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Friday, February 1, 2013
LA MAYOR VILLARIGOSA’S TRANSIT CORRIDORS CABINET GOES PUBLIC AT MOVE LA’S 5TH ANNUAL TRANSPORTATION CONVERSATION
LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa created a Transit
Corridors Cabinet by executive order last year to help ensure that after
he’s gone (hopefully to the U.S. DOT as transportation secretary) a new
administration will continue to support the Measure R investment in the
The Transit Corridors Cabinet meets for the first time with the
public at Move LA’s 5th annual transportation conversation, and then
takes the show on the road with meetings with the LA Thrives equity
collaborative next month and then the Urban Land Institute in June. Here
are 3 interesting interviews with some of the key cabinet players:
Global transit and development expert Robert Cervero from UC Berkeley
talks about working in LA in the 1970s and thinking it was too late for
LA to save itself by building a transit system. Now he is advising the
Transit Corridors Cabinet and pretty impressed with the Measure R-funded
investment. Read it here.
Bill Roschen is president of the Los Angeles Planning Commission and
an architect who has co-chaired the cabinet from the beginning. He talks
about the cabinet’s goals here.
Mercedes Marquez is the general manager of the Los Angeles Housing
Department and deputy mayor for housing. She makes a powerful pitch for
focusing public investment along transit corridors here.