VANCOUVER, Oct. 13 /CNW/ - As announced last week, the Olympic and Paralympic Transportation Team (OPTT) will hold a media technical briefing followed by a news conference on Wednesday, October 14 at the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) offices in Vancouver to provide an update on 2010 Winter Games transportation plans.
The technical briefing, which starts at 7:30 am sharp, will open with brief comments followed by time for media to read the updated plan and ask background questions of numerous subject matter experts, not for attribution. The briefing will be immediately followed by a news conference that will include a comprehensive on-the-record question and answer period.
Media are required to attend the full two-hour session. Content will include:
- Key dates and details about when the transportation plan will go
into affect in the region
- Details for travel on the Sea to Sky Highway, including on the
Olympic Bus Network
- Overview of transportation plans for the Paralympic Winter Games
- A look at the public awareness campaign that launches in late
- Tips and advice for the public on planning for travel in 2010.
Members of the OPTT include: VANOC, the City of Vancouver, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW), TransLink, BC Transit, the provincial Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoT), and the Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit (V2010 ISU). Planning is also supported by other partners, including Transport Canada and the municipalities of Richmond and West Vancouver.
When: Wednesday, October 14, 2009
7:30 am - 9:30 am Pacific Time. Attendance for the
full session is required and information is
embargoed until the news conference starts.
Where: VANOC Headquarters
400-3585 Graveley Street
Vancouver, BC, V5K 5J5
Who: Terry Wright, VANOC executive vice president,
services and Games operations
Manuel Achadinha, president and CEO, BC Transit
Bill Barratt, chief administrative officer, Resort
Municipality of Whistler
Dr. Penny Ballem, city manager, City of Vancouver
Supt. Kevin deBruyckere, Vancouver 2010 ISU
Doug Kelsey, British Columbia Rapid Transit
Mike Proudfoot, assistant deputy minister, BC
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
(xx)Please note: There is limited parking at VANOC headquarters.
SOURCE VANCOUVER ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR THE 2010 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES
For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Jennifer Young VANOC, Communications, (604) 403-3589, firstname.lastname@example.org