Final phase of 2010 Winter Games transportation plan to be released on
Tuesday, January 12

Focus on traffic management in downtown Vancouver during ceremonies and weekly TravelSmart 2010 Challenge

VANCOUVER, Jan. 11 /CNW/ - The Olympic and Paralympic Transportation Team (OPTT) will hold a news conference on Tuesday, January 12 to release the third and final phase of the 2010 Winter Games integrated transportation plan for the Games region.

This comprehensive overview will focus on traffic management in the City of Vancouver's downtown core surrounding the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the Olympic Winter Games on February 12 and 28, as well as the Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony on March 12 and its Closing Ceremony on March 21 in Whistler.

Officials with the OPTT will also update on the weekly TravelSmart 2010 Challenge, which started on January 8 and takes place each Friday leading up to the opening of the Olympic Winter Games on February 12. The challenge encourages commuters and employers to put their Games-time travel plans into effect now, practise them and prepare ahead of time to 'know before they go' so that they are ready for when the Games begin.

    
        When:

        Tuesday, January 12, 2010
        10:30 am (Pacific Time)

        Where:

        VANOC Headquarters
        400-3585 Graveley Street
        Vancouver, BC

        Who:

        John Furlong, VANOC CEO
        Terry Wright, VANOC executive vice president, services and Games
        operations
        Dr. Penny Ballem, city manager, City of Vancouver
        Supt. Kevin deBruyckere, Vancouver 2010 ISU
        Doug Kelsey, British Columbia Rapid Transit Company Ltd.
        Mike Proudfoot, assistant deputy minister, BC Ministry of
        Transportation and Infrastructure
    

(xx) Please note: There is limited parking at VANOC headquarters.

SOURCE VANCOUVER ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR THE 2010 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES

For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Jennifer Young, VANOC Communications, Tel: (604) 403-3589, E-mail: jennifer_young@vancouver2010.com; Andrea Manchon, VANOC Communications, Tel: (604) 403-2700, E-mail: andrea_manchon@vancouver2010.com

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