A much needed boost for transit electrification in Canada
February 7, 2024

A stellar line up of rail industry experts at our upcoming conference

With just over one month to go, our Smart Rail Innovation Conference is shaping up to be Canada’s hottest rail industry conference.

 

Despite its rich history and significant economic contribution, the Canadian rail industry seems to be trailing behind its global counterparts in terms of innovation. A comprehensive review of global innovation in the rail sector indicates that Canada lags behind many developed and developing nations in implementing key technologies like driverless train controls, hydrogen propulsion, 5G rail connectivity, and inductive and track-based electrification systems.

 

These circumstances make conversations about rail innovation in Canada not only timely but critical. The future of rail is pivotal to sustainable development, post-pandemic recovery, and decarbonization efforts.

 

Our rail industry experts will be diving into the lessons learned from global rail innovation strategies and where Canada stands in terms of rail investments and technology.

Our Speakers

Mayor Olivia Chow

Mayor of the City of Toronto

Dr. Josipa Petrunić

President & CEO
CUTRIC-CRITUC

Dr. Ryan Janzen

Co-Founder and CTO
TransPod

Hon. Charmaine Williams

Associate Minister of Women's Social and Economic Opportunity of Ontario
Government of Ontario

Phil Verster

CEO
Metrolinx

Hon. Prabmeet Sarkaria

Minister of Transportation
Government of Ontario

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Decarbonizing the west: Alberta Municipality Constellation Project

CUTRIC is working with FortisAlberta on an Alberta Municipality Constellation project.

With the inevitable rollout of electric fleets across the country by 2040, there is no doubt that the future energy demand will impact current grid infrastructure and stability.

This project will provide a comprehensive study that informs the procurement and deployment of zero emission buses and the future energy demands across nine transit agencies in Alberta.

This $550 092 project is a combined investment from Infrastructure Canada's Zero Emission Transit Fund, Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and FortisAlberta.

 

Read the full article here.

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Grand River Transit launches first battery electric bus

This month, our team attended Grand River Transit's eBus launch in Waterloo.

Grand River Transit is getting eleven, fully electric, 40-foot buses – and new charging units – after a combined investment of more than $15.1 million in two projects from the federal and provincial governments, along with the Regional Municipality of Waterloo.

Six chargers have been installed at the Northfield maintenance facility; buses can be fully charged in about four hours, the region says. The 11 new electric buses cost a total of about $15.1 million, offset by federal and provincial funding of more than $11 million, as MPs and MPPs reaffirmed their governments' continued funding for a green economy. Read more here.
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Electrify the Road Ahead: Unveiling CUTRIC's EBus Phase Two Journey,

Join us for our webinar, Electrify the Road Ahead: Unveiling CUTRIC's EBus Phase Two Journey, taking place this week.

The first phase of our world-first Pan-Canadian Battery Electric Bus Integration and Demonstration Trial was a huge success in proving the effectiveness and capabilities of interoperability between different bus and charger manufacturers.

In this webinar, we will dive into the lessons learned and successes gained during the first phase of this project. We will also be sharing some exciting news and information on the second phase of this project and how your organization could get involved.

February 7, 2024
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Members committees

ZEB Committee #1 2024: Carbon Credits and Clean Fuels

Virtual

CUTRIC’s Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) Committee is a national forum for CUTRIC’s members to share up-to-date information and data related

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ZEB Committee #2 2024: BEB Battery Failures and Catastrophic Fires

Virtual

CUTRIC’s Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) Committee is a national forum for CUTRIC’s members to share up-to-date information and data related

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ZEB Committee #3 2024: Smart Energy Solutions for Transit Decarbonization

Virtual

CUTRIC’s Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) Committee is a national forum for CUTRIC’s members to share up-to-date information and data related

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PPU Committee #1 2024: Transit Vehicle & Infrastructure Deployment Plans

Virtual

The Power Providers & Utilities Transit Decarbonization Committee for Transit Electrification is trying to establish a systematic national dialogue reviewing

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ZEB Committee #4 2024: Change Management: Managing Internal Resourcing Around the Transition to Zero Emission Vehicles

Virtual

CUTRIC’s Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) Committee is a national forum for CUTRIC’s members to share up-to-date information and data related

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ZEB Committee #5 2024: Transit Network Design: How to Select On-Route Charging Locations, Plan Networks and Factor in Downtime

Virtual

CUTRIC’s Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) Committee is a national forum for CUTRIC’s members to share up-to-date information and data related

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Conference

Canadian Smart Rail Technology Conference 2024

Virtual

Join us at the Canadian Smart Rail Innovation Summit, a groundbreaking conference that brings together industry experts, innovators, policymakers, and

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Zero Emission Transit and Mobility Conference 2024

Burlington Convention Centre

At CUTRIC’s 6th annual 2024 ZETM conference, we will be diving deep into the world of transit electrification strategy, technical

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Webinars

Rail Innovation Session – Autonomous Rail Crossings

Virtual

Within the world of transportation, a lot is happening in the automation of vehicles and ultimately making the vehicles autonomous.

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Webinars

Webinar: Electrify the Road Ahead- Unveiling CUTRIC’s EBus Phase Two Journey

Virtual

Dive into the successful evolution from Phase 1, highlighting the proven interoperability of electric buses. Explore valuable insights from Phase

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Webinars

Webinar: High Frequency Rail vs. High Speed Rail Focus in Canada

Virtual

As part of CUTRIC’s first Episode of our Inaugural Webinar Series, join us for a discussion on High Speed vs

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