Learning, Connecting, and Winning Change Together
What happens when you get 200+ leaders and activists from around California in one room, all of whom are dedicated to bringing better transportation choices and affordable homes to their communities?
Well, at the annual Transportation Choices Summit, you get a lot of incredible ideas, inspiration, and action, sparked by speakers including Senator Kevin de León and Kate White, Deputy Secretary of Environmental Policy and Housing at the California State Transportation Agency.
On the following Advocacy Day, over 100 people went to the State Capitol to talk with almost every legislative office about these issues. You can read this great Streetsblog article recap, check out photos from the Summit on our Facebook page, plus slides and videos will soon be available on our website. Thank you to everyone who made our third annual Summit and Advocacy Day such a great success!
Click here for a complete list of summit resources, including PowerPoint presentations, reading packets, breakout session handouts and more!
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The generosity of our Summit sponsors empowers regional advocates and our statewide movement through scholarships for those who would otherwise be unable to attend.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or helping organize our 2015 Summit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank You to Our Steering Committee Members for 2014!
Bonnie Holmes-Gen, American Lung Association in California
Chanell Fletcher, Climate Plan
Chione Flegal, PolicyLink
Dave Snyder, California Bicycle Coalition
Denny Zane, Move LA
Elyse Lowe, Circulate San Diego
Jeff Thom, California Council of the Blind
Josh Shaw, California Transit Association
Katelyn Roedner, Catholic Charities of Stockton
Martin Martinez, Safe Routes to Schools National Partnership
Max Baumhefner, Natural Resources Defence Council
Rebecca Saltzman, California League of Conservation Voters
Ruben Cantu, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
Sarah de Guia, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
Tove Beatty, Legislative Consultant
Tracy Delaney, Public Health Alliance of Southern California
Rick Theis, TransForm Board Member
Warren Cushman, California Council for the Blind
Will Barrett, American Lung Association of California
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
Overall Support for TransForm's State Policy & Engagement Program
The James Irvine Foundation
2014 California Transportation Choices Summit Sponsors
The California Wellness Foundation
The California Endowment
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
The San Diego Foundation
California Community Foundation
Natural Resources Defense Council
Circulate San Diego
David Bohnett Foundation
The San Francisco Foundation
California League of Conservation Voters
Council of Infill Builders
California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
DTB Strategic Consulting
Powerpoint Presentations & Handouts
- Why and How Affordable Housing Must Stay on the Cap-and-Trade Agenda -- Presentations by Jennifer West of GreenTRIP and Megan Kirkeby of California Housing Partnership Corporation
- Mobilizing the California Electorate: What Polls (and Pols) Say -- Presentations by Ben Tulchin of Tulchin Research and Denny Zane of Move LA
- Handouts from Breakout Sessions -- Activity sheets from all breakout sessions
- Summit and Advocacy Day Program -- including agenda and speaker bios.
- Travel Info -- Train, plane, car, parking info, walking map, lodging, and more
Summit Reading Lists
Click below to view a reading packet, and learn about some of the issues and pending legislation discussed at the Summit.
NOTE: These and the program above were also given to participants as hard copies at the Summit.
- Packet #1 -- including current bills and a factsheet on affordable, transit-oriented housing
- Packet #2 -- Active Transportation Program and CalTrans SSTI Report
- Packet #3 -- Cap-and-Trade proposals and a few more factsheets
Additional In-Depth Reading
For additional background material, we recommend reading TransForm's blog. Two recent posts, in particular, explain the amazing opportunities we have this year for real Caltrans reform and the use of cap and trade revenues for affordable homes and transportation choices. Also of interest are the following:
- Complete State Smart Transportation Initiative (SSTI) Report (re: Caltrans)
- CalSTA: California Transportation Infrastructure Priorities (CTIP) Recommendations
- Letter explaining Sustainable Communities for All proposal
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