Saving Public Transit Conference: Strategies for an Era of Shrinking​ Budgets, Part 2





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Published on Jan 8, 2013

UCLA / UC Berkeley Law Conference: "Saving Public Transit Conference: Strategies for an Era of Shrinking​ Budgets," November 2, 2012, Part 2.

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. As part of the Climate Change and Business Research Initiative at UC Berkeley and UCLA Schools of Law, this conference highlighted the challenges facing transit and explored solutions to overcome them and develop a world-class transit system.

Part 2 featured speakers:

Panel on "Improving Transit and Land Use," moderated by Ethan Elkind, Bank of America Climate Policy Associate at the UC Berkeley / UCLA Schools of Law​

Panelists included:

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

Panel on "Technology and Transit," moderated by Sean Hecht​, Executive Director of the Environmental Law Center at the UCLA School of Law​

Panelists included:

Laura Stuchinsky, Sustainability Officer, City of San Jose Department of Transportation
Jason Conley, Director of Government Relations, Avego.com
Steve Gutmann, Director of Business Development, Getaround

Conclusion by Ethan Elkind

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