What is the future of LA Transit as we enter the next political era? May 30
Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM (PDT)
Los Angeles, CA
Join The Transit Coalition at a unique Tell All evening to learn about the future of LA Transit and how we got to this point. A hard-fought City of LA election is finally over. Four new directors will start on the Metro Board on July 1. The long-lasting Crenshaw Line station controversy has been resolved. Richard Katz and Denny Zane will present a unique program you don't want to miss, as you will learn how local transportation is evolving.
If you are in the transit, engineering, architectural or construction industry, this means you NEED to attend to get inside details. If you are a transit advocate, this will give you an idea about how progress can be made.
How will some of the Key Challenges be addressed, funded and resolved? What will get rail lines to LAX and how about the LAX People Mover? What about the Sepulveda Pass and Van Nuys Blvd. Transit Corridors? What about the West Santa Ana Branch? The Foothill Gold Line towards Ontario? SCRIP (Southern CA Regional Interconnector Project)?
What is going on with efforts to get these transportation projects funded? What are the challenges and the soutions? How are things working? Sign up and enjoy this program. Our presenters Richard Katz and Denny Zane can be considered the Godfathers of modern transit and transit funding in Los Angeles County.
Richard Katz created the modern laws that govern Metro and the funding mechanisms that bring a robust rail network to offer a choice to driving. Denny Zane has spearheaded the movement to bring Measure R and Measure J to the ballot, as well as the concepts behind America Fast Forward.
As Measure R programs move forward, what are other options that will make the rail network even bigger? How can this be done? This is a unique discussion, as you will get a sense of what can be done next and how it can be accomplished.
Come to our Transit Coalition Dinner Meeting on Thursday, May 30, 2013, featuring Metro / Metrolink Boardmember Richard Katz and Move LA Executive Director Denny Zane. Our speakers may not answer every question, but you'll learn a lot about the latest developments. Find out first hand, by joining us.
Note: You must prepay for food by noon Thursday, May 30, so the food order can be submitted.
First @ 6:55 p.m. we will have introductions and go over some of the latest transit developments.
At 7:05 p.m, we will start the program, so make a goal to be there at the start at 6:45 p.m.
Richard and Denny will present and answer questions until at least 8:15 p.m. and then we will cover the business of other transit activities in Southern CA.
This is your Open Invitation from The Transit Coalition to join us for our Thursday, May 30, 2013 meeting at Metro Gateway Headquarters, (Union Station Room on the 3rd Floor) in downtown LA from 6:45 p.m. to 8:55 p.m. At this gathering, we will discuss current transportation developments and present a recap of the other transit-related projects underway throughout Southern California.
There will be other reports at the meeting such as Metro, Amtrak, Metrolink and the 30/10 -- America Fast Forward Plan, as well as a review of actions to transit and state and urban rail service. Also, we will talk about other projects such as Expo, the Westside Extension, the Downtown Regional Connector, the Wilshire Busway, the Westside / SF Valley Rail Tunnel and the Crenshaw Line.
To see our location, see this Google map. If you have trouble locating the meeting, call 818-419-1671.
If we know you are coming, we will look for you, so you don't stay lost from us. Note: If you want to get the an e-mail meeting reminder directly, write and you can get on the list for future events.
Pass the word. If you or anyone is interested, get them there Thursday, May 30. Please pass this invitation along to anyone who might be interested in joining us. Call if you have any questions. Thanks, Bart Reed
Note: If you need a scholarship to attend, please write: firstname.lastname@example.org. You must register to attend and no one registered will be turned away.
About The Transit Coalition: The Transit Coalition is a non-profit association whose goal is to increase Transit Options and Mobility in Southern California by mobilizing citizens to press for sensible public policy to grow our bus and rail network. Þ--Þ--Þ
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The Transit Coalition
|The Transit Coalition is a broad based group of concerned citizens mobilized to passionately demonstrate community support for the economic development and continuing operation of improved transportation.|
|The Transit Coalition works to develop a safe, integrated, cost effective and environmentally sound public transportation system for the greater Los Angeles region. The Transit Coalition realizes that government must not only look at the tangible cost of running and building a public transportation network, but also the intangible benefits that such a system provides, such as better health, less pollution, reasonable travel time, ease of use, coordinated schedules with a minimum amount of transferring between routes. Our efforts at education and outreach highlight congestion relief opportunities and mobility alternatives that will allow the area to move forward to reach full potential as a dynamic, culturally advanced and livable world-class region.|