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Cochrane Transit Zero Emission Vehicle Implementation Plan

Cochrane Transit, another Alberta transit system, is demonstrating that rural areas can also be part of the green transit revolution. Their commitment to transitioning to a zero-emission fleet, supported by the ZETF, is a shining example of sustainable rural transit.


On October 7, 2019, the Town launched its on-demand transit service known as Cochrane On-Demand Local Transit (COLT). As part of its long-term vision, the Town developed the Cochrane Sustainability Plan, outlining emission reduction targets that span from 10 to 50 years. With a goal to reduce GHG emissions by 30% compared to 2009 levels, the Town has implemented various projects over the years to achieve these targets. The broader community, together with the Cochrane-on-Demand Local Transit (COLT) service, actively participates in activities aimed at reducing GHG emissions. To assist in the transition towards electrification, the Town has enlisted the expertise of CUTRIC to develop a Full Fleet ZEB Implementation Plan specifically for COLT. In Canada, the momentum for transit electrification is growing as government, policy, and industry align with public sentiments towards sustainability, decarbonization, and addressing climate change.


CUTRIC is conducting a Zero Emission Vehicle Implementation plan for COLT that includes a full assessment of their current fleet and recommendations for a zero emission vehicle rollout.


The $100 000 project will deliver a preparation of a comprehensive, full fleet, and low carbon fleet  ransition plan in five (5) phases. These phases focus on the economic, technological, and environmental, benefits, risks, and constraints associated with the transition to a low carbon fleet of vehicles.


Reach Your Decarbonization
and Electrification Goals