This year marks Mobility 21’s tenth annual transportation Summit — a decade of bringing together the best hearts and minds in transportation to create strategies to address the transportation challenges we face each year. In honor of our diamond anniversary and this year’s Summit theme Transportation NEXT: New Era, New Vision, New Realities, we thought it was time to give our website a facelift.

What’s new? In addition to a fresh look and clean design, you will also find a super-charged advocacy center powered by Salsa Labs, easier to navigate news and archives, a weekly blog, a more user-friendly calendar with lots of transportation-related events and more access to our social media outlets for videos, and up to the minute information.

Basically, we wanted to make it as easy as possible for you, our supporters, to connect with us and have access to the resources you need to be effective advocates for our region. The mission of Mobility 21 is simple: less time stuck in gridlock through adequate investment in our transportation network. Until your friends and neighbors join us, until your legislators care as deeply about transportation as you do, our job isn’t over.

We hope that you find the new website easy to use — whether you want to check out an upcoming transportation-related event or if you’re fed up with gridlock traffic and lack of public transportation options and want to let your elected representative know about your frustration.

We want to hear from you. What topics should we cover in our new blog? Post a comment below, shoot us an e-mail or visit us on one of our social media networks. We can’t wait to talk to you about how we can improve transportation in Southern California so we can all spend less time stuck in traffic or waiting for the next bus and spend more time doing the things we want to do.

So buckle up, buttercup, the journey is just beginning!