January 13-17, 2019
Washington, D.C.
TRB 98th Annual Meeting

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and High-Speed Rail: What Has Been Accomplished?

Sunday, January 07, 2018, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Convention Center 2018
Jonathan Dees, North Carolina Department of Transportation, presiding
Sponsored by Standing Committee on Intercity Passenger Rail

This workshop surveys the recipients of the $8 billion in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) for high-speed and intercity rail and examines the results of the ambitious program. States and agencies that have firsthand experience in managing ARRA grants - like the California High-Speed Rail Authority, which received $2.25 billion, and recipients of smaller grants, like North Carolina—discuss what worked well and what they would have done differently. Members of federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Government Accountability Office, and the Office of the Inspector General also offer their perspectives.

Preparing for the ARRA High Speed and Intercity Rail Program
Eric Peterson, Eric C. Peterson; Corey Hill, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.; Matthew Williams, Office of Inspector General (OIG); Karen Rae, Empire State Development - New York


State Rail Program Preliminary Studies and Development of HS&IPR Deliverables
Jonathan Dees, North Carolina Department of Transportation; Paul Worley, Mott MacDonald; Charles Quandel, Quandel Consultants, LLC


State Rail Program Deliverable Execution
Eric Peterson, Eric C. Peterson; Diana Gomez, California High Speed Rail Authority; Robert Lund, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority; Raymond Verrelle, National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)


Service Outcomes and New Study Opportunities
Dominic Spaethling, HNTB Corporation; David Kutrosky, Capitol Corridor; Jonathan Dees, North Carolina Department of Transportation