MTC policy experts part of panel discussions on transit's precarious future


Two discussions on the future of transit are planned for Thursday and feature MTC policy experts.

The San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) will host an online discussion: Steering Transit from the Fiscal Cliff” from 5 to 6 p.m. Register here.

Experts will discuss how they’re planning to avert a transit fiscal disaster, as well as how to advance programs and policy changes that can help any agency in the state restore and grow ridership.

Rebecca Long, Director of Legislation and Public Affairs for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission/Association of Bay Area Governments, will be a panelist along with Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), Michael Pimental of the California Transit Association, Emily Loper from the Bay Area Council and Laura Tolkoff of SPUR.

Earlier Thursday, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Civic Federation, and the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago will co-host a transportation forum: “Public Transit in a Post-Covid World: Building a Financially Stable, Equitable, and Accessible Mass Transit System.”

Georgia Gann Dohrmann, Assistant Director for Legislation and Public Affairs at MTC/ABAG will be a panelist. The panel discussion will cover the future and financial sustainability of mass transit, the financial cliff after federal Covid relief funds are spent, equity and access to transit, and the role transit plays in spurring economic development.

The event is hybrid, with remote options for attendance. The event is from 6:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PST. Register here.

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