APTA’s Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop

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SUBJECT:   APTA’s Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop


DATE:  July 6, 2007

(Please contact the Region 10 main office at 206-220-7954 for the PDF version.)

Please join us on July 29-31 at the Grand Hyatt Seattle, Washington for American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) 3rd annual Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop. The transportation sector contributes over 30 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Public transit and transit supportive land use is becoming increasingly important as federal, state and local governments develop and implement energy and climate change initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The workshop is the premier event on best practices in sustainable public transportation. On the agenda are cutting-edge speakers and presenters with real world experience. You will learn how transit systems can save money and improve efficiency, lessen environmental impacts and promote land use strategies that encourage public transit use.

Join your fellow public transportation professionals on hands-on technical tours, highlighting King County’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-rated transit facilities, transit-oriented development projects, innovative low-impact stormwater infrastructure in neighborhoods, and Sound Transit’s new light rail project. You will also have the opportunity to ride a Washington State ferry to Bainbridge Island or a Sound Transit commuter rail train along the shores of Puget Sound at sunset.

The course is structured for transit board members, transit system chief executive officers, professionals in planning, operations, engineering and capital construction, individuals who promote sustainable development and livable communities, and suppliers and consultants interested in providing "green" services.

If you are interested in attending this course, please follow this link http://www.apta.com/conferences_calendar/ and register on line.

Seating is limited for each course, so register early. For further information, please contact Linda Gehrke at 206-220-4463, or email linda.gehrke@dot.gov.



R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator