Transit Planning
CATS Encourages Students to Apply for Youth Summit in Washington, DC
Immediate Release – April 5, 2013 

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has announced that it is taking applications through April 22 for the Generation Green on Board: A Youth Summit to Advance Public Transportation. The third annual summit will take place in Washington, DC from June 23-27 and offer participants five days in the nation’s capital to learn first-hand the impact public transportation can have on their lives and the greater community.

“Teens have a wonderful opportunity through this program to learn how transit can help to build communities that are vibrant and environmentally-friendly,” said Carolyn Flowers, CEO of CATS. “I highly encourage students to apply who are interested in helping to build a sustainable future and exploring the industry.” Summit participants will meet with lawmakers, leaders and industry professionals. They will also participate in hands-on local transit tours and discover the wide range of exciting career paths in the transit industry.

Through public transportation, the nation is able to reduce its consumption of gasoline and significantly reduce its carbon footprint. APTA studies have found that public transportation use in the United States saves 37 million metric tons of carbon emissions and over 4 billion gallons of gasoline each year.

To qualify for this all-expenses-paid summit, you must be a high school junior or senior in the 2012-2013 school years. Interested students and parents can find more information or download an application at www.apta.com/youthsummit. If you have any questions regarding the Youth Summit or the application, please contact Cheryl Pyatt at 202-496-4875 or cpyatt@apta.com.