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General Assembly/Transportation Summit

Bay Area on the Move:
Connecting Transportation, Land Use and Climate Protection

A forum joining ABAG’s General Assembly with
discussions on MTC’s Transportation 2035 Plan

Friday, October 26, 2007 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway, Oakland
(near the 12th Street BART Station)

About the Conference

Bay Area residents previewed some of the major decisions anticipated as part of an update to MTC’s long-range transportation policy and investment blueprint, known as Transportation 2035. The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) showcased results of its FOCUS effort to identify priority development areas.

S.F. Mayor Gavin Newsom


Hear and see local elected officials, policy-makers and outside experts address how the threat of climate change has heated up the debate about congestion pricing, the transportation-land use connection and social equity. Featured speakers and panelists include S.F. Mayor Gavin Newsom, MTC Executive Director Steve Heminger, Association of Bay Area Governments Executive Director Henry Gardner, MTC Chair Bill Dodd and MTC Commissioner Dave Cortese, and Dr. Manuel Pastor, director, Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, Center for Sustainable Cities, University of Southern California.

(Requires RealPlayer)


  1. Challenges and Choices for a Bay Area on the Move (PowerPoint 29 MB)
  2. Program/Speaker Bios (PDF)
  3. Transportation 2035 Fact Sheet (PDF)
  4. FOCUS Initiative Fact Sheet (Word)
  5. FOCUS: Proposed Priority Development Areas (Map) (PDF)
  6. Quick Guide to Acronyms and Terms (PDF)
  7. E-Voting results (PowerPoint)
  8. T-2035 Timeline (PDF)

Press coverage:


8:30 a.m.


9 a.m.

Opening Remarks

  • Dave Cortese, ABAG President and San Jose Vice Mayor
  • Bill Dodd, MTC Chair and Napa County Supervisor

Opening Speaker

  • Dr. Manuel Pastor, Director, Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, Center for Sustainable Cities, University of Southern California

9:30 a.m.

Challenges and Choices An Overview

  • Henry Gardner and Steve Heminger, Executive Directors of ABAG and MTC, respectively

10:15 a.m.

Making the Connection Panel Discussion

  • Co-moderators:
    • Dave Cortese, ABAG President, San Jose Vice Mayor
    • Bill Dodd, MTC Chair, Napa County Supervisor
  • Susan Adams, Marin County Supervisor
  • Jane Brunner, Oakland Councilmember
  • Stuart Cohen, Transportation and Land Use Coalition
  • Carl Guardino, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

11:20 a.m.

Meeting the Challenges

  • Group Discussions (East Hall, Jewett Ballroom and Oakland Conference Room)
  • Summit participants will break into groups to continue the dialogue on issues raised in the morning sessions.
  • Participants also will have the opportunity to identify other issues to be addressed in the Transportation 2035 Plan.

12:30 p.m.


West Hall

1:00 p.m.

Luncheon Speaker

  • Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Mayor

1:45 p.m.

New Regional Initiatives

  • Mark Ross, Martinez City Councilmember and Chair of the Joint Policy Committee, will announce new regional initiatives on FOCUS
    and climate protection.

Wrap Up: Next Steps

  • What We Heard: Henry Gardner, ABAG Executive Director and
    Steve Heminger, MTC Executive Director
  • Next Steps/Closing: Dave Cortese, ABAG President and San Jose Vice Mayor; and Bill Dodd, MTC Chair and Napa County Supervisor

2:00 p.m.


For More Information

Call 510.464.7900 or 510.817.5757 for conference details.