Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA)

May 29, 2015 17:13 ET

Media Advisory: Innovation Takes Centre Stage in Winnipeg at National Transit Conference

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - May 29, 2015) - From May 30 to June 3, public transit professionals and stakeholders will gather in Winnipeg to attend the CUTA Annual Conference: Innovation in Motion - Powering Growth.

The conference is being hosted by Winnipeg Transit and Official Corporate Sponsor, New Flyer Industries.

Most sessions are open to the media. Journalists wishing to attend a session or event are required to register in advance of the conference or in advance of individual sessions by contacting Erin Brophy, Manager, Marketing and Communications at Brophy@cutaactu.ca. Media passes will be provided to registered journalists. The full conference schedule can be accessed here.

Speaker Highlights

Monday, June 1
7:30 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. Host breakfast with keynote address by Gary Doer, the Canadian Ambassador to the United States and Brian Bowman, Mayor of Winnipeg.
Tuesday, June 2
7:50 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. Breakfast with keynote address by Steve Ashton, Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation and Michael Routledge, Manitoba's Chief Provincial Public Health Officer.
12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. 2015 Corporate Leadership Awards recognize excellence and innovation in the transit industry. The awards distinguish notable achievements of business and transit system members in the fields of Environment, Innovation, Marketing and Communications, and Safety and Security.
Wednesday, June 3
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Closing Lunch with Keynote Address by Hannu Penttilä, Deputy Mayor of Helsinki.

Background

CUTA is the collective and influential voice of public transportation in Canada, dedicated to being at the centre of urban mobility issues with all orders of government, and delivering the highest value to its members and the communities they serve. 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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