Plus an update on Measure B
from Jeff Spencer, Executive Director
Sacramento Transportation Authority
Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Place: Cafe Bernardo (1000 K Street)
$10 members, $15 non-members
Includes free appetizers plus drink ticket
For our October meeting, we will be joined by Bill Elrick, executive director of the California Fuel Cell Partnership. Mr. Elrick will provide an overview and update on fuel cell vehicles (passenger, bus, etc.) and the growing hydrogen fueling network in California as well as national and international efforts to commercialize the technology. Bill will be driving the new Toyota Mirai to the event.
Bill Elrick is the California Fuel Cell Partnership’s Executive Director. Previously, he held the Technical Program Director position for seven years, bringing his active tenure in alternative fuel transportation to over 20 years. Under his leadership, CalFCP members have developed new analysis tools and detailed roll-out plans that industry, state, and federal agencies reference in planning support for hydrogen stations. He works directly with industry stakeholders, including automakers, station developers, medium and heavy duty fuel cell vehicle developers, and government to facilitate collaborative actions that fulfill each organization’s needs. Bill has a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from Ball State University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Indiana.
Also joining us at our October Happy Hour for a brief message on Measure B, will be Jeffrey Spencer, Executive Director of the Sacramento Transportation Authority. STA administers Sacramento County’s Measure A local sales tax for transportation and would administer the proposed half-cent increase known as Measure B, which will be on the November 8th ballot. Mr. Spencer will discuss some of the projects Measure B would fund such as complete streets around Sacramento County, widening of Capital City Freeway from P Street to Watt Avenue, the Southeast Corridor Connector, and light rail to the airport.
Prior to joining STA, Mr. Spencer served as the Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Transportation and has previously served as a trucking/maritime specialist at Caltrans and as Adjunct Faculty at San Jose State University.
Notices for board elections will be sent by email on October 3rd. Candidates for office are as follows (click for candidate statements):
Todd Tregenza, Omnimeans – Chair
Andrew Mitchell, CH2m – Finance Chair
James Drake, Regional Transit – Events Chair
Rosanna Southern, Omnimeans – Membership Chair
Gabriel Catapang, PB – Sponsorship Chair
Brenda Perez, Geocon – Communications Chair
Annual elections for all board seats are a requirement for all YPT chapters; however, the board also has the authority to fill empty seats, so any members interested in serving are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Officer positions and duties on the YPT Board include:
View a letter from Sacramento YPT’s Board Chair Todd Tregenza on YPT’s upcoming elections.
YPT Sacramento was incorporated in 2014 as a 501(c)(6) non-profit and became an official chapter of Young Professionals in Transportation on November 5, 2014. Our first event was in February 2015.
Our board and membership is comprised of people from the public and private sectors with focuses in engineering, planning, and policy making. Our events are usually once a month, typically evenings, with a mix of presentations, social gatherings, and technical tours. Our Board meets monthly, typically at noon, and is open to guests by arrangement.
Check out our Year In Review Newsletter for highlights of our 2015 events
Todd Tregenza – Omni-Means (Board Chair)
Vacant – (Vice Chair)
Andrew Mitchell – CH2M (Treasurer)
Emily Alice Gerhart – Fehr & Peers (Secretary)
Jeff Werner – City of Elk Grove (Sponsorship Chair)
Robert Coomes – CH2M (Events Chair)
James Drake – Regional Transit (Membership and Communications Chair)
Melanie Perron – Caltrans (At-Large)
Michael Pimentel – Shaw / Yoder / Antwih, Inc. (At-Large)
Rosanna Southern – Omni-Means (At-Large)