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NEWS ADVISORY: Transportation Summit Seeks Solutions to Southern California’s Infrastructure Deficit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Oct. 28, 2013

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Kristin Slocum, Communications Manager
kslocum@mobility21.com, 949-375-4523

WHAT:
More than 1,000 business, transportation and elected leaders will come together at the JW Marriott at L.A. Live for the 12th annual Mobility 21 Southern California Transportation Summit. The annual conference, which is the largest one-day transportation event in the state, will focus on bringing leaders from a broad spectrum of backgrounds together to address the challenges and opportunities facing Southern California’s infrastructure.

WHEN:
8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29

WHERE:
JW Marriott at L.A. Live, 900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

WHO:           

  • Hon. Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor, State of California
  • Hon. Bonnie Lowenthal, Chair, California State Assembly Committee on Transportation
  • Hon. Eric Linder, Vice Chair, California State Assembly Committee on Transportation
  • Brian P. Kelly, Secretary, California State Transportation Agency
  • Elected representatives from Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties
  • For the complete list of VIP guests, go to: http://mobility21.com/2013summit/vips

WHY:
Southern California continues to face significant traffic congestion and mobility challenges.  The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) projects a regional infrastructure deficit of $200 billion through 2035. Transportation leaders will discuss, share ideas and consider possible solutions to ensure that Southern California keeps moving amidst a growing infrastructure deficit to create jobs, reduce congestion and spur the economy.

NOTE:
Please contact Kristin Slocum at kslocum@mobility21.com to request media credentials for the Mobility 21 Summit. To download a parking pass and for directions to the parking garage, visit: http://mobility21.com/summitparking

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Through partnerships with transportation agencies and business organizations from Southern California, Mobility 21 tackles issues across modes of transportation including bicycling, buses, moving goods and people, highways, railways, trucks and trains. Mobility 21 fights for funding and solutions to transportation challenges facing the 21 million residents of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties. For more information about Mobility 21 visit http://www.mobility21.com.

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