National Transit Conference Opens in Halifax, Nova Scotia - Media Advisory



    HALIFAX, June 8 /CNW/ - Transit professionals from across Canada will
meet in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the Canadian Urban Transit Association's
Annual Conference. More than 300 transit professionals will be attending the
meetings and events under the theme "Public Transit: Making Waves." The
conference is hosted locally by Halifax Regional Municipality's Metro Transit.

    
    Date:   June 9 - 13, 2007
    Place:  Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

    Highlights:

    Monday, June 11
    ---------------
    8:00am - 9:15am  Host Breakfast with a keynote address by Halifax
                     Mayor Peter J. Kelly on the call for a National Transit
                     Strategy.
                     -  Nova Scotia Room B & C
                     -  Remarks begin at 8:40am

    Tuesday, June 12
    ----------------
    12:45 - 2:15pm   CUTA's Corporate Recognition Awards Lunch. National
                     Public Transit Awards for Innovation and Exceptional
                     Performance or Outstanding Achievement will be presented
                     -  Nova Scotia Room B & C
                     -  Ceremony begins at 1:20pm

    Wednesday, June 13
    ------------------
    7:30am - 9:15am  Breakfast & Annual General Meeting with keynote by the
                     Hon. Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport,
                     Infrastructure and Communities.
                     -  Nova Scotia Room B & C
                     -  Remarks begin at 8:00am

    12:30pm-2:15pm   Closing Lunch with Keynote address by the
                     Hon. Rodney MacDonald, Premier of Nova Scotia
                     -  Nova Scotia Room B & C
                     -  Remarks begin at 1:10pm
    

    For full program details and association information, visit
http://www.cutaactu.ca/halifax

    CUTA is the national association representing public transit systems,
suppliers to the industry, government agencies, individuals and related
organizations in Canada.




For further information:

For further information: Maureen Shuell, CUTA Director of
Communications, Cell: (416) 898-5600 (on site in Halifax), Tel. (416) 365-9800
ext. 105 (office/voice mail)

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