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April 8, 1999

Michael Mewhinney

NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

(Phone: 650/604-3937 or 604-9000)

NOTE TO EDITORS: News media are invited to attend the public forum. To reach NASA Ames, take the Moffett Field exit off US 101 and drive east to the Main Gate, Moffett Federal Airfield. To gain entry, present media credentials and photo ID to the Visitor Badging Office, located to the right of the main gate.

RELEASE: 99-19


A public forum to discuss Bay Area Water Transit for the 21st Century, including a vast new network of high-speed ferries criss-crossing San Francisco Bay, will be held on Monday, April 12.

Sponsored by the Bay Area Council and the Bay Area Economic Forum, the forum will be held from 1-4 p.m. in the Main Auditorium, Bldg. 201 at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA.

Bay Area residents are losing 100,000 hours per day sitting on congested highways, costing more than $814,000 in lost productivity, wasted fuel and damage to the environment. Under the direction of the State Senate, the Bay Area Council and the Bay Area Economic Forum formed a Blue Ribbon Task Force to study the feasibility of creating a water transit system for the region.

Featured speakers will include Mountain View Mayor Mary Lou Zoglin, Sunnyvale City Council Member Julia Miller, Joel Suty, vice president of Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space Co., and William Berry, Deputy Director of NASA Ames. In addition, presentations and concepts currently under consideration will be presented. Public input and participation is encouraged.

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