GO Transit revitalizes rail safety in Simcoe County



    INNISFIL, ON, Sept. 19, 2007 /CNW/ - GO Transit and safety professionals
from Simcoe County will educate the community tomorrow on all aspects of safe
all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and snowmobile operation, during the first day of
the Royal Distributing tent sale.
    The Reduce the Risk event will take place on September 20th at the Royal
Distributing Outlet, 1954 Commerce Park Dr., in Innisfil, from 10 a.m. to
7 p.m.
    GO Transit representatives will be on hand to answer community questions
and provide information about the dangers associated with operating ATVs and
motorized snow vehicles on railway tracks and trespassing on railway property.
    The event is primarily targeted toward recreational vehicle users in
South Simcoe, who may not realize that trains will soon begin travelling in
the area again.
    "As part of GO's planning for the return of rail service to Barrie, we
are partnering with South Simcoe Police and local interest groups to promote
railway safety in the community," said Steve Harvey, System Safety Officer, GO
Transit. "Working together through education and enforcement campaigns, we can
increase community awareness for residents of all ages, creating a safer
environment for everyone."
    Other local community groups participating in the event include the
Ontario Ministry of Transportation; Innisfil Fire and Rescue; Ontario
Provincial Police Snowmobile-ATV-Vessel Enforcement (SAVE) Team; Simcoe
Muskoka District Health Unit; Simcoe County Forests; Town of Innisfil;
Bonsecour Track & Trail, and Think Clear. The event is supported by Tim
Hortons.
    Starting tomorrow, Royal Distributing will be holding its annual 10-day
tent sale on equipment and merchandise. The retailer expects upwards of 1,000
people on the first day.

    GO Transit is the Province of Ontario's interregional public transit
system linking Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto
Area (GTA). GO carries over 49 million passengers a year in an extensive
network of train and bus services that spans over 8,000 square kilometres.




For further information:

For further information: Media enquiries, Steve Harvey, (416) 869-3600
ext. 5209, or Stephanie Sorensen, (416) 869-3600 ext. 5231

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