CUTRIC Urges the Federal Government to Commit $3 Billion More Annually for Public Transit Infrastructure in the Fall Economic Statement to Build a Better Canada

To the Rt. Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada –

Canada is at a crossroads as it charts its recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic, and while it may never look the same, through deliberate and strategic investments we can build it into the country we have always aspired to.

Your government knows that, and we have been proud to work with you and your capable Cabinet Ministers to deliver low-carbon technology innovation transit projects that support Canadians in cities while creating jobs and economic prosperity, connecting communities and improving the environment by reducing emissions.

Five Point Plan for building back better transit

September 14, 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that public transit is an essential service for Canadians. The following recommendations set out a bold and ambitious plan to build public transit back better, as part of Canada’s clean, inclusive recovery from COVID-19. This plan will help Canada build the public transit systems, and the cities, of a cleaner, better future.

Bill 44 – CUTRIC’s Response

ADOPTION OF BILL 44: AN OPPORTUNITY FOR TRANSPORTATION ELECTRIFICATION IN QUEBEC

Montreal, October 22, 2020 – This week, the government of Quebec adopted Bill 44, an Act primarily aimed at effective governance in the fight against climate change and promoting electrification. The Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) considers that this law establishes the necessary foundations for Quebec in terms of transit electrification in anticipation of the unveiling of the Green Economy Plan (GEP) by the Minister of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, Benoit Charrette.