“This is a great opportunity to learn how public transportation creates livable communities, economic prosperity, and helps the environment,” said Tri Delta Transit CEO Jeanne Krieg. “I strongly encourage East County students interested in making a difference to apply.”
Public transportation plays a vital role in helping the nation meet its goals of reducing carbon footprints and achieving energy independence. Every year, public transportation use in the United States saves 37 million metric tons of carbon emissions and 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline.
“This event will empower the participating teens to become environmental leaders and public transportation advocates,” said APTA President William Millar. “Additionally, the youth summit will highlight how public transportation is a green industry with many employment opportunities.”
To qualify for this all-expenses-paid summit, applicants must be a high school junior or senior in the 2011-12 school year. For more information and to download an application, visit www.apta.com/youthsummit.