JITI Workshop: Challenges for Railroad Improvements and Projecting New Lines

March 23, 2015

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Choate Room
1779 Massachusetts Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C.


PURPOSE:

The American economy will suffer without updates to the Northeast Corridor. The surrounding region currently generates 20 percent of the country's gross domestic product.

But how do we go about updating the nation's busiest rail corridor? Federal planners are working on a strategy for investing in the Northeast Corridor through 2040, and alternatives range from simple service improvements to a new high-speed corridor between Washington and Boston.

Our speakers will talk about technical challenges in the Northeast Corridor improvement initiative, and how the United States can learn from rail development projects in Japan. The event will also showcase innovative rail models, including Japan's new Shinkansen trains.

Please join us for this discussion about the challenges for rail improvements and projecting new lines.

AGENDA:

OPENING REMARKS
Taro Kobayashi
Senior Representative
Japan International Transport Institute, USA

KEYNOTE SPEECHES
Yasutake Kojima
Director of Administration and Treasurer
East Japan Railway Company

 Bio
 Presentation

Drew Galloway
Assistant Vice President, Policy & Development
Amtrak

 Bio
 Presentation

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PANEL DISCUSSION

Q&A

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