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Presentation at Dec. 2006 Meetings in China. TRANSED 2007 CANADA. Purpose of Meeting. Promote TRANSED 2007 Exchange developments on accessible transportation Networking. WHAT IS ICAT?. International Centre for Accessible Transportation, headquarters in Montreal NGO-NPO since 1988

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    1. Presentation at Dec. 2006 Meetings in China TRANSED 2007 CANADA

    2. Purpose of Meeting Promote TRANSED 2007 Exchange developments on accessible transportation Networking

    3. WHAT IS ICAT? International Centre for Accessible Transportation, headquarters in Montreal NGO-NPO since 1988 Established under Montreal International Board members from Canada, UK and US Members drawn from worldwide Technical Program Organizer for TRANSED 2007

    4. ICAT’S MISSION “To promote a universally accessible transportation system for all”

    5. TRANSED 2007 June 18-21, 2007, Montreal Pre-conference program June 17 Post-conference tour June 22 Honorary President, Hon. Lise Thibault, Lieutenent-Governor of Québec

    6. Host City and Venue • Montréal is Canada’s second largest city (3.4 million) • French & English languages • Accessible and convenient for international visitors • Montréal Convention Centre is venue • Venue and hotels in International District, close to Old Montréal & China Town Ling Suen, ICAT

    7. Technical Program Call for Abstracts and Evaluation Abstract review completed on August 12, 2006 Notices of Acceptance/Rejection issued on August 15, 2006 Deadline for submission of papers is December 31, 2006

    8. Technical Program (continued) Abstracts and Evaluation Process 270 abstracts (257 papers, 13 posters) from 38 countries Canada 48, U.S. 38, Japan 35, U.K. 28, India 20, France 16, Sweden 15, Also from Nigeria, Nepal, Brazil, Columbia, Uruguay, Slovakia, Peru, Laos, etc. 2 from Hong Kong, none from rest of China Acceptance/rejection rates 187 Accepted for oral presentation 83 Accepted for poster presentation 18 Rejected

    9. Program at a Glance

    10. Technical Program: Sessions Program first draft completed One Opening Plenary & 5 concurrent tracks 13 panels/round tables on: Air travel for all Accessible transportation in rural areas Ageing and transport Motorized mobility aids Driving cessation Closing Plenary – concluding remarks, Conference highlights, handover to next host

    11. Technical Program: Tutorials Monday June 18 2007 8 AM to noon Open to delegates only Free of charge Topics suggested: Adapting Public Transit: Ergonomic Design of Vehicles and Infrastructure, Realities of Creating Products and Services for Older Adults, Paratransit Dispatch and Management System, Practical Accessibility in Developing Countries

    12. Technical Program: Posters Poster hall Grouped by topics Viewing time starting Wednesday June 20, 10 AM Exclusive viewing time on Thursday June 21, 10 to 11 AM Health break in plenary room on Thursday to encourage attendance

    13. Technical Program: Travel Scholarships Up to 12 will be provided (sponsor for 3 identified) Mandatory requirements: Accepted abstract 2 reference letters on work in accessible transportation Evaluation criteria: Quality of the abstract and need 25 requests to date Travel Scholarship Application form posted on TRANSED 2007 website Looking for more sponsors for travel funds

    14. Technical Program: Awards & Prizes William G. Bell Award by TRB Committee ABE60 during Gala Dinner, Wed. June 20 TRANSED 2007 Awards for: Best conference poster (determined on-site) Best conference paper per theme (determined in advance) Innovative accessible transport product or service exhibitor (determined on-site and awarded Tuesday, June 19 during lunch) People’s Choice Award (includes exhibitor, poster, panel discussion, presentation, etc.; determined on-site)

    15. Technical Program: Technical Tours Tour 1 a) Sponsored by Société de transport de Montréal (STM) Visit to the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) Paratransit facility   Monday, June 18, 2007 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tour 1 b) Sponsored by Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) Visit to new accessible Metro stations in Laval Monday, June 18, 2007 1p.m. to 4 p.m.

    16. Technical Tours (continued) Tour 2 a) Sponsored by Nova Bus, Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) Accessible commuter rail ride to Nova low floor bus factory in St-Eustache Friday, June 22, 2007 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Capacity for 80 persons (20 persons in wheelchairs) Tour 2 b) Sponsored by Van-Action Visit to Van-Action vehicle adaptation factory Friday, June 22, 2007 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

    17. Social Program Included in registration: Montréal City Highlights Tour – Sunday, June 17, 2007 Welcome Reception – Monday, June 18, 2007 Gala Dinner – Wednesday, June 20, 2007 Also available: Suggestions for private tours – Tuesday, June 19, 2007 Travel tips and packages – tours before and after TRANSED 2007

    18. Exhibition “Quest for Universal Mobility in Transport” Prospectus sent to all Committee Members Online Registration and Interactive Floor Plan Two days: Monday and Tuesday, June 18-19, 2007 One day open to the public: Monday, June 18, 2007 Ten out of twenty-eight potential exhibitors confirmed Canada Pavilion (federal and provincial) Other countries invited to participate and showcase technical advances

    19. Sponsorship Sponsorship prospectus sent to all Committee Members Information on TRANSED website Seven sponsors confirmed to date - $101K Canada and local companies only sponsors to date Seeking sponsorships from other countries, including assistance for travel for delegates from owncountries or others to attend

    20. Registration Call for registration: October 2006 Early-bird registration deadline: April 15, 2007 Delegate - $550 ($650 after April 15) Committee Member - $550 Senior/student/non-profit organization – $350 ($400 after April 15) Student – no gala - $275 ($300 after April 15) Attendant - $175 ($200 after April 15) One-day registration - $175

    21. Accommodation Holiday Inn Select Montréal Centre-Ville $179 single/double; +$10 for each additional person 2 minutes from convention centre 150 rooms (14 accessible) reserved Holiday Inn Midtown $145 single or double; $15 more for each additional person 15 minutes from convention centre 50 rooms (4 accessible) reserved University Residences Negotiate to reserve 20 rooms (5 accessible) Approximately $69 10 minutes from convention centre

    22. Transportation & Information Information on ground transfers for airport, train or bus stations provided on website and at points of arrival Welcome counters to be staffed by TRANSED 2007 volunteers to assist delegates Accessible transportation provided for Montréal City Highlights Tour and technical tours Accessible transportation available between hotels and convention centre, on demand Approximately 40 websites linked to TRANSED 2007

    23. TRANSED 2010 One proposal received Evaluate in Jan. 2007 Exhibit kiosk reserved Handover plan

    24. Mark Your Calendar! • Steering Committee Meeting, Montreal, Oct. 2006 • Call for Registration, Nov. 2006 • Deadline for Papers/Posters, Dec. 2006 • Early Bird Registration, April 2007 • Tours, Exhibition & Conference June 17-22 2007 Ling Suen, ICAT

    25. How Can You Help? • Share mailing lists & information to publicize TRANSED 2007 • Act as sponsors, exhibitors, partners and delegates • Contribute ideas, comments, expectations • Come to TRANSED 2007and visit Montréal! Ling Suen, ICAT

    26. Contact Information TRANSED 2007 Secretariat Transport CanadaIntergovernmental Affairs and Accessibility, TRANSEDPlace de Ville, Tower C330 Sparks Street, Ottawa ON K1A 0N5 Canada Email: Phone: Tel: 1-800-665-6478 (Canada only) or +1 613-941-0980 TTY: 1-800-823-3823 (Canada only) or +1 613-998-5368 Fax: (613) 991-6422 website: Ling Suen, ICAT

    27. The International Centre for Accessible Transportation is pleased to provide assistance in Chinese. Please send e-mail quoting “TRANSED Enquiry” to : S. Ling SUEN International Centre for Accessible Transportation8 Riverside Drive, Suite 1004, Saint Lambert, Quebec, Canada J4S 1Y5Mobile: (514) 898-1916Tel/Fax: (450) 466-4305E-mail: