Changing Lanes: Bold Ideas to Solve L.A.’s Traffic Problems

Traffic congestion vexes every major city on the planet, though few would dispute that Los Angeles is the congestion capital of the developed world. Why is it such a difficult problem to address? Myths about the causes of traffic congestion contribute to the problem, but more importantly, bold ideas to reduce tie-ups are held up in political gridlock. Hear from top transportation and policy experts as the UCLA School of Public Affairs Rosenfield Forum addresses a pressing issue at the top of every Angeleno’s mind.

FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Japanese American National Museum

369 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

THE PROGRAM

INTRODUCTION

* Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., Dean, UCLA School of Public Affairs

* Richard Katz, Member of the Metro Board of Directors, former California Assemblymember

TACKLING CONGESTION BY INVESTING IN PUBLIC TRANSIT

* Brian D. Taylor, Chair of Urban Planning, UCLA; Director, UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies

* Art Leahy, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

GLOBAL AND LOCAL VIEWS: HOW WE GET AROUND

* Randall Crane, Vice Chair of Urban Planning, UCLA; Associate Director, UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies

* Robert Cervero, Professor of City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley; Director, UC Transportation Center, UC Berkeley

PRICING: A WAY OUT OF CONGESTION

* Donald Shoup, Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA; author, "The High Cost of Free Parking"

* Robert Poole, Searle Freedom Trust Transportation Fellow; Director of Transportation Policy, Reason Foundation

LUNCHEON

Reservations

Seating is limited. Kindly reserve your seat online.

For further information, please contact VC Powe at 310-206-8034 or email us at:
RosenfieldForums@spa.ucla.edu

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