TransLink in collaboration with the SFU City Program is pleased to announce another installment of the Rethinking Transportation: New Voices, New Ideas series. This latest installment is with Carl Guardino, widely lauded as one of the most influential forces on transportation policy and funding in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley area, where such ballot measures are routine and have successfully funded major transportation improvements.
Here’s a bit about Mr. Guardino’s talk and about the man himself:
Transportation Referendum: Lessons Learned from the Front Line
A healthy and competitive economy relies on efficient transportation. In Metro Vancouver, we are increasingly facing some of the worst traffic congestion in Canada. The region’s mayors have developed a Transportation and Transit Plan to cut congestion; keep people, jobs and our economy moving, and accommodate a million more people expected here by 2040.
This spring, Metro Vancouver voters will have a say on these proposed transportation and transit improvements through a referendum—the first of its kind in Canada.
Carl Guardino is widely lauded as one of the most influential forces on transportation policy and funding in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley area, where such ballot measures are routine and have successfully funded major transportation improvements.
Carl will share lessons learned from a region that has been recognized for its progress and innovation, and how this experience might help engage and inform Metro Vancouver residents as we weigh the important decision before us.
About Carl Guardino
Carl Guardino is the President and CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a public policy trade association that represents more than 385 of Silicon Valley’s most respected companies.
He also serves as the Chair of the California Transportation Commission, an independent public agency responsible for programming and allocating of funds for the construction of highway, passenger rail and transit improvements throughout California.
Guardino led efforts that resulted in $1.4 billion of funding for 19 key road and rail improvements and co-managed a traffic relief initiative that will generate $5.5 billion in local funds for transit improvements.
His experience in building consensus around transportation measures, successful managing of referenda and activating business leaders to promote sustainable transportation will make an excellent contribution to the current transportation dialogue in our region.
Monday, January 19, 7 to 9 p.m.
Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre
Room 1400, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
Reservations: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Reserve
This lecture will also be live webcast. Reservations are not required for the webcast.
For more info on this series check out the SFU page or read some our past posts. And remember, you can always post your questions about this series here as well as following the hashtag #movingthefuture on Twitter.