ITS students took part in the ninth annual UCLA Luskin Day at Los Angeles City Hall on Friday, February 8 to meet with and interview a panel of experts on the topic of  Full Speed Ahead: Creative Solutions to L.A.’s Transportation Needs.

The event connected students from the School’s Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning departments with city and county leaders, as well as representatives from the private and nonprofit sectors, to discuss this multi-faceted problem. The recent failure in the November 2012 general election of L.A.’s Measure J, which would have extended the half-cent sales tax approved in 2008 as Measure R for an additional 30 years, leaves open the question: What is the future of transportation funding in Los Angeles?

ITS Associate Director Allison Yoh served as faculty adviser and moderated an open noontime discussion on solutions to L.A.’s transportation challenges. The participating students will be drafting a memo with Dr. Yoh on the information gathered and the solutions proposed during the day.