“California High Speed Rail Goes Local” Los Angeles Event – Awards Dinner and Panel Discussion

Join Californians For High Speed Rail, Move LA, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for an Award Ceremony and Panel Discussion about the future of high-speed rail in Southern California. Room information to follow shortly.

Award Ceremony: Presentation of “Champion of California High-Speed Rail” Awards to Congresswomen Loretta Sanchez & Karen Bass

Californians For High Speed Rail is honored to present a “Champion of California High Speed Rail” Award to Congresswomen Loretta Sanchez and Karen Bass for their tireless work to support high-speed rail in California and nationally. They will share their experiences of being advocates for a 21st Century transportation system in Congress. We are excited that both of them will be able to join us at this event!

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Special Guest: Cathleen Galgiani, California State Senator, Long-Time Advocate for High-Speed Rail

State Senator Cathleen Galgiani, who authored AB 3034 (which placed Proposition 1A on the ballot), will share her experiences as a tireless high-speed rail advocate in the California Legislature and around the State.

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Panel Discussion: Building the Foundation for High-Speed Rail in Southern California

With the historic commitment by the State Legislature to fund high-speed rail, including early investments in projects that lay the foundation for high-speed rail in urban areas, Southern California leaders and the California High-Speed Rail Authority are currently exploring the next generation of rail improvements in the Basin and beyond.

Californians For High Speed Rail and our event partners are excited to facilitate a panel discussion to explore the emerging rail network in Southern California and how that ties in with high-speed rail, what projects are being considered for early investments, where we are in the planning process, and efforts to find additional funding to accelerate these critical investments. You won’t want to miss this!

Panel Speakers
Don Sepulveda, Executive Officer – Regional Rail, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Michelle Boehm, Southern California Regional Director, California High-Speed Rail Authority
John Longville, Director, Move Inland Empire
Gary L. Toebben, President & CEO of Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Daniel Krause, President, Californians For High Speed Rail

Sponsored by T.Y. Lin International, Ferrovial Agroman US Corp. and CH2M Hill

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