Experts discuss ways to improve public transit in California


October 31, 2012

WHAT: At Saving Public Transit: Strategies for an Era of Shrinking Budgets, business, policy and environmental leaders will discuss ways to improve public transit in California. The conference will highlight the challenges facing transit and explore solutions to overcome them and develop a world-class transit system. The event, sponsored by UCLA and Berkeley Schools of Law, is part of the Climate Change and Business Research Initiative.

Friday, November 2, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
UCLA School of Law, Room 1347  

Keynote Speaker: Art Leahy, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles Metro

Panelists Include:
Scott Bernstein, President and Co-Founder, Center for Neighborhood Technology
Stuart Cohen, Executive Director, TransForm
Annie Nam, Manager of Goods Movement and Transportation Finance, Southern California Association of Governments
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
Laura Stuchinsky, Sustainability Officer, City of San Jose Department of Transportation
Jason Conley, Director of Government Relations,
Steve Gutmann, Director of Business Development, Getaround

A full conference schedule and list of participants can be found here.

RSVP: Register for the free conference (including simulcast) here.
Attorneys attending the live event can earn 4.25 hours of MCLE credit.

CONTACTS: For information about the conference, contact organizer Ethan Elkind at (310) 729-0902 or
Media Contact: Sara Rouche,, 310-206-2221