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A robust Hydrogen strategy will help Ontario transition from gasoline

Transportation is at the centre of the pollution puzzle in most Canadian provinces. In Ontario, the transportation sector consumes 38 per cent of the province’s entire fuel and energy sector. According to the government’s own statistics, gasoline and diesel dominate, representing nearly 85 per cent of total transportation fuels used in 2015.  As gasoline prices rise […]

August 11, 2022

CUTRIC supports low-emission transit in Brampton and Burlington

Brampton, July 5, 2022 – Since inception, the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) has advocated for robust climate action plans that are supported by varying levels of government. As the climate emergency continues to grow across Canada, building a cleaner, healthier, and stronger eco-system and infrastructure has become vital to improve the […]

July 5, 2022

CUTRIC Report Reveals Renewable Natural Gas as a Solution to Decarbonizing Transit Fleets in Canada

June 30, 2022, TORONTO, ON – The Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) is excited to announce the publication of a research report that studies an alternative solution to carbon intensive, diesel-powered vehicles.This report explores a cleaner and cheaper transit solution using renewable natural gas (RNG) as a fuel to operate compressed natural […]

June 30, 2022

CUTRIC REPORT REVEALS MORE PLANNING AND SUPPORT NEEDED FOR CANADA TO MEET ITS ZERO-EMISSION BUS TARGETS

June 10, 2022, TORONTO, ON – The Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) is proud to announce the publication of the highly anticipated analysis and review of the Canadian zero-emission bus (ZEB) landscape. This report quantifies the readiness of transit agencies and municipalities across the country and explores whether Canada’s ZEB targets will […]

June 10, 2022

DR. JOSIPA PETRUNIC, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE CANADIAN URBAN TRANSIT RESEARCH & INNOVATION CONSORTIUM (CUTRIC), RELEASED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT CONGRATULATING THE NEWLY RE-ELECTED PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT.

CUTRIC congratulates Premier Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario on another term in office in the 43rd Parliament of Ontario. We look forward to working with Premier Doug Ford and all the Members of the Provincial Parliament to deliver zero emissions and low-carbon transit to communities across the province.    This election […]

June 3, 2022

DR. JOSIPA PETRUNIC, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE CANADIAN URBAN TRANSIT RESEARCH & INNOVATION CONSORTIUM, RELEASED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT RELATED TO THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT’S BUDGET 2022

The Ontario Government announced funding for transit agencies that have suffered during the pandemic and since with low ridership. As a consortium dedicated to advancing mobility and transportation solutions required for a low-carbon economy, we welcome the provincial government’s commitment to build and expand transit to communities across the province. As part of rebuilding Ontario’s […]

April 29, 2022

DR. JOSIPA PETRUNIC, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE CANADIAN URBAN TRANSIT RESEARCH & INNOVATION CONSORTIUM, RELEASED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT RELATED TO THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT’S BUDGET 2022

The Ontario Government announced funding for transit agencies that have suffered during the pandemic and since with low ridership. As a consortium dedicated to advancing mobility and transportation solutions required for a low-carbon economy, we welcome the provincial government’s commitment to build and expand transit to communities across the province. As part of rebuilding Ontario’s […]

April 29, 2022

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