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The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) welcomes the continued commitment to sustainable transportation in the Canadian Federal Budget 2024.  CUTRIC knows the timeline to achieve public transit decarbonization goals (5,000 zero emissions buses (ZEBs) by 2025-2026) is aggressive. To meet this timeline:    CUTRIC encourages the Government of Canada to extend the […]

Today, Minister Harjit S. Sajjan, Kevin Quinn, CEO of TransLink, and Josipa Petrunić, President and CEO of the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), announced a combined investment of $1.3 million for TransLink to plan the transition of its bus fleet to zero emission vehicles by 2040. The combined investment of $188,116 for the development of a plan to transition to a fleet of zero emission public transit buses in Sarnia, is being undertaken by the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC).

CUTRIC Releases ZEB Database Report #3, Predicts Canada will Achieve Goal of 5,000 Zero Emission Buses by 2026   Toronto, ON (December 12, 2023) — The Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), a nonprofit organization that spearheads, designs, and launches technology and commercialization projects that aim to make Canada a global leader in […]

Ten years on from Lac-Mégantic, Electric Autonomy looks at the rail industry’s safety and sustainability record in Canada...
In Canada, several research institutions are leading the way, exploring the potential of wireless EV charging technology and implementing pilot projects nationwide. This elevates the country's position in the global EV market and contributes to a greener, more sustainable future. Zero emission buses (ZEBs) are one of the vehicle types in Canada that are gaining traction quickly.
The federal government is working closely with cities and industry partners to support a green transition to zero emission buses. Together, we will address our common climate goals. The program will match Burlington with London as the first partners in the Canadian Urban Transit Zero Emission Bus Joint Procurement Initiative (CUTZEB) meant to assist with the costs associated with the transition.
Through this investment, the City of Quinte West and Quinte Transit will complete the necessary planning required to transition to a full fleet of zero-emission vehicles, including an evaluation of the economic, technological, and environmental aspects of deploying zero-emission public transit vehicles.
With economics a hurdle to clear in decarbonizing city transit, the head of an industry-led organization says there are different paths to getting there.
The town is working with the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) to research transit electrification for Cochrane.
The Town of Okotoks' transit fleet may be switching to zero emission electric vehicles.
They've partnered with the Government of Canada Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) for a feasibility study to explore options for the change.