Move L.A. Transportation Summit

When
June 21, 2011   8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday June 21, 2011: 8 am to 3 pm at Cathedral Plaza
555 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles 90012

Join Move LA coalition leaders, national transit and TOD experts, and key local players for our third annual roundtable discussion about the status of Measure R and the 30-10 plan (America Fast Forward), and LA’s transformation around public transportation. How do we ensure the transit investment leads to jobs and careers for community members, economic development and community reinvestment, bike and pedestrian improvements, and housing that’s affordable? Is it time for Measure R 2?

REGISTRATION (8 AM)
Beverages provided

WELCOME (8:30 AM)
Denny Zane, Move LA

OPENING REMARKS (8:35 AM)
Maria Elena Durazo, LA County Federation of Labor
Gary Toebben, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Supervisor Don Knabe, Metro Chair*

MORNING KEYNOTE (8:45 AM)
National transit and TOD expert Scott Bernstein, founder and president of the national nonprofit Center for Neighborhood Technology, helped create the national coalition responsible for the landmark 1991 federal intermodal transportation bill ISTEA. He will talk about why the nation is watching LA now as the federal transportation reauthorization moves forward, and how we can make that work for us.

TOPIC 1: WE’RE IMPLEMENTING MEASURE R AND 30/10 HAS BEEN REBRANDED IN WASHINGTON DC AS AMERICA FAST FORWARD. ARE WE THERE YET? (9 AM)

How can we sustain the Measure R momentum? If the federal transportation bill gets bogged down in politics, can public-private partnerships play a role in accelerating LA’s transportation projects? What are the next steps?

Bettina Poirier, Senator Boxer’s Office
Richard Katz, LA Metro Board
Mike Schneider, InfraConsult
James de la Loza, AECOM
David Yale, LA Metro

RESPONDENTS: Business-labor-environmental coalition members.
(who will respond to discussions throughout the day)

Mary Leslie, Los Angeles Business Council
Robbie Hunter, Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building & Construction Trades Council
Adrian Martinez, Natural Resources Defense Council
John Choi, LA County Federation of Labor
Terry O’Day, Environment Now
Francine Oschin, Valley Industry and Commerce Association

TOPIC 2: WHEN THE MEASURE R TRANSIT PROGRAM IS BUILT, LA COUNTY WILL HAVE A WORLD-CLASS SYSTEM.
BUT WHERE WILL WE GET THE MONEY TO OPERATE IT? (10 AM)

Transit agencies around the country are cutting service due to the bad economy. How do we ensure there will be enough money to operate LA’s expanded transit system and provide high-quality service — while keeping fares low?

Mike Turner, LA Metro
John Fairbank, Fairbank, Maslin, Maulin, Metz & Assoiciates
Graham Brownstein, Transform
Esperanza Martinez, Bus Riders Union
Josh Shaw, California Transit Association

RESPONDENTS: As Above

TOPIC 3: IF CAPITAL AND OPERATING FUNDING ARE TWO LEGS OF THE STOOL, TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT (TOD) IS THE THIRD LEG. WHO WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN? (11 AM)

TOD is key to ensuring high ridership, reducing driving and GHG emissions, and reducing transportation costs for residents — and it is also an important economic development strategy. How do we capture the value of the Measure R transit investment, and ensure that it results in community investment and other TOD benefits as well?

Hasan Ikhrata, SCAG
Jessica Meaney, Safe Routes to School
Ann Sewill, California Community Foundation
Paul Zimmerman, The Southern California Assoiciation of Nonprofit Housing
Michael Dieden, California Infill Builders Association
Jean Armbruster, Los Angeles County Department of Public Heath

RESPONDENTS: As Above

LUNCH
(12 noon)

LUNCH KEYNOTE (12:30 PM)
GB Arrington — creator of Portland’s widely acclaimed TOD program and a founder of PB PlaceMaking and the national Rail~volution conference — leads PB’s global TOD practice. GB advises LA Metro and the cities of LA and Beverly Hills on TOD strategies for the subway extension and will talk about the five most important transit and TOD lessons LA County can learn from the world.

TOPIC 4: DREAMING BIGGER — IS IT TIME TO START THINKING ABOUT MEASURE R 2? (1 PM)

A Move LA transportation convening very much like this one helped launch Measure R in 2008. Now we need to ensure the transit investment leads to careers for community members, economic development and reinvestment in communities, bike and pedestrian improvements, and a clean and green transportation system. How do we do that?

Dr. Barry Wallerstein, AQMD
Madeline Janis, LAANE
Alexis Lantz, LA County Bicycle Coalition
John Haussmann, HDR
Bart Reed, The Transit Coalition
Jerard Wright, The Wright Concept

RESPONDENTS: As Above

NETWORKING/DESSERT
(2 PM)

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