Media Advisory - National Transit Strategy critical to addressing Edmonton's transportation needs



    EDMONTON, Oct. 11 /CNW/ - As representatives from Canada's 22 biggest
cities meet in Ottawa today, the need for a National Transit Strategy is top
of mind for the City of Edmonton. Councillor Michael Phair is attending the
Big City Mayor's meeting on behalf of the City of Edmonton.
    The Big City Mayors Caucus will be releasing a statement to media at
approximately 11 a.m. (MST) and Mayor Mandel will be available to comment. To
arrange an interview contact Sue Broderick at 780-862-1747.

    Note to Editors: Councillor Phair will be available to speak about the
meeting with reporters after 12 p.m. (MST). Contact Michelle Mondeville at
780-442-5290 or 780-619-6843 (cell) to arrange an interview.

    About Edmonton:

    Vibrant and culturally diverse, Edmonton is an ideal place to live,
learn, work, invest and visit. Home to more than one million people and the
global port to more than $100 billion in northern oil sands development,
Alberta's capital is an economic powerhouse offering the nation's best
combination of business opportunity and quality of life. Edmonton leads the
world in healthcare research and innovation, education, and environmental
stewardship. As Canada's Festival City and the Cultural Capital for 2007,
Edmonton is alive with endless festivals, events, attractions, art and
activities.
    For more information on Edmonton, please visit our website at: 
www.edmonton.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Michelle Mondeville, Senior Communications
Advisor, Communications, (780) 442-5290, (780) 619-6843 (cell)

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