INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Beyond emergency response: How America’s intercity passenger railroad is facing climate shocks

30 Nov 2023Transport
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INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Beyond emergency response: How America’s intercity passenger railroad is facing climate shocks

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Beyond emergency response: How America’s intercity passenger railroad is facing climate shocks

30 Nov 2023Transport
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  • Kara Oldhouser
    Kara Oldhouser
    Sustainability Director at Amtrak
    Kara Oldhouser is the Director of Sustainability at Amtrak, America’s Intercity Passenger Railroad. With a start in interior design, her fifteen+ years of professional experience in sustainability positioned her well to tackle Amtrak's diverse opportunities of adapting a centuries old mode of transportation toward a resilient new era of rail. Her superpower of endless curiosity and a disarming smile help her collaborate on cross-departmental teams to advance the company's Net Zero goals and integrate climate considerations into design standards, policies, strategic planning, and project prioritization. When she’s not drinking a great cup of coffee or trying a new recipe, she’s likely planning her next ride on two wheels.

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