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2009 Summit Working Group

Barry Engelberg
Rick Bacigalupo
Tanya Love
Aaron Hake
Claudia Chase
Danielle Boutier
Raffi Hamparian
Marissa Yeager
Patricia Torres
Michael Turner
Lynda Bybee
Sharon Neely
Susan Gilmore
Peter DeHaan
Jane Dreher
Tricia Almiron SANBAG
Mannik Sakayan
Hamid Bahadori
Kristine Leathers Murray
Cari Mendez
Tom Kelley
Ventura County Federated Chambers of Commerce
Alex Pugh
LA Area Chamber of Commerce
Michelle Atteberry
LA Area Chamber of Commerce
David Eads
LA Area Chamber of Commerce

8th Annual Mobility 21 Southern California Transportation Summit

Mobility 21
Southern California Transportation Summit
Monday, September 21, 2009 | 9 a.m - 3:30 p.m.
Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites

New! Breakout Session Recaps: What panelists discovered Recaps

Mobility 21 wrap-up. Blogger Steve Hymon reports from 8th Annual Transportation Summit on twitter. View highlights from Summit and interviews with key transportation officials on YouTube.

Mobility 21 Announces “IMBY” List of Critical Transportation Projects to Improve Mobility Throughout Southern California

  • More than 600 Business and Civic Leaders Convene at Region’s Premier Transportation Event  to Discuss Strategies for Planning and Funding Southern California’s Transportation Future

LOS ANGELES, CA (Sept. 21, 2009) Regional transportation leaders today convened to highlight Mobility 21’s “IMBY” ― In My Back Yard ― List* of critical transportation projects to improve mobility throughout Southern California. The “IMBY” List was developed by Mobility 21, the leading Southern California transportation coalition, and revealed at its 8th Annual Southern California Transportation Summit attended by more than 600 government, business and civic leaders from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura Counties. News Release

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Speakers and Agenda

Past Summits

Mobility 21 Transportation Summit to Target Transportation Funding
  • Keynote Speaker: Christopher Steiner, NY Times best-selling author, $20 per Gallon: How the Inevitable Rising Cost of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Better and Senior Staff Reporter, Forbes Magazine

Southern California is at a crossroads. We have a once-in-a-generation
opportunity to shape our transportation future, escape gridlock, protect our
environment and improve our quality of life.

However, without champions for transportation in the state and federal legislatures, and without a vision of how we can achieve this 21st century transportation network, we will be left with a system that does not meet our needs.

Sustainable, innovative solutions are on the horizon, funding reforms are being considered and regional cooperation is improving the way our transportation network serves residents and commerce alike. What’s missing is a groundswell of support for investing the needed capital and the flexibility for implementing these innovations.

On September 21, 2009 join transportation providers, businesses, elected officials and others to develop Mobility 21’s action plan to advocate for Southern California’s transportation future in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.

Mobility 21: One Region. One Voice. One Future.

Founded in 2002 as a joint initiative of business and transportation providers in Los Angeles County, Mobility 21 has grown to become Southern California’s premier transportation advocacy organization. Representing six counties – Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura – Mobility 21 convenes business and civic leaders, transportation providers and policy makers to bring about tangible improvements in our transportation network.

Mobility 21 is comprised of 12 partners and >ve associate partners, the hosts of the 2009 Southern California Transportation Summit. Membership in the coalition is free and open to the public.

Funding for Mobility 21’s year-round advocacy is directly derived from the Annual Summit. Mobility 21 seeks to educate the public and elected leaders at the local, state and federal levels about the benefits and urgency of increased investment in our transportation infrastructure.

The Coalition tackles issues across modes of transportation from bicycling to buses, from moving goods to moving people, from highways to railways, from trucks to trains. Mobility 21 represents Southern California’s 21 million residents, championing solutions to transportation challenges facing the region. We are passionate about bringing funding to our region for transportation.

For more information on Mobility 21, contact Executive Director
Marnie O’Brien Primmer at 213.580.7549 or

Fifth Breakout Session Announced

  • Raising Transportation Infrastructure Safety as a National Priority
  • Speakers:
    Assembly Member Mike Eng, Chairman, California State Assembly Transportation Committee
    (Moderator) Keith Millhouse – Chairman,  Board of Directors, Southern California Regional Rail Authority
    Jacob Nelson - Director, Traffic Safety Policy & Research, American Automobile Association
    Doug Failing – District 7 Director, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
    Pete Ruane (invited) – Chief Executive Officer,  American Road and Transportation Builders Association

Shaping the future of transportation in Southern California depends not only on a well-conceived plan and strong support for necessary funding, but also the realization that safety is paramount and must be continuously improved. The nation's thousands of miles of rail transit lines, passenger and freight railroads, streets and highways and thousands of bridges and tunnels are all in need of ongoing maintenance and repair in order to keep pace with current and future demand. In addition, the implementation and maintenance of new technology to further ensure safety will be an added burden on available resources. Join our panelists as they discuss how the challenges facing Southern California's transportation infrastructure are a reflection of what can be found nationwide and how a collaborative effort is needed to raise the profile of the need to invest now in the safety of the region's transportation corridors. Register Now!

Test drive the future!

GM will be offering Mobility 21 attendees an exclusive and unique opportunity to drive the Chevy Equinox fuel cell electric vehicle. The Chevy Equinox uses GM's fourth generation fuel cell, which combines compressed hydrogen with oxygen to make electricity that powers the electric motor. A true zero emissions vehicle, the Equinox doesn't use a drop of petroleum and emits only water vapor from the rear vents.

If you’re interested in reserving a spot ahead of time, please contact Sara Leeper at You can also sign-up at the GM booth inside the exhibit area.

How to get here

Sponsors: Mobility 21 presents the sponsors of the 8th annual Transportation Summit

Download: Summit 2009 Program (pdf)

Archives: Annual Transportation Summits began in 2004


2009 Summit Steering Committee

Mobility 21 Executive Board
Mobility 21 Advisory Board
Hon. Peter Buffa Chair
OCTA Board of Directors
Hon. Darcy Kuenzi
City of Menifee
Hon. Larry McCallon
City of Highland
Hon. Pat Gibreath
City of Redlands
Hon. Pete Aguilar
City of Redlands
Juan Camacho Office of Senator Barbra Boxer
Trevor Daley Office of Senator Dianne Feinstein
Cindy Quon
Caltrans District 12
Doug Failing
Caltrans District 7
Ray Wolfe
Caltrans District 8
Eric Shen
Port of Long Beach
Isaac Kos-Read
Port of Los Angeles
Larry Sharp
Arrowhead Credit Union
Carole Beswick
Inland Action
Elizabeth Warren
Patty Senecal
International Warehouse Logistics Association
Steve Harrington
Distribution Management Association
Sheila Wray Given
Art Hadnett
Stantec Consulting
Jeff Shaw
Jennifer Cohen
Planning Company
Bruce Russell
Jacobs Engineering
Fran Inman
Majestic Realty
LaDonna DiCamillo
Lupe Valdez
Union Pacific Railroad
Matt Schrap
California Trucking Association
Alycia Gilde
Faster Freight, Cleaner Air
Kathryn Phillips
Emily Rusch
Martin Schlageter
Coalition for Clean Air
Marc Carrel
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Paul Hubler
ACE Construction Authority
Pat Mason
California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy
Denny Zane
Move LA
Kevin Cottrell
Southern California Leadership Network
Harry Baldwin
Community Leader
Tracy Young
CNN Local Edition
Tony Grasso
Transportation California
Leonard Lehtinen
North County Community College District
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