Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Friday Event: Transportation Summit



FOR MORE INFORMATION                                                                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kristin Slocum, Communications Manager                                               Oct. 27, 2010 or 949.375.4523




Transportation Summit Seeks Solutions
to Southern California’s Infrastructure Needs


WHAT:             Approximately 800 transportation, business and political leaders from throughout Southern California will converge upon the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim for the ninth annual Southern California Transportation Summit to highlight critical transportation challenges and seek ways to deliver infrastructure solutions to meet the immediate needs for Southern California’s 21 million residents and future population growth.


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


WHERE:           Disneyland Hotel, 1150 Magic Way, Anaheim, CA 92802


WHO:               Dale Bonner, California Secretary of Business, Transportation and Housing Agency

Congresswoman Diane Watson, D-Los Angeles

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, D-Garden Grove

State Senator Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach

Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach

Supervisor Don Knabe, County of Los Angeles Supervisor, L.A. Metro Chair and Metrolink Board Member

Supervisor Kathy Long, County of Ventura Supervisor and Ventura County Transportation Commissioner

Supervisor Brad Mizelfelt, County of San Bernardino

Representatives from Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties  


                        For the complete program and list of speakers, go to:



WHY:                Facing a stubborn economy that is taking longer to recover, transportation officials and business leaders are joining forces to highlight that “transportation projects will accelerate much-needed job creation and be the antidote for the recession,” said Marnie Primmer, Executive Director of Mobility 21, Southern California’s transportation coalition.


NOTE:             For live-streaming video of general sessions, go to:


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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 our website at


Please contact Kristin Slocum at to request media credentials for the Mobility 21 Summit.


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