What We Do • Who We Are



– Warren!Olney,!host!of!KCRW’s!“Which!Way,!L.A.?,”! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!introducing!a!segment!on!Angelenos!Against!Gridlock.

Elon Musk is the founder and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, and the chairman of SolarCity. A signatory to the Giving Pledge initiated by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, Musk is Chairman of the Musk Foundation, and a trustee of the X Prize Foundation, The Planetary Society, and other organizations. He previously founded PayPal (acquired by eBay) and Zip2 (acquired by Compaq). Esquire named him one of the 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century, and the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale awarded him the Gold Space Medal, the highest award highest award in air & space.

David Bohnett is a philanthropist and technology entrepreneur. He founded Geocities, which was acquired by Yahoo!, and he was ranked #16 on Time Digital's list of Cyber Elite. In addition to serving as Chairman of the David Bohnett Foundation and founder of Baroda Ventures, he is Chairman of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, Trustee of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), among other organizations.

We believe now is the time for Los Angeles to take its place as a world-class city, with a world-class transportation system that meets Angelenos’ needs. We believe that we must think bigger, act more quickly, and directly tackle the mobility challenges we face.

We believe Angelenos deserve: • a fully-built-out, fast subway system that properly serves job centers and major destinations and neighborhoods • safe, bicycle- and pedestrian- friendly communities • fast, frequent, daytime and late evening Metrolink commuter rail service akin to options in London and Tokyo • fast, direct, world class airport rail connections • high speed rail service (sooner rather than later) • left turn signals at major intersections • fast, timely completion of infrastructure construction including the 405 project (we run the Faster 405 Campaign) • fixes for gridlocked freeway & road bottlenecks

Angelenos Against Gridlock is an advocate for a world-class transportation system for Los Angeles County, the most populous county in America. Our work includes: • leading the public conversation: whether it’s an op-ed in the Los Angeles Business Journal, a press conference decrying 405 delays, or commentary on the air on KCRW (“Which Way, LA?”), KPCC, CBS2, NBC4, ABC7, or KCAL9, we work to raise expectations, rally frustrated Angelenos, and push for change. • in-person, old-fashioned advocacy: we meet privately with key civic elites and policy leaders, and testify at public meetings. • programs and events such as a CEO Summit on Transportation Infrastructure at the City Club, and receptions honoring officials who have gone “above and beyond” on transportation issues. • leveraging online activism tools. We bring a tech-savvy approach, liveblogging, tweeting, and using Tumblr & Storify, and setting off discussions on Reddit, Curbed LA & HuffPost LA. • educating Angelenos: our “Transit 101 Guide” has been distributed by Ralphs to its 30,000 employees.

Angelenos Against Gridlock is a project of the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit grantmaking public charity (tax ID 94-3179772). David C. Murphy, President, Angelenos Against Gridlock

David Murphy founded Angelenos Against Gridlock to tackle Los Angeles’ infamous traffic problems. An entrepreneur turned political and policy operative with experience at the federal, state, and local levels, David’s vision for a better Los Angeles draws on living and traveling in cities across America, Europe, and Asia that have functioning transportation systems. David previously served as Government Affairs Manager at the Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA), before leaving to focus exclusively on LA’s transportation woes, as president/co-founder of what initially was called Building LA’s Future (efforts that are also included herein). The organization’s launch was featured on the cover of the Los Angles Business Journal and praised in a dedicated editorial by editor Charles Crumpley. A social entrepreneur and tech entrepreneur who cofounded two companies, David is a recipient of the Henry R. Kravis Award for Entrepreneurship and the Avery/Durfee Fellowship. David studied Government at Claremont McKenna College, and spent summers working for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Rules, Space Adventures (the world’s leading space tourism firm), and the Kiev, Ukraine, office of the U.S. Agency for International Development. He tweets at @DavidCMurphy and @EndingGridlock, and can be reached at Cover page photo by Flickr’s “Atwater Village Newbie.”

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