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Harnessing Federal Investment in High-Speed Rail -- June 16th

June 14, 2010

      The Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management at NYU Wagner will present a forum Wednesday, June 16, about federal funding for the development of high-speed rail systems -- and how local regions can leverage those investments strategically.

      The event, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at NYU Kimmel Center (60 Washington Square South, New York, N.Y.), is ttled “Leveraging Federal Investment Locally.” It includes a keynote address by Polly Trottenberg, assistant secretary for policy at U.S. Department of Transportation.

       Media coverage is invited.

       Background: 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.  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.

       This event is co-sponsored by Parsons Brinckerhoff and Bombardier.

       Panelists include:

       David Carol, Vice President, HSR, PB; Michael Evans, Chief of Staff, Office of the Lt. Governor, New York State; MaryAnne Gilmartin, Executive Vice President for Commercial & Residential Development, Forest City Ratner Cos.; Arthur Guzzetti, Vice President for Policy, American Public Transportation Association; Melissa Lafsky, Managing Editor, Infrastructurist
Stan Rosenblum, Jacobs Engineering; Tokumbo Shobowale, Chief of Staff, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, New York City; Eugene K. Skoropowski, Director of Rail & Transit Services, HNTB Corporation; Petra Todorovich, Director, America 2050; 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.   

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Press Contact: Robert Polner | (212) 998-2337

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