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Panel - "Who Drives, Who Pays?: Benefits, Burdens, and Equitable Strategies for Funding Transportation" (11/16, Oakland)

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  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal
    ... From: Laurie Jones Neighbors, Urban Habitat Date: Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 2:05 PM Subject: Upcoming BCLI Panel - Who Drives, Who
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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
      pricing programs.

      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
      program.

      Seating is limited and registration is required, so please RSVP early.

      Speakers include...

      - Ya-Ting Liu, Campaign Manager of Rider Rebellion at Transportation
      Alternatives
      - 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
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