The Next Decade of Transportation in the East Bay and Beyond

Insights from Amy Rein Worth, Chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission

As some of the East Bay's most visible transportation projects wind down (including the Caldecott Tunnel and the eastern span of the Bay Bridge), what's next? What are the major projects that will help facilitate the movement of goods and people through our region?  What challenges do we need to overcome? Come hear Amy Rein Worth, Chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, address the agency's priorities for the sunny side of the Bay.

DISCUSSION TOPICS:

•  Top priorities in an aging infrastructure

•  Funding for future projects and programs

•  Expansion vs. "Fix It First" strategies

•  Development along the East Bay's northern waterfront

•  Innovations in goods movement (toll roads, truck only

    roads, impact of Port of Stockton, barging to Pittsburg)

•  Transit-oriented development

•  Priority Development Areas (PDA’s)

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

Amy Rein Worth serves as the current Chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC ).  Created by the state Legislature in 1970 (California Government Code § 66500 et seq.), the MTC is the transportation planning, coordinating and financing agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. Over the years, the agency's scope has grown, and it is now three agencies in one, functioning as MTC, as well as the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) and the Service Authority for Freeways and Expressways (SAFE).

Ms. Worth was first appointed to MTC's governing board in 2007, served as vice chair from 2012 to 2013 and was elected to her two-year term as chair in 2013. For additional information about MTC, visit www.mtc.ca.gov. In addition , she has served on the Orinda City Council since 1998, with terms as mayor in 2000, 2005 and 2013. Worth is a former chair and current ex-officio member of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority and a board member of the County Connection Transit Authority and the California Council of Governments.

WHEN:

October 30, 2014

8:30 am – 9:30 am, Program, followed by Q&A

9:30 am – 10:00 am, Networking

David I. Wendel Conference Ctr.

1111 Broadway, 19th Floor

Oakland, CA 94607

RSVP: Space is limited. Advanced registration is required. To reserve your spot, please RSVP by 10/24 to rsvp@wendel.com.