October 11, 2013

High-Speed Rail: Engineering the Future

Time

Friday, 1:40 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location

1605 Tilia, Room 1103, West Village

Speaker(s)

Jeff Morales, Chief Executive Officer, California High-Speed Rail Authority

Abstract

Join California High-Speed Rail Authority CEO Jeff Morales as he gives us an update on the historic high-speed rail project slated to begin in the Golden State’s Central Valley. It’s touted as the largest infrastructure project in the U.S. that will put thousands to work.  Morales will discuss planning, contract opportunities, funding and the future of high-speed rail in California.

Biographical Sketch

Jeff Morales is the Chief Executive Officer of the California High-Speed Rail Authority and has a distinguished record of experience managing large and complex transportation issues and projects. As the former Director of the California Department of Transportation, Morales managed a $10 billion program and more than 23,000 employees working to build, maintain and operate the largest state transportation system in the U.S.

Morales most recently was Senior Vice President of Parsons Brinckerhoff , where he worked with transportation agencies across the United States and internationally to develop and implement major capital programs and is the past executive vice president of the Chicago Transit Authority where he spearheaded major reforms at the nation’s second-largest transit agency.

His experience at the federal level includes serving as a member of President-Elect Obama’s transition team focusing on transportation, Vice President Al Gore’s National Performance Review, the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security, the United States Department of Transportation and as U.S. Senate staff.