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									                   Presidio of Monterey &
      Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
                                    Public Affairs Office
                                 1759 Lewis Road, Suite 142
                                  Monterey, CA 93944-3221
                                       (831) 242-5104

PRESS RELEASE

IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         March 16, 2009
Release No. 09-06


PRESIDIO PARTNERS WITH MONTEREY-SALINAS TRANSIT ON BUS PROGRAM

PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. --The Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) system and the
Presidio of Monterey (POM) are teaming up to offer the Federal Government’s Mass
Transportation Benefit Program locally for many service members and Department of Defense
(DoD) employees at the Presidio and the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center.
The purpose of this program is to offset commuting costs for eligible participants, to reduce
pollution and traffic congestion, preserve the environment, and expand transportation
alternatives.

“We are eager to begin this alternative commuter bus program for the benefit of our service
members, faculty and staff,” said Col. Darcy A. Brewer, garrison commander, POM. “But
equally important, it should reduce our impact on the environment and reduce the number of cars
on the road.”

There will be no cost to qualified applicants as the program is funded by the Department of
Transportation to help conserve energy, the environment and reduce road congestion

"MST is proud to offer this service to help local members of the military community offset the
ever growing cost of transportation in a way that also helps reduce traffic and greenhouse gas
emissions," added MST General Manager/CEO Carl Sedoryk.

Eligible employees include: active duty service members, DoD employees and non-appropriated
fund employees who commute to work from outside of the Presidio of Monterey.


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Bus lines will be established to service clusters of participants. Monterey-Salinas Transit plans to
provide express bus service to and from the following areas:

Salinas                               Monterey
Pacific Grove                         Seaside
Marina                                Fitch and Marshall Parks
Hayes and Stilwell Parks              Schoonover, Preston and Fredrick Parks
Prunedale

“We will work with MST to design routes and schedules that best serve the participants and the
community,” said Shawn Marshall, MTB program manager for POM. “The more participants we
enroll the more flexible the program can be.”

For detailed information on the program, including application forms, go here:
http://www.monterey.army.mil/ or here: http://www.mst.org/presidioofmonterey.htm

Employees may enroll now while express bus service for Presidio of Monterey will start in the
first week of June 2009.

Media with questions for MST should call: Hunter Harvath, Assistant General Manager, Finance
and Administration, (831) 393-8129, or the Presidio of Monterey Public Affairs Office at 831-
242-6421.

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