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NEWS ADVISORY: Exclusive Media Availability with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Mayor Garcetti and Transportation Leaders
Warn “Progress at Risk” in Southern California 

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Kristin Slocum, Director of Operations and Communications
kslocum@mobility21.comor 949.375.4523

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 17, 2018

WHAT:
Media availability for one-on-one Q&A with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, key legislators and transportation experts at the Mobility 21 Summit. Mayor Garcetti and speakers will provide insight into Southern California’s progress to-date in implementing funding from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), as well as the progress at risk should funding be eliminated.

Last year, the California State Legislature passed SB 1, commonly referred to as the Gas Tax. Throughout the state, the bill provides $5.2 billion per year to fund transportation improvements through increases in the state excise tax on gasoline, sales tax on diesel and vehicle registration fees. The funding helps Southern California deliver highway and road maintenance projects, increased public transit and construction of local priority transportation projects.

WHEN:
Media Availability: 12:20 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2018
Summit Conference Duration: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

WHERE:
JW Marriott at L.A. Live, Platinum Ballroom foyer (2ndfloor)
900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

PARKING:
Hosted self-parking for media in L.A. Live West Garage, Lot W, Gate E.
Click here for map and directions. Validations available at media check-in table.

WHO: 
Elected officials speaking at the Media Availability include:

  • Eric Garcetti, Mayor, City of Los Angeles and Second Vice Chair, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Brian Annis, Secretary, California State Transportation Agency
  • Lucy Dunn, President & CEO, Orange County Business Council; Commissioner, California Transportation Commission; and Board Member, Mobility 21
  • Hasan Ikhrata, Executive Director, Southern California Association of Governments and Board Member, Mobility 21
  • Maria Salinas, President & CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and Board Member, Mobility 21

WHY:
Mobility 21 is a transportation coalition of 10,000 public and private sector members throughout Southern California. For the past 17 years, Mobility 21 has demonstrated regional coordination and the power of collaboration. While progress has been made to improve regional mobility options, much more needs to be done to ensure Southern California’s mobility, quality of life and economic growth.

NOTE:
Prior to the media availability, Mayor Garcetti will speak in the luncheon general session at 12:00 p.m. Media is invited to attend the entire conference, “California: Transportation Center of Excellence.” Topics covered to include: goods movement, autonomous transportation, microtransit, aviation, big data, legislative fix-list, innovation and workforce development.

Please contact Kristin Slocum at kslocum@mobility21.comto request media credentials. Conference attendees and members of the media are encouraged to use #Mobility21.

 

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