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Clean & Just Transportation–Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force Summit

Friday, August 20, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join the CEMTF virtual summit on Clean & Just Transportation on Friday August 20 at 9AM.  Our keynote speakers, Assemblymember Phil Ting and Prof. Dan Sperling, are two of the most important policy makers and transportation experts in California.  They will be followed by two panels of experts and activists trying to help us figure out how to eliminate fossil fuel vehicles as quickly as possible (we should have done it years ago!).  The first panel will explore ways to get away from cars entirely–by encouraging transit, bikes, & pedestrians.  The second panel will look at how to electrify all the remaining vehicles (including trucks). The summit will identify action items that cities, counties, and regional agencies can take to achieve clean and just transportation.

We know this won’t be easy.  As Phil Ting said, “Big oil is not going down without a fight!”

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9:00 AM Welcome & Land Acknowledgement

Cheryl Davila, Chair CEMTF & Former Berkeley Councilmember 

Introducing the Day

Amos White, Vice Chair, CEMTF &  Founder, 100K Trees for Humanity

Keynote speeches:  How do we accelerate the phase out of gasoline cars

 and the adoption of electric vehicles?

9:15 am Assemblymember Phil Ting, San Francisco, 19th Assembly District

9:30 Dan Sperling–Director, Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis; Member, California Air Resources Board


9:45 am – Encouraging Transit, Walking, Biking

Facilitator: Yusra Arub, UC Berkeley Urban Studies student


  • Chirag Rabari–Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Plan Bay Area Implementation Team
  • Jovanka Beckles–AC Transit Board member
  • Jenn Guitart–California Bicycle Coalition
  • Peter Miller–San Francisco Taxi Workers Alliance, AFL-CIO

10:45 – 11:45 Electrification of Transportation

Facilitator: Elena Engel, 350 Bay Area Transportation Team


  • Carleen Cullen–Drive Clean Bay Area
  • Lily Cohen–No New Gas Campaign
  • Speaker on Heavy Duty Trucks to be confirmed
  • Dr. Gil Tal–Electric Vehicle Center, UC Davis

11:45 – 12:00 Discussion & Toolkit for Transportation Actions by Cities/Counties

      Jack Lucero Fleck, CEMTF steering committee & 350 Bay Area Transportation Team

      Closing remarks–Cheryl Davila

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Friday, August 20, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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