National Transit Conference Opens in Ottawa - Media Advisory

OTTAWA, May 16 /CNW/ - Transit professionals from across Canada will meet in Ottawa for the Canadian Urban Transit Association's Annual Conference. More than 370 transit professionals will be attending the meetings and events under the theme "Transit Vision 2040." The conference is hosted locally by OC Transpo.

    Date:  May 15 - 19, 2010
    Place: Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel, Ottawa

    Events open to the media:

    Monday, May 17
    8:00am - 9:30am   Host Breakfast with an address by Ottawa Councillor
                      Alex Cullen
                      -  Ballroom
                      -  Remarks begin at 8:40am

    Tuesday, May 18
    8:00am - 10:15am  Breakfast with speakers Minister of Transport,
                      Infrastructure and Communities John Baird, Chief
                      Executive Officer of the National Capital Commission
                      (NCC) Marie Lemay, and International Transportation
                      Expert George Hazel.
                      -  Ballroom
                      -  Minister Baird's Remarks at 8:10am; Others at 9:00am

    12:30pm - 2:00pm  CUTA's Corporate Recognition Awards Lunch.
                      National Public Transit Awards for Safety, Innovation
                      and Exceptional Performance or Outstanding Achievement
                      will be presented
                      -  Ballroom
                      -  Ceremony begins at 1:20pm

    Wednesday, May 19
    12:30pm - 2:15pm  Lunch with an address by Ontario Minister of
                      Transportation Kathleen Wynne
                      -  Ballroom
                      -  Minister's remarks begin at 12:45 pm

    For full program details and association information, visit

CUTA is the national association representing public transit systems, suppliers to the industry, government agencies, individuals and related organizations in Canada.

SOURCE Canadian Urban Transit Association

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

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