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PROGRAM AGENDA

Esports Arena, 255 2nd Street, Oakland, CA 94607
Near the Jack London Square Oakland Amtrak Station

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

07:15 AM - 10:30 AM : Oakland Maintenance Facility Tour

(Pre-registration required)

Related Item: Nov 14, 2002 - Ground Breaking Ceremony

Each tour is limited to two groups of 25 each so early registration is essential. Once you have registered for the summit an email will be sent to you with the web address of the page where you can register for the tours. If you have already registered for the summit and have not yet received an invitation to register for the tours, then please send an email to:
Steve @ CaliforniaPassengerRailSummit.com.

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM : Registration / Check-In

Registration Desk will be open for most of the day for late arrivals
and registration of speakers, moderators, panelists and sponsors.

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM : Welcome

Grace Crunican, General Manager, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District and Executive Director, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM : Keynote

The Honorable Brian Annis, Secretary, California State Transportation Agency

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM : CEO Roundtable

  • Moderator: Don Sepulveda, Associate Vice President, Wilson & Co.
  • Jim Hartnett, Executive Director, Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board
  • Stephanie Wiggins, Chief Executive Officer, Metrolink
  • Farhad Mansourian, General Manager, Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit

12:15 PM : Lunch Service Begins

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM : Future Of The California Passenger Rail Network

The Honorable Chad Edison, Deputy Secretary, California State Transportation Agency

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM : Tourism And Rail Travel

  • Moderator: Mark Everton, Chief Executive Officer, Visit Oakland
  • Anand Patel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Visit Fairfield
  • Melyssa Laughlin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Visit Vacaville
  • Matt Lewis, Executive Director, Visit Richmond

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM : Megaregional Rail Megaprojects Part I

  • Moderator: Jennifer L. Bergener, Managing Director, LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency
  • Second Transbay Crossing
    • Ellen Smith, Group Manager,
      New Transbay Rail Crossing, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
    • Robert Padgette, Deputy Director, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority
  • Caltrain Modernization
    • Michelle Bouchard, Chief Operating Officer, Caltrain

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM : New Passenger Rail Vehicles

  • Moderator: Momoko Tamaoki, Chief, Office of Assets and Equipment,
    Division of Rail & Transportation, Caltrans
  • Armin Kick, Vice President, Locomotives and High-Speed Trainsets, Siemens Mobility, Inc.,
    Siemens - Chargers
  • Martin Ritter, President and Chief Executive Officer, Stadler, US - DMU's
  • James Varney, Director, Sales and Business Development, NA, Alstom -
    Next Generation Hydrogen

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM : BREAK

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM : University Research Panel

  • Moderator: Dan Leavitt, Manager of Regional Initiatives, San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority
  • Kelly Snider, Consulting Associate & University Chair, Mineta Transportation Institute, SJSU
  • Susan Shaheen, Transportation Sustainability Research Center, U.C. Berkeley
  • Giovanni Circella, Director, 3 Revolutions, Future Mobility Program, U.C. Davis

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM : Reception

Plank, 98 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607, 510-817-0980

Thursday, April 25, 2019

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM : Registration/Check-In And Breakfast

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM : Keynote

  • Ryan Russo, Director, City of Oakland Department of Transportation

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM : Megaregional Rail Megaprojects Part II

  • Moderator: Linda Culp, Principal Planner, San Diego Association of Governments
  • Stacey Mortensen, Executive Director, San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority
  • Anne Louise Rice, Assistant Director, Metrolink

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM : Megaregional Rail Mega Projects Discussion

  • Moderator: Kyle Gradinger, Assistant Division Chief, Rail and Mass Transportation,
    California Department of Transportation

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM : BREAK

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM : Sustainability Initiatives

  • Moderator: Ratna Amin, Principal, DB Engineering and Consulting USA, Inc.
  • Dean Shepherd, Mechanical Manager,
    Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority - Renewable Diesel
  • Shirley Qian, Senior Planner,
    Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority - Bike Access
  • Eric Eidlin, Station Planning Manager,
    City of San Jose Department of Transportation - Station Access

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM : Enhancing the Passenger's Experience

  • Moderator: Marques Cook, Principal Marketing Representative,
    Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority
  • Ratna Amin, Principal, DB Engineering and Consulting USA, Inc.
  • Kara Obert, Active Transportation Planner, Bay Area Metro
  • Colleen Richter, Chief Marketing Officer, Xentrans

12:15 PM : Lunch Service Begins

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: California's Integrated Travel / Ticketing Program

  • Moderator: Jim Allison, Manager of Planning, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority
  • Chad Edison, Deputy Secretary, California State Transportation Agency
  • Gillian Gillett, San Francisco Department of Public Works
  • Elizabeth Sall, Principal, UrbanLabs LLC

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM : Closing

David Kutrosky, Managing Director, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM : Transit-Oriented Developments along the East Bay via
Capitol Corridor and San Joaquin Trains

(Pre-registration required)

This tour is limited to 40 people so early registration is essential. Once you have registered for the summit an email will be sent to you with the web address of the page where you can register for the tours. If you have already registered for the summit and have not yet received an invitation to register for the tours, then please send an email to:
Steve @ CaliforniaPassengerRailSummit.com.

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