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High-Speed Rail: Connecting and Transforming California

Michelle Boehm

The California High-Speed Rail Authority, the subject of this lecture, is responsible for planning, designing, building, and operating the first high-speed rail system in the nation. California high-speed rail will connect the mega-regions of the state, contribute to economic development and a cleaner environment, create jobs, and preserve agricultural and protected lands. By 2029, the system will run from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin in under three hours at speeds of over 200 miles per hour. The system will eventually extend to Sacramento and San Diego, totaling 800 miles with up to 24 stations. In addition, the Authority is working with regional partners to implement a state-wide rail modernization plan that will invest billions of dollars in local and regional rail lines to meet the state’s twenty-first-century transportation needs.

Instructor: Michelle Boehm is the Southern California Regional Director of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, with responsibility for overseeing strategy, stakeholder outreach, and project development for over 300 miles of the planned all-electric High-Speed Rail System. She has 20 years of experience in transportation planning and analysis.

Coordinator: John Kroon

Course Number: OSHR-70113   Credit: 0 units


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Dates Class Type Section ID Fee
01/30/2018 In-class 128899 $0.00  

Day and Time: Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla