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From: Laurie Jones Neighbors, Urban Habitat <laurie@...
Date: Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 2:05 PM
Subject: Upcoming BCLI Panel - "Who Drives, Who Pays?: Benefits,
Burdens, and Equitable Strategies for Funding Transportation"
Issues and Advocates Speakers Series
The 2011 Fellows of Urban Habitat's
Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute
Invite You to a Panel and Discussion
"Who Drives, Who Pays?: Benefits, Burdens, and Equitable Strategies
for Funding Transportation"
Wednesday, November 16th, 6pm to 8pm
East Bay Community Foundation
Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland
(RSVP to nia@...
Low-income people and communities of color in the Bay Area are
disproportionally affected by both the pollution generated from
automobile use and the inequitable distribution of transportation
funding that prioritizes driving over public transportation use. Bay
Area policymakers, required by Senate Bill 375, are considering
proposals that would reduce the amount of driving in the region by
making driving more costly-especially in dense urban areas. These
proposals include converting 400 miles of roads and highways into toll
lanes and charging drivers a fee to drive into downtown San Francisco.
Other metropolitan regions in the United States have enacted similar
proposals. However, transportation and social justice advocates argue
that those policies disproportionately burden low-income people and
communities of color, and that those communities do not necessarily
benefit from the additional revenue generated by transportation
This event brings together community-based organizations,
transportation justice advocates, planners, and policy experts to
identify how transportation pricing policies work, what lessons can be
learned from other regions that have enacted similar proposals, and
what can be done to ensure that low-income people and communities of
color in the Bay Area benefit from any proposed transportation pricing
Seating is limited and registration is required, so please RSVP early.
- Ya-Ting Liu, Campaign Manager of Rider Rebellion at Transportation
- Aaron Golub, Senior Sustainability Scientist at Arizona State
University's Global Institute of Sustainability
- Zabe Bent, Principal Transportation Planner for the San Francisco
County Transportation Authority
- Bob Allen, Director of Transportation Justice, at Urban Habitat