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Sac State engineers to host HIgh-Speed Rail event


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Sacramento State’s School of Engineering will host “Engineers Investing in California’s Future: Elements of Building a California High-Speed Rail.”  The program will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb.14, at the University Union, Hinde Auditorium.

In conjunction with National Engineers Week, this event will feature the High-Speed Rail CEO, Roelof Van Ark, and two of the High-Speed Rail Authority’s top engineers, John Popoff and Gregg Albright.

The California High-Speed Rail is one of the largest infrastructure projects in the nation’s history. The challenges of implementation range from high-level planning of the project, connecting San Francisco and Los Angeles in two hours and 40 minutes, to detailed engineering aspects of planning, aesthetic design, sustainability and stakeholder coordination.

"It is clear by now that in order to compete in the 21st century global economy, California must modernize our transportation infrastructure,” says Dean Emir Jose Macari of Sacramento State’s College of Engineering and Computer Science.

“High-Speed Rail has already made a huge difference in countries like China, Japan and Germany. It is time the United States follows suit, and California is the best place to start. Sac State’s engineers are eager and ready to be part of California's future."

For media assistance, contact Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

 – Alan Miller