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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2006
Release No. M-97-06
CITY HOLDS TRANSIT SYMPOSIUM ON OCT. 5
Sessions, exhibits showcase latest high-capacity transportation technology
Mayor Mufi Hannemann is pleased to present the City and County of Honolulu Transit Symposium 2006 on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the
“The Transit Symposium will provide a venue for
The symposium will include concurrent sessions and a luncheon featuring visiting experts ranging from former elected officials from other cities to heads of Mainland transit authorities and programs who have experience with implementing new transit systems.
Speakers will include John M. Inglish, general manager and CEO of the Utah Transit Authority, whose accomplishments include securing $250 million of federal funds to build the $312.5 million Salt Lake-Sandy TRAX light rail line and completing the 15-mile line one year ahead of schedule and under budget. Additional guest speakers will include Skip Rimsza, former mayor of
In addition, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., exhibitors from the U.S. Mainland and the Pacific region will showcase the latest transportation solutions and technologies. These will include Bombardier, Hitachi, Itochu Corporation, Mitsubishi, Siemens Corporation, and Washington Group International.
The exhibit area will be free and open to the public, but registration is required for speaker sessions and luncheon. Cost per person is $75 for the entire conference, or $45 for the luncheon only. The registration deadline is Sept. 29.
For more information, call the symposium hotline at (808) 535-6243.
Bill Brennan, 527-6928
Mark Matsunaga, 527-5767
Keith DeMello, 531-0244
|Friday, September 15, 2006|