Attention Rail Fans: California Passenger Rail Summit Coming to LAUS
The annual California Passenger Rail Summit is returning to Los Angeles Union Station this week on Wednesday and Thursday.
The summit brings together leaders in the railroad industry for discussions on how to modernize and integrate passenger rail service in California. Transportation agencies at the federal, state and regional levels have invested billions of dollars to improve California’s high-speed, commuter and intercity passenger services to create a more connected state.
This year, attendees will hear from experts on the projects that have helped fuel the growth of rail infrastructure in recent years and the future.
Agencies attending this event include the California State Transportation Agency, Amtrak, California High-Speed Rail Authority, Caltrain, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority, Southern California Association of Governments, LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Agency and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Agency.
In addition to that, attendees can learn about what goes into transportation funding, how agencies are reinventing the way people think about rail and tourism by train travel.
Tours and equipment displays, including a Metrolink Tier 4 locomotive, private railroad cars and Amtrak passenger cars will be at L.A. Union Station for attendees to enjoy.