Metronauts: Brainstorming Solutions for Transportation



    Metronauts Transit Camp initiative looks to public for new perspectives
    on regional transportation plan

    TORONTO, March 27 /CNW/ - With the population of the Greater Toronto and
Hamilton Area growing quickly, transportation issues in the region are moving
to the forefront of public conversation. The Transit Camp community, with the
sponsorship and active participation of Metrolinx (Greater Toronto
Transportation Authority), is pleased to announce Metronauts, a project that
aims to engage citizens to imagine the future and offer solutions for the
region's transportation plan.
    The new initiative is made up of two parts: an online community at
http://metronauts.ca and a series of community events held across the Greater
Toronto and Hamilton region between April and September 2008.
    Transit Camp began as a grass-roots event in Toronto in 2007, created
without official support or sponsorship, and has since spread to other cities.
The initial event was so successful that Metrolinx decided to sponsor this
series of events and online activities by the Transit Camp community.
    The first of such Metronauts Transit Camp events will take place on
April 5, 2008, at the MaRS Centre in Toronto. The event will be organized as
an unconference, where every participant will have the opportunity to suggest
topics for discussion and share their knowledge and experiences with the
group.

    
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    Event:    Metronauts Transit Camp
    Date:     Saturday, April 5, 2008
    Venue:    MaRS Centre
    Address:  101 College Street, Lower Level Toronto, ON
    Registration begins March 25 at metronauts.ca
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    The event aims to attract transit riders, as well as drivers,
pedestrians, cyclists, and anyone else concerned with how they get around the
city.
    Mark Kuznicki, steward of the Toronto Transit Camp community, stresses
that, "this is not a complaints department, it is a solutions playground." The
event is not about airing grievances; it's about working together to make
things better.
    Registration for the event will begin on March 25, 2008, at the
newly-launched Metronauts.ca website. The website will provide event
participants and interested citizens another avenue for discussion about
transportation in the region, and will also facilitate individual and group
projects for those looking to get involved directly.
    Information on future events and initiatives will be listed on the
Metronauts website as they become available.

    Metronauts is a joint initiative between Metrolinx and the Transit Camp
community. The project will include the online community site,
http://metronauts.ca, and a series of community events held across the Greater
Toronto and Hamilton region between April and September 2008.





For further information:

For further information: Mark Kuznicki, Remarkk! Consulting,
mark@remarkk.com; Media Contact: If you'd like more information about
Metronauts Transit Camp, or to schedule an interview with Mark Kuznicki,
please email Wendy Koslow at wendy@remarkk.com

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