San José

Transportation Funding 201

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We're improving the SPUR event registration process.
Later this summer, we will launch a new ticketing system and we'll be asking you to register for each event you're planning to attend. This will help us keep you informed of any changes and better tailor our schedules and offerings.


Have you ever wondered how the bus lights stay on? Or the new walkways get paved? From taxes and fares to private dollars, multi-million-dollar transportation projects are pieced together with funding from local, state and federal levels. This summer we’re hosting a two-part introductory series about how we pay for our transportation infrastructure. In part two, discover the vast opportunities and potential pitfalls provided by public-private partnerships.

+ Kara Oberg / Metropolitan Transportation Commission
+ Ryan Smith / San Jose Department of Transportation
+ Ignacio Barandiaran / Arup
+ Shannon Peloquin / McKinsey and Company


Free for SPUR members.
$10 for non-members.

Pre-registration is not required for this event.

Refund Policy

Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

Auxiliary Services

If, in order to participate in a SPUR event, you need auxiliary aids or services for a disability (e.g., qualified interpreter, qualified reader, written materials, taped texts) please submit your request five business days before the event to or 415-781-8726 x132. SPUR will work with you in identifying effective auxiliary aids or services that it can provide. If you need to cancel your request, please notify SPUR at least two business days before the event.