BACKGROUND: Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, will convene a field briefing in Los Angeles to discuss the upcoming federal transportation bill. Senator Boxer will hear testimony from community leaders and state government officials on local and state transportation priorities. A field briefing is also scheduled for September 3 in Sacramento, and additional California briefings will be held in the future.



10:00 AM PDT

LOCATION: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Corner of Cesar E. Chavez Av. and Vignes St)
Board of Directors' Hearing Room

WITNESSES: (Order subject to change)

Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles
Karen Bass, Speaker of California's Assembly

Panel 1:
• Hasan Ikhrata, Executive Director, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
• Dr. Barry R. Wallerstein, Executive Officer, South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)
• Roger Snoble, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO), in whose hearing room the briefing will take place.

Panel 2:
• Jeff Stone, Chair, Riverside County Transportation Commission
• Jim Kemp, Executive Director, Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG)
• Art Leahy, Chief Executive Officer, Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)
• Deborah Barmack, Executive Director, San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG)
• Darren Kettle, Executive Director, Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC)
• Fran Inman, Senior Vice President of Majestic Realty (Representing the Los Angles Chamber of Commerce and Mobility 21, a transportation coalition comprising representatives from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties.)