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 […]
“It’s like throwing a sponge into the ocean!” said LA mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti, referring to the Sepulveda Pass freeway expansion. He spoke at the Urban Land Institute’s FutureBuild plenary session on the state of transportation and transit oriented development in Southern California. The comment could be just as easily […]
Introduced as the man who “literally changed the retail landscape in Southern California,“ Rick Caruso opened a recent Urban Land Institute conference with thoughts on the economics of sustainable development. Up next, Mayor Bill Bogaard talked about milestones in Pasadena’s Green City Action Plan. Caruso noted he hasn’t been successful […]
Funding transit projects in the wake of Measure J’s defeat was the subject of MoveLA’s February meeting at Union Station. I counted 38 panelists, including elected officials and agency heads, transportation managers, transit / housing / environmental advocates, academics, and private developers. Main takeaways: MoveLA is mobilizing business, labor, environmental, […]
SCAG 2012 Regional Transportation Plan: more trucks, more freeways, more pollution, instead of electrified rail for goods movement.
Sunroom Desk Paperweight links, excerpts from summer editorial battles over 710 Tunnel project.
Sierra Madre, California blog highlights contradictions of 710 Tunnel project proposal with regional gridlock reduction goals and transit-oriented housing policy. MTA schedules Thursday, April 22, 2010 meeting to consider Zone 3 option for tunnel project.
Glendale, California’s Sunroom Desk sidebar links expand as research into SB 375 leads to local blog.
Southern California Association of Governments held a joint meeting December 3, 2009 with former state governors, speaker Karen Bass, Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols and many transportation and business community leaders to discuss concerns about implementing California’s Sustainable Communities Stragegy – SB375.