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.