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US Transportation Secretary LaHood To Make Funding Announcement To Boost Transit Training, Employment Opportunities in Nation’s Capital & Across the Country

Thursday, January 10, 2013

US Transportation Secretary LaHood To Make Funding Announcement To Boost Transit Training, Employment Opportunities in Nation’s Capital & Across the Country

Funding Announcement

At 11:30 am Friday, Jan. 11, US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will make a funding announcement that will help the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and other transit agencies and organizations across the country train a future generation of transit professionals, including students at the Booker T. Washington Public Charter School for Technical Arts in Northwest Washington.

 

WHO:   US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood
             Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff
             Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
             DC Mayor Vincent Gray
             WMATA General Manager/CEO Richard Sarles
             Booker T. Washington Public Charter School for Technical Arts Executive Director
              Edward Pinkard and Chair of the Board Dr. Richard A. English

WHAT:  Funding announcement to boost transit training, employment opportunities in
             Washington, DC, and nationwide

WHEN:  Friday, Jan. 11, 2013
              11:30 am

WHERE:  Booker T. Washington Public Charter School for Technical Arts
                1346 Florida Avenue Northwest
                 Washington, DC

 

NOTE TO MEDIA: Please set up by 11:15 am in the main lobby of the school.