History


Mission Statement

Mobility 21 is a coalition that brings together public, business and community stakeholders to pursue regional solutions to the transportation challenges facing Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties. A nonpartisan alliance, Mobility 21 delivers a unified voice for the region’s transportation priorities and seeks to improve mobility in the region.

History

 

Mobility 21 was created in 2002 to bring together elected officials, transportation providers, businesses, local municipalities, labor and community leaders to develop solutions to the transportation issues facing Los Angeles County. This initiative, led by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) in partnership with the Automobile Club of Southern California, was kicked off at the first Mobility 21 transportation summit on November 18, 2002.

Over 500 people attended the first summit and the group developed resolutions on land use, public transit, streets and highways, goods movement, aviation, transportation financing, and coalition building. A key recommendation included in the resolutions was to launch the Mobility 21 Coalition. The other resolutions have served as an advocacy platform for the Mobility 21 Coalition, which has developed recommendations on various policy issues at the federal and state levels of government.

In 2007, Mobility 21 became a regional effort to focus on the transportation efforts of Southern California. In addition to Los Angeles County, Mobility 21 is comprised of Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura Counties to engage in a conversation about regional transportation priorities for our 17 million residents.

Goals and Objectives

Primary Goals

  • Support practical solutions to Southern California’s transportation challenges
  • Mobilize regional support for transportation funding and legislative priorities at the federal and state levels
  • Unite political leaders around common priorities for transportation
  • Bring together residents, civic leaders, business groups and industry experts to inspire them to act and educate them on how to effectively speak out in support of transportation

Primary Objectives

  • Advocate legislative and policy priorities determined by the Board of Directors
  • Communicate through regular action alerts, emails and newsletters to Coalition and Summit participants and other stakeholders on progress related to identified legislative and policy priorities
  • Increase public involvement in advocating for public transportation funding
  • Educate government officials and the community at large on the importance of a unified vision for transportation in Southern California through regular contact and meetings by coalition participants