Bus

So. Cal advocates head to D.C. to talk infrastructure investment

Posted on February 16, 2011

During an advocacy trip to Washington, D.C. this week, Southern California's Mobility 21 members will meet with Sen. Barbara Boxer and Reps. Ken Calvert, Peter DeFazio, John Duncan, Gary Miller and others to emphasize the importance of infrastructure investment to create much-needed jobs now to jump-start the economy.

Trip participants will be armed with suggestions to maximize existing dollars, expedite project delivery and maintain the United States' global competitiveness, all without major impacts to the federal budget's bottom line, according to the group.

"Transportation investment is the antidote to our nation's economic recovery," said Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) CEO and Mobility 21 Chairman Will Kempton. "Southern California, along with the rest of the nation, is ready to leverage local dollars raised through sales taxes to create jobs, but we can't do it alone. We need a strong federal partner."

Mobility 21 legislative trip attendees include:

* Deborah Barmack, executive director, San Bernardino Associated Governments.

* John Fenton, CEO, Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink).

* Gary Gallegos, executive director, San Diego Associated Governments.

* Paul Granillo, president/CEO, Inland Empire Economic Partnership.

* Will Kempton, CEO, OCTA.

* Darren Kettle, executive director, Ventura County Transportation Commission.

* Tom Margro, CEO, Transportation Corridor Agencies.

* Gary Toebben, president/CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.

* Bill Bennett, Southern California area manager, HDR.

* Michelle Boehm, business development lead, CH2M Hill.

* Gene Bougdanos, vice president, HNTB Corp.

* Steve Finnegan, manager, government relations, Automobile Club of Southern California.

* Steve Huff, sr. vice president, transportation / public works, RBF Consulting.

* Chris Lytle, deputy executive officer, Port of Long Beach.

* Michael Turner, government relations, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

 

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

MCI to manufacture 184 Commuter Coaches for NJ TRANSIT

Through a competitive procurement process, the agency executed a contract with MCI in November 2015 to manufacture and deliver up to 1,219 commuter coaches.

Submit your Innovative Solution now!

Have you recently partnered with a solutions provider within the last year to implement a new innovation at your operation that has helped you save money, run more efficiently, streamline operations, improved customer satisfaction or increased ridership? Tell us what you did and how it has positively impacted your business.

First Transit awarded Philadelphia American Airlines shuttle ops contract

The company will transport passengers on the ramp side of the airport between all terminals serving the airline. The contract also includes preventative maintenance.

REV Bus Group partners with Schetky NW Bus Sales for spring events

Will present Champion Bus unit at Schetky booth at the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference and Tradeshow (formerly ALFA) in Denver May 9 to 12.

XL Hybrids introduces cloud-based fleet analytics system

XL Link is currently measuring key performance indicators in vehicles equipped with XL3® Hybrid Electric Drive Systems for major fleets, such as the City of Boston, Yale University, AmeriPride Services and Montgomery County, Md., to name a few.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close