Bold Bets

Bold Bets: California on the Move?

February 25, 2015
Sacramento, CA

The first event in the Bold Bets series convened California stakeholders in policy and economic development to consider the key infrastructure projects changing the landscape of mass movement. California has taken center stage in the transportation conversation, positioning itself at the forefront of innovation in highways, railroads, airports and urban metro systems. Our program looked toward the economic impact of investment and the potential value of developing these vital infrastructures. Is California, in fact, on the move? — and where may it be headed?

Capitol View Room
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
1209 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Sponsor Promotion: Before attending Bold Bets: California on the Move?, the event's underwriter, Siemens, invited you to explore a potential Bold Bet in transportation up close. On the west steps of the Sacramento State Capitol, the real-size replica of a High-Speed Rail train was on display from 10:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. PT on February 25.

Presented by

Atlantic Live



4:00 p.m. Guest Arrival and Networking Cocktail Reception

5:00 p.m. Welcome Remarks

  • Margaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVE
  • Michael Cahill, President, Rail Systems Division, Siemens Industry, Inc.

5:10 p.m. Cafe Conversation

  • Rusty Bailey, Mayor, City of Riverside, CA
  • Mike McCoy, Executive Director, California Strategic Growth Council
  • Sean Randolph, President and CEO, Bay Area Council Economic Institute
  • Moderated by: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic

5:35 p.m. Video Interview

  • Carlos Monje, Counselor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Interviewed by: James Fallows, National Correspondent, The Atlantic

5:55 p.m. Panel Discussion

  • Peter Haas, Education Director, Mineta Transportation Institute
  • Julian Potter, Chief Administration and Policy Officer, San Francisco International Airport
  • Ellen Smith, Manager, Strategic Planning, Bay Area Rapid Transit
  • Moderated by: Melanie Curry, California Reporter, Streetsblog

6:25 p.m. Headline Interview

  • Dan Richard, Board Chair, California High-Speed Rail Authority
  • Interviewed by: James Fallows

7:00 p.m. Closing Remarks and Program Conclusion


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