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High Speed Rail: California in Context

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Speaker: Lou Thompson, former World Bank Railways Advisor and Principal of Thompson, Galenson & Assoc, LLC .

You are invited to a presentation on current developments in high speed rail by our colleague Lou Thompson. This will be our first presentation on railroads after many presentations on roads and urban transport. The presentation will focus on the challenges in establishing high speed rail in California and the experience in other countries in comparison with California.

Lou Thompson was the World Bank’s Railway Advisor from 1986 to 2003 during which time he reviewed the Bank’s entire scope of railway activities. He worked in all Bank regions and received the World Bank Presidents award for excellence for leading the concessioning of railways. Since 2003 to the present he has been the Principal of Thompson, Galenson and Associates consulting with public and commercial clients on railway and transport issues in the USA and worldwide.   Read more >>>

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Meeting number: 473 417 745

Meeting password: KruDpmJF936


May 28
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


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The 1818 Society – Transport Thematic Group