High-Speed Rail: Leveraging Federal Investment Locally

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The Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management is pleased to present High-Speed Rail: Leveraging Federal Investment Locally, co-sponsored by Parsons Brinckerhoff and Bombardier.

Date:   June 16, 2010
Time:   8:30am to 1:45pm
Where: NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, NYC

Please join us for this symposium, which will enhance the national dialogue on high-speed rail investment through a focus on how new facilities will be linked to existing regional transportation infrastructure and how they might advance economic development efforts. In addition, there will be an examination of the political challenges facing new rail infrastructure in a democratic nation where land use is controlled locally and private landownership is a major factor, with lessons drawn from the European experience. 
There will be sessions organized around these three themes, each with a presentation of new research and a response panel.

Program Highlights

Keynote address:

Polly Trottenberg, Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation

Panelists include:

William Baroni, Deputy Executive Director, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

David Carol, Vice President, HSR, PB

James Simpson, New Jersey Department of Transportation

Tokumbo Shobowale, Chief of Staff, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, New York City

Petra Todorovich, Director, America 2050, Regional Plan Association

William Wheeler, Director of Special Project Development & Planning, MTA

Presenters include:

David Levinson, University of Minnesota

Anthony Perl, Simon Fraser University

Frank Zshoche, Managing Director, Civity Management Consultants, Hamburg Germany

To RSVP visit http://wagner.nyu.edu/events/transportation-06-16-2010.  You may also e-mail Emily Dowdall at emily.dowdall@nyu.edu