Media Advisory: CUTA’s Transit Policy Forum at the Ottawa Art Gallery TOMORROW (September 20, 8:30 AM – 5 PM)
OTTAWA (September 19, 2022) – The Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) is pleased to host an in-person Transit Policy Forum, tomorrow September 20 at the Ottawa Art Gallery (10 Daly Ave), from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Media are invited to attend for updates and details regarding federal government public transit investments. Panelists will be available throughout the day to answer any media questions or participate in interviews.
The opening address will be made by The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities. There will be a keynote address by Don Iveson, Executive Director of Civic Good, Former Mayor of Edmonton and Former Chair of the FCM Big City Mayors’ Caucus. Discussion panels will address intersections between transit and housing and how transit can be a vector for climate action.
“We are thrilled to organize our first in-person annual Policy Forum since the start of the pandemic,” said Marco D’Angelo, CUTA’s president and CEO. “The event explores how public transit will help Canada achieve its UN emissions reduction pledges, adapt to modern housing challenges and foster more inclusive economic growth.”
CUTA is the collective voice of the transit industry in Canada. Our goal is to build a cross-sector dialogue to ensure transit networks of tomorrow remain human-centred, climate-focused and resilient. Our Policy Forum will feature elected decision-makers, industry executives, national and regional stakeholders as well as leading urban planners. CUTA’s policy forum participants include Canadian transit systems, private transportation operators, manufacturers and suppliers, transit industry thought leaders and academics from coast to coast.
Communications & Public Affairs Specialist