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Symposium | Saving Public Transit

Strategies for an Era of Shrinking Budgets

Symposium | Saving Public Transit
Date/Time :11/2/2012 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location :UCLA School of Law
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Public transit in California and the nation—including the shuttles, buses, and passenger rail that serve our communities—has been b​attered 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.

​Attendance is free with registration. 4.25 hours MCLE credit is available for attorneys. 

Conference Agenda

9:00 am | Breakfast and Registration
9:30 am | Introductions
UCLA and UC Berkeley Schools of Law
Bank of America
9:45 am | Keynote Speaker 
Art Leahy, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles Metro
10:30 am to 12:00 pm | The Future of Transit Finance  Considering the role of federal, state, and local policies in financing and funding transit, such as the federal MAP 21 and TIFIA programs, California’s SB 375, and promising local finance programs.
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | Lunch
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Improving Transit and Land Use  
Discussing how transit can best serve and promote efficient land uses around station areas and in high quality transit corridors and more bikeable and walkable communities. 
  • 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

2:30 pm to 2:45 pm | Break
2:45 pm to 4:15 pm | Technology and Transit   
Highlighting technological innovations that may transform the provision of public transit and increase the efficiency of existing systems. 
  • Laura Stuchinsky, Sustainability Officer, City of San Jose Department of Transportation
  • Jason Conley, Director of Government Relations, Avego.com

4:15 to 4:30pm: Conclusion (summary thoughts and next steps)        

This conference is offered as part of the Climate Change and Business Research Initiative
UCLA School of Law is an approved MCLE provider.