Friday, April 3, 2015

Midlands Transit Riders to hold press conference April 8, 2015

Midlands Transit Riders Association
P. O. Box 263, Columbia, SC 29202

April 1, 2015
For Immediate Release

Dear (insert name):
The Midlands Transit Riders Association is proud to announce that it is celebrating its Second Anniversary as a non-profit organization operating working with the Comet Transit Service, area municipalities and businesses as advocates  for transit riders.  We will do this  at a press conference that will be held at the Transit Center parking lot on Laurel Street. The Press conference will be held  on Wednesday April 8, 2015, at 2:00 p.m.
The founding of our organization on April 3, 2013 was and continues to be a catalyst for positive social and economic change within the Columbia-Midlands Area. While working with the Comet Transit Service, area municipalities and businesses over the past year, we have accomplished several goals, including some which we had not foreseen as achieving within a time period that they were achieved. The board of the Midlands Transit  Riders Association would like to share these accomplishments with the  press and public, as well as various plans and goals to improve on these improvements, and more effectively the public transit system an important part of economic development in the Midlands area.
The Midlands Transit Center continues to make it our mission. To make sure  that all citizens in the Columbia-Midlands Area to see the transit system as a tool for economic development that helps to decrease unemployment and homelessness, so that prospective businesses and residents will want to become part of, and add to the growth of the Metropolitan Columbia Area.
Officials from the Comet and area municipalities have been invited to this event, including those who we hope to acknowledge for their efforts in advancing the transit system, over the past year.
If you have any questions, or need any more information, please feel free to contact me at 803-960-8785. or via e-mail at
Respectfully Yours,

Keith H. Seymour
Midlands Transit Riders Association
Vice President and Communications Chairperson