High-Speed Rail

February 12, 2014

LA and San Bernardino Supervisors Formed JPA to Plan and Build a P3-Financed ‘High Desert Corridor’

VerdeXchange VX2014 panel on the High Desert Corridor and linking California and Las Vegas with high speed rail.

February 19, 2013

TOD for Dummies: Allan Kotin Simplifies Transit-Adjacent Real Estate Development

Allan Kotin of Allan D. Kotin and Associates outlines the short-term decisions that can lead to substantial long-term returns on transit-oriented development in remarks delivered at the US High Speed Rail Conference in Downtown Los Angeles.

June 29, 2012

High-Speed Rail Authority’s Dan Richard Argues for California’s Business Plan

Dan Richard, Board Chair of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, makes a compelling case for why high-speed rail is a prudent economic infrastructure project for California.

June 26, 2012

Orange County Transportation Authority's CEO Will Kempton Discusses Investments, Partnerships

TPR interviews Will Kempton, CEO of the Orange County Transportation Authority, discussing his his experiences and priorities since leaving Caltrans and the need for forming regional partnerships between public agencies.

September 21, 2017

CA High-Speed Rail Chair on the 'Transformative' Impacts of 'Connecting' California

Dan Richard, chair of the California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors, describes how the evolving program is already stimulating investment despite the challenges ahead.

February 25, 2016

LA Metro & CAHSRA Collaborate on Aligning Community and Transportation Investment

Washington and Morales emphasize the positive impacts transit build-out can produce for the communities it touches, if approached with care.

June 30, 2014

Jenna Hornstock Shares Refinements to Metro’s Union Station Master Plan

Jenna Hornstock takes readers through the Union Station Master Plan process and gives details on Metro's preferred approach.

March 21, 2012

Martha Welborne on Balancing Planning Responsibilities, Goals, and Constraints at Metro

TPR sat down with Martha Welborne, Executive Director of Countywide Planning at Metro, to discuss her duties towards the Metro Board, project completion, and the people of Los Angeles County. Building Los Angeles’ new transit system will take decades, and Measure R’s seemingly reliable flow of money means that Metro will feature prominently in the purviews of local governments across the county for the foreseeable future.

October 11, 2011

Richard Katz: High-Speed Rail’s Moment of Truth; Legislators Should Step Back

Richard Katz, Board Chairman of Metrolink and former California High-Speed Rail panel member, speaks candidly on the challenges rail faces in Southern California. While High-Speed Rail deals with financial and legal uncertainties, Metrolink thrives under new management.

October 7, 2011

Congress: Partisanship Hogties Federal Transportation Funding

US Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon has staunchly supported public investment in transportation systems, water infrastructure, and livable cities. With the House in apparent gridlock, however, passing what have traditionally been banal, bipartisan bills is now a game of high-stakes political chicken. The congressman discusses where infrastructure bills are now and what we can expect next from Washington.

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