California Transportation Choices Summit & Advocacy Day 2014

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!

Check out the social media buzz around the Summit:


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

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
Surdna Foundation
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

Capitol Corridor 
California League of Conservation Voters
Council of Infill Builders
City CarShare
California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
DTB Strategic Consulting 

Summit Resources & Reading List

Powerpoint Presentations & Handouts

Participant Information

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:

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