York Region Chair Bill Fisch to address annual Canadian Urban Institute conference
NEWMARKET – Bill Fisch, Chair of the Regional Municipality of York, will discuss the benefits of partnership to develop new transit initiatives during the Canadian Urban Institute's 4th Annual Municipal Infrastructure Partnership Conference. The conference, entitled Working for Better Roads, Water, Transit and Borders, will be held Wednesday in Toronto.
WHEN: Wednesday January 30th
WHERE: Canadian Urban Institute
4th Annual Municipal Infrastructure Partnership Conference
Working for Better Roads, Water, Transit and Borders
Four Seasons Hotel, 21 Avenue Road, Toronto
PRESENT: Bill Fisch, Regional Chair
- Regional Chair Bill Fisch will discuss the York Region Partnership Strategy during a morning session entitled Tackling Transit across the GTA: New Mandates and Approaches.
- The Region of York has received submissions from five consortia responding to a Request for Qualifications regarding a Public-Private Partnership for a York rapid transit plan.
- Such a partnership would be the first of its kind in Canada, would fast track the successful delivery of inter-regional rapid transit and incorporate the most advanced transit technologies currently in use.
- The Canadian Urban Institute conference will also include a speech from Dr. Gordon Chong, GO Transit Chair, on the future of Regional transit, and David W. Guscott, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transportation, on the inter-regional transit strategy beyond the Greater Toronto Area.
The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities. York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities: Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville. For more information, visit our Web site at: www.region.york.on.ca
Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region