For Immediate Release
Sept. 25, 2012

Kristin Slocum, Mobility 21 Communications Manager or 949.375.4523


Southern California transportation and business leaders, including Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) and Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, will announce steps the region is taking to prevent permanent gridlock traffic. The press event will highlight Southern California’s much-needed investment in goods movement, the vital role of local funding, public-private partnerships and the need to invest in all modes of transportation. Leaders will call the public to action to voice their support of transportation improvements in Southern California.WHEN: 

11:30-11:50 a.m., Friday, Sept. 28WHERE:    

Disneyland Hotel, 1150 Magic Way, Anaheim, CA 92802
Lower Level, Monorail Conference RoomWHO:    

  • Hon. Barbara Boxer, Chair, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
  • Hon. Hon. Bill Shuster, Chair, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
  • Hon. Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Mayor, City of Los Angeles and Metro Board Director
  • Hon. Paul Glaab, Mayor, City of Laguna Niguel and Chair, Orange County Transportation Authority


Population in Southern California continues to grow and at the same time political partisanship and fiscal challenges have left roads, highways, trains and bikeways stretched to capacity. Transportation leaders will discuss what Southern California is doing to prevent permanent Carmageddon-like traffic conditions and how the public can help to achieve the needed transportation improvements and investments.NOTE:   

Besides attending the press conference, the media is invited to join more than 800 transportation officials and business leaders for the 11th annual Southern California Transportation Summit to highlight ways the region is coming together to address transportation challenges and opportunities, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please contact Kristin Slocum at to request media credentials.Hosted self-parking for media at hotel.The press conference will be streamed live on Mobility 21’s Justin TV channel: Tweet your questions during the press event to @Mobility 21 using hashtag #mobility21

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