How L.A. And San Jose Embraced Rail Transit — Free Lunchtime Talk At SPUR San Jose Today

San Jose and Los Angeles are similar urban areas, despite their population differences.  Both are primarily auto-oriented (with San Jose sometimes derisively referred to as “L.A. without the beach”).  And both have recently sought to transform themselves into rail-oriented cities in recent decades.

Today at land use think tank SPUR in San Jose, the Honorable Rod Diridon and I will trace the history of the two cities’ urban transformation at a lunchtime talk.  Mr. Diridon has a long and distinguished career in urban transportation issues in the South Bay, with a Caltrain/light rail transit station named after him just outside of downtown (we graded the surrounding neighborhood a “B” in our Next 10/Berkeley Law October report grading station neighborhoods across California).

The event is free and begins at 12:30.  More information can be found here.  I hope you can join.


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