Will we be able to tell our children and grandchildren, as global warming and population growth become more severe, that we’ve done everything possible to meet the challenge? Our generation set out to make the world a better place. Are we succeeding? Will we be considered good ancestors? What will future generations say about us? The choice is ours to make.
Rod Diridon Sr. was a 20-year member of Silicon Valley’s Santa Clara County (Calif.) Board of Supervisors, where he chaired the transit board as well as regional, national and international transit programs, including the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). He is chair emeritus and member of the California HSR Authority Board and executive director of the congressionally created Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University in California.