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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

March Lunch Program: Mitch Weiss Talks Active Transportation

11:30 AM - 01:00 PM Pacific Standard Time



Speaker: Mitch Weiss, Deputy Director at the California Transportation Commission

To attend, please register here by Friday, March 21.

We are pleased to welcome Mitch Weiss, Deputy Director at theCalifornia Transportation Commission, as our program speaker on Tuesday, March 25, 2014!

Mr. Weis is leading development of the new Active Transportation Program which was created in 2013 by Senate Bill 99 and Assembly Bill 101. The program combines several funding sources and was established to encourage active modes of transportation, such as biking and walking. For the past 6 months, Mr. Weiss has led an extensive stakeholder engagement process to develop program guidelines. The Commission is slated to adopt the program guidelines on March 20th with Caltrans releasing a call for projects shortly thereafter.  The upcoming call for projects will provide $360 million for active transportation projects across the state. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the program and how eligible applicants may access this newly created source of funding!

 
About our Speaker:

Mitch Weiss is a Deputy Director at the California Transportation Commission. The Commission is responsible for the programming and allocating of funds for highway, passenger rail, transit and active transportation improvements throughout California. Mr. Weiss’ current assignment includes the development of guidelines for the newly created Active Transportation Program. Previously he oversaw the preparation and adoption of the State Transportation Improvement Program, the state’s only ongoing program for capacity expansion on the state’s highway and intercity rail systems, and worked on one-time programming events funded through federal stimulus and state propositions.

Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Weiss held several positions in the California Department of Transportation Division of Budgets, including Chief of the Office of Capital and Finance where he oversaw the development and monitoring of the department’s capital outlay and local assistance budgets, and the forecasting of the state's transportation revenues.

Mr. Weiss earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from San Francisco State University. He is an avid cyclist and runner and resides in Sacramento.

DATE: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

WTS-SACRAMENTO PROGRAM FORMAT:   
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration/Mingling/Lunch Served
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Speaker Presentation
12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Q & A

 

COST: Free for WTS Members, $15 for Non-Members. 

Payment due by cash, check, or credit card at the door.  There is a $0.50 surcharge for every $15 credit card transaction.

Note:  All no-shows will be charged $15.

RSVP by Friday, March 21, 2014.

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