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Jenna Hornstock
Submitted on September 20, 2017 - 2pm

LA Metro's Jenna Hornstock (pictured) and Elizabeth Carvajal on how perimeter improvements at Union Station could open up L.A.'s central transit facility to the community and to the world stage.

Michael Kodama
Submitted on September 20, 2017 - 1pm

Michael Kodama explains the West Santa Ana Branch Corridor "megaproject"—a proposed light rail connecting Downtown Los Angeles to Southeast L.A. County, which has endured the loss of manufacturing jobs alongside heavy industrial pollution and a dearth of mobility options.

Dan Richard
Submitted on September 20, 2017 - 1pm

Dan Richard, chair of the California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors, tells VX News how the evolving program is already stimulating investment despite the challenges ahead.

Submitted on September 13, 2017 - 5pm

Varun Sivaram speaks to VX News about the need for more continuous funding of low-carbon energy innovation to ensure that the cleanest possible products “unlock” incumbent technologies and proliferate.

Emily Castor
Submitted on September 13, 2017 - 3pm

Lyft’s Director of Transportation Policy addresses how the company’s many public-private partnerships anticipate new urban mobility services—like on-demand autonomous vehicle fleets.

Mary Nichols
Submitted on September 13, 2017 - 3pm

CARB Chair Mary Nichols explains the potential impact of the Volkswagen settlement for electric transportation, as well as how the national leadership vacuum on climate change is affecting California's international partnerships.

Ron Nichols
Submitted on September 13, 2017 - 2pm

Southern California Edison President Ron Nichols on how the utility is approaching the opportunity of installing electric transportation infrastructure across California.

Enrique Zaldivar
Submitted on August 24, 2017 - 10am

Enrique Zaldivar, General Manager of LA SAN, on getting to the city's zero waste goals and championing stormwater capture initiatives.

Sheila Kuehl
Submitted on August 23, 2017 - 3pm

County Supervisor Kuehl and Chief Sustainability Officer Gary Gero catch up on the county's water resiliency plan.

Submitted on July 21, 2017 - 2pm

After five years of leading the embattled authority in charge of implementing the California High Speed Rail project, Jeff Morales joins VX News for an exit interview to provide some insights on the future of the transformative rail network.

Submitted on July 21, 2017 - 2pm

Los Angeles water experts convened to discuss how integrated solutions could provide resilient and clean local water supply in an era of climate change.

Submitted on July 19, 2017 - 10pm

At a recent talk hosted by the Creative Artist Agency Foundation, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger charted a path forward for climate action at the subnational level of government.

Phil Washington
Submitted on June 14, 2017 - 11am

Facing a dramatic cut in federal funding, VX News sat down with the head of Los Angeles' public transportation operation agency about the impacts to their ambitious flurry of rail projects.

John Emerson
Submitted on June 14, 2017 - 11am

Following President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, VX News sat down with former U.S. Ambassador to Germany John Emerson to gather his opinions on this administration’s impact on trade and commerce, climate action, and political discourse in Europe.

Vilma Martinez
Submitted on March 28, 2017 - 1pm

How will business activities, especially in the clean tech and innovation sector, be affected by federal policies? At VX2017, VerdeXchange and the World Trade Center-Los Angeles convened political leaders to discuss the importance of trade and investment to the region and the United States in general.

Cheryl Santor
Submitted on March 14, 2017 - 5pm

With more and more infrastructure coming to rely on a network of computers communicating around the clock, the most critical functions of our cities could soon be more vulnerable than ever before. In the Internet age, urban “resilience” means not only responding to climate change, but also protecting our ubiquitous networks from both hack and glitch. At VX2017, cybersecurity experts discussed how agencies are staying ahead of the curve of the new, advanced technology taking over our cities.

Submitted on March 14, 2017 - 5pm

Resiliency and climate adaptation efforts seek to buffer humans from the impacts of climate change. In South Louisiana, entire communities are now at-risk to the impacts of sea-level rise. VX News speaks with Steven Bingler, the leader of one of the most innovative, community-led resiliency projects that is seeking to design a bipartisan blueprint for climate adaptation work in the region.

Submitted on March 14, 2017 - 4pm

Over the past eight years, Fresno has been in the skilled hands of Ashley Swearengin. A veteran of water, transportation, and economic development battles, the former Mayor opines on lessons learned during her productive eight years. VX News is pleased to present an exit interview with former Mayor Swearengin.

CPUC Chair Michael Picker
Submitted on March 14, 2017 - 3pm

The growing set of renewable energy technologies, programs and financing schemes that customers are seeing today include claims that you can go “off the grid” for $30 per month. At VX2017, energy leaders from the regulatory, utility, and business community came together to confirm the realities, the true costs, and the societal impacts of distributed generation, home storage, and an “interactive grid”.

Sheila Kuehl
Submitted on February 23, 2017 - 11am

At VerdeXchange 2017, Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl announced her plans to introduce a motion to develop a countywide funding measure for stormwater capture and management.