Transportation and Mobility: The Road to a Smarter, More Sustainable Future

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MetroPool Event to Showcase Sustainable Transportation Initiatives; Featured Speaker Will Discuss IBM’s Smarter Cities Challenge

MetroPool announced today details for its upcoming November 20th event. Steven Wysmuller, IBM’s Global Services Leader for Environmental Affairs & Compliance will discuss his work with the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge and the integral role that transportation and mobility play in creating sustainable communities. The Smarter Cities Challenge is a competitive grant program in which IBM awarded a total of $50 million worth of technology and services to 100 municipalities worldwide through 2013. IBM is a long time MetroPool board-member company.

“We’re excited to showcase IBM’s Smarter Cities Challenge work with transportation which identifies opportunities to utilize technology and collaboration in seeking solutions to growing transportation and environmental challenges,” John Lyons, President of MetroPool offered. “Program findings align with our strategic shift that builds on partnerships and facilitation of services that support public and private entities in pursuit of their sustainability goals and in building more resilient communities.”

Lyons’ opening remarks will highlight how technology, information management and public/private partnerships are leading MetroPool in a new strategic direction. A critical part of the new direction are alliances with strategic partners like EcoDriving Solutions. “As a new MetroPool partner, we’re thrilled to be offering our efficient driving solutions through such a well-positioned and respected organization,” said Drew DeGrassi, President of EcoDriving Solutions. “MetroPool is a natural partner as we bring cost savings and environmental impact to the region,” he added.

Dani Glaser and Scott Fernqvist, co-organizers of the Westchester Green Business Challenge will provide updates on their highly successful sustainability best practices business initiative for Westchester County.

A zero emission taxi from BYD Company, the e6, will be available for preview at the event, as well.

Networking and refreshments will be provided.

Register for the free event about sustainable transportation by November 19, 2013.

Location:     IBM Learning Center 20 Old Post Road Armonk, NY 10504
Time:         4:30pm – 6:00pm

Event Co-Sponsors:
About MetroPool – MetroPool’s Mission is to develop and provide transportation services in an environmentally and economically viable manner that enhances workplace efficiency, supports quality of life and creates healthy communities. Since 1980, MetroPool has been designing, developing and delivering sustainable transportation solutions for individuals, communities, corporations and government partners.

About Westchester Green Business Challenge – The Westchester Green Business Challenge (WGBC) is a 501c3 non-profit organization. WGBC’s mission is to educate and inspire all Westchester County organizations to move down the path toward environmental sustainability while improving performance and saving money.

For more information, please contact:
Paula Sakofs, 914-437-8870 ext. 4409 or psakofs(at)metropool(dot)com

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