Sponsored by URS Corporation
Public health impacts are an issue of growing concern in
connection with infrastructure projects, including those that serve
the movement of goods such as the Long Beach Freeway (I-710).
This vital transportation artery links the Ports of Long Beach and
Los Angeles to major Southern California distribution centers and
intermodal rail facilities. Due to population growth, increased
cargo and traffic volumes, coupled with an aging infrastructure,
the I-710 experiences serious congestion and safety issues. An
environmental impact study is underway to analyze the range
of possible improvement alternatives for the corridor. The panel
will provide an opportunity for an exchange between the project
sponsor and community/health representatives to address
issues including: 1) What are and should be the expectations of
each stakeholder? 2) Are they mutually exclusive? 3) How have
expectations been managed? and 4) What have been the success
and horror stories so far?
President, Network Public Affairs
Hon. Larry Forester
Councilmember, City of Signal Hill
Julia Lester, Ph.D.
Joseph Lyou, Ph.D.
President & CEO, Coalition for Clean Air and Board Member,
South Coast AQMD
Paul Simon, M.D., MPH
Director, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention,
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health