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Archive -- Texas Central: A Different Approach to HSR


Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 PM Wednesday, September 26, 2018 2:00 PM


Old Ebbitt Grill, Cabinet Room (lower level) 675 15TH STREET, NW Washington DC 20005

Guest Speaker:
Chris Brady, Vice President for Federal Relations at Texas Central Partners, LLC, (TCP)
Texas Central: A Different Approach to HSR
Old Ebbitt Grill, Cabinet Room (lower level)
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
12 Noon, Social Period
12:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
Speaker and Discussion

Mr. Brady will present an overview of the Texas Central HSR Project. In sum, he will argue that the Project is a market-driven response to a transportation need in Texas. He will discuss the Project status in each of the applicable federal regulatory areas.
At TCP, Mr. Brady serves as the senior TCP officer working with the Administration and Capitol Hill. TCP will bring the first true High-Speed Rail (HSR) system to the US when it opens for operations between Dallas and Houston, Texas. Prior to joining Texas Central, Mr. Brady ran Commonwealth Research Associates, LLC, advising clients on high-speed rail, maglev and transit throughout the United States. He served as the first President of Transrapid International-USA, Inc. (TRI-USA). TRI-USA was the technology participant in six (6) USDOT-sanctioned projects competing to build the first magnetic levitation (maglev) project in the US. He has served in numerous capacities in the Administration of George H. W. Bush, and on Capitol Hill as Legislative Director for former US Senator John Warner and former Congressman Tom Bliley, both of Virginia.

Market salad, roasted chicken (you may request a vegetarian option instead), soda, tea, or coffee
$36 TRF members, full time students with current ID,
$45 non-members.
Payment by check (made out to TRF-Washington Chapter or TRF), cash, or credit card at the door; payment by PayPal accepted in advance (click here); allows use of credit card; prepaid attendees need not stand in line- just pick up your badge. Member price applies to non-members joining that day or to 10 or more attending from the same organization.

Call Jack Ventura ((301) 593-1872) or e-mail [email protected]net for reservations no later than Mon., Sept. 24, 11:00 AM. Please provide: (a) name and affiliation, (b) request, if you wish, for a vegetarian alternative (indicate allergens if any, like gluten), and, if non-member, (b) phone number. If you’ve reserved but find you are unable to attend, you must cancel by Sept. 24 or find a replacement. Because we must supply the restaurant a minimum guarantee, those who don’t cancel in time or provide a replacement will be subject to a $20 fee to help us make up the shortfall. Send the no-show fee (by check made out to TRF Washington Chapter) to TRF Washington Chapter, P.O. Box 7346, Washington, DC 20044.

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