Saving Public Transit - Strategies for an Era of Shrinking Budgets

Please join UCLA Law School's environmental programs and UC Berkeley Law for a symposium on saving public transit.

Friday, November 02, 2012
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
School of Law

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This conference will highlight the challenges facing transit and explore solutions to overcome them and develop a world-class transit system in California. Art Leahy, Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Metro, will be the keynote speaker. Transit riders and advocates, land use attorneys, local government representatives, and anyone interested in the debate over the future of transit and real estate development in Los Angeles and California should attend.

Attendance is free with registration.  A simulcast will be available to those registrants unable to attend in person.

Public transit in California and the nation-including the shuttles, buses, and passenger rail that serve our communities-has been battered by recession and dwindling public sector budgets. At the same time, ridership in many areas has spiked. This conference will highlight the challenges facing transit and explore solutions to overcome them and develop a world-class transit system. Art Leahy, Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Metro, will be the keynote speaker.

The conference agenda is available on our website.

Speakers and Panelists
• Art Leahy, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles Metro
• Scott Bernstein, President and Co-Founder, Center for Neighborhood Technology
• Stuart Cohen, Executive Director, TransForm
• Annie Nam, Manager of Goods Movement and Transportation Finance, Southern California Association of Governments
• Amanda Eaken, Sustainable Communities Deputy Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
• Dan Rosenfeld, Senior Deputy, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
• Mott Smith, Civic Enterprises Associates & California Infill Builders Association
• Laura Stuchinsky, Sustainability Officer, City of San Jose Department of Transportation
• Jason Conley, Director of Government Relations, Avego.com
• Steve Gutmann, Director of Business Development, Getaround

Please register.
Free web simulcast is available with registration.
 
For more information on our work and programs, contact Cara Horowitz (horowitz@law.ucla.edu) or Sean Hecht (hecht@law.ucla.edu).
 

Sponsor(s): Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment, Environmental Law Center