Domingo 22 de Octubre 2017

More Than 1,200 Convene at Mobility 21 Summit to Address Transportation Ballot Measures to Ease Traffic Congestion, Create Jobs and Improve Mobility for Southern California

Regional leaders from Southern California highlight transportation
ballot measures to increase transportation options and improve
transportation

ANAHEIM, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Mobility21–National infrastructure experts joined forces today at the Mobility 21
Summit to highlight transportation ballot measures and seek strategies
to develop regionally connected transportation solutions, ease traffic
congestion and increase options for Southern California’s traveling
public.

More than 1,200 transportation, business and elected leaders convened at
the Disneyland Hotel for the 15th annual Mobility 21 Southern
California Transportation Summit. The annual conference, which is the
largest one-day transportation event in the state, focuses on bringing
together leaders from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to address the
challenges and opportunities facing Southern California’s transportation
infrastructure.

“Mobility 21’s strength is in the organization’s regional coordination
and unified front on critical transportation policy issues,” said Lucy
Dunn, President and CEO of the Orange County Business Council,
California Transportation Commissioner, and Chairman of Mobility 21.
“The 6,000 public and private sector members span seven counties in
Southern California to collaborate and advocate for solutions to the
state’s most pressing infrastructure needs.”

During his remarks at the Summit, Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board
First Vice Chair Eric Garcetti highlighted Los Angeles County’s proposed
Measure M and how local measures bring much needed funding to ease
traffic congestion, create jobs and improve quality of life in Southern
California.

“Traffic is a drain on our entire region — clogging our roadways,
keeping us away from friends and family and slowing down the economy,”
said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “It is crucial that Southern
California, as a region, works together to ease congestion. Los Angeles
County is leading the charge — putting forward one of the nation’s
largest infrastructure investment plans, which will reduce bottlenecks,
maintain our existing lines and roads, and expand our public
transportation system to meet the 21st century needs of our residents.”

During the Summit, conference attendees learned about concepts being
proposed to overcome Southern California’s transportation challenges,
including: connected and autonomous vehicles, leveraging the next
generation of mobility in a shared economy, enhancing transit options
and ensuring global competitiveness in goods movement through our local
ports. Leaders also called on legislators to implement reforms and
innovations to make much needed improvements to Southern California’s
transportation infrastructure.

“Mobility 21 is the preeminent organization to foster collaboration and
partnerships toward a better transportation future – regionally and
statewide,” said Brian Kelly, Secretary of the California State
Transportation Agency, “I am pleased to lend my voice to the
organization’s cause.”

Mobility 21 presented awards to several transportation leaders for their
efforts to keep the region moving:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Will Kempton, Executive Director,
    Transportation California
  • Public Sector Leader of the Year: Self-Help Counties Coalition
  • Private Sector Leader of the Year: Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla
  • Tribute Award: Marian Bergeson (in memoriam)

For more information about the conference, visit the event website: http://mobility21.com/2016summit/agenda/

Contacts

Mobility 21
Kristin Slocum, Director of Operations and
Communications
kslocum@mobility21.com
or 949-375-4523