I will be at High Speed Rail: Leveraging Federal Investment Locally at NYU on Wednesday:
HIGH SPEED RAIL: LEVERAGING FEDERAL INVESTMENT LOCALLY
The Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management is pleased to announce High Speed Rail: Leveraging Federal Investment Locally, a symposium to be held on June 16th, 2010.
Following the January 2010 rail funding announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation, interest in rail investment - and what it means for American communities - has continued to expand. Conversations are taking place across the country, bringing in new participants as well as experienced professionals from around the world to discuss the new corridors. In focusing on how to implement new rail corridors there is a risk of overlooking the need to manage the regional impacts of the nodes that comprise these systems. Leveraging Federal Investment Locally 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 economic development efforts. In addition, there will be an examination of the political context of establishing new rail infrastructure in a democratic nation where land use is controlled locally.
Polly Trottenberg, Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation
David Levinson, University of Minnesota
Anthony Perl, Simon Fraser University
Frank Zshoche, Managing Director, Civity Management Consultants, Hamburg Germany
The event is co-sponsored by Parsons Brinckerhoff and presented in Partnership with the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).
When: 6/16/2010 8:30am-2:00pm
The Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavilion
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 map