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

The Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) is Canada’s leading non-profit responsible for the development and commercialization of low-carbon transit. CUTRIC welcomes the Government of Canada’s Budget 2022, focused on green economic growth and making life more affordable for Canadians. Budget 2022 furthers the federal government’s commitment under their newly released Emissions Reduction […]

April 8, 2022

DR. JOSIPA PETRUNIC, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE CANADIAN URBAN TRANSIT RESEARCH & INNOVATION CONSORTIUM (CUTRIC), RELEASED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT CONGRATULATING THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT ON THE LAUNCH OF HYDROGEN STRATEGY

CUTRIC congratulates the Government of Ontario on the launch of its highly anticipated Hydrogen Strategy. Ontario’s vision for the low-carbon hydrogen strategy is to develop a self-sustaining hydrogen economy in Ontario that would drive innovation, create green jobs, attract new investment and reduce the province’s greenhouse gas emissions. The Ontario government’s announcement aims to increase […]

April 7, 2022

CUTRIC LAUNCHES INDUSTRY-LEADING POWER PROVIDERS & UTILITIES TRANSIT DECARBONIZATION COMMITTEE

Unique national forum is creating strategic pathways for utilities to support the deployment of zero-emission buses across North America   March 4 2022, TORONTO, ON — In the wake of publishing a comprehensive market scan of Canadian utilities’ transit electrification strategies, and after five years of leading a Power Providers Working Group, the Canadian Urban Transit Research & […]

March 4, 2022

CUTRIC report reveals shortage of utility-led transportation electrification strategies

Canadian utilities with strategies in place need to focus on public transit, not just personal passenger cars Oct. 20, 2021, TORONTO, ON — The Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) is proud to announce the publication of the first-ever comprehensive review and assessment of Canadian electrical utilities’ transportation electrification strategies. Entitled “Electrical Utility […]

March 3, 2022

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

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

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