August 2, 2010
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High-Speed Rail Conference to Convene in Las Vegas
The Western High Speed Rail Alliance (WHSRA) invites public transportation and municipal leaders from across the globe to participate in its first annual conference, “The Rail Ahead,” Oct. 13-15 in Las Vegas.
“The time is now to build a cohesive, national rail network, but this can only happen if we work together and create the necessary partnerships to share resources and collaborate every step of the way to cost-effectively build the kind of infrastructure Americans want,” said APTA President William Millar.
Formed in 2009 in response to the Obama administration’s inclusion of $8 billion for high-speed rail in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, WHSRA seeks to develop and promote a high-speed rail network among cities not yet included in the national plan. The WHSRA is working to connect Pacific Coast cities already selected by DOT for new rail corridors with additional transit hubs and population centers in the western U.S.—with the goal of building a more comprehensive transportation grid.
Cities included in the alliance are Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and Reno; APTA is one of the sponsors, and Millar will be speaking.
More information about the conference is available online.