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Friday, May 10, 2013

Youth lead the way for public transit and sustainable transportation

The Prairie and Territories Chapter and BC Committee of the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) will be hosting 76 youth delegates from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba at the Leading the Way Youth Summit on Sustainable Transportation in Calgary, May 10 – 12 at the Downtown Campus and Main Campus, University of Calgary.

At this weekend's summit, delegates will learn about public transit and sustainable transportation, share ideas, discuss issues, and connect with peers and industry professionals in the region.  Delegates earned their spot at the summit through a competitive application process in which they demonstrated their knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, public transit and sustainable transportation.

In addition to lecture sessions and group work, delegates will also get a behind-the-scenes tour of Calgary Transit’s Oliver Bowen  Maintenance CTrain Facility, hands-on experience with transit accessibility, and a look at some of Calgary’s up-and-coming Transit Oriented Developments. At the conclusion of the event, delegates working in groups will pitch their ideas to a panel of experts for a chance to win a $5,000 grant to kick-start a project focused on improving sustainable urban transportation in a Canadian city. This event is showcasing the future leaders of our sustainable transportation network.

Sponsors of this event include transit systems, municipalities, and industry sponsors from across Western Canada.

For more information about this event, visit 

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