Tonight I attended this session, part of the 'Rethinking Transportation: New Voices, New Ideas series'. It is presented in collaboration with TransLink and the SFU City Program and took place at SFU Harbour Centre in downtown Vancouver. This session was given by Carl Guardino, an influential force on transportation policy and funding in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley area, where public ballots have successfully voted to fund many major transportation improvements. Carl shared lessons learned and how this experience might help engage and inform Metro Vancouver residents as our own transit referendum fast approaches. Read on for my unedited notes from the session, facts and numbers are as I heard them, hopefully I have done Carl justice.
These bullets were recorded during Carl's talk:
After his speech Carl took some questions, I didn't record the question or specific answers, just interesting pieces of information as it came up.