Double Deck Bus Proposed for Regional Transit Coming to Cochrane

COCHRANE, ALBERTA–(Marketwire – Aug. 23, 2010) – Representatives from the 15 Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) municipalities will get a close-up look at the vehicle proposed as an option for future regional transit services in their communities. Cochrane, in conjunction with CRP, is hosting a demonstration of the double deck bus August 24. Media are invited to ride the bus at 10:30 am

CRP member communities worked cooperatively to develop the Calgary Regional Transit Plan; it was approved in November 2009. Cochrane is slated to roll out regional transit in 2012, following closely behind Airdrie, which begins service this fall. Other municipalities will move toward regional transit based on budget and resources. CRP member municipalities hope to take advantage of provincial GreenTRIP funding to accelerate introduction of regional transit.

Media are invited to ride the bus at 10:30 am. Cochrane Mayor Truper McBride, chair of the CRP’s transportation committee, will host a 30-minute tour of Cochrane in the double deck bus. There will also be an opportunity for questions and answers. Media availability to follow the bus ride.

WHO Truper McBride, Mayor, Town of Cochrane; Vice Chair CRP; Chair, CRP Regional Transportation Committee
Colleen Shepherd, Executive Director, CRP
Rob Montgomery, Alexander Dennis Inc. (bus manufacturer)
Representatives of the 15 CRP municipalities and the CRP Regional Transportation Committee
WHAT Double Deck Bus Ride and Information Tour
WHEN Tuesday, August 24, 10:30 – 11:15 am
WHERE Cochrane RancheHouse
101 RancheHouse Road, Cochrane, T4C-2K8
Catch the bus in the parking lot at the RancheHouse.

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