Instructor Information

Michael Kodama Executive Director, Eco-Rapid Transit

Mr. Kodama is the Executive Director for Eco-Rapid Transit, a joint powers authority with 13 members, including 12 cities and Bob Hope Airport. He is also an Adjunct Professor teaching transportation planning at the University of Southern California and has his own consulting practice. Mr. Kodama is leading the effort to develop a new rail transit line in Southeast Los Angeles County that would serve over 70,000 riders per day along a 20-mile alignment. He recently led efforts to develop a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Corridor Guidebook. He has over 25 years of professional transportation planning experience and has been involved in TOD and parking management throughout the country. Mr. Kodama has a M.A. in Urban Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Nancy Michali Technical Program Instructor, UC Berkeley, ITS TechTransfer

Ms. Michali has over 35 years of professional consulting and public sector experience in working with cities in preparing community-based plans integrating transit, urban design, and land use decisions translated into viable implementation strategies. Nancy's recent projects include developing the first national high speed rail Station District Master Plan with Fresno, and preparing a vision and guiding implementation plan with Los Angles for a four-mile segment of the Los Angeles River that weaves public trails and parks with catalytic development to accomplish river restoration, and city sustainability, open space, affordable housing and job creation goals. She has prepared TOD plans for Boston, Portland, Fresno, and cities in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

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