Please join us to learn about California’s 2018 state rail plan and how Midwestern states could emulate it.

California has driven passenger rail innovation ever since California voters approved the Passenger Rail Bond Act in 1990.  The progress has included expanded Amtrak service, new commuter rail, and several innovative feeder lines.  It is the first state to start construction of a new high-speed line.

The 2018 state rail plan builds upon this foundation to create an integrated, statewide network linking much of the state with high-frequency service, timed-connections and a common fare system by 2040.

Our keynote speaker, Chad Edison, Deputy Secretary for Transportation, has overseen the creation of this innovative plan.  He will outline its features and projected results.

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11:30 – Registration begins

11:45 – Buffet line opens

12:15 – Program begins

13:00 – Wrap up

Sponsored by Talgo


We now have a limited number of seats available for students at no charge. Thank you to the generous donors who made this possible.

If you are a student or know of a student who would like to attend, send an email to [email protected] or call the office at 773-334-6758.

It’s a Beautiful Country

Let’s see it. Let’s clean it. Let’s build it. Let’s make high speed rail a reality.

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