Transit-Oriented Development

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‚Äôs infrastructure. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was in Washington, D.C. to lobby for federal transportation funds, but […]



Garcetti, Officials, Developers on Transportation Planning, Transit Oriented Development at ULI LA FutureBuild 1

“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 […]

Rick Caruso, Bill Bogaard Discuss Sustainability, Economics, and City Planning at ULI Los Angeles 1

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 […]


MoveLA 5th Annual Transportation Conversation February 1, 2013

MoveLA: Fast Forward from Union Station (February) to Washington (March) to Sacramento (April) 1

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 Plan Budgets Billions for More Freeways:
A Sustainable Communities Strategy?

SCAG 2012 Regional Transportation Plan: more trucks, more freeways, more pollution, instead of electrified rail for goods movement.

710 Tunnel on Tomorrow’s MTA Meeting Agenda; “Houses and Tunnels” Under the Paperweight 2

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.

Sustainability, Quality of Life: Goals Outlined at Regional SB 375 Summit 5

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.