CTA Co-Sponsors 12th Annual Transportation Symposium

November 24, 2008

The Chicago Transit Authority joins the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Metra and Pace to present the 12th Annual Transportation Symposium & Business Exchange. The symposium will take place on Tuesday, December 2 at the Chicago Hilton & Towers, 720 S. Michigan from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Transportation Symposium & Business Exchange brings together vendors and contractors with the transit industry’s leading suppliers, contractors, purchasing representatives and officials from each of the Chicago area’s major public transportation agencies.

Presentations and activities at the symposium include: agency procurement forecasts for 2009, open business discussion with procurement administrators, a procurement workshop, vendor exhibits and a networking reception. Also, through the one-on-one business exchange, vendors and contractors will have an opportunity to meet with architects, engineers and professional service firms.

Companies, including disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) firms, will have an opportunity to meet with the procurement and DBE representatives from each agency.

The CTA founded the symposium, which was originally the Strategic Alliance Initiative, in 1994. As a result of the event’s popularity, the RTA, IDOT, Metra and Pace were invited to join the symposium and have served as co-sponsors for the past 11 years.

To register for the 12th Annual Transportation Symposium & Business Exchange, call the Merry Green Promotions Group at 312-243-3554 or visit their web site, www.merrygreenpromotions.com to register online. There is a $75 fee to register in advance. Registration on the day of the event is $95.

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