High Speed Rail, LA Light Rail Headline Topics at USC Symposium; Metro CEO Art Leahy Honored

USC Transportation Symposium will promote a new era of environmentally-friendly transportation projects in California. Nearly 1,000 corporate, transportation professionals are expected, including Gov. Jerry Brown and LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
By: Rob Harris
Sustainabiliy Symposium at JW Marriott @ LA Live
Sustainabiliy Symposium at JW Marriott @ LA Live
March 28, 2011 - PRLog -- Leading innovators in green transportation projects and green building will headline the USC Sustainability in Transportation Symposium to be held April 21, 2011 at the JW Marriott at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles. The 17th Annual USC AGC Symposium is among the largest events held in Los Angeles surrounding Earth Day.

According to Symposium co-chair David Perera, the event will present a wide range of topics to encourage companies to expand and embrace sustainable construction and green practices to transportation projects in California. “This year’s event will bring together leading U.S. experts on the topic of sustainable development to educate and motivate Southern California’s built environment professionals as well as government and elected officials on the latest trends, techniques, technologies, and materials in green transportation projects,” Perera says.

Highlights include a keynote address by Norman Y. Mineta, former Secretary of Transportation and Vice Chairman of Hill & Knowlton, and will also accept the 2011 USC Legacy Award in recognition for his wide-range contributions in public service over his distinguished and influential career as a pioneer in the transportation industry. Metro Los Angeles CEO Art Leahy will be honored with the 2011 USC Visionary Award. As head of one of the largest transportation systems in the world, CEO Art Leahy is being honored for his dedication to the development of public transportation, as well as his commitment to the exploration of new and innovative transportation solutions in California.

Sponsors and participating agencies at the event include AECOM, AT&T, General Electric, NBC, AEG Worldwide, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Parsons and URS. Community partners include American Society of Civil Engineers, Fixing Angelenos Stuck in Traffic (FAST), Mobility 21, Women in Transportation (WTA), American Public Transit Association (APTA), USGBC, Urban Land Institute and the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA).

Symposium sessions range from how transportation planning will be a part of the proposed Farmers Field in downtown Los Angeles as well as efforts to include small businesses in local and state agency business opportunities.

For registration and other details, please visit www.uscgreensymposium.com.

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About the 2011 Sustainability in Transportation Symposium
The University of Southern California (USC) chapter of the Association of General Contractors (AGC) has provided an educational forum for the construction, design, architecture, contractor, and developer industries since 1994. Showcasing everything from transportation to sustainability, the USC Sustainability Symposium attracts established environmental-sustainability professionals from across the region. The 17th Annual USC AGC Construction Management Symposium: Sustainability in Transportation will occur during Earth Week on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at the JW Marriott at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles For more information, visit www.uscgreensymposium.com.

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