In a recent press release, North America’s leading provider of electric vehicles for public transportation Nova Bus has announced a Canada-wide integration plan for their buses and charging stations will be implemented in public transit systems across the nation. The new fleet will be the first of its kind internationally. The project was completed in collaboration with the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC).
The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) with its partners in Brampton and the Regional Municipality of York, have launched the Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Demonstration & Integration Trial: Phase I. The trials are part of a national coordinated effort to advance zero emissions transit technology.
The project combines manufacturers, transit agencies, utilities, funding partners, research teams and technology developers to ensure a world-leading demonstration trial with TransLink in Vancouver, B.C., and now with Brampton Transit and the Regional Municipality of York, with Brampton Transit the first to initiate and champion the national trial planning process back in 2016.
“With this visionary funding investment, we are launching the Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Demonstration & Integration Trial: Phase I – which has a national project value of $40 Million and encompasses 18 standardized and interoperable electric buses, seven standardized and interoperable overhead chargers, and on five routes in three cities,” says CUTRIC Executive Director & CEO Josipa Petrunic. “Today’s funding announcement by the Province of Ontario is building the future of low-carbon smart mobility in this country.”
Ontario is reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of municipal transit systems by launching a new pilot program to test electric battery-powered buses on Brampton and York Region streets. This investment is part of Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province's cap on pollution and carbon market.
Steven Del Duca, Minister of Economic Development and Growth made the announcement today in Newmarket.
The province is supporting the purchase of 14 electric buses and four charging stations for transit systems in York Region and Brampton. The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), a green transportation group, is coordinating the projects. The buses are expected to begin service in 2019.
The Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Demonstration and Integration Trial: Phase I was launched at TransLink in Vancouver as part of a national coordinated effort to advance zero emissions transit technology, spear-headed by the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC).
The $40-million project encompasses 18 standardized and interoperable electric buses, seven standardized and interoperable overhead chargers, and five routes in three cities, said CUTRIC Executive Director & CEO Josipa Petrunic.
Call it the people’s Tesla. TransLink is set to embark on a two-and-a-half-year trial that will see the transit authority test electric batteries on four buses on its route 100 that takes commuters along Marine Drive through Vancouver, Burnaby and New Westminster. The trial will see battery-charging stations installed at two ends of the route: one at Marpole Loop, and the other at the 22nd Avenue SkyTrain station.
The project comes as part of an effort being led across Canada by the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), and TransLink said it will allow them to look at a way to keep emissions down while also providing an efficient trip for commuters.
Vancouver [April 12 2018]
Media advisory From: Natural Resources Canada
VANCOUVER — Member of Parliament for Steveston—Richmond East, Joe Peschisolido, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, will make a green infrastructure investment announcement at the Vancouver Transit Centre in Vancouver, B.C. A media availability will follow.
Location: Vancouver Transit Centre
9149 Hudson Street Vancouver, British Columbia V6P 4N5 Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. PDT Media Relations Natural Resources Canada Ottawa 1-855-862-1809 NRCan.media_relations-media_relations.RNCan@canada.ca
Alexandre Deslongchamps Office of the Minister of Natural Resources 343-998-1533 email@example.com
Top of mind at a public symposium on the future of mobility was how the auto industry appears to be putting cost at the forefront of new policy decisions
In November SPBID’s Director of Real Estate & Planning, Josh Kreger, gave us some insight into the ways the growth of autonomous vehicles will reshape the public realm. Shortly after, the Los Angeles Auto Show brought transportation leaders from all over the world to South Park for AutoMobility LA. There, we were introduced to Dr. Josipa Petrunic, Executive Director and CEO of the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC). Dr. Petrunic took some time to (very thoroughly!) answer our questions about the potential of autonomous vehicles, the role of the public sector, electric buses, and preparing the streetscape and the public for these new technologies.
Le gouvernement du Québec lance son second appel de projets mobilisateurs en électrification des transports afin de stimuler la recherche et l'innovation au sein de cette industrie et de réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre (GES). En 2015, à l'issue du premier appel, le projet Développement mobilisateur de véhicules lourds innovants 100 % électriques a été lancé. Ce second appel de projets s'inscrit dans la mise en œuvre du Plan d'action en électrification des transports 2015-2020 et du Plan d'action 2013-2020 sur les changements climatiques. Date limite pour soumettre un projet Les projets doivent être déposés avant le 9 mars 2018. Les entreprises seront informées par écrit de l'admissibilité de leur dossier dans un délai de quinze jours ouvrables après la date de clôture de l'appel de projets. L'information détaillée se trouve sur la page Web de l'appel de projets.
Second call for mobilizing projects in transport electrification
The Québec government is launching its second call for mobilizing projects in transportation electrification to stimulate research and innovation in this industry and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In 2015, following the first call, the project Mobilizing Development of Innovative 100% Electric Heavy Vehicles was launched. This second call for projects is part of the implementation of the 2015-2020 Electrification Action Plan and the 2013-2020 Action Plan on Climate Change. Deadline to submit a project Projects must be submitted by March 9, 2018. Companies will be informed in writing of the eligibility of their file within fifteen working days after the closing date of the call for projects. Detailed information can be found on the project call webpage.
Posted with permission of the publisher of NRU Publishing Inc. Original article first appeared in Novae Res Urbis - GTHA Edition, Vol. 20, No. 32, Wednesday, August 16, 2017.