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The RRPDC is a regional planning agency serving
the Town of Ashland;
the City of Richmond; and
the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, and Powhatan.



Richmond Regional
Planning District Commission

9211 Forest Hill Avenue
Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23235

Directions to RRPDC


Phone:  804.323.2033
Fax:  804.323.2025


Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



 

 

Atlantic Coast High-Speed Rail Conference

The Atlantic Coast High-Speed Rail Conference was a conference hosted in 2000 by the Richmond Regional PDC and held in the Richmond region.  The combined regional effort

served to encourage high-speed rail in the region.

Thanks to all who participated in this "first of its kind" event, making it a success!

We have organized this section into two parts: 1.) Guest speakers with links to their respective biographies and summaries of their presentations (if applicable) 2.) Panelists with links to respective
biographies and summaries of  the panel discussions 

Our guest speakers included: Our panelists included:
Honorable Timothy Kaine, Mayor, City of Richmond

Honorable Joseph E. Brooks, Chairman, Richmond Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

Honorable Floyd H. Miles, Sr., Chairman, Richmond Regional Planning District Commission

Honorable Shirley Ybarra, Virginia Secretary of Transportation

Success Stories by:

National Perspectives: James P. Repass, President and CEO
National Corridors Initiative, Inc.

Virginia Success Stories: Leo J. Bevon, Director, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

Virginia Railway Express: Northern Virginia, Stephen A. MacIsaac, Director of Operations, VRE

Warwick Station: Connecting Trains, Planes, and Automobiles, Samuel S. Reid, Washington Office Director, Office of the Governor, Rhode Island

Maximizing Economic Benefits:

Roger Figura, Senior Manager, KPMG Peat Marwick LLP, Northern Virginia

Next Stops:

Mark Yachmetz, Director, Office of Passenger Programs, Federal Railroad Administration, Washington, D.C.

G. Alexander Taft, Executive Director, Association of MPOs, Washington, D.C.

Richard Beadles, Executive Director, Virginia High-Speed Rail Development Committee, Richmond, Virginia

Maximizing Regional Links (panel discussion summary)

Honorable John Mason, Mayor, Fairfax, Virginia (Moderator)
Raymond H. Ellis, National Director of Transportation Consulting, KPMG Peat Marwick LLP, Northern Virginia
Monica Long, Senior Transportation Planner, Atlanta Regional Commission, Atlanta, Georgia
Alexander Taft, Executive Director, Association of MPOs, Washington, D.C.

Improving Operations and Safety (panel discussion summary)

Patrick Simmons, Director, Rail Division, North Carolina Department of Transportation (Moderator)
Ken Briers, Railroad Operations Analyst, Parsons Transportation Group, Washington, D.C.
Kevin B. Page, Senior Rail Transportation Engineer, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
Richard U. Cogswell, Transportation Engineer, Federal Railroad Administration, Washington, D.C.

Paying the Freight and the Importance of Public/Private Partners (panel discussion summary)

Alan Tobias, Senior Rail Transportation Engineer, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (Moderator)
Stephen A. MacIsaac, Director of Operations, VRE
Watson Brown, Senior Planner, Raleigh, North Carolina
Paul H. Reistrup, Vice President, Passenger Integration, CSX Transportation, Washington, D.C.

Intergovernmental Coordination (panel discussion summary)

Richard Beadles, Executive Director, Virginia High-Speed Rail Development Committee (Moderator)
Patrick Simmons, Director, Rail Division, North Carolina Department of Transportation
Leo J. Bevon, Director, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
Thomas W. Dugan, Executive Director, Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Marketing Your Stops (panel discussion summary)

John F. Berry, Jr., Executive Director, Richmond Convention and Visitors Bureau, Richmond, Virginia (Moderator)
Rex Hammond, President, Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce (Executive Secretary, The Committee to Advance the Trans Dominion Express), Lynchburg, Virginia
Richard Remington, Director of Communications, Amtrak, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Environmental Impact (panel discussion summary)

Robert G. "Bob" Corder, RGC Transportation Consulting, Richmond, Virginia (Moderator)
Ann Steedly, EIT, Public Outreach Manager, Southeast High-Speed Rail Project, NCDOT
Alan C. Tobias, Senior Rail Transportation Engineer, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
Elizabeth Sanford, President, Sycamore Planning Services, Atlanta, Georgia

 


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