Who We Are

Bringing Change to the Zero Emission Transit Industry

The Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) is a socially responsible non-profit organization that spearheads, designs, and launches technology and commercialization projects that advance next-generation zero-carbon mobility and transportation solutions across Canada.

It also develops low-cost simulation tools that help transit agencies across Canada and the United States predict how their electric buses, hydrogen fuel cell buses and autonomous smart vehicles (for first kilometre/last kilometre solutions) will operate in real-time on roads and in service.

Our Vision

We strive to make Canada a global leader in low-carbon smart mobility technologies across heavy-duty and light-duty platforms, including advanced transit, transportation, and integrated mobility applications.

Our Mission

Our mission is to support the commercialization of technologies through industry-led collaborative research, development, demonstration, and integration (RDD&I) projects that bring innovative design to Canada’s low-carbon smart mobility eco-system.

How We Can Help

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Who We Work With

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What We Have Accomplished
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Planned announcements of Zero Emission Buses in the next 3 years​
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Battery-electric buses on the road as of February 2022
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Transit agencies committed to fleet electrification

LATEST MEDIA

News & Media

CUTRIC report reveals shortage of utility-led transportation electrification strategies

Zero Emission Transit
Fund launches with
$2.75-BIL purse

London Transit Commission
receives potential first
steps for electric buses

All aboard? London Transit
eyes political backing,
cash for electric buses

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Our Recent Blog Posts

What You Can Expect at CUTRIC’s Low Carbon Smart Mobility and Smart Rail Conference

The mass adoption of electrified transit and charging infrastructure is right around the corner and policymakers, academics, and engineers are all interested in roll-out plans, lessons learned from past attempts, and future opportunities for zero-emission mass transit and smart rail systems.    The upcoming Low Carbon Smart Mobility and Smart Rail Conference provide industry leaders […]

Best Practices & Key Considerations for Transit Electrification

Over the past five years, CUTRIC has successfully established itself as a Canadian leader in electric bus technology and research, as well as financial innovation and knowledge. CUTRIC has worked with a number of Canadian transit agencies in preparation for transit electrification.   Through this experience, our consultants have conducted an immense amount of research […]

How to begin your decarbonization journey

CUTRIC follows 10 basic steps to help organizations reach their decarbonization and climate action plan goals. https://cutric-crituc.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/HPJAV1XD5ZFRJZ1J-1.mp4 1. Strategic Focus This initial step helps the transit agency to understand the zero-emission bus landscape, identify their goals, and set their future expectations. Vision setting helps recognizing the community needs to improve air quality and enhance public […]

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What You Can Expect at CUTRIC’s Low Carbon Smart Mobility and Smart Rail Conference
The mass adoption of electrified transit and charging infrastructure is right around the corner and policymakers, academics, and engineers are all interested in roll-out plans, lessons learned from past attempts,...
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Best Practices & Key Considerations for Transit Electrification
Over the past five years, CUTRIC has successfully established itself as a Canadian leader in electric bus technology and research, as well as financial innovation and knowledge. CUTRIC has worked...
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Take a Look Inside Canada’s Landmark Zero Emission Transit Fund (ZETF)
Public transit is a fact of life for millions of Canadians, whether we live in the country’s largest cities or smallest municipalities. In the not-too-distant future, transit riders from coast...
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