Underwritten by the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI)
The need to invest in California’s transportation system is dire. Estimates suggest a nearly $140 billion backlog in deferred maintenance on highways, bridges, and local streets and roads. While the funding crisis is widely recognized, solutions are difficult to come by. Senate Bill 1, passed by the California State Legislature in early April, dedicates over $50 billion to transportation projects through increased fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees, yet that only partially fills the gap. This free, half-day summit looks at various strategies the state, local and regional governments as well as transportation agencies are taking to address California’s transportation needs. MTI will present the results from the eighth year of a national public opinion poll on various tax options for raising federal revenues for transportation.
Welcome: Karen Philbrick, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute
Opening remarks: Norman Mineta, U.S. Secretary of Transportation (Ret.)
Keynote: Jim Beall, Chairman, California Senate Transportation and Housing Committee
Asha Agrawal, Ph.D., Director, Mineta Transportation Institute’s National Transportation Finance Center; Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, SJSU
Nuria Fernandez, General Manager and CEO, Valley Transportation Authority
Steve Heminger, Executive Director, Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Bill Higgins, Executive Director, California Association of Council of Governments
Location: 555 Post St., San Francisco
Time: 8:15 a.m. check-in and continental breakfast, 9–11:30 a.m. program
Notes: This is a free program. Please register by Thursday, June 15 at noon.