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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

Town of Cochrane and Government of Canada Partner in Grant for Electric Bus Research

The town is working with the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) to research transit electrification for Cochrane.

June 13, 2023

Town of Okotoks Transit Could Be Going Electric

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.

June 12, 2023

Who Should Build Large Transit Projects? Josipa Petrunic Discusses on NEWSTALK 1010

Josipa Petrunic – President & CEO of The Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) Discusses Large Transit Projects on NEWSTALK 1010.

May 16, 2023

The Government of Canada invests in the electrification of Saskatoon’s bus fleet

Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, His Worship Charlie Clark, Mayor of Saskatoon, and Josipa Petrunić, President and CEO of the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), announced a joint investment of $420,000 to plan for the electrification of Saskatoon Transit’s bus fleet.

April 25, 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

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 it, Canada is one of the worst polluters per capita in the world. While some instinctively attribute that to the cold climate, other countries with similar climates […]

January 8, 2023


Markham pilots 1st autonomous shuttle initiative in York Region

The mass adoption of electrified transit and charging infrastructure is right around the corner and policymakers, academics, and engineers are all interested in roll-out plans, lessons learned from past attempts, and future opportunities for zero-emission mass transit and smart rail systems.   The upcoming Low Carbon Smart Mobility and Smart Rail Conference provide industry leaders […]

November 7, 2022

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 Carbon Smart Mobility.   This report assesses the feasibility of smart shuttle vehicle technology as part of transit systems and how this technology should be […]

February 16, 2023

Take a Look Inside Canada’s Landmark Zero Emission Transit Fund (ZETF)

Public transit is a fact of life for millions of Canadians, whether we live in the country’s largest cities or smallest municipalities. In the not-too-distant future, transit riders from coast to coast could be utilizing zero emission vehicles for the vast majority of their commuting. While that may have seemed ambitious even a generation ago, […]

August 15, 2022

Best Practices & Key Considerations for Transit Electrification

Over the past five years, CUTRIC has successfully established itself as a Canadian leader in electric bus technology and research, as well as financial innovation and knowledge. CUTRIC has worked with a number of Canadian transit agencies in preparation for transit electrification.   Through this experience, our consultants have conducted an immense amount of research […]

November 21, 2022

Knowledge Series: Canadian ZEB Database™ Report

In Canada, zero-emission bus (ZEB) technology is gaining traction as the desire to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transportation sector increases. Currently, transportation is responsible for 25 per cent of Canada’s overall GHG emissions. ZEB technology offers transit agencies a system that has cleaner in-carbon air quality, reduced noise pollution, and the potential […]

July 14, 2022

Using Renewable Natural Gas as a Transit Fuel Solution in Alberta

Electric vehicles have been given a significant amount of attention in recent years. Due to the rising demand for action against pollution and climate change caused by fossil fuel-powered vehicles.   As public transit is one of the most important modes of transportation in large cities, it is important to consider the available alternatives for […]

July 5, 2022

Five Key Utility Strategies for Transportation Electrification in Canada

As Canadian transit agencies focus their efforts on fleet electrification, the need to develop strong relationships with utilities and power providers is more evident than ever.   Utilities in Canada play a crucial role in ensuring the success and sustainability of electrification initiatives. While there are a few utility-led transportation electrification strategies that exist in […]

June 15, 2022

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

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