Event Detail

December Lunch at SP2

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 11:45am to 1:00pm

Join us for our December monthly lunch which will feature a presentation by Ahmad Qayoumi (City of San Jose) about the high speed rail in San Jose. 


The California High Speed Rail project is a multi-billion dollar project that proposes to connect northern and southern California by high speed rail (HSR). The project is broken into multiple sections, each of which undergoes an environmental clearance process. The “San Jose to Merced” section encompasses the City of San Jose and includes a HSR station at the existing Diridon Station. A range of alternatives are being developed for this section and will ultimately be published in an environmental document before the project section can be cleared and constructed. The project is approximately 21 miles long in San Jose. 


Ahmad Qayoumi (City of San Jose)

Ahmad Qayoumi is working as Division Manager for the Regional Rail Team, a newly created team in the DOT. He leads this team to work with other jurisdictions on High Speed Rail, BART projects, Caltrain, and Diridon Station within the City of San Jose.

Ahmad has worked for more than 28 years in Public Works in a variety of roles. Prior to joining the City of San Jose, he worked in five other cities in the states of Ohio, Oregon, and Washington, including as the director of public works at the City of Pasco in Washington. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Washington and Oregon with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from University of Cincinnati and a Master’s in Civil Engineering and Transportation Planning from Portland State University.


SP2 Communal Bar + Restaurant

72 Almaden Avenue
San Jose, CA 95110