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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

12th Annual Southern California Transportation Summit

From Sylvia Plummer, October 16, 2013

Here is a blurb from the website.  The sponsor is HDR -- the firm that bought out InfraConsult, Metro's PPP finance consultant.  The registration fee is $350 so it is doubtful there will be many of the public there.  Registration closes in 2 days.

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 | 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
JW Marriott at L.A. Live
Los Angeles, Calif. 

Join us for the largest one-day transportation conference in the state. It’s the only place where you can mix and mingle with every transportation CEO in Southern California, policy makers and nationally-known transportation experts. This year’s Summit, which will focus on vital connections between transportation, energy, water, health and education, promises a diverse group of infrastructure stakeholders, engaging breakout sessions and high-profile keynote speakers.
On the agenda are topics such as:

Opening Address:  Includes remarks from Art Leahy, Metro CEO;  Diane DuBois, Metro Board Chair;  Eric Garcetti (invited), Mayor of Los Angeles

PM Breakout 1: Show Us the Money: Future Funding for Goods Movement Infrastructure $60 billion. That’s the amount of investment it will take in goods movement infrastructure to keep the Southern California region competitive. The Panama Canal is being modernized. The Suez Canal could be next. Where will the money come from? Washington, D.C.? Sacramento? The private sector? County sales tax revenues? What happens if we don’t get the money? MAP-21 established a national freight policy; the next step is to develop state and federal partnerships on freight infrastructure investment. Listen to a panel of experts gaze into their collective crystal ball for possible sources of goods movement funding and the consequences to our economy without it.

PM Breakout 3: Full Speed Ahead: Using Infrastructure Corridors, ExpressLanes and CEQA Modernization to Get Projects Done
(Speakers for this session include Doug Failing)

A 21st century transportation system requires 21st century planning. Southern California is using innovation to bring projects online for taxpayers as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. New tools in the toolbox include the use of infrastructure corridors that collocate transportation modes and energy transmission to minimize the amount of right-of-way needed for large-scale projects. ExpressLanes are not new to Southern California, but a comprehensive ExpressLanes system could be a game-changer for commuters, and spur increased transit investment as well. California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) modernization is an essential component of bringing projects to market and attracting private capital, while ensuring that projects both minimally impact our environment and enhance the communities they serve. It’s a heavy lift, but these panelists will share how Southern California is making it happen.

See the conference website for more details:  http://mobility21.com/2013summit/agenda/