:30 PM : Panel 1 - Welcome / Opening Session

           Eric Garcetti, Mayor and Metro Chair (invited & tentative)

           Bob Manning, Summit Co-Chair, Southwest Passenger Rail Association
           Linda Culp, Summit Co-Chair, San Diego Association of Governments

03:30 PM - 04:30 PM : Panel 2 - CEO Round Table

           Darrell Johnson, OCTA
           Jim Hartnett, Caltrain
           Paul Jablonski, SDMTS

           Hassan Ikrata, SKAG - Moderator

04:45 PM - 07:00 PM : Evening Reception

           Los Angeles Union Station Historic Ticket Office, 800 N. Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA.

           Hon. Dan Richard, CHSRA (invited & tentative)

Thursday, April 19, 2018

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

           Los Angeles Union Station Tracks & Platforms Area.

Registration, Breakfast & Panels

           Los Angeles Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, California 90012.

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM : Registration and Breakfast

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM : Panel 3 - Kick-Off Session

           Phil Washington, LA Metro

           Bob Manning, Summit Co-Chair, Southwest Passenger Rail Association
           Linda Culp, Summit Co-Chair, San Diego Association of Governments

09:30 AM - 10:30 AM : Panel 4 - Reinventing Rail

           Tara Soesbee, WMATA
           Clive Cashin, Saudi Arabian Railways
           Additional Speakers To Be Announced (Possibly From FRA, NEC, Port Authority)

           Karla Bloch, FRA - Moderator

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM : Break

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM : Panel 5 - Tourism and Train Travel

           Scott White - Moderator (invited & tentative)

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM : Lunch

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM : Panel 6 - State Perspectives

           Brian Annis, CalSTA (invited & tentative)

12:45 PM - 01:45 PM : Panel 7 - Translating Plans into Service into Riders

           DJ Mitchell, BNSF
           Jennifer Bergener, LOSSAN
           Other speakers invited to be announced later.

           Chad Edison, CalSTA - Moderator

01:45 PM - 02:00 PM : Break

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM : Keynote - Amtrak Perspectives

           Richard Anderson, CEO, Amtrak

           Joe McHugh, Amtrak - Moderator

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM : Panel 8 - Mobility Hubs / Sustainability

           Bill Ekern, City of San Jose
           Meghan Murphy, TransBay Terminal (invited & tentative)
           Other speakers invited to be announced later.

           Richard Phelps, RailPlan - Moderator

04:00 PM - 04:45 PM : Panel 10 - Transportation Financing

           Karen Hedlund, WSP
           David Kutrosky, CCJPA

05:00 PM - 05:15 PM : Closing Remarks

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

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