High Speed Rail Forum in California: Sharing 50 Years Experience of the Shinkansen [April 30, 2015]

April 30, 2015

Seminar: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Shinkansen Exhibition: 10:00am - 8:00pm

The Fairmont San Francisco
950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA


HOSTED BY:

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan (MLIT)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA)
Japan Railway Technical Service (JARTS)
Japan International Transport Institute (JITI)

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PURPOSE:

High Speed Rail (HSR) has attracted worldwide attention as an environmentally friendly mass transportation system. HSR projects have been planned or carried out in many countries, including the United States of America.

The purpose of this seminar is to demonstrate how Japan's 50 years of experience in HSR operations can contribute to the development of HSR projects in the USA, and also to enhance partnerships in the railway field between the USA and Japan.

In this seminar, leaders in the field of transportation from Japan will introduce operational experiences and measures related to safety about HSR. The topics of the seminar will also cover social and economic benefits derived from the HSR, such as regional development.

AGENDA:

OPENING REMARKS
Keisuke Suzuki
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Government of Japan

Bio


KEYNOTE SPEECHES
Dan Richard
Chairman of the Board of California High Speed Rail Authority, California Government

Bio

PRESENTATIONS
Kozo Fujita
Director General, Railway Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
"High Speed Rail & Shinkansen"
Bio
Presentation

Masaki Ogata
Vice Chairman of East Japan Railway Company
"Features and Crucial Concepts of HSR"
Bio
Presentation

Rod Diridon, Sr.
Emeritus Executive Director of the Mineta Transportation Institute
"The Necessity of High Speed Rail in the United States of America"

Bio
Presentation

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