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2010 Southeast High Speed Rail Conference

The Southeast High Speed Rail Conference
November 16, 2010 | Greater Richmond Convention Center

We would like to thank our sponsors for helping to make the High Speed Rail in the Southeast Conference a tremendous success.


Covington International Travel Inc.
Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.
Michael Baker Jr., Inc.

AECOM Technology Corporation
A & E Reprographics
HDR, Inc.
H.W. Lochner, Inc.
Richmond Friends of Rail

Moffatt & Nichol
Virginians for High Speed Rail

Conference Supporters:
Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
North Carolina Department of Transportation—Rail Division
Women’s Transportation Seminar—Central VA Chapter
Women’s Transportation Seminar—NC Triangle Chapter
Southern Environmental Law Center
Norfolk Southern
City of Richmond
Richmond Chamber of Commerce
Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce

The presentations from our speakers will be uploaded as they are collected and formatted from powerpoint to PDF files. - November 23, 2010

National Perspective
Karen Hedlund, Federal Railroad Administration
John Conlow, Amtrak
Jeff Mann, Amtrak

Railroad Perspective
Dale Zehner, Virginia Railway Express
John Edwards, Norfolk Southern Corp.

High Speed Rail Benefits
Trip Pollard, Southern Environmental Law Center

John Krieger, US PIRG

Connecting High Speed Rail and Our Cities
Therese McMillan, Federal Transit Administration
Philip A. Shucet, Hampton Roads Transit
John Lewis, GRTC Transit System
David King, Triangle Transit

Lessons Learned
Jim RePass, National Corridor’s Initiative
Richard Beadles, Virginia Rail Policy Institute

Transit Oriented Development
Natalie English, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Paul Ostergaard, Urban Design Associates

Funding, Operation, and Infrastructure
Pat Simmons, NC DOT—Rail Division
Kevin Page, VA Department of Rail & Public Transportation

Photos from the event courtesy of the Virginia Department of Transportation

Event Media:
Richmond CBS 6, High Speed Rail in Richmond's Future, November 16, 2010
Richmond Times Dispatch, High speed rail in Va. will take time and money, November 16, 2010
Virginia Pilot, High Speed Rail Makes Slow Move to Virginia, November 20, 2010




The Southeast High Speed Rail Association (SEHSRA) is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit coalition of citizens, businesses, and community organizations that educate and advocate for the improvement and expansion of fast, frequent, and reliable rail service linking the Southeast.


HSR Facts

Did You Know?

In FY 2010, 7,729,120 trips utilized portions of the Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor