Transportation

May 31, 2012

Bill Rosendahl: Mobility Is Westside LA’s Priority One!

LA City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl sat down with TPR to discuss traffic, airports, and the importance of regionalism as it relates to the Westside of Los Angeles and the 11th District.

May 31, 2012

San Pedro Bay Ports, With Investment, To Remain a Vital Gateway for Trade

Sean Strawbridge, Managing Director of Trade Development and Port Operations for the Port of Long Beach, speaks at the LAEDC International Trade Outlook on how the port is adapting to changes in shipping patterns and technology.

May 31, 2012

Denny Zane Now Building Support for Assemblyman Feuer’s Measure R Extention

Move LA’s Executive Director Denny Zane discusses how his organization helped build support and pass Metro’s Measure R and what's happening next in transportation across Los Angeles

May 31, 2012

What Has California’s Air Board Been Doing? Dan Sperling Connects the Actions Together

Dan Sperling, Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Irvine and member of the California Air Resources Board describes California’s two-sided approach to reducing greenhouse gases through zero-emissions vehicles at the 26th International Electric Vehicle Symposium.

May 1, 2012

Pam O’Connor on SCAG’s Regional Transportation Plan

Interview with Pam O’Connor on how Southern California’s Metropolitan Planning Organization was able to build consensus across six counties and nearly 200 cities to craft a hailed Regional Transportation Plan.

April 13, 2012

CicLAvia's Aaron Paley on the Spectacle's Trajectory, Notions of Public Space

Days before the American Planning Association's national convention, CicLAvia's Aaron Paley explains how an open streets event in Los Angeles can transform one's sense of public space and the city.

March 21, 2012

Martha Welborne on Balancing Planning Responsibilities, Goals, and Constraints at Metro

TPR sat down with Martha Welborne, Executive Director of Countywide Planning at Metro, to discuss her duties towards the Metro Board, project completion, and the people of Los Angeles County. Building Los Angeles’ new transit system will take decades, and Measure R’s seemingly reliable flow of money means that Metro will feature prominently in the purviews of local governments across the county for the foreseeable future.

February 26, 2012

Rep. Blumenauer Opines: Congress’ ‘Terrible’ Transportation Bill

Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Portland explains how a Republican-sponsored transportation bill aims to meet highway funding through shifting public transit monies to the general fund. On February 23, Speaker John Boehner announced that Republicans would rework the bill and intended to eliminate controversial provisions on public transportation.

January 31, 2012

Reinventing Los Angeles: Seizing the Transit Opportunity

What role does local government play in a city’s reinvention? And how does a local government envision its public initiatives contributing to a positive urban environment? Ken Bernstein, Principal City Planner for the Los Angeles Department of City Planning, overseeing the Policy Planning and Historic Resources Division, tells us where Los Angeles has recently been devoting energy.

October 11, 2011

Richard Katz: High-Speed Rail’s Moment of Truth; Legislators Should Step Back

Richard Katz, Board Chairman of Metrolink and former California High-Speed Rail panel member, speaks candidly on the challenges rail faces in Southern California. While High-Speed Rail deals with financial and legal uncertainties, Metrolink thrives under new management.

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