For Immediate Release
June 25, 2001

Al Cormier
President, Centre for Sustainable Transportation

Richard Gilbert

Debate On Canada's Longer-Term Transportation Futures

Brampton-Emil Kolb, Region of Peel Chair, will open a June 27 workshop on sustainable transportation at the Holiday Inn Select in Brampton.

Presented by the Centre for Sustainable Transportation, the full-day workshop-titled, "Moving Canada's Transportation Toward Sustainability: The Longer View"-will debate strategies for meeting and going beyond Canada's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and for making transportation more environmentally acceptable in other ways.

More than 80 delegates from the public and private sectors will consider both the technologies and the public attitude changes necessary to achieve sustainable transportation.

The morning session is devoted to discussing actions required in the present decade. The afternoon session, looking beyond 2010, will focus on strategies for the period up to 2025.

Strategies for debate include investments in new transportation systems, especially rail-based transit, and mechanisms to reverse trends in land-use planning. Also under consideration will be ways to reduce transport activity, notably by implementing market-based fuel rationing.

The workshop is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Caledon East Room, Holiday Inn Select, 30 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton, Ontario. Registration fee is $20 for full-time students and $50 for others.

The Centre for Sustainable Transportation is a Canadian not-for-profit corporation providing leadership in achieving affordable and efficient transportation that is consistent with human and ecosystem health. More information can be found on the Centre's Web site at


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