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Forward Motion, Oct. 2011

Caltrans on Balancing Challenges and Opportunities: Interview with Malcolm Dougherty This month we’re turning our attention to the California Department of Transportation, better known as Caltrans, for a behind-the-scenes look at what’s going on at the state level of transportation.  In the 2010-11 fiscal year, Caltrans planned to deliver 346 projects worth $3.9 billion. Statewide, […]

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Traffic in Southern California and Keeping our Economy Moving

Did you run any errands in the past week? Maybe to Target, Kohl’s or even Lowe’s? If you’re like me, no weekend is complete without a trip to Target to pick up a few things. My husband and I are remodeling our house, so date nights usually end up at Lowe’s or Home Depot to […]

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Forward Motion, Sept. 2011

Mobility 21 Hosts Largest One-Day Transportation Conference in California Earlier this month, Mobility 21 held the 10th annual Southern California Transportation Summit. More than 1,000 transportation, business and elected leaders converged on the JW Marriott at L.A. Live to pledge their commitment to job creation for Southern California by aggressively pursuing and delivering state and […]

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10th Anniversary Summit in the Rearview Mirror: What Stood Out

Now that the dust has settled from the 2011 Southern California Transportation Summit hosted by Mobility 21, I can reflect a little on this year’s event, and start to dream about how to make your experience next year that much better.  So we tried a little something new this year: interactive polling in the general […]

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Forward Motion, Aug. 2011

Final Hours to Register for the Biggest One-Day Transportation Conference of the Year Summit registration closes today at midnight! Don’t miss these conference highlights: A transportation policy address from Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles and Chair of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors Lunchtime keynote speaker Former Gov. Ed Rendell […]

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Forward Motion, June/July 2011

Largest Transportation Conference in California Spotlights Former Gov. Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania Long-time advocate for federal infrastructure investment will address Southern California’s leaders Sept. 6 in Los Angeles Former Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell will keynote Mobility 21’s 10th annual Southern California Transportation Summit — a conference for transportation and business leaders to find solutions to the […]

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Carmageddon is coming! Full closure of I-405 July 16-17

You’ve probably heard by now that “Carmageddon” is coming. Next month, a stretch of the I-405 in the Sepulveda Pass will be closed for the July 16-17 weekend. Check out the below information from Metro’s website and avoid the area! ––––––––––––– Get the Countdown Creator Pro widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox! […]

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Forward Motion, May 2011

Summit Sponsorships Selling Quickly! Don’t miss out on this unique marketing opportunity for your business while helping to bring more transportation funding to Southern California. Check out the Mobility 21 website to see a list of sponsors already signed up to support this year’s Summit. Will your business be left behind? View the sponsorship packages. Calling […]

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Can Technology Help Relieve Traffic in Southern California?

I’ve been struck recently by the ways in which technology can help us do more with less. At this year’s Summit we’ll have a breakout session that will be geared to this phenomenon as it applies to transportation. How can technology help us get more throughput from our highways, how will a new “smart grid” […]

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Why Transportation Investment Doesn’t Always Mean Raising Taxes

In the past couple weeks I’ve been speaking to folks about the need to invest in our infrastructure. I think that’s pretty straight forward: you put money and effort (i.e. man hours) into fixing and expanding the infrastructure we need to move about the region, and there should be: a) improved traffic flow b) better […]

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