Bigger and Bolder: Preparing California Cities for High-Speed Rail

The Rail~Volution conference will be holding a special session on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2-5 p.m. in San Francisco with Cal alumni and Professor Emeritus Robert Cervero participating on High Speed rail in California.

Alumni at the event also include Therese McMillan of Los Angeles Metro, Ratna Amin and Egon Terplan of SPUR, and Jessica Zenk of City of San Jose.  Kate White, Deputy Secretary for Environmental Policy and Housing Coordination, California State Transportation Agency will moderate.

Bigger and Bolder: Preparing California Cities for High-Speed Rail
California has begun its ambitious investment in high-speed rail. Throughout the world, high-speed rail stations have had transformational impacts on cities and regions. How is California building its high-speed rail stations and what can we learn from France and other places around the world? In this session we will hear from national and global experts on issues related to design, governance, and balancing major new transit infrastructure with the land use and development opportunities created by high speed rail. We will focus on solving specific issues in Fresno, San Jose, and Los Angeles.