Past Event

Roelof van Ark: California High-Speed Rail Authority

Wed, Sep 29 2010 - 12:15pm

Roelof van Ark: Increasing California's Connectivity with High-Speed Rail

CEO, California High-Speed Rail Authority

Everyone aboard for high-speed rail in California, or is this a project that may have a hard time getting out of the station? Hear from the recently named CEO of the California High-Speed Rail Authority about the transportation system that could radically change the way we travel. Van Ark will discuss how the project will be moving forward and the benefits that the state can expect as the project rolls out. He will also give his view on specific benefits to the Bay Area region related to connectivity, mobility, environment and the economy. Come and ask your questions about routes, capabilities and other details. Van Ark spent more than 20 years as an executive, managing director, general manager, senior technical manager and senior project engineer for Siemens, the manufacturers of the popular ICE high speed trains, working in Germany, South Africa and most recently in Sacramento, where he was president and CEO of Siemens Transportation Systems.

Location: Fourth Street Summit Cener, 88 S. Fourth Street, San Jose
Time: 11:45 a.m. check-in/lunch, 12:15-1:30 p.m. program
Cost: $35 members, $35 non-members (includes lunch and parking)
Also know: In association with the Rotary Club of San Jose and Silicon Valley Leadership Group