MEDIA ADVISORY – February 19, 2015

Contacts:

 Bob Philbin, rphilbin@cattransit.com

Julie Shade, jshade@cattransit.com

CAT: 717-233-5657

Who: Cumberland County, Carlisle Borough public officials; the Rotary Club of Carlisle-Sunrise officers; Carlisle Chamber; Downtown Carlisle Association; and Capital Area Transit.

What: Dedication of new Bus Shelter, donated by the Rotary Club of Carlisle-Sunrise, located at 1 Court House Square in downtown Carlisle, PA.

Where:  Bus shelter location, in front of the County Court House at 1 Court House Square, vicinity of Hanover and High Streets, downtown Carlisle, PA.

When:  Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at 11:00 AM.

Tentative Speaker schedule: (based on availability)

  1. Event opening:  CAT Bob Philbin
  2. Rotary Speaker: Kevin Cogan
  3. Borough Speaker: Perry Heath
  4. County Commissioners: Jim Hertzler; Barb Cross; Gary Eichelberger
  5. CAT board representatives: Eric Bugaile, Rick Rovegno, Mike Clapsadl
  6. Other public officials:  TBA
  7. CAT general manager: Bill Jones
  8. Event close: CAT – Bob Philbin
  9. Media Q&A, Bus Tour 

Suggested Talking Points:

*The Rotary Club of Carlisle-Sunrise Court House Bus Shelter is a demonstration of community commitment to transit services in the Borough of Carlisle.

*The Rotary Club of Carlisle-Sunrise fosters community development and its commitment to permanent transit service in the borough of Carlisle by providing a shelter to protect travelers at the most central and highly utilized stop in the Carlisle Circulator system.

*CAT has expanded and improved the Carlisle Circulator based on community public meetings to include an expanded service to the Cumberland County Public Assistance Office; Project Share food bank; the Army War College, the Carlisle Regional Medical Center, Dickinson College and various residential and retail destinations around the Borough.

*An additional CAT Bus has been added to reduce circulator time from about 75 minutes to about 40 minutes.

*CAT will provide a direct mail postcard drop to every address in the Borough, by March 17.

*CAT will provide a full week of FREE SERVICE to all Carlisle Circulator riders, starting Monday, March 23 and ending Saturday, March 28, 2015.

*All: Urge public participation in circulator project to help assure transit sustainability in the Borough of Carlisle.

Media Note: A CAT bus will be available at the site for demonstration, a brief ride, and photo op, all are welcome aboard.

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