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Learn About Extraordinary Innovations at Metro with Joshua Schank, Chief Innovation Officer, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 6 pm

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Please register, as this will sell out.

Join us for Networking and a Great Talk!

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(Invitation: To Register, click on Order Now Button above): Don't miss this chance to hear Joshua L. Schank, Metro Chief Innovation Officer [Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority] where he leads the Office of Extraordinary Innovation (OEI).


The role of this office is to champion new ideas to improve mobility in LA County by upgrading the high-level vision for Metro, piloting and implementing new and experimental programs and policy, and serving as the primary liaison for new ideas relevant to Metro coming from entrepreneurs, established private sector entities, academia, or individual residents.

The office is also responsible for Metro’s Public Private Partnership (P3), and strategic planning functions.

Prior to joining Metro, Dr. Joshua L. Schank was the President and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation, a national non-profit think-tank with the mission of improving transportation policy and leadership. 

Join The Transit Coalition to learn about the future of Los Angeles and the progress being made right now. There has never been a more exciting or dynamic time in LA transportation history. You don't want to miss Joshua L. SchankMetro Chief Innovation Officer talk about various elements, next steps and what to expect in the coming year. 

If you are in the transit, engineering, architectural or construction industry, don’t get left at the station, you need to attend to find out about the progress being made right now and how to get involved. If you are a transit advocate, come learn about the work going on now to make this major transformative project a reality.

Come to our Transit Coalition Dinner Meeting at Metro Gateway Headquarters, (Union StationConference Room on the 3rd Floor) in downtown LA from 6:05 p.m. to 8:35 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Come learn about the latest developments and find out first hand, by joining us.     

Note: You must prepay for food by noon Wednesday, October 4, so the food order can be submitted.

Check-in and networking is from 6:05 p.m.- 6:24 p.m. Introductions and updates on transit developments from 6:25 p.m. to 6:34 p.m. The speakers program starts at 6:35 p.m. Make it a goal to arrive by the 6:05 p.m. start to get the most out of your evening! 

The dinner program and presentation will last until 7:55 p.m. Time and interest permitting, we will cover the business of other transit activities in Southern CA for those wishing to remain for the last segment of the meeting.

There will be reports on local transit, as well as state and urban rail services such as Metro, Amtrak, Metrolink, and High Speed Rail at the meeting. We may talk about other projects such as the Westside Extension, the Downtown Regional Connector, the Foothill Gold Line, the Downtown LA Streetcar, the Westside / SF Valley Rail Tunnel, the West Santa Ana Branch, the East Valley Transit Corridor, the Crenshaw Line and many other hot transit topics.

To see our location, see this Google map. If you have trouble locating the meeting, call 818-419-1671. If we know you are coming, we will look for you, so you won't stay lost from us. Note: If you want to get an e-mail meeting reminder directly, write and you can get on the list for future events.

Spread the word!  Please join us Wednesday, October 4 and pass this invitation along to anyone who might be interested in joining us as well! Call if you have any questions.

Note: If you need a scholarship registration to attend, please Pre-registration is absolutely required to attend and no one registered will be turned away. However, if you don't register and show up, please pay $50 cash at the door.

About The Transit Coalition: The Transit Coalition is a non-profit association whose goal is to increase Transit and Mobility Options in Southern California by activating citizens to advocate for sensible public policy to grow our bus and rail network. Þ--Þ--Þ

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Metro Gateway Headquarters is served by Amtrak, Metrolink, Metro Rail and Bus, DASH and other municipal carriers. You can also park in the structure for $8. 

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If you find at the last minute, you can't attend, you may pass your ticket off to a colleague (you must print and bring the ticket) or donate it to cover the cost of one of our interns to attend.

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