Metro’s Point Person for Regional Rail Featured Speaker at Saturday’s SO.CA.TA Meeting
In 2011 Don Sepulveda joined Metro as Executive Officer–Regional Rail. This Saturday at 2 p.m. he’ll be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of Southern California Transit Advocates. This is in downtown Los Angeles at the Angelus Plaza senior living complex, 255 S. Hill St. (1/2 block north of Grand Central Market), on the 4th floor. It is free and open to the public. After his remarks there will be a q&a session.
Here is a chance to hear more about all sorts of regional rail issues: the Sprinter situation, LOSSAN, Amtrak, the statewide bullet train, Las Vegas party train, the Victorville-Vegas high speed proposal, Union Station run through tracks (aka the Southern California Regional Interconnector Project) etc. etc. Sepulveda has a full plate and keeps busy interacting with agencies, local jurisdictions, key stakeholders, etc. building support and seeking input. Like his appearance on Saturday!
Metro CEO Arthur T. Leahy has put an emphasis on multi-modalism and regional connectivity as illustrated in his remarks at Railvolution when it was held in Los Angeles last year: “The region is being transformed with transit. What do the key players in this regional Renaissance have to teach us?”
Sepulveda is Metro’s point person for the renaissance Mr. Leahy was referring to. For a snapshot of the regional rail situation I try to always read the regionl rail update Sepulveda helps prepare that is a receive and file at the Metro Board Planning & Programming Committee monthly meeting. But even better will be the opportunity tomorrow to hear him speak and ask questions.
I’ll be there. Will you?