Transport Canada welcomes TRANSED 2007 to Montreal

    OTTAWA, June 7 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the 11th
International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled
Persons (TRANSED). Hosted by Transport Canada, the conference is being held at
the Palais des congrès de Montréal from June 18-22, 2007.
    "This international conference gives delegates from around the world the
opportunity to review global advancements in accessible transportation," said
Minister Cannon.
    The conference, the second to be held in Canada in TRANSED's 30-year
history, will bring together close to 600 delegates from nearly 50 countries
to review advances in research, profile international breakthroughs, and
explore technological innovations designed to help eliminate barriers for
seniors and persons with disabilities.
    Under the theme "Benchmarking, Evaluation and Vision for the Future," the
goal of TRANSED 2007 is to review past achievements and share accessible
transportation and travel solutions for the future. The program includes a
series of stimulating technical sessions, complemented by technical tours of
local accessible transportation facilities, interactive tutorials, and a
social program for delegates.
    A two-day exhibition is open to the public on June 18 and 19, and will
showcase products and services that promote inclusive design and strategies
for people living with accessibility challenges.

    Transport Canada provides policy leadership to improve accessibility and
remove undue obstacles from the national transportation system in an effort to
provide the best transportation system for Canada and Canadians - one that is
safe, efficient, accessible, affordable, integrated and environmentally

    For more information on TRANSED 2007, visit

For further information:

For further information: Natalie Sarafian, Press Secretary, Office of
the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Ottawa (613)
991-0700; Robin Browne, Communications, Transport Canada, Ottawa (613)
993-0055; Transport Canada is online at Subscribe to news
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