David Suzuki offers words of inspiration to international meeting of public transit professionals held in Toronto

    TORONTO, June 4, 2007 /CNW/ - Delegates at the 2007 Rail Conference of
the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) were treated to a
rousing address by Dr. David Suzuki, renowned Canadian environmentalist, at a
lunch session today in Toronto. The conference is hosted by GO Transit and the
Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).
    Suzuki discussed the urgent environmental challenges we are facing.
Political leaders and average citizens must make big decisions immediately
about how we want our countries to be 10 years from now. "Solutions are out
there," he said. "We just have to look for them, find them, and begin to
incorporate them." He emphasized using public transit as something concrete
that individuals can do to preserve the earth.
    Over the next several days, leaders from the rail transit industry will
share information about this and other important issues. Sessions planned for
Tuesday, June 5 will cover such topics as improving the image of public
transit to the communities it serves, and showcasing the green design and
sustainability elements of new transit capital projects. On Wednesday,
sessions will cover passenger communications, on-track safety, the economic
benefits of rail service, and advancements in commuter rail technology and
design, among others. All sessions will take place at the Sheraton Centre
Hotel at 123 Queen St. W.
    Please visit the Info for the Media page on GO Transit's website for more
detailed information about the conference program:

    GO Transit is the Province of Ontario's interregional public transit
system linking Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto
Area (GTA). GO carries over 48 million passengers a year in an extensive
network of train and bus services. The average Toronto car carries only 1.16
people, so one 10-car GO Train carries the same number of people as 1,400
air-polluting cars, and one bus can replace more than 50 cars. Choosing GO is
one way residents can contribute to a healthier GTA.

For further information:

For further information: Media enquiries - Stephanie Sorensen, (416)
869-3600 ext. 5231, or Andrea Gusen, (416) 521-5383

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