California's mandated Sustainable Community Strategies (SCS) will be presented Monday 3/5, with focus on the Best Practices of Transportation Management & Operations for sustainable communities. From 10:30 - noon a slate of excellent speakers will 1) overview the SCS legislative requirements (which are being viewed as a template for implementation in other states); and 2) give "teaser" presentations on their transportation contributions to sustainability.
After lunch, tour participants will meet for a "hands-on" tour and see and hear more details on the Best Practices. We will see and hear:
- Pedestrian and transit amenities, & TOD built around Gold Line light rail stations.
- Los Angeles Union Station, the regional transportation hub to over 100,000 daily commuters, and planned TOD around this historic station.
- Smart Park use of ITS for dynamic setting of parking fees around the Staples Center.
- Adaptive traffic signal timing and bus rapid transit signal operations.
Thanks to METRO for providing free one-day transit passes for the maximum 50 tour participants.