November 9th
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 


SAN JOSE, CA 95113

Driving Directions


$45.00 WTS Members
$60.00 Non-Members
$10.00 Students


Refreshments and appetizers provided


High Speed Rail: Getting On Board

Please join the WTS San Francisco Bay Area Chapter for a panel discussion on the California High Speed Rail Project.  This vision for this massive infrastructure project is to link all major metropolitan areas in California with a new high speed transportation option, moving people and services across the state more efficiently than ever before.  Not only would its construction bring economic development and the creation of hundreds of thousands of new jobs, but once completed, California would see improvements to air quality, reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, congestion relief on highways, and greater mobility for people living in the Valley and other areas currently underserved by other forms of transportation.

Panel Includes*:

Carrie L. Bowen, Regional Director, California High Speed Rail Authority for Central California, will discuss the funding, timing and other challenges facing the state-wide mega-project including managing the schedule, budget and relationships for this large complex and politically-sensitive project.

Dominic Spaethling, Regional Manager, California High Speed Rail Authority for the Peninsula Corridor, will provide an update on the design progress being made on the San Francisco to San Jose segment and share his insights on the various issues specific to this corridor.

Ben Tripousis, Transportation Policy Manager, City of San Jose’s Department of Transportation, will share the South Bay perspective and update the audience on current coordination activities that are critical to connect High Speed Rail through San Jose.

*Additional panelists are being confirmed.

Please RSVP by November 5th via our events website at  
Please remember that your reservation is a financial commitment.

How to Get There 
Public Transit Access
  • Plan your trip using the “Take Transit Travel Planner” accessed at 511.org or call VTA Customer Service at (408) 321-2300 for a personalized trip plan to the South Bay.

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