I Will Ride is an outreach program for students wanting to be part of the development of high-speed rail in California. For students eager to stay engaged with the project and looking for professional development opportunities on our project – I Will Ride is the program for you!
The I Will Ride Mission
I Will Ride is designed to inform, educate, inspire, and collaborate on the building of California’s high-speed rail. Student members in I Will Ride will have access to construction tours, webinars and networking sessions with staff at the Authority. I Will Ride is an exciting opportunity for students and educational institutions to engage in conversation as we move toward connecting California through high-speed rail while contributing to the state’s economic success and a cleaner environment.
Student Leadership in Transportation
This is your opportunity to become a leader in the conversation around high-speed rail. I Will Ride students can provide presentations at their local campuses and spread the message of high-speed rail, or simply read through a monthly email with opportunities – there is no expectation or cost to be an I Will Ride student. You will have many opportunities to learn about the project and start your leadership journey in the transportation sector.
Networking with professionals
Network with a wide range of professionals working on the California high-speed rail program.
Participate in once-in-a-lifetime high-speed rail construction tours in the Central Valley and at partner transit agency locations throughout the state.
Given the swift transition to virtual platforms – now you can connect with high-speed rail professionals all throughout California by joining a webinar.
Campus and Classroom Presentations
High-speed rail professionals join a wide range of classrooms as guest lecturers to discuss their academic and personal experiences as well as their role on the project.
Jobs and Internships
Staff at the Authority have welcomed interns, fellows and student assistants throughout the years. Using the experiences they gained at the Authority, students have gone on to work for the Authority and many other exciting spaces.
How to Join
Being a member of I Will Ride will give you access to construction tours, networking opportunities with Authority staff, webinars and regular project updates. This is an educational initiative and requires no cost to participate. To sign up for I Will Ride, please email email@example.com with the following information:
- What group best describes you
- Student and Minor
- Work with students in another capacity
- State, “I want to receive notifications for the I Will Ride program at the High-Speed Rail Authority.”
Please note, if you are a minor, please complete a signed consent form to be part of the program. Parents/guardians can provide their name and email to receive all notifications and emails that their child receives. The Authority respects your privacy and will not share the registration list with others except as required by law. Any information you provide is voluntary. This form is subject to disclosure pursuant to the California Public Records Act. You have the ability to opt-out upon request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We will delete all information gathered on a member upon request.
I Will Ride Voices
Founders & History of I Will Ride
Born in the heart of California’s Central Valley, I Will Ride was founded by college students who support options in mobility and transportation, and the development of California’s high-speed rail system. The founders believed that this significant investment in the state’s transportation infrastructure, mass transit and transit-oriented development would offer regional connectivity, economic opportunity and an environmentally friendly alternative for transportation in the 21st Century.
Since the inception of I Will Ride, the Authority has welcomed hundreds of college and university students on construction tours in the Central Valley as part of the initiative’s I Will Ride Day, and has engaged in numerous outreach events, classroom presentations and networking opportunities connecting students to high-speed rail professionals.
I Will Ride Day 2019
I Will Ride Student Symposium and Construction Tour 2017
I Will Ride Fresno Forum 2016
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