Transit Leaders Congratulate Charlottetown Transit on Third Anniversary

    CHARLOTTETOWN, PE, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - The Executive Committee Members of
the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) congratulated Charlottetown
Transit at an event today to mark the third anniversary of offering transit
service, and on their recent service expansions. The CUTA Executive Committee,
made up of leaders from across the country, is meeting in the city for its
annual strategy meetings.
    "Congratulations to Charlottetown Transit on the third anniversary of
offering transit service and on recent service expansions," said Michael
Roschlau, President & CEO, CUTA. "Charlottetown Transit set a record of over
800 passengers in one day just last week, quite an increase from the first day
of operations when only 75 passengers used the service three years ago."
    Also in attendance were: City of Charlottetown Deputy Mayor Stu MacFadyen
who was instrumental in bringing transit to the community three years ago;
Mayor of Stratford, Kevin Jenkins; Robert Mitchell, MLA for
Charlottetown-Sherwood; and Mike Cassidy, President of Charlottetown Transit.
    In his remarks, CUTA Chair Steve New called for action for transit toward
a National Transit Strategy.
    "The federal government can get things rolling by adding a dedicated
top-up to the existing federal gas tax fund for transit," challenges New. "The
fund is in place, it works, and we all understand it. This election is the
time to put support for public transit in action!"

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

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For further information: please contact Maureen Shuell, Director of
Communications (416) 365-9800 ext. 105 (office); (416) 898-5600 (cell) (on
site in Charlottetown)

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