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PROVINCIALLY-FUNDED CUTRIC PROJECTS ARE USING ROUTΣ.I™ TOOLSET TO ANALYSE UNIQUE VARIABLES AFFECTING PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF TRANSIT ELECTRIFICATION

February 25, 2022, TORONTO — As part of the Government of Ontario’s five-year Climate Change Action Plan, the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) is proud to be conducting empirical data analytics for Brampton Transit, Burlington Transit, Cornwall Transit, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), and York Region Transit.   All five of the full-fleet, […]

February 25, 2022

CUTRIC AND INNOVATE CITIES PARTNER TO IMPROVE SMART MOBILITY BY MAXIMIZING THE POWER AND VALUE OF DATA

The Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) is proud to announce that it is partnering with Innovate Cities. Recognizing the important role that transit plays in any smart city, this partnership creates a data-trust collaboration that supports the adoption of innovative low-carbon and smart mobility technologies.   “At CUTRIC, we believe a national […]

February 18, 2022

UPCOMING CUTRIC CONFERENCE BUILDS ON ZERO-EMISSION TRANSIT’S MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR MOMENTUM

February 3, 2022, Toronto: Last March, CUTRIC’s inaugural ZEB Technologies & Transit Operations Conference was abuzz over the federal government’s recent announcement of a permanent $3 billion-a-year transit fund. A year later, our second ZEB conference will explore how that buzz is being put into action. With the Government of Canada creating a $2.75-billion Zero-Emission Transit Fund […]

February 3, 2022

CUTRIC LAUNCHES TRANSIT STUDIES COMPARING NATURAL GAS AND DIESEL

Data-driven projects with Calgary Transit, Orange County Transportation Authority and TransLink explore the viability of renewable natural gas as a carbon-neutral fuel January 20, 2022, TORONTO, ON — In partnership with Enbridge Gas, the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) is proud to launch three holistic studies comparing buses powered with renewable natural […]

January 20, 2022

2021 YEAR IN REVIEW

2021 was a transformative year for transit. The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to keep ridership levels down, and public confidence in transit systems remains low. On the other hand, 2021 was a milestone year in recognizing the value of clean transit for Canada’s economy and environment, with historic investments from the federal government in accelerating […]

December 21, 2021

DR. JOSIPA PETRUNIC, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE CANADIAN URBAN TRANSIT RESEARCH & INNOVATION CONSORTIUM (CUTRIC), RELEASED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S SPEECH FROM THE THRONE

As a consortium dedicated to advancing smart mobility and transportation solutions required for a low-carbon economy, CUTRIC welcomes today’s Speech from the Throne, which outlined the Trudeau government’s priorities for their new mandate. CUTRIC is pleased to see the Throne Speech acknowledge the importance of clean transit as part of Canada’s climate plan and path […]

November 23, 2021

CANADIAN URBAN TRANSIT RESEARCH & INNOVATION CONSORTIUM’S STATEMENT ON BUILD ONTARIO

CUTRIC commends the Ontario government for announcing several transit infrastructure projects in its Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review, Build Ontario. We are pleased to see the government identify a need for more transit-oriented communities, while remaining focused on delivering major rail projects in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Build Ontario sends a clear signal that governments […]

November 5, 2021

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

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

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

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