TORONTO, June 4 /CNW/ - The Canadian Urban Transit Association encourages
Canadians to show their commitment to a healthy future and a clean environment
by choosing to use transit on Clean Air Day.
"Public Transit can play an important role in reducing Canada's
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions" says Michael Roschlau, President and CEO of
the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA). "Transportation is often an
overlooked source of pollution and greenhouse gases - but Canadians can easily
reduce emissions by changing their commuting habits and choosing transit as a
sustainable transportation option."
Celebrations in municipalities across the country include environmental
exhibits, bike festivals, air monitoring demonstrations, commuter challenges,
presentations on health and air quality, and more. Getting out of
single-occupancy vehicles and choosing a sustainable transportation option
like public transit is a great way to get involved.
"Given the high price of fuel, and the burden of congestion in our
cities, Clean Air Day is the perfect time for Canadians to get on board and
choose transit," concludes Roschlau.
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, Tel.: (416) 365-9800 ext. 105