Transportation Equity Summit & Advocacy Day By TransForm & California Bicycle Coalition

May 16 to May 17


12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

2016 can be the year for equity in transportation, but we need you to be part of the change! Join us as we gather together to discuss, learn, and send a signal to California’s leaders that we want real choices and real change for all of our communities.

The California Transportation Equity Summit is where this happens. Join us for the Summit from 12:00-5:00PM on Monday May 16, with an evening reception until 7:00PM. We are also hosting an optional Advocacy Day on Tuesday May 17. Get the details.

Transportation Equity Summit and Advocacy Day 2016

California, the birthplace of America’s car culture, is on the cusp of embracing a different future: one where all residents will live in wonderful places with safe, abundant options, beyond the automobile, to get where they need to go: safe streets for biking and walking, connected and convenient transit options, and easy connections among these different ways of moving.

At the heart of this idea is a profound need for equity—in funding these transformative projects, in planning for strong, healthy communities, and in providing for meaningful, well-paying jobs for ourselves and our neighbors. To help make this vision a reality, join us to discuss, learn, and send a signal to California’s leaders that we want real choices and change for all of our communities.

Governor Brown, Speaker Rendon, and Senate pro tem De León have all made solid steps to improve equity in a number of areas, including the use of our state’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.  Yet our state has done little to move the much larger, traditional transportation funds toward helping our most disadvantaged communities and households, improve safety, and provide real choices for the 10 million+ Californians who do not drive.  This needs to change.  This can change.

Register now for the California Transportation Equity Summit on May 16 at the Beautiful Sacramento Central Library’s Galleria, 828 I St.  Summit: 12:00-5:00PM with an evening reception 5:00-7:00PM.

At this year’s Transportation Equity Summit, you will:

  • Connect with community leaders from your region and across the state. The Summit draws activists and community leaders from throughout California and every issue area (disability rights, seniors, social justice, environment, health, bike/pedestrian, transit, and more). 
  • Hear from inspiring, innovative speakers, to inspire and inform about the opportunities to truly build transportation systems that work for all of us.
  • Learn and strategize about how to achieve transportation equity. The day will include breakout sessions on active transportation, cap-and-trade funds, clean vehicles, Caltrans reform, and much more. 

OPTIONAL: May 17th Advocacy Day 2015

The day after the Summit, make your voice heard in the Capitol Building!  Join advocates from around the state and lend your support for the kinds of change we need to see in California.

  • Meet with legislators and legislative staff from around the State.
  • Speak out and tell your representatives why transportation choices are critical in your life and for the health of our State.
  • Represent your community and your region in support of biking, walking, transit, and other ways to bring our outdated transportation systems into the 21st Century.

Lodging Information

Great deals are available at the nearby Sacramento Hostel.  Call 916-443-1691 for details and let them know you’ll be attending the summit. 


Summit fees are $130 for the day, with a limited number of $40 tickets for nonprofit employees, students, and others who may not be able to afford the full price. Scholarships are available- email Katie Valenzuela Garcia for more information.

Thank you to our 2016 Steering Committee members!

  • Dave Snyder and Jeanie Ward Waller, California Bicycle Coalition
  • Chanell Fletcher, ClimatePlan
  • Kimberly Chen, California Pan Ethnic Health Network
  • Ted Jackson, California Foundation for Independent Living Centers
  • Michelle Hasson, Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability
  • Erika Rincón Whitcomb, PolicyLink
  • Tony Dang, California Walks
  • Rebecca Saltzman, California League of Conservation Voters
  • Katelyn Roedner-Sutter, Catholic Charities of Stockton

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