SBCA’s Melanie Curry Moderates Tonight at The Atlantic’s CA Transpo Forum

Tonight's California transportation forum is the first in The Atlantic's Bold Bets series.
Tonight’s California transportation forum is the first in The Atlantic’s Bold Bets series.

Tonight, in Sacramento, Streetsblog California’s very own Melanie Curry will be a moderator at The Atlantic’s Bold Bets: California on the Move?

It is billed as an event to “convene California stakeholders in policy and economic development to consider the key infrastructure projects changing the landscape of mass movement.”

The forum will examine California’s “innovation in highways, railroads, airports and urban metro systems” and explore “the economic impact of investment and the potential value of developing these vital infrastructures.”

It will take place tonight at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. If you can’t make it in person, tune in to the live stream or Twitter feed.

Full announcement from The Atlantic after the jump. 

The Atlantic’s “Bold Bets: California on the Move?”

Sacramento Event to Explore Impact of Investments in Mobility and Infrastructure, February 25 at 5PM

Washington, D.C. (February 18, 2015)—Next week in Sacramento, The Atlantic will convene California stakeholders in policy and economic development to consider the key infrastructure projects changing the landscape of mass movement statewide. The event, “Bold Bets: California on the Move?,” to be held Wednesday, February 25 at 5PM at the Hyatt Regency, will look to the potential impact and challenges of the state’s much-debated high-speed rail program, among its investments in metro systems, highways, and airports.

Joining the conversation are Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey; Ellen Smith, manager of strategic planning for the Bay Area Rapid Transit; Peter Haas, education director for the Mineta Transportation Institute; Mike McCoy, executive director of the California Strategic Growth Council; R. Sean Randolph, president and CEO of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute; and Dan Richard, board chair of the California High-Speed Rail Authority.Interviews will be moderated by Atlantic national correspondent James Fallows, who has extensively covered California’s high-speed rail ambitions,  Steve Clemons, Washington editor at large of The Atlantic and Melanie Curry, California reporter at Streetsblog. Siemens is the underwriter of the event and series.

Media interested in attending “Bold Bets” should contact Samantha Zeldin ( The event will also be webcast live at Follow the conversation @Atlantic_LIVE.AT A GLANCE:

The Atlantic’s Bold Bets
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
5:00 – 6:30 PM (4PM Registration and Cocktail Reception)

Hyatt Regency Sacramento: Capitol View Room
1209 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Webcast Link and Additional Info:

Follow the Conversation on Twitter: @Atlantic_LIVE


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