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March 24, 2015 11:56 ET

The 2015 York Region Transportation Symposium: Top Industry Leaders Discuss the Future of GTA Transportation

MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 24, 2015) - Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) York Chapter acknowledges the issues surrounding the inconvenience of everyday travel and commuting. The streets are filled with congestion, resulting in lost productivity, stress and excessive costs for everyone. In efforts to turn things around, PEO York Chapter is bringing together top industry leaders, the brightest in engineering and transportation technologies, and experts in public policy to discuss the future at the 2015 York Region Transportation Symposium: Engineering the Future of GTA Transportation, in an open forum.

This is the opportunity for people to voice their traffic concerns and have them be heard by those who shape the road ahead. People are encouraged to be the mouthpiece for their community; everyone is welcome to join the conversations, ask questions and share ideas. The 2015 York Region Transportation Symposium is a nonpartisan platform where people can discuss traffic matters with concerned policy makers and also learn about the next steps in transit planning and innovations.

The 2015 York Region Transportation Symposium highlights topics in Roads, Traffic & Vehicles, Public Transportation, and Air Travel. Keynote speaker Bruce McCuaig, will be there to talk about the challenges in regional transit. As President and CEO of Metrolinx, McCuaig is building a team that is committed to transforming transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Metrolinx is dedicated to delivering the promise of The Big Move - their award-winning regional transportation plan involving GO Transit expansions, Union Pearson Express, PRESTO (regional smart card fare payment system) and building transit services across the region. Hear McCuaig's take on "Regional Transit Challenges and Solutions" this Wednesday at the 2015 York Region Transportation Symposium. Other sessions include speakers from GTAA, Siemens, Plan Group, General Motors of Canada Ltd., Bombardier Aerospace and much more!

The public is invited to join the discussion on Wednesday, March 25th at the Markham Event Centre, 95 Duffield Drive. Tickets are only $100; this price includes breakfast, lunch and beverages. Registration and breakfast will start at 7:00 AM, keynote session begins at 8:00 AM sharp. Please visit www.yorktraffic.ca for tickets and more information.

All media are invited to attend free of charge, by presenting media qualifications at the media registration desk.

About PEO York Chapter

PEO York Chapter is the local presence for Professional Engineers Ontario, representing over 8000 Professional Engineers (P.Eng.) and Engineering Interns (EIT) in York Region. PEO York is passionate about solving problems and hopes to be an integral part in the efforts to reduce gridlock and improve everyone's quality of life. Please visit www.peoyork.com for more information.

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