/R E P E A T -- Media and Public Advisory - Metrolinx Board Reviews Proposed
Scope of Work for Electrification Study/

TORONTO, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - Metrolinx board members will discuss the proposed scope of work for an Electrification Study of the entire GO Transit system during the public session of the meeting on Tuesday, October 20, 2009.

Gary McNeil, Executive Vice President of Metrolinx/Managing Director, GO Transit, Leslie Woo, Vice President of Policy and Planning, Metrolinx and Dan Burns, Chair of the Community Advisory Committee will be available for media inquiries about the Electrification Study following the public meeting.

Chair Rob MacIsaac and Rob Prichard, President and CEO of Metrolinx will also be available for general media interviews.

Help us reduce the impact on the environment. In lieu of printing hard copies, the Board agenda and material are now available for download and review at www.metrolinx.com.

    
    DATE               Tuesday, October 20, 2009

    TIME               11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    LOCATION           Metrolinx/GO Transit
                       6th Floor, Executive Boardroom,
                       20 Bay Street, Toronto, ON
    

Metrolinx is an agency of the Government of Ontario. Its mandate is to create a seamless and sustainable transportation system for the residents and businesses of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. GO Transit is the Province of Ontario's interregional public transit system linking Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto Area.

    
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                                  METROLINX

                             Board of Directors
                     Strategy & Priority Setting Meeting

                                   AGENDA

                               October 20, 2009
                              9:00 am - 5:00 pm
                6th Floor, Executive Boardroom, 20 Bay Street

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                               Closed Session
                               --------------

    9:00 - 10:30    Strategy Issue I: Metrolinx's Goals and Draft Business
                    Plan and Budget

                    - Metrolinx Goals and Priorities          Gary McNeil/
                      (9:00 - 9:30)                           Rob Prichard

                    - Draft Business Plan and Budget          Gary McNeil/
                      (9:30 - 10:30)                          Frances Chung

    10:30 - 10:45   Break

    10:45 - 11:45   Strategy Issue II: Draft Approach         John Howe/
                    to Developing an Investment Strategy      Leslie Woo

                               Public Session
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    11:45 - 12:30   Terms of Reference for                    Gary McNeil/
                    Electrification Study                     Leslie Woo

    12:30 - 1:30    Lunch

                               Closed Session
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    1:30 - 2:30     Strategy Issue III: Draft GO              Mary Proc
                    Transit's Customer Service Strategy

    2:30 - 2:45     Break

    2:45 - 3:30     LRT Vehicle Procurement Strategy Update   John Howe

    3:30 - 4:45     Concluding Session

                    - Chairman's Update                       Rob MacIsaac
                    - CEO Update                              Rob Prichard
                    - Executive Session                       Rob MacIsaac
    

SOURCE Metrolinx

For further information: For further information: Media Contacts: Jacquie Menezes, Senior Associate, Public Affairs and Media, Metrolinx, P: (416) 874-5923, C: (647) 289-4523, Jacquie.Menezes@metrolinx.com, www.metrolinx.com; Vanessa Thomas, Media Relations & Issues Specialist, GO Transit, P: (416) 869-3600 ext. 5264, C: (416) 460-6813, vanessa.thomas@gotransit.com, www.gotransit.com

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