Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - GO Transit gets greener with first wind turbine and new environmental initiatives

    TORONTO, April 20, 2009 /CNW/ -

    What:  GO Transit along with Minister of Transportation Jim Bradley and
           other dignitaries, will officially launch the first wind turbine
           for a transit agency in the GTHA located at Lisgar GO Station as
           part of a showcase of green initiatives for Earth Day. This 31.1
           metre high wind turbine can produce about 50 kilowatts of power
           and will be used to generate electricity for the station.

           To highlight environmentally-friendly transportation options, GO
           will have two vehicles on display - a 78-seat double decker bus
           and a 45-foot hybrid highway bus - each outfitted with a bike

           GO is embarking on several green initiatives this spring,
           including adding bike racks to all GO Buses and building bicycle
           storage areas at many stations.

    When:  Tuesday, April 21, 2009
           10:30 a.m.

    Where: Lisgar GO Station
           3250 Argentia Rd., Mississauga
           (Enter from Winston Churchill Blvd. and Argentia Rd.)
           - From East (Toronto) or West (Milton): Exit Hwy. 401 to Winston
           Churchill Blvd.; south to Argentia Rd; west to station
           - Access by Mississauga Transit: Route 38 Creditview; Route 45
           Winston Churchill, exit at Argentia Rd. and walk west toward
           Lisgar GO Station, route connects with Clarkson GO Station

    Who:   Remarks by:
           Jim Bradley, Ontario Minister of Transportation
           Bob Delaney, Mississauga-Streetsville MPP
           Peter Love, Ontario's Chief Energy Conservation Officer
           Gary McNeil, GO Transit, Managing Director & CEO
           Greg Percy, GO Transit, Vice President Operations

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For further information: Media enquiries - Vanessa Thomas, (416)
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