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Lecture by G. Giulioano: "What's Wrong with US Public Transit Policy?" (UC Berkeley; 2/3)

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  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal
    ... **Save the Date for...*** The Fifth Annual Martin Wachs Distinguished Lecture in Transportation Thursday, February 3, 2011 Reception, 5 p.m to 5:30 p.m.
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      **Save the Date for...***

      The Fifth Annual Martin Wachs Distinguished Lecture in Transportation

      Thursday, February 3, 2011
      Reception, 5 p.m to 5:30 p.m.
      Lecture, 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

      Faculty Club, Heyns Room
      University of California, Berkeley


      “What's Wrong with U.S. Public Transit Policy?”

      A lecture delivered by:
      Professor Genevieve Giuliano, USC

      Now in its fifth year, the annual Wachs Lecture draws innovative
      thinkers to the University of California to address today’s most
      pressing issues in transportation.  Created by students to honor
      Professor Martin Wachs upon his retirement from the University, the
      lecture rotates between Berkeley and UCLA, the campuses at which Marty
      taught.

      Marty’s commitment and integrity as a scholar, professional, and
      educator have profoundly affected his students, peers, colleagues and
      friends.  We invite you to act on that inspiration by contributing
      generously to the Lectureship.  Your tax-deductible gift today will
      help to endow the Lectureship, securing its future as an annual event.
      Click here to support the lecture fund.

      https://givetocal.berkeley.edu/egiving/index.cfm?Fund=FN7518000

      This year, we are privileged to have Genevieve Giuliano address
      “What's Wrong with U.S. Public Transit Policy?”

      Talk abstract:  Public transportation is a critical element in US
      transportation planning. Planners and others advocate for better
      public transit as a means to achieve a broad array of urban planning
      objectives: attracting people out of private vehicles; reshaping US
      metropolitan areas; solving congestion, energy and air pollution
      problems; revitalizing urban neighborhoods; and supplying basic
      mobility for those who have no or limited access to private vehicles.
      Over the past four decades, support for public transit has greatly
      increased.  In 2006 all levels of government spent an estimated $36
      billion on transit capital investments and operating expenses.
      However, public transit continues to serve a small share of the travel
      market even in the largest metropolitan areas. This talk examines
      outcomes of four decades of transit policy. Using two examples,
      mobility for the disadvantaged and transit impacts on land use, I show
      that little progress is being made in achieving transit's objectives.
      Public transit, however, continues to receive strong public support,
      and subsidies continue to grow.  I argue that investment and service
      decisions that generate public support are major barriers to achieving
      public transit's urban planning objectives.

      About Genevieve Giuliano:  Genevieve Giuliano is Professor and Senior
      Associate Dean of Research and Technology in the School of Policy,
      Planning, and Development, University of Southern California, and
      Director of the METRANS joint USC and California State University Long
      Beach Transportation Center.  She was named the Margaret and John
      Ferraro Chair in Effective Local Government in 2009 for her work in
      regional transportation policy. She also holds courtesy appointments
      in Civil Engineering and Geography.   Professor Giuliano's research
      focus areas include relationships between land use and transportation,
      transportation policy analysis, and information technology
      applications in transportation.  She has published over 140 papers,
      and has presented her research at numerous conferences both within the
      US and abroad. She serves on the Editorial Boards of Urban Studies and
      Journal of Transport Policy.  She is a past member and Chair of the
      Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board.  She was
      named a National Associate of the National Academy of Sciences in
      2003, received the TRB William Carey Award for Distinguished Service
      in 2006, and was awarded the Deen Lectureship in 2007.  She has
      participated in several National Academies of Sciences policy studies;
      most recently for the NAS study, America's Climate Choices.

      Additional information about the Wachs Lecture may be found at
      http://www.uctc.net/news/wachslecture.shtml

      Department of City and Regional Planning
      College of Environmental Design
      University of California, Berkeley
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