CUTA's National Transit Conference Opens in Montreal, Quebec - Media Advisory

MONTREAL, Nov. 8 /CNW/ - Transit professionals will meet in Montreal from November 7 to 11 for the Canadian Urban Transit Association's (CUTA) Fall Conference and Trans-Expo 2009, Canada's bus and transit exhibition. More than 500 delegates and over 120 exhibitors will be attending the meetings and events under the theme: "Public Transit: Towards Sustainable Solutions." The conference is being hosted by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM).

Meetings and educational sessions will take place at the Marriott Chateau Champlain Hotel and Trans-Expo 2009 will take place at Place Bonaventure 400 Level East on Tuesday, November 12, 2009 only, from 8:30am to 3:30pm.

    
    Highlights:

    Monday November 9
    8:00am            Opening breakfast hosted by the STM
                      (Remarks by STM Vice Chair Marvin Rotrand and STM
                      Director General Yves Devin begin at 8:30 am in the
                      Salle de Bal, Marriott Chateau Champlain Hotel)

    Tuesday November 10
    8:30am. - 3:30pm  Trans-Expo 2009 Canada's bus and transit exhibition
                      Vehicles and displays on the industry's latest
                      innovations, products and services
                      Remarks and ribbon cutting at 8:20 am at the entrance
                      of Trans-Expo at Place Bonaventure on the 400 level.

    8:30am            Media Tour at the entrance of the trade show

    10:00am           Media Tour at the entrance of the trade show (Repeat)

    Wednesday November 11
    8:00am- 9:30am    Awards Breakfast - National Transit Employee
                      Recognition Awards and Centennial Scholarship
                      Presentations
                      (Ceremony begins at 8:30 am)
    

CUTA is the voice for enhancing the public transit industry in Canada. Association members include public transit systems, suppliers to the industry, government agencies, individuals and related organizations in Canada. The Fall Conference program is online at: http://www.cutaactu.ca

SOURCE Canadian Urban Transit Association

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

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