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CUTRIC-CRITUC Advanced Mobility Innovation Outreach, Education & Lobby Days (Provincial & Federal) Part 1: Government Staff


CUTRIC-CRITUC Advanced Mobility Innovation Outreach, Education & Lobby Days (Provincial & Federal) Part 1: Government Staff

Fall 2018

The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) will be hosting its inaugural CUTRIC-CRITUC Advanced Mobility Innovation Outreach, Education & Lobby Days (Provincial). Part 1 will include meetings with government staff.

During these meetings, we will provide relevant ministries with information pertaining to CUTRIC’s technology development efforts in the province. These efforts focus on reducing emissions and improving mobility services for Ontarians, British Columbians and Canadians.

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Ontario Lobby Days Part 1: Government Staff

DATE: November 5 & 6, 2018

PREPARATION DAY: December 3, 2018

Location: Invest Ottawa 7 Bayview Road Ottawa, ON K1Y 2C5 (Training Room)

  • 3 pm - 5 pm Review Lobby days messages and audience
  • 5 pm - 6 pm Group Acquaintance and review meet up logistics the Lobby day
  • 6 pm - 9 pm Dinner - Location TBD

LOCATION: December 4 in Ottawa, ON - Parliament Hill

RECOMMENDED HOTELS: TBD

MESSAGE:

  1. It is critical that the federal government re-launch the federal ISED Supercluster Program with a “transportation” or “mobility” focus in 2019-2020, or revise its current Strategic Innovation Fund: Stream IV to specifically identify “transportation” and “mobility” innovation as a funded theme.

    1. CUTRIC has identified more than $500 Million in industry-committed project investments in Low-Carbon Smart Mobility technology development in Canada.
    2. The industry remains unaddressed by the federal government, yet boasts global relevance, export potential, and job richness factors.
    3. The industry is critical to the Government of Canada’s emissions reduction goals.
  2. It is critical that the federal government revise NRCan’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstrations (EVID) Program to enable co-investment in hydrogen fuelling systems for heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell propelled vehicles, such as buses, coaches and trucks. The current EVID program framework explicitly eliminates these applications for no evident reason.

  3. It is critical that the Government of Canada develop a Canadian Mobility Innovation Strategy to achieve emissions reductions through low-carbon smart mobility innovation in Canada by Canadian companies in partnership with global entities. This will require an appointed federal task force to report to Parliament on the options for a Strategy, which will require funding allocations in 2020-onwards.

    1. The Strategy should focus creating IP and jobs in low-carbon smart mobility technologies, including alternative propulsion and smart vehicle technologies for shared mobility applications (i.e. public transit and shared private fleets) and heavy-duty vehicle applications, including coaches, trucks and rail.
    2. These technologies include innovations in battery electric propulsion and charging systems (heavy-duty and light-duty; vehicular and rail-based), hydrogen fuel cell electric propulsion systems and fuelling systems (heavy-duty and light-duty; vehicular and rail-based), renewable natural gas propulsion and fuelling systems (heavy-duty and light-duty; vehicular and rail-based) and other carbon-reducing propulsion technology.
    3. These technologies include automated and connected vehicle systems for public fleet systems applied to heavy- and light-duty vehicles, including bus, coach, and rail.

Registration sites CUTRIC-CRITUC Advanced Mobility Innovation Outreach, Education & Lobby Days (Ontario) Link