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2013 Sustainability & Public Transportation Workshop

The American Public Transportation Association will hold its 2013 Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop in San Francisco July 28-30. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and the San Francisco Bay Area Transportation District (BART) will host the event at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in Union Square.

As the federal transportation law, MAP-21, comes into effect, a new focus is being placed on measuring and tracking progress against strategic indicators, particularly in state of good repair and safety, two areas with a strong connection to sustainability. This Workshop will explore performance measurement and the wider context of sustainability.

Speakers and break-out groups will present environmentally and energy efficient, economically sound and socially responsible developments and practices to advance public transportation’s role in sustainability, with a special focus on performance measurement and tools for sustainability.

Presentations will include a focus on climate change adaptation and resiliency, international perspectives, sustainable communities, and solving the “last mile” issue. Tours are planned of BART transit-oriented development sites, SFMTA’s Greasecycle and biodiesel program, cable car barn, as well as several self-guided options.

More information is available here.