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Media Alert/Photo Opportunity - Lunch Express Launch - 12/04/2006

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Contact: Benton Sangster, Sr. Communications Officer, (905) 771-8800, ext. 3634
 
Public Transit Comes For a Business Lunch
 In Markham/Richmond Hill

The Towns of Markham and Richmond Hill, in collaboration with Smart Commute 404-7 Transportation Management Association, announce the start of a unique public transit service.

This pilot project – The Lunch Express – will operate in the Commerce Valley and Beaver Creek areas (Highway 7 – between Hwy 404 and Bayview Avenue) from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays for 16 weeks. Project funding comes from the Markham Environmental Sustainability Fund and the Town of Richmond Hill.

This new free-of-charge service will shuttle business people from their office locations to local restaurants and shops, helping to eliminate parking challenges, while reducing air pollution.  

What: 

Photo Opportunity - Official launch of The Lunch Express

Who:  Mayors and Members of Markham and Richmond Hill Councils 
Smart Commute 404-7
Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce
Markham Board of Trade

When: 

Friday, December 8, 2006 at 11:30 a.m.

Where: South Creek Corporate Centre
165 Commerce Valley Drive West
Markham/Richmond Hill
(south of Highway 7, west of Highway 404)

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