CalPIRG Sponsors Smart Transportation Conference Next Friday

Next Friday, CalPIRG is hosting a major conference about what the upcoming reauthorization of the federal Transportation Trust Fund could mean for Los Angeles, if we want it enough.  New federal language in transportation funding legislation could bring major changes to Los Angeles and the rest of the country.  However, CalPIRG is perfectly able to promote their own event:

The City of Angels has come a long way by
passing Measure R and the High-Speed Rail Initiative. But we are not
there yet. We have another significant opportunity as Congress
considers the next national transportation budget. Please join us as we
decide how to bring a faster, smarter, safer, greener transportation
system to Los Angeles.

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PLEASE JOIN US:

When: May 1st,
2009

10:00
am – 3:00 pm

Where: Cathedral of Our Lady the Angels
555
W Temple St
Los
Angeles
, CA 90012

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Angelenos
clearly want more
and better transportation options, as evidenced by the passage of major
ballot
measures to invest in local transportation and high-speed rail to Northern California. What are the next steps to 21st Century
Transportation? Major initiatives in Congress could reform the next
transportation funding bill and cap global warming pollution.
Meanwhile, the
Los Angeles MTA is developing their long-range plan for Los Angeles
transportation and the California High-Speed Rail Authority is moving
forward
with plans for a 220-mile an hour bullet train. Come learn more about
opportunities,
obstacles, and how you can play a role in Los Angeles’ transportation future.

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*Lunch to
be provided
*

Confirmed
Speakers and
Moderators Include:

  • The
    Honorable Bob Blumenfield, Chair, Assembly Budget Subcommittee on
    Information Technology and Transportation
  • The
    Honorable Mike Eng, Chair, Assembly Transportation Committee
  • The
    Honorable Judge Quentin Kopp, Chair, California High-Speed Rail Authority
  • The
    Honorable Jan Perry, Councilwoman, Los Angeles 9th District
  • Mr.
    James Corless, Director, Transportation for America
  • Mr.
    Michael Turner, Manager, State Affairs of Los Angeles MTA
  • Mr.
    Richard Slawson, Executive, Los Angeles and Orange County Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Mr.
    Michael Woo, Professor, University of Southern California and Los Angeles City Planning Commissioner
  • Mr.
    Alex Pugh, Senior Policy Manager, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Mr. Dan Turner, Editorial Writer, Los
    Angeles Times
  • Mr. Ed Begley, Actor and Activist

Please RSVP. Click
here,
or contact Erin Steva at esteva@calpirg.org
or 213-251-3680 x. 308

  • Wow. I really wish I could go to this. I hope someone will report here what happens.

  • I can pretty much guarantee someone will be covering it.

  • Erik

    Can I get there on La Liniea d’Oro, Ed Roybal?

  • Jay Tulock

    Nice job, CalPirg. Except for one speaker. Quentin Kopp.

    You must come to realize a 10-20% funded project with built-in fatal flaws that will draw it out for several decades and suck funding from legitimate transit projects is not good for the state no matter what your ideal. You must untuck your idealistic heads from between your heads and get a grip on reality. This man will not bring you high speed rail. Take a look not at his credentials, but at his track record, not to mention how he treats other people. For shame, CalPirg.

    Jay Tulock, Vacaville

  • Spokker

    Stalker alert.

  • Ron

    This looks good – see you there.

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