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Mineta Transportation Summit: The Intersection Between Transportation and Housing

Building Blocks to the Future

While the San Francisco Bay Area is booming with jobs and (for many) high wages, people are increasingly priced out of the housing market and the region is losing people to fill jobs that are essential to California’s economy. In response to this crisis, we have seen a proliferation of transit-oriented projects (TODs) which place high-density housing above or adjacent to transit centers. TODs provide easy mobility while offering less costly living space. Join us to learn the effective strategies used by planners, policy makers and advocates to implement high quality, equitable transit-oriented station areas.

These and other innovations will be discussed at this free, half day summit.



  • 9–10:15 a.m. Keynote: Therese McMillan, Executive Director, Metropolitan Transportation Commission
    Moderator: Secretary Norman Mineta, Secretary (Ret.), U.S. Department of Transportation
  • 10:15–10:30 a.m. Break
  • 10:30–11:30 a.m. Panel
    Asha Agrawal
    , Ph.D., Director, Mineta Transportation Institute National Transportation Finance Center
    Carl Guardino, President and CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
    Pedro Galvao, Senior Policy Manager, Nonprofit Housing Association of Northern California
    Honorable Cindy Chavez, Santa Clara Supervisor (Invited)
    Abigail Thorne-Lyman, Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Program Manager for the Strategic and Policy Planning Group, BART
    Moderator: Karen Philbrick, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute

Free program

Please register by Thursday, June 20 at noon

Underwritten by the Mineta Transportation Institute  


June 21, 2019

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States