Infrastructure

Joshua Schank on Transport Innovation & Learning from Failure

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Per Joshua Schank, Metro’s former Chief Innovation Officer, more than capital is needed. Schank, in this interview, notes that in addition to capital investment, the LA County agency needs to continue to seek creative solutions to solve the region’s mobility problems. Schank explains that not being afraid of failure and tapping more into the potential of public-private partnership are two ways Metro can move forward successfully, especially with appropriated funding from the State and Federal governments expected and on the way.

VX News Exit Interview with POLA’s General Counsel & LA City Attorney Janna Sidley

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Janna Sidley

VX News shares this exit interview with Janna Sidley, who since 2013 has served as POLA's General Counsel and is retiring after a 2.5-decade career in the LA City & US Attorneys' offices, in which she reflects on her accomplishments and tenure representing the nation's 2nd largest port.

Governor Newsom's Proposed 2022-23 State Budget

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On Monday, January 10 Governor Newsom announced his $286 billion budget request for 2022-23. TPR excerpts the Governor’s Proposed Budget Summary, highlighting requested state spending for economic and workforce development, transportation, energy, water, climate, housing, and homelessness.

SoCal Gas President Maryam Brown on the Role for Clean Fuels In California’s Energy Future

Maryam Brown

As the world’s largest direct air capture plant kicked off operations this September in Iceland, Southern California Gas Company recently announced plans to develop and test new direct air capture technology that both captures C02 and collects water for irrigation.

POLA’s Gene Seroka on Need for Federal Infrastructure Investment

Port of LA Executive Director Gene Seroka highlights opportunities to accelerate the Port’s plans for zero-emissions operations and reminds readers that with 40 percent of the nation’s exports coming through the Ports of LA & Long Beach, the impacts of capital investment at the Ports are magnified well beyond LA city limits.

US Bilateral Climate Commitments Affirmed: Special Presidential Envoy for Climate’s Sr. Adviser—Reed Schuler, on the Record

Reed Schuler

VX News excerpts Reed Schuler, Senior Advisor to Special Presidential Envoy For Climate John Kerry, on the Biden administration’s government-wide approach to combatting the climate crisis and the status of US climate commitments both domestically and internationally.

Rep. Mike Levin on the Consequential Impacts of Congress’ Budget & Infrastructure Votes This Month

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Mike Levin

As Democrats in Congress work in the next two weeks to fashion and negotiate a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill, VX News asked Representative Mike Levin (CA-49) to elaborate on the significance of the pending federal spending frameworks.