Non-stop Japan Transport delegation takes whirlwind tour of rail operations on way to high-speed rail seminar

Metro CEO Art Leahy leads tour of rail operations at Union Station for Japan Transport Vice Minister Masafumi Shukuri and 17-member delegation on their way to the high-speed rail seminar at a downtown hotel. Also on board: Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe and Ray Tellis, Team Leader, joint FTA and FHWA, Los Angeles Metropolitan Office. Photo by Juan Ocampo

Metro CEO Art Leahy leads tour of rail operations at Union Station for Japan Transport Vice Minister Masafumi Shukuri and 17-member delegation on their way to the high-speed rail seminar at a downtown hotel. Also on board: Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe and Ray Tellis, Team Leader, joint FTA and FHWA, Los Angeles Metropolitan Office. Photo by Juan Ocampo

Transportation officials in Los Angeles hosted a tour of rail operations for visiting Japan Transport Vice Minister Masafumi Shukuri and a 17-member delegation on Friday, Jan. 14. The vice minister and his delegation were on their way to lead a seminar on Japan’s high-speed rail system. Japan’s 46 years of experience in building high-speed rail systems is expected to inform plans underway in California.

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  1. Japan also has lots of experience in:

    – public-private partnerships
    – putting retail in subway stations
    – putting subway stations where people want to go
    – creating really awesome smart-cards, used by subways, buses, commuter trains, private railways, the Disneyland monorail, soda dispensers and FamilyMart

  2. The specificity of Japan’s public transportation is that; Rail Systems deal with a lot more people than L.A.-s system,the demand for public transportation is higher,everything is intense and concentrated….legislation differs,…I’m curious on the knowledge that we can exchange and I’m sure that there is something there.