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CUTRIC’s response to the Canadian Federal Budget 2024

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 […]

April 19, 2024

The Government of Canada and CUTRIC are supporting TransLink to develop a plan to transition to zero emissions vehicles

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).

December 14, 2023

CUTRIC Releases ZEB Database Report #3

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 […]

December 14, 2023

Can Canada improve rail safety with zero-emission and autonomous tech?

Ten years on from Lac-Mégantic, Electric Autonomy looks at the rail industry’s safety and sustainability record in Canada…

September 26, 2023

InductEV Joins The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC)

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.

August 24, 2023

Federal funding will help Burlington move towards electric buses

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.

August 21, 2023

The Government of Canada and the City of Quinte West invest in transitioning to a full fleet of zero emission vehicles

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.

August 14, 2023

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City of Sarnia is receiving $150,493 from Canada’s Zero Emission Transit Fund

The City of Sarnia is receiving $150,493 from Canada’s Zero Emission Transit Fund and contributing $37,623 to develop a plan for transitioning to zero-emission buses. The project, in collaboration with the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), aims to explore the economic, technological, and environmental benefits of fleet electrification while identifying potential risks and barriers. Mayor Mike Bradley highlights this initiative as part of the city’s Climate Change Action Plan.

May 23, 2024

Greener public transit in Sarnia gets funding boost

The City of Sarnia has received $150,493 from the Government of Canada’s Zero Emission Transit Fund, supplemented by $37,623 from the city, to develop a plan for transitioning to a zero-emission bus fleet. This initiative, in collaboration with the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), aims to explore the benefits and challenges of fleet electrification as part of Sarnia’s Climate Change Action Plan.

May 23, 2024

Toronto-Based TransPod Is in a Race to Build the First Hyperloop Train Network – Canadian Business

“Finally, there’s a little bit of sex appeal in our rail sector,” says Josipa Petrunic, CEO of the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium, a non-profit devoted to sustainable transportation options. “We, as Canadians, have just been desperately underserved by rail. We’ve let it atrophy. And TransPod is at the highest end of passenger-rail innovation.”

June 2, 2023

Canada invests in electrification of Saskatoon’s bus fleet – With CUTRIC

The Canadian government is investing in the electrification of Saskatoon’s bus fleet, announcing $420,000 in funding to plan for the electrification of Saskatoon Transit’s bus fleet. Through this investment, Saskatoon Transit will create a five-step strategy that will examine costs, assess risks and benefits, and identify the infrastructure and internal resources needed to transition to a low-carbon fleet.

April 28, 2023

Petrunić and Crombie: How Mississauga can help lead Canada’s transition to low-carbon hydrogen

Mississauga and the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium have already taken steps to develop a first-of-its-kind pilot project that would see 10 hydrogen FCEBs introduced to their MiWay fleet and help the city get one step closer to decarbonizing its bus system. This pilot will kick-start the development of Canada’s first local hydrogen ecosystem, capitalizing on a national network of manufacturing, production, knowledge innovation, and design.

January 18, 2023

The Electrification Conundrum – Transitioning to Net-Zero in Canada’s Jolted Energy Landscape

Canada is on the cusp of a major societal transformation, electrifying its transportation networks to drive towards a more sustainable future. Despite this positive shift, there are challenges to overcome. The reliance on fossil fuels within the current provincial power systems hampers the effectiveness of transitioning public transport to electric, hindering efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While the adoption of zero emissions vehicles (ZEVs) is a step in the right direction, the key lies in updating electricity generation methods and transitioning to cleaner, more reliable grids.

May 17, 2024

Pan-Canadian Battery Electric Bus Demonstration and Integration Trial is Paving the Way for Transit Electrification

Pan-Canadian Battery Electric Bus Demonstration and Integration Trial is Paving the Way for Transit Electrification   As the world transitions towards sustainable transportation solutions, electrification of public transit systems is an important piece of the puzzle. Battery electric buses (BEBs) are a key component, but a lack of standardization in charging systems has hindered the […]

January 16, 2024

High Frequency vs High Speed Rail Innovation in Canada: A Comparative Review

High Frequency vs High Speed Rail Innovation in Canada: A Comparative Review   Fast Tracks or Frequent Stops: Transforming Canada’s rapid rail landscape   Rail transportation has been an essential mode of mass transit for decades, and it has been continually evolving and innovating. Today, the pressure is on transport managers, executives, OEMs, and government […]

January 16, 2024

Navigating the Bumpy Road Ahead: Challenges for Zero Emission Bus Manufacturers in Canada

Navigating the Bumpy Road Ahead: Challenges for Zero Emission Bus Manufacturers in Canada The zero-emission revolution in the transportation industry has been gaining momentum globally, with electric buses at the forefront of this transformation. In Canada, as in many other countries, the shift towards cleaner, greener public transportation options is seen as a key step […]

January 11, 2024

Overcoming Zero-Emission Transit Challenges

Overcoming Zero-Emission Transit Challenges Getting to zero through sustainable transit solutions In the quest for a greener tomorrow, Canada is steering towards a transformative shift in its urban transportation landscape. The country wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and introduce sustainable transportation by using zero-emission buses.   Canada’s commitment to net zero by 2050 has […]

September 5, 2023

Intro to Public Transportation Electrification from A to ZEB

Building a skilled workforce for clean transit in canada   Driving the future Canada’s shift to zero-emission transit presents exciting opportunities and challenges. In this blog, we explore the roles and skills needed to drive the success of sustainable mass transit systems. From electric bus technicians and charging infrastructure specialists to operational managers and data […]

August 4, 2023

Revolutionizing Mass Transit: Building a Skilled Workforce for Zero Emission Transit in Canada

Building a skilled workforce for clean transit in canada   Driving the future Canada’s shift to zero-emission transit presents exciting opportunities and challenges. In this blog, we explore the roles and skills needed to drive the success of sustainable mass transit systems. From electric bus technicians and charging infrastructure specialists to operational managers and data […]

July 24, 2023

CUTRIC’s response to the Canadian Federal Budget 2024

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 […]

April 19, 2024

Greener public transit in Sarnia gets funding boost

The City of Sarnia has received $150,493 from the Government of Canada’s Zero Emission Transit Fund, supplemented by $37,623 from the city, to develop a plan for transitioning to a zero-emission bus fleet. This initiative, in collaboration with the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), aims to explore the benefits and challenges of fleet electrification as part of Sarnia’s Climate Change Action Plan.

May 23, 2024

City of Sarnia is receiving $150,493 from Canada’s Zero Emission Transit Fund

The City of Sarnia is receiving $150,493 from Canada’s Zero Emission Transit Fund and contributing $37,623 to develop a plan for transitioning to zero-emission buses. The project, in collaboration with the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), aims to explore the economic, technological, and environmental benefits of fleet electrification while identifying potential risks and barriers. Mayor Mike Bradley highlights this initiative as part of the city’s Climate Change Action Plan.

The Government of Canada and CUTRIC are supporting TransLink to develop a plan to transition to zero emissions vehicles

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).

December 14, 2023

Toronto-Based TransPod Is in a Race to Build the First Hyperloop Train Network – Canadian Business

“Finally, there’s a little bit of sex appeal in our rail sector,” says Josipa Petrunic, CEO of the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium, a non-profit devoted to sustainable transportation options. “We, as Canadians, have just been desperately underserved by rail. We’ve let it atrophy. And TransPod is at the highest end of passenger-rail innovation.”

June 2, 2023

Canada invests in electrification of Saskatoon’s bus fleet – With CUTRIC

The Canadian government is investing in the electrification of Saskatoon’s bus fleet, announcing $420,000 in funding to plan for the electrification of Saskatoon Transit’s bus fleet. Through this investment, Saskatoon Transit will create a five-step strategy that will examine costs, assess risks and benefits, and identify the infrastructure and internal resources needed to transition to a low-carbon fleet.

April 28, 2023

Petrunić and Crombie: How Mississauga can help lead Canada’s transition to low-carbon hydrogen

Mississauga and the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium have already taken steps to develop a first-of-its-kind pilot project that would see 10 hydrogen FCEBs introduced to their MiWay fleet and help the city get one step closer to decarbonizing its bus system. This pilot will kick-start the development of Canada’s first local hydrogen ecosystem, capitalizing on a national network of manufacturing, production, knowledge innovation, and design.

January 18, 2023