FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2014
Adam Johnson, Vice President of Marketing & Communications
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Lisa Huber, Marketing & Media Relations Manager
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SAINT PAUL, Minn. – With the Green Line set to open on Saturday, 1000 attendees from across the country are in Saint Paul for the Community Transportation Expo put on by Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA). The organization picked Saint Paul for their conference location to highlight the city and state as pioneers in improved mass transit.
“We are thrilled to welcome CTAA and to host their 2014 Expo in Saint Paul,” said Terry Mattson, President & CEO of Visit Saint Paul. “There are certainly new developments with mass transit in Saint Paul and we are excited to showcase these throughout the conference."
The Expo will include Community Transportation Trade Fair, National Community Transportation Roadeo, and Twin Cities Transit Tour. National speakers include Therese W. McMillan, Federal Transit Administration Deputy Administrator and Jack Uldrich, renowned global futurist and best-selling author.
“Minnesota's Twin Cities - Saint Paul and Minneapolis - represent a real transit success story," said Dale J. Marisco, Certified Community Transit Manager (CCTM) Executive Director. "There is no region in the nation building a more diverse and comprehensive network of community and public transit services than the Twin Cities."
The CTAA convention will utilize the Saint Paul RiverCentre and five downtown Saint Paul hotel properties. Off-site events will take place at Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Minnesota History Center, Midway Stadium, and Union Depot. The group will also receive a firsthand look at the metro Green Line Light Rail between Saint Paul and Minneapolis opening June 14, 2014.
The Community Transportation Association of America consists of organizations and individuals who support creating mobility for all Americans regardless of where they live or work. Our Association believes there are many paths to creating that mobility. This is one of the reasons our membership includes community transit providers, public transit agencies, organizations providing health care, employment services, governments of all kinds, college and university planners, private bus companies, taxi operators, people concerned with the special mobility needs of those with disabilities, manufacturers and many other organizations who share a commitment to mobility. –www.ctaa.org
About Visit Saint Paul:
Visit Saint Paul, formerly the Saint Paul Convention & Visitors Authority, was founded in 1927 as the Saint Paul Convention and Visitors Bureau, making it one of the oldest destination marketing organizations in the United States. The mission of the organization is to generate economic growth for Saint Paul by effectively marketing the RiverCentre campus, Saint Paul and the region as a preferred convention and tourism destination. Visit Saint Paul oversees management of the Saint Paul RiverCentre Convention Center and Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium.