Philanthropy Now podcast: Working towards a Silicon Valley transit solution

Our nation’s suburbanization has prioritized the use of cars and highways, leading to traffic, pollution and inequity. Silicon Valley is no exception.

In this episode, Vinita Goyal, Housing and Transportation Program Officer at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, talks with Bob Allen, Director of Policy and Advocacy at Urban Habitat; Gary Hsueh, Director of Mobility Programs at Prospect Silicon Valley; and Lalo Gonzales, Program Manager at Youth Leadership Institute.

Listen as they discuss the state of transportation in the Valley and how the region can address community needs.

With our Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.

Vinita Goyal, Housing and Transportation Program Officer at SVCF; Bob Allen, Director of Policy and Advocacy at Urban Habitat; Lalo Gonzales, Program Manager at Youth Leadership Institute; and Gary Hsueh, Director of Mobility Programs at Prospect Silicon Valley

What you will learn:

  • Community aspirations for transportation
  • The importance of investing in young people and changing how we view transit
  • What’s behind recent service cuts
  • What is being learned at Prospect Silicon Valley and how people can benefit from it
  • National and international examples of transit systems we can look to and learn from

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