Monday, August 3, 2009

American Public Transportation Association President to Present Award to Intercity Transit Tomorrow in Olympia

Bill Millar,The president of APTA, will join many transportation leaders from around the region, including our very own Rob Johnson, for an exciting day in Olympia tomorrow as they present intercity transit with a national award as the best transit agency of its size!

Here is the full release, it looks like it will be a great day:

There are several newsworthy transportation-related events occurring in the capitol city this Tuesday, August 4:

Transportation panel breakfast – 7:30-8:30am. News and photo opportunity. Approx. 40 community leaders expected to attend discussion about the issues, challenges, status and relevance of current public transportation funding on federal, state and local levels. Guest panelists include national American Public Transportation Association President Bill Millar, federal governmental affairs transit representative Dale Learn, Washington State Director of Public Transportation Katy Taylor, and the Executive Director of Seattle-based Transportation Choices Rob Johnson.

National Award presentation to Intercity Transit - 11-11:30am. Great photo and interview opportunities: presentation of nation’s top transit award to Thurston County’s Intercity Transit as well as speakers U.S. Representative Adam Smith, Washington State Transportation Secretary Paula Hammond, FTA Regional Administrator Rick Krochalis, and others. Many quotable people (both speakers and audience members) will be available.

Community event & celebration - 10:30am-1pm. Photo and interview opportunities. Present will be many community leaders, bus riders, transit stakeholders, representatives from Sound, Pierce, Intercity and Mason transit systems, electric car advocate Plug In Olympia, bike/ped programs, Sustainable South Sound, etc. Event location is on the north side of the Intercity Transitt transit center, 222 State Street, adjacent to Franklin and Olympia Ave. in downtown Olympia.

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