Federal Employer Investment in Transportation and Job Connections Program: Improving Access to Jobs in the Los Angeles Region
The Federal Employer Investment in Transportation and Job Connections Program: Even as the LA region makes ambitious investments to provide communities and business with a more efficient, affordable, and economically competitive transportation system limited transportation options are significant barriers to connecting many workers and employers.
The resulting congestion and lack of connectivity dampen economic growth and hamper our region’s economic ability to compete in the national and global economy. But there are innovative approaches on the local, regional, and national levels that hold great promise for getting LA moving.
In this meeting you will learn about local and regional efforts to connect workers and employers and how a potential federal program could provide resources to support these efforts more effectively, promote job growth, and attract new talent and companies to the region.
In addition to local business and civic leaders, this event will feature John Robert Smith, former four- term mayor of Meridian, Mississippi, and current Chairman of T4America, who brings local government experience and insight on prospects for improvements to federal transportation policy and funding
8:00 – 10:00am
September 22nd, 2014
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti – Invited
LA City Councilmember Mike Bonin – Invited
Gary Toebben, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
John Robert Smith, Transportation for America
Devon Deming, Los Angeles World Airports/Association for Commuter Transportation of Southern
Derrick Waters, UPS