Townsend Public Affairs assisted the Orange County Great Park, in partnership with the City of Irvine, to apply and secure $45,000 in funding to provide shuttle service to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon and XPO.
The funding helped to provide continuous, dedicated shuttle service from the Irvine Transportation Center to the Great Park on two consecutive weekends of the major international event and competition: October 5 and 6, and October 12 and 13 of 2013. Many visitors will utilize the iShuttle as the Irvine Transportation Center represents the second busiest train station in Orange County and serves as a hub for many regional and local bus routes. With the iShuttle service, Southern California residents throughout the region were able to easily get to the Solar Decathlon without an automobile. In addition, the project aligns with the goals of AQMD to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by decreasing vehicle traffic in and around the Great Park.
Working with City of Irvine and Orange County Great Park staff, Townsend Public Affairs identified this funding opportunity, crafted and submitted the application, and then assisted with the necessary advocacy to secure funding.
For more information on the 2013 Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, please visit here.