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Tuesday, May 12, 2009
By Yokota Fritz


Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Carl Guardino to keynote
Public invited - No charge to attend


The Mineta Transportation Institute will hold a panel discussion on first- and last-mile issues for bike commuters who also use public transit. Carl Guardino, president of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and a cycling enthusiast, will keynote. The panel is still in planning but so far it appears the panel will include a University of Colorado professor doing a research report on the topic; a representative from the Federal Transportation Administration, who will discuss lesser-known funding sources for bike trails; a transportation planner from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission; a yet-to-be-named bicycle commuting advocate; and someone from the Federal Highway Administration. There will be time for Q&A.

The audience will include bicycle commuters, transit agency representatives, corporate people in charge of encouraging employees to use alternative transportation, municipal leaders, and anyone else who wants to attend.

The event will be co-sponsored by the Commonwealth Club; Commonwealth Club events are often recorded for broadcasting by NPR.

All this will happen at the Le Petit Trianon in San Jose. The date is Wednesday, June 3, from 8am - noon, including continental breakfast. There is no charge, but please contact maurillo AT mti DOT sjsu DOT edu to RSVP so MTI can have an idea of how many to prepare for.


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