Regional Transit Governance Seminar

Metropolitan regions are the economic engines of our nation and public transit is the machinery that enables the largest metropolitan areas to function, compete effectively for employers and labor, and foster innovation. The ability of transit organizations to respond to changing and expanding demands varies across the industry and is shaped to a large extent by individual governance and organizational structures. This seminar brings together transportation experts, transit operators, and public officials to discuss:
  • Regional transit governance challenges and how they affect performance outcomes, such as system integration, investment decisions, and customer orientation.
  • Best practices that shape development and growth in several urban areas.
This event will begin with an overview of the newly released Eno/TransitCenter report, “Getting to the Route of It: The Role of Governance in Regional Transit,” and “Seamless Transit,” SPUR’s most recent transportation policy report. A panel discussion will follow.
Karen Philbrick, PhD, Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute
Topic Overview:
Hon. Jim Beall, Chair, California Senate Transportation Committee
“Getting to the Route of It: The Role of Governance in Regional Transit”:
Joshua Schank, President and CEO, Eno Center for Transportation
“Overcoming Transit Fragmentation”:
Ratna Amin, Transportation Policy Director, SPUR
David Bragdon, Executive Director, TransitCenter
Panel Discussion:
David Armijo, General Manager, AC Transit
Cindy Chavez, Vice-Chair VTA; Member, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
Grace Crunican, General Manager, Bay Area Rapid Transit
Steve Heminger, Executive Director, Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Rick Ramacier, General Manager, Central Contra Costa Transportation Authority
Ed Reiskin, Director of Transportation, San Francisco MTA
March 31, 2015