SACRAMENTO – California State Transportation Agency Secretary Brian P. Kelly spoke this month at a transportation summit held at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco, joining a long list of diverse and respected individuals from Martin Luther King, to Ronald Reagan and Bill Gates who have presented at the historic public affairs forum.
Delivering the keynote speech at the 2016 Norman Mineta Policy Summit on Transportation Finance at the club on June 24, Secretary Kelly covered a range of topics in the transportation world, from the emergence of new technology and autonomous vehicles, to high-speed rail and the need for increased investments in transportation funding.
Early on, he reminded the audience not to underestimate the impact of climate change on transportation policy in the state.
“In California, it is estimated that roughly 40% of greenhouse gas emissions come from the transportation sector, and the vast majority of those from automobile and truck emissions,” Secretary Kelly said.
“Our job today is quite clear: promote transportation policies that address not just the state’s mobility and safety objectives, but also our sustainability and environmental objectives.”
In case you missed Secretary Kelly’s keynote address and would like to hear the speech in its entirety, please use the following links:
Panel Discussion (following the Keynote) Podcast: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/archive/podcast/7th-annual-mineta-national-transportation-finance-summit-superior-infrastru-0