Making the Most of MAP-­21: Putting the Federal Transportation Law to Work in Los Angeles

Making the Most of MAP-­21: Putting the Federal Transportation Law to Work in Los Angeles
Join Transportation for America, Move LA, the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE), the Rails to Trails Conservancy, and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership:
A discussion of the new two-­year $105 billion federal transportation law, MAP-­21, and the challenges and opportunities it presents for expanding transit, investing in walkable and bikeable communities, and creating good jobs
December 10th, 2012
9:00am – 2:30pm
The California Endowment
1000 N Alameda St. 90012
RSVP Online for this Free Event Today! http://makingmap-­21work-­la.eventbrite.com/
MAP-­21: Maximizing Current and Creating Future Opportunities
for a Smart Federal Transportation Program that Can Serve Southern California
A presentation of Transportation for America’s new MAP-­21 guidebook, “Making the Most of MAP-­ 21”, and a discussion of how we can accomplish much more in the next two years as the federal transportation bill is back before a new Congress.
How can LA build momentum for expanding and accelerating transit investments in MAP-­21 and the next federal bill?
How can California and its regions maintain and increase funding for bicycle and pedestrian investments as Congress takes a fresh look?
What tools does MAP-­21 provide for workforce development and promote good jobs, and how can we build on this for the next round?
Speakers Include:
Transportation for America National Director, James Corless
Move LA Executive Director, Denny Zane
Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) Project Director, Jackie Cornejo Rails to Trails Conservancy Western Region Director, Laura Cohen
Safe Routes to School National Partnership Regional Policy Manager, Rye Baerg
Program Details:
The program will include a presentation and overview of Transportation for America’s guidebook followed by presentations and moderated discussions from Move LA, the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, and the Rails to Trails Conservancy. The discussion will focus on how to leverage MAP-­21 to achieve local transportation goals and build momentum for expanded transit, bicycle and pedestrian and TOD investments in the next federal bill.

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