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American Public Transportation Association

 Webcast: A New Era of Transportation Choices

A New Era of Transportation Choices: Linking Transportation, Land Use, and Sustainability

Live Webcast Conference Session from
APTA's 2010 Rail Conference.

Monday, June 7, 2010
12:30-2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (North America)
(Luncheon at 12:00 p.m.)
Live from the Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, British Columbia

Session Overview

For the last half century, we’ve built auto-dependent urban and suburban regions: the Age of Motordom.  As we move into the post-Motordom era – an age of transportation choices – it helps to look back to an earlier period when we built our cities around streetcars.  Shaped profoundly by the streetcar and trolley, Vancouver rejected freeways and pioneered a form of development that is being adopted around the world. 

This presentation will illustrate Vancouver’s rail-based growth, compare it with other cities, and speculate on the impacts that increased transportation choices will have on cities and regions.

Closed captioning services will be provided.

Session Sponsor


Webcast sponsored by HNTB Corporation.


Gordon Price, director, City Program, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC 

Gordon Price

Gordon Price oversees the urban design, sustainability, and community development programs at Simon Fraser University.  Board member of the International Centre for Sustainable Cities, he was a six-term Vancouver City Councillor and served on the Boards of the Greater Vancouver Regional District and TransLink. 

Price is a lecturer on transportation and land use for the City of Portland, OR and Portland State University.  His essays include: The Deceptive City and Local Politician's Guide to Urban Transportation.  He received the Plan Canada Award from the Canadian Institute of Planners and The Smarty Award from Smart Growth BC.

Fees & Registration

$ 195.00 APTA member
$ 295.00 Non-Member

Registration fees for this event are per connection

PLEASE NOTE: Each Registration Fee Is for One Computer Log-On. You may have many individuals viewing the webcast from just one computer. You must order additional registrations for each additional computer you want to log into the webcast.

APTA encourages you to fill your conference room and invite your staff, colleagues and stakeholders to learn, engage, and share questions & answers with leading industry experts on this timely topic!

Exclusive Offer:
Your registration fee also includes one-year unlimited access for your organization to the recording of this live webcast. Share this session with your colleagues who are not able to make the live event.

Technical Requirements

To participate in the web portion of this event, you must have the following:


For more information on this webcast, please contact:

Joseph Niegoski
APTA's Director - Educational Services 
(202) 496-4870


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