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World's Largest Public Transportation Expo Convenes in New Orleans October 3-5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 2011

World's Largest Public Transportation Expo Convenes in New Orleans
October 3-5
The American Public Transportation Association brings more than 17,000 attendees and 750 exhibitors for EXPO 2011

WHAT:  American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) Annual Meeting and EXPO 2011

WHERE:  New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO) Halls D-J

WHEN:   Monday, October 3 - Wednesday, October 5     

DETAILS:
The American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) Annual Meeting and EXPO 2011 will bring more than 17,000 attendees from the public transportation industry to New Orleans for four days of exhibitions, meetings and leadership sessions. APTA's EXPO 2011 is expected to generate $19 million in economic revenue.

EXPO 2011 - the largest public transit exposition in the world - will feature more than 750 exhibitors showcasing a full range of innovative products, services and technologies that enhance passengers' experiences and enable public transit systems to operate more efficiently. A number of exhibitors will use EXPO 2011 as a backdrop to showcase future technology that will revolutionize public transportation in the 21st century.

Exhibitors will present new innovations to public transportation including products ranging from eco-friendly to emergency response and security to intelligent transportation systems; as well as various services geared towards safety, efficiency and sustainability. A guided media tour will be offered Monday, October 3 with APTA leaders to showcase the highlights of emerging technology relating to public transportation. In addition, educational and informative seminars will be conducted for conference attendees and local media.

The opening session will commence with remarks by Mayor Mitch Landrieu; Sherri Lebass, secretary of  Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development; Barbara Major, chairwoman of New Orleans Regional Transit Authority's Board of Commissioners; and Justin Augustine III, chief executive officer of New Orleans Regional Transit Authority.

WEBSITE AND ONLINE REGISTRATION: www.aptaexpo.com
TWITTER: #APTAEXPO
EVENTS:

  • Mon, Oct 3, 8 a.m.: Opening General Session featuring Mayor Landrieu and New Orleans Regional Transit Authority representatives, La Nouvelle Ballroom.
  • Mon, Oct. 3, 10:30 a.m.: EXPO Guided Media Tour with APTA Leaders, Hall E, Room 252 
  • Tues, Oct. 4, 11:30 a.m.: State of the Industry Media Lunch with APTA Leaders, Room 357 (RSVP to Mary Ellen Akins required by 9/29)

EXHIBIT HALL: MCCNO, Halls D-J
HOURS: Mon, Oct. 3: 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tues, Oct. 4: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wed, Oct. 5: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

PRESS OFFICE: MCCNO, Hall E, Room 252
HOURS: Sun, Oct. 2: Noon - 4 p.m.
Mon, Oct. 3: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tues, Oct. 4: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wed, Oct. 5: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
APTA: Mary Ellen Akins, 540-229-4505, makins@stratacomm.net
New Orleans CVB: Tara Letort, 504-566-5019, tletort@neworleanscvb.com; Kelly Schulz, 504-421-0962, kschulz@neworleanscvb.com, Jennifer Day, 773-909-2514, jday@neworleanscvb.com
MCCNO: Rosalie Mortillaro, 504-582-3027, rmortillaro@mccno.com

 

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