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)
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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