CalPIRG (the California Public Interest Research Group), one the organizations involved in the Green L.A. Transportation Working Group, is hosting a big conference on the future of L.A. transportation. Speakers include influential electeds, various experts from agencies and advocacy groups, and more!

It’s this Friday May 1st from 10am to 3pm, at the Cathedral conference center in Downtown L.A. It’s free, including a free lunch, if you pre-register online.


When: May 1st, 2009
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where: Cathedral of Our Lady the Angels
555 W Temple St
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Angelinos clearly want more and better transportation options, as evidenced by the passage of major ballot measures to invest in local transportation and high-speed rail to Northern California. What are the next steps to 21st Century Transportation? Major initiatives in Congress could reform the next transportation funding bill and cap global warming pollution. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles MTA is developing their long-range plan for Los Angeles transportation and the California High-Speed Rail Authority is moving forward with plans for a 220-mile an hour bullet train. Come learn more about opportunities, obstacles, and how you can play a role in Los Angeles’ transportation future.


*Lunch to be provided*

Confirmed Speakers and Moderators Include:

  • The Honorable Bob Blumenfield, Chair, Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Information Technology and Transportation
  • The Honorable Mike Eng, Chair, Assembly Transportation Committee
  • The Honorable Judge Quentin Kopp, Chair, California High-Speed Rail Authority
  • Mr. Richard Slawson, Executive, Los Angeles and Orange County Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Mr. James Corless, Director, Transportation for America
  • Mr. Michael Woo, Professor, University of Southern California and Los Angeles City Planning Commissioner
  • Mr. Alex Pugh, Senior Policy Manager, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Mr. Dan Turner, Editorial Writer, Los Angeles Times
  • Mr. Ed Begley, Actor and Activist

Please RSVP. Click here, or contact Erin Steva at or 213-251-3680 x. 308.


Next Green LA Transportation Working Group Meeting
Tuesday April 14th 2009 2:30pm-4:30pm
Note Different Start time
at Coalition for Clean Air, 811 W. 7th Street, Suite 1100, Los Angeles 90017
(at Metro Red/Blue Line 7th Street Station, bikes allowed inside building/elevator, paid car parking at Hope and 8th Street)

The Green LA Transportation Working Group meetings are open to organizations and individuals interested in promoting sustainable and equitable transportation in Los Angeles.  RSVP if possible to staylor {at} (if you don’t RSVP, we might not bring enough copies of handouts for you.)


1)      2009/2010 Work Plan – Identify benchmarks and timelines

2)      City Budget

3)      Mayor’s Meeting Review and Confirm Accomplishment & Ask

4)      Presentation on Cicolvia in Los Angeles
(What’s a Ciclovia? Watch this.)

5)      Updates/Report Back
a.       Federal Stimulus
b.      Federal Reauthorization
c.       Metro Board – new members
d.      Measure R
e.      National Bike Conference

6)      Announcements

7)      Next meeting – Tuesday, May 12 – location and time