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Media Invitation: Mississauga Transportation Forum The Case for Investment

May 17, 2012

Congestion is impacting residents, businesses and the economy and the City of Mississauga is taking action by organizing a Mississauga Transportation Forum on May 22 to address this serious issue.

“This transportation forum is designed to generate discussion about alternative funding opportunities that will allow the City to continue delivering transportation improvements,” said Martin Powell, commissioner Transportation and Works Department.

Key stakeholders representing community groups, the business community and officials from various levels of government have been invited to take part in the “Mississauga Transportation Forum – The Case for Investment.”

The media are invited to attend this discussion about funding and transportation. Guest speakers:
• Bruce McCuaig, president & chief executive officer, Metrolinx
• Martin Powell, commissioner, Mississauga Transportation and Works
• John Howe, vice president investment strategy and project evaluation, Metrolinx
• Ron J. Aitken, vice president transit and rail systems, SNC Lavalin.

Powell added the forum is the outcome of a recommendation at Council last year to organize a workshop based on the staff report, “Moving Mississauga: From Vision to Action – Mississauga’s Draft Interim Transportation Strategy.”

The Mississauga Transportation Forum will take place on Tuesday, May 22 from 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the City’s Living Arts Centre in the BMO Room.

For information visit the event webpage at www.mississauga.ca/transportationforum

Media are requested to RSVP their attendance by contacting Kimberly Hicks at: kimberly.hicks@mississauga.ca or 905-615-3200 ext. 5232.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 738,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Hicks
Communications Advisor, Transportation & Works
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5232
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   kimberly.hicks@mississauga.ca


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