11/16/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/17/2017 16:10
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is partnering with LA CoMotion today through Friday, Nov. 17 for Cities in Motion, a thought leadership conference that is bringing together voices from around the globe to explore the changing nature of urban mobility.
Cities in Motion is taking place at 1200 E. 5th St. in the Los Angeles Arts District as part of LA CoMotion - a five-day expo and festival about new mobility. Speakers include civic leaders and policy makers, as well as transportation and mobility leaders from around the world.
'Los Angeles is where we imagine the transportation systems of tomorrow - and bring them alive today,' said Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Eric Garcetti. 'I am thrilled to host LA CoMotion and industry leaders in our city so that we can all work together to shape the future of mobility.'
Mayor Garcetti today delievered the keynote address at the Cities in Motion conference and Joshua Schank, Chief of Metro's Office of Extraordinary Innovation, is speaking on two panels: one on how mobility changes our cityscape; the other on Los Angeles as a template for the new transportation revolution.
'LA CoMotion provides an excellent opportunity to explore the innovative practices across transportation,' said Joshua Schank. Chief Innovation Officer for Metro's Office of Extraordinary Innovation. 'By showcasing Metro's unsolicited proposal process, while learning from the perspectives of our other public and private partners, attendees have much to gain from the Cities in Motion panel discussions.'
For more information about LA CoMotion and to purchase tickets visit lacomotion.com/program.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is unique among the nation's transportation agencies. Created in 1993, Metro is a multimodal transportation agency that transports about 1.3 million passengers daily on a fleet of 2,200 clean air buses and six rail lines. The agency also oversees bus, rail, highway and other mobility-related building projects and leads transportation planning and programming for Los Angeles County. Through its oversight of one of the largest public works programs in America, Metro is changing the urban landscape of one of the country's largest, most populous counties. Stay informed by following Metro on The Source and El Pasajero at metro.net, facebook.com/losangelesmetro, twitter.com/metrolosangeles and twitter.com/metroLAalerts and instagram.com/metrolosangeles.