Event Date: May 19, 2010
Andrew Bevan, Sustainable Prosperity's Executive Director, will be a presenting at the Canadian Urban Transportation Association AGM during session 12, "Ensuring Financial Health: Economic, Private and Government Perspectives" on Wednesday, May 19, 10:15 am - 11:45 am.
ENSURING FINANCIAL HEALTH: ECONOMIC, PRIVATE AND GOVERNMENT PERSPECTIVES
Despite positive trends in provincial and federal government investment, over the next three decades Canadian communities will face a growing gap in transit infrastructure funding and serious constraints on their ability to pay for expanded transit operations. To overcome these threats to transit’s financial health, Canada will need to establish predictable, reliable and adequate transit capital funding mechanisms, as well as performance-based operating funding. This session reviews the results of CUTA’s recent study on the economic impact of transit investment, explores transportation pricing strategies that motivate more sustainable travel behaviour and looks at ways for transit systems to seek efficiency improvements that reduce capital and operating costs.
- Penny Williams, Transit Windsor and CUTA Vice Chair – Communications & Public Affairs
- Jeff Lehman, Metropolitan Knowledge International
- Andrew Bevan, Sustainable Prosperity - University of Ottawa
- Michael Chong, Member of Parliament, Wellington-Halton Hills
For additional information, please visit the CUTA website.