/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Groundbreaking Economic Study Outlines Need for Federal Transit Investment: CUTA/

    OTTAWA, Sept. 15 /CNW/ - The Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA)
will be calling on federal party leaders to pledge increased funding for
transit during the current federal election campaign by releasing an economic
report on the Optimal Supply and Demand for Urban Transit in Canada.

    What:     News Conference (with photo op)

    Who:      Michael Roschlau, President & CEO, CUTA

    Where:    Charles Lynch Press Room, Centre Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa

    When:     Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 10:00 AM (Eastern)

    At 11:15 am (Eastern), a telephone news conference and technical media
briefing with a question and answer period will take place. Michael Roschlau
will be joined by David Lewis of HDR HLB Decision Economics, author of the
study and a recognized expert on transit economic efficiency in North America.

    What:     A telephone news conference and technical media briefing

    When:     11:15 am (Eastern)

    How to participate on the call:
     - Dial toll free 1 (800) 355-4959 or from Toronto (416) 695-6130
     - This is an operated assisted call. Please ask to join the CUTA News

    An executive summary of the report and other background information will
be available at 10:00 am (Eastern) at www.cutaactu.ca

    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: or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Maureen Shuell, Director of Communications, (416) 365-9800 ext. 105 (office),
(416) 898-5600 (cell), www.cutaactu.ca

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