Mobility 21


Seven Years at the Sunroom Desk:
2008 to 2015 . . . R to R2
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Sustainability, civic engagement and online publishing are the major topics explored on Sunroom Desk, today celebrating seven years since its launch in October 2008! This post reviews regional transportation policy highlights from 2008 to 2015.

Zero emission vehicles on display at Mobility 21 in August 2015

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Mobility 21 in 2013: Garcetti, Kelly, Planners on Millennials & Boomers Seeking Walkable Urban Lifestyle

More than 1,000 business, transportation and elected leaders attended the 2013 Mobility 21 Southern California Transportation Summit held October 29 at L.A. Live. The annual conference addresses challenges and opportunities facing Southern California’s infrastructure. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was in Washington, D.C. to lobby for federal transportation funds, but […]


On Many Agendas: Goods Movement Projects and Plans

Goods movement is a hot topic now in Southern California, and at state and national levels. The Los Angeles City Council will vote May 8 on the Southern California International Gateway Project (SCIG), approved by the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners, but now disfavored by the Long Beach Board […]

U.S. Truck Traffic Flows 2007 - Source: USDOG

GRID, Living Streets Model, America Fast Forward: Getting Southern California, U.S. Back on Track

Transportation infrastructure for Southern California, U.S.: ideas for freight movement, biking, walking, transit need funding and support.


High-Speed Rail for California:
Getting Plans, Support, and Funding on Track

Metropolitan Transportation Authority submits the westside extension project for federal funding, California Governor Schwarzenegger submits an application for a share of $8 billion in federal recovery funds for high-speed rail, and transportation planners discuss the necessity of integrated transportation networks and public support to build out the system.


710 Gap Controversy Cited
at Area Transportation Summit
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The 710 Extension was cited as a controversial project at Mobility 21’s 8th annual summit of area transportation leaders from six counties. During the summit they presented a list of IMBY (In My Back Yard) high-priority projects including a 710 Freeway upgrade.