Transportation Planning by Citizen Revolt: Self-Inflicted Taxes Inspire Urban Transformation

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 09:00 AM – 10:15 AM Convention Center, Room 501 Open to All Attendees
Concurrent Session

Once boasting the most extensive public rail transportation system in the world, Los Angeles abandoned it in favor of a spider web of freeways. Then, through a voter initiative, the residents chose twice to raise sales taxes on themselves to fund the buildout of a countywide, multimodal, public transportation system with the intent of inspiring higher-density mixed-use urban development. Come see the results of this powerful and creative enterprise partnering public and private sector leaders.