S.F. Commonwealth Club HSR Forum, Monday, April 30th 5:30 pm PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 April 2012 10:42
From San Francisco's Commonwealth Club:

On Monday, April 30th join The Commonwealth Club for a conversation aimed at reviving California’s high speed rail debate. With a revamped budget proposal the former “train to nowhere” may in fact finally reach its destination. Given the political, financial and social climate surrounding the high speed rail project, our panelists will discuss the broader debate over high speed rail and explore the best approaches going forward.

High Speed Rail: Future of the Fast Track Mon, Apr 30 2012 - 6:00pm

Ian Mitroff, Founder, Mitroff Crisis Management; Professor, UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design Paul Saffo, Managing Director, Foresight, Discern Analytics Will Kempton, CEO, Orange County Transportation Authority Additional Panelists: TBA

Prior to recent changes in the High Speed Rail Authority’s proposal for the controversial, multi-billion dollar project, critics had labeled prospects for high speed rail in California a “train to nowhere.” With a reduction in price tag of almost $30 billion and a new plan for connecting the Bay Area to Los Angeles, the project is regaining some traction.

Given the political, financial and social climate surrounding the high speed rail project, what is the best approach going forward? Our panelists will provide a broad-based long- and short-term economic analysis of California’s high speed rail project and discuss lessons learned from systems already in operation worldwide.

Location: SF Club Office, 595 Market Street, San Francisco Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program Cost: $20 standard, MEMBERS FREE, $7 for students (with valid ID) Location: Blue Room, The Commonwealth Club



Directions to our main San Francisco Office

Below are directions to our main San Francisco office at 595 Market St., where most Club events are held. Or use Google Maps for custom directions. Scroll down for directions to our Silicon Valley office.

From East Bay. Take the Fremont Street exit from the Bay Bridge. Continue for two blocks and make a left onto Mission Street. Turn right on 2nd Street and then right again on Stevenson to park in one of the three parking garages listed below, or continue on Mission toward the Mission & 5th Street Garage. The Commonwealth Club office is at 595 Market St., at the corner of 2nd and Market Streets, one block north of Mission Street.

From South Bay. Take the Fourth Street exit off of Highway 101 or 280. Continue straight off of exit onto Bryant Street (from 101) or King Street (from 280) for two blocks. Turn left onto Second Street, past Mission, and then turn right on Stevenson to park in one of the three parking garages listed below, or continue on Mission toward the Mission & 5th Street Garage. The Commonwealth Club office is at 595 Market St., at the corner of 2nd and Market Streets, one block north of Mission Street.

From North Bay. From Golden Gate Bridge, take Marina Boulevard to Bay Street. Turn left on Bay Street and continue to Embarcadero. Turn right on Embarcadero and continue to Mission Street. Turn right on Mission Street, right on 2nd Street and right on Stevenson to park in one of the three parking garages listed below, or continue on Mission toward the Mission & 5th Street Garage. The Commonwealth Club office is at 595 Market St., at the corner of 2nd and Market streets, one block north of Mission Street.

Via BART. Take BART to the Montgomery Street station. Take the 2nd Street exit. The Commonwealth Club office is at 595 Market St., at the corner of 2nd and Market streets (there is a Chase Bank and a Peet's Coffee on the first floor of our building). For schedule information, visit BART online.

Via Muni. The Commonwealth Club is easily accessible by Muni and can be directly reached by Lines F, 5, 6, 7, 9, 21, 31, 38, 66, 71, which stop at the corner of 2nd and Market streets. Many additional Muni lines stop nearby and are within easy walking distance: visit Muni online or call 817-1717 (415, 510 and 511 area codes) for route and schedule information.
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