The West Coast Corridor Coalition proudly presents this timely conference on climate policy and west coast transportation and invites your active participation. We have assembled an impressive roster of speakers and panel participants to address today’s hottest topics, and packed an incredible amount of information into a condensed two-day program.
Who Should Attend
Government officials, industry executives, and advocates involved with the implementation of transportation, energy and climate policy on the West Coast.
Why You Should Attend
This conference brings together leading federal and state policy makers and regulators, utilities, automakers, alternative fuel advocates, environmental organizations and key legislators to address climate policies and regulations regarding transportation and the implementation of measures on the West Coast to meet those goals and regulations.
Climate Policy and West Coast Transportation
Thursday, September 16, 2010 8:00 AM –
Friday, September 17, 2010 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Stanford University, McCaw Hall
Palo Alto, California
A Word About the West Coast Corridor Coalition
The WCCC is comprised of public and private transportation related organizations on the west coast, including state DOTs, MPOs, ports, railroads, trucking interests and others concerned with improving mobility in a clean, green and smart manner. The West Coast Corridor Coalition (WCCC) advocates collaborative solutions to transportation system challenges on the West Coast Corridor.
WCCC members represent the states of Alaska, California, Oregon and Washington.
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I’m a resident in Carlsbad, CA in San Diego County. Caltrans recently released a proposal to do a massive widening to I-5. I’m very concerned about this project.
In the Caltrans EIR, The Corridor of the Future was mentioned, which led me to the Alternative Fuels Corridor pilot project, part of the Corridor of the Future project. None of this is mentioned in the EIR. I don’t believe SD County received funding for it.
I would like to learn more about how alternative fuel could and should be part of massive expansion project. Can you help?
Thanks for your interest. Look at the front page of the San Diego Union Tribune today for coverage of the meeting. I understand that the EIR is a 10,000 page document. I understand that most of the discussion of over 1,000 people was mostly concerned about displacing homeowners through the condemnation process.
SANDAG has a direction dictated by the voters who passed the transnet sales tax to reduce transportation congestion and their planning is working closely with CALTRANS to provide more capacity on the I-5 corridor. Unfortunately, I am not familiar with the Alternative Fuels Corridor pilot project. However, I understand that one of the major concerns along the I-5 north-south traffic is the amount of goods movement via trucks that is projected to get worse. One of the concepts along I-5 is to have dedicated truck lanes during off hours to minimize their effect. Every truck on the road is somewhat equivalent to about 2 1/2 personal passenger vehicles (cars). I have had some personal contact with the CalTrans and SANDAG personnel who are sincere and conscientious in doing their job. There is always room for improvement. Planning that takes a better look at the available technology is one area that I have been pushing to make the planning more realistic. Public interest like yours is a welcome addition to transportation issues to get a more aware public that can intelligently influence the policy decision makers.
Please take a look at SANDAG’s draft RTP (Regional Transportation Plan) and a public comment meeting that is scheduled for November 19, 2010.