High Speed Rail in California: Progress and Prospect (7 parts)

March 29, 2016 • San Francisco


On March 29, 2016, at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, representatives from the CHSRA, local planning officials, and academic experts explored in detail the plan to build the nation’s first, true, high-speed rail line, the progress achieved to date, and the major challenges that lie ahead. MTI co-sponsored the half-day workshop, along with the University of Denver and the Association of American Geographers.

Part 1: Rod Diridon, Emeritus Executive Director Mineta Transportation Institute.

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Part 2: Ben Tripousis, Northern California Regional Director, California High Speed Rail Authority

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Part 3: Jim Hartnett, Executive Director, CalTrain

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Part 4: Ed Reiskin, Director of Transportation, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority

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Part 5: Gillian Gillett, Director of Transportation Policy, Office of Mayor (San Francisco)

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Part 6: Jason Henderson, PhD, Department of Geography and Environment San Francisco State University

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Part 7: Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, PhD, Research Associate, Mineta Transportation Institute.

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