OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2013) - The Canadian Urban Transit Association's (CUTA) Executive Committee meets in Ottawa on February 25 for a series of strategic meetings and presentations with key government representatives and departments as well as transit industry stakeholders.
The two-day agenda focuses on transit infrastructure, integrated mobility, innovation as well as long-term economic benefits of investing in transit in Canada.
"It is important to put transit at the centre of communities across Canada and to keep transit at the forefront of urban development and growth" says Michael Roschlau, CUTA President and CEO. "These meetings are an opportunity to reinforce that message with government and industry stakeholders".
CUTA Chair Bob Paddon adds that "an ongoing dialogue with the federal government is necessary to strengthen integrated mobility as a key pillar in the Long-term Infrastructure Plan, and the importance of reinforcing the need for sustainable and predictable investment going forward".
Collaboration and funding partnerships are other key themes of this week's meetings, organized by CUTA. Representatives will have the opportunity to participate in discussions with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Public Private Partnerships Canada (PPP Canada).
For more information about CUTA, visit www.cuta.ca. To view CUTA's long-term blueprint for optimizing mobility and transit in Canada visit the Transit Vision 2040 page on CUTA's website for the full plan, videos and the report update.
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.