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.
Attendance is free with registration. 4.25 hours MCLE credit is available for attorneys.
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
, 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.
, Sustainable Communities Deputy Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
, Senior Deputy, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
, 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.
, Sustainability Officer, City of San Jose Department of Transportation
4:15 to 4:30pm: Conclusion (summary thoughts and next steps)
UCLA School of Law is an approved MCLE provider.