Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Florida Public Transportation Assoc. Launches "IM4Transit.org" Campaign

News Release
January 10, 2011

Florida Public Transportation Association 
Launches "IM4Transit.org" Campaign

TALLAHASSEE, FL – January 10, 2010 – The public transportation community is gathering in Ft. Lauderdale on Wednesday to help launch IM4Transit.org, a campaign of the Florida Public Transportation Association (FPTA) to build a community of at least 100,000 pro-transit Floridians. 

The kickoff luncheon features a panel discussion by all four South Florida transit CEO’s plus remarks from transit experts from Los Angeles to Washington DC. WTSinternational.org is hosting the luncheon where FPTA is providing the programming. 

Speakers include
Anthony Beckford: Chair FPTA, CEO Sarasota Transit 
Harpal Kapoor: Miami-Dade Transit CEO 
Tim Garling: Broward County Transit CEO 
Chuck Cohen: PalmTran CEO 
Joe Giulietti: Tri-Rail CEO 
John Lewis: CEO Lynx 
Art Guzzetti: APTA Vice President - Policy. Washington DC 
Thomas Hart: U.S. High Speed Rail Association VP and General Counsel - Washington DC
Michael Stepp: Transportation 4 America - Washington DC 
Brad Ashwell: Florida Public Interest Research Group, Legislative Advocate – Tallahassee 
Carla Coleman: Urban Land Institute, Executive Director - ULI SE Florida/Caribbean 
Marti Daltry: Sierra Club's Florida Green Transportation Campaign 
Brian Sullivan: Tectrans, Chief Marketing Officer – Los Angeles 

Wes Watson, Executive Director of the FPTA, said, "This is a Friend-raising campaign. The great majority of Floridians already agree that transit makes good sense. We invite these folks to visit www.IM4Transit.com and get involved in the effort to advance public transit in Florida."

Marti Daltry
Sierra Club Conservation Organizer