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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.

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 […]

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

Expert Outlines Potential Solutions In Transit Hydrogen Adoption

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.

July 11, 2023

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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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

July 24, 2023

Key Considerations for Smart Vehicle Shuttle Technology Planning & Deployment in Canada

  “Smart Vehicle Shuttle Technology as a Transit Solution: Commercial Considerations for Planning and Deployment in Canada” is a report that is a part of CUTRIC’s Knowledge Series in Low […]

February 16, 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

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

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

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.

December 14, 2023

Canada needs a federal strategy for zero-emission transit, coach and rail

  Canada needs an industrial strategy and a new federal-provincial policy implementation process to accelerate the transition to zero-emission passenger transit, writes CUTRIC’s Josipa Petrunic   Any way you slice […]

January 8, 2023

Canada and CUTRIC announce new zero-emission transit planning project in partnership with City of Moncton

Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Her Worship Dawn Arnold, Mayor of the City of Moncton, and Josipa Petrunić, President & CEO of the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), announced an investment of $150,000 for Codiac Transpo to plan the transition to zero-emission buses.

February 23, 2023