U.S. High Speed Rail Association Conference

U.S. High Speed Rail Association Sets Conference in L.A. on June 17-18;
National, California High Speed Rail Plans Take Center Stage

Leaders from the US High Speed Rail Association (US HSR), legislators, and
other business and civic leaders from throughout California will gather in Los
Angeles to discuss the future of the nation’s high speed rail system. US HSR –
the only non-profit organization in America focusing entirely on advancing a
state-of-the-art national high speed rail network – is hosting High Speed Rail
2010 to give state business leaders a closer look at plans, processes, pathways
and potential for a high speed rail system in California and other parts of the
U.S.

When:

June 17,
2010: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

June 18,
2010: 8:30 am – 5 p.m.

Where:

Hilton
Universal City

555
Universal Terrace Parkway, Universal City, CA

Who:

U.S. High Speed
Rail Association President Andy Kunz joins California and federal political
and legislative leaders, business people, activists, urban planners and
designers, real estate developers, and leading academics.

Note: Kunz and
Thomas Hart, US HSR vice president/government affairs are available ahead of
and during the conference for media interviews.

Why:

President Obama made the largest
infrastructure investment in the United States in more than half a century by
allotting $8 billion in federal funding for the development of the nationwide
high-speed rail (HSR) network. The state of California, through the
California High-Speed Rail Authority, will receive $2.3 billion to advance
the ambitious plan to develop a $43 billion system connecting the Bay Area
with San Diego. Phase I of the system will connect Los Angeles and Anaheim to
San Francisco by 2020. The era of high speed rail transportation in America
starts with California, this conference explores the issues – and opportunities
of high-speed rail.

Conference program information available at: http://www.ushsr.com/events/california2010.html

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