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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 […]

October 20, 2021

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

As a consortium dedicated to advancing mobility and transportation solutions required for a low-carbon economy, CUTRIC welcomes the Ontario government’s Speech from the Throne and urges the provincial government to follow through the vision of post-pandemic recovery with specific plans for economic action that prioritizes investment in public transit.  The Ontario government must continue to […]

October 6, 2021

DR. JOSIPA PETRUNIC, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE CANADIAN URBAN TRANSIT RESEARCH & INNOVATION CONSORTIUM (CUTRIC), RELEASED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT CONGRATULATING THE NEWLY ELECTED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

The Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) is Canada’s leading non-profit responsible for developing and commercializing low-carbon transit. CUTRIC congratulates the Liberal Party of Canada on the 44th Canadian federal election and another term in office. We look forward to working with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government and Members of Parliament across all parties […]

September 21, 2021

CUTRIC TO HOST CONVERSATION ON THE FUTURE OF RAIL IN CANADA

The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) is hosting its second Smart Rail Technology Conference virtually from November 30 – December 1 to discuss critical topics that will define the future of rail in Canada.   [Image Credit: Bombardier] “Last month’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report showed we need to put everything we have […]

September 14, 2021

DR. JOSIPA PETRUNIC, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE CANADIAN URBAN TRANSIT RESEARCH & INNOVATION CONSORTIUM (CUTRIC), RELEASED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT RELATED TO THE LAUNCH OF THE ZERO EMISSION TRANSIT FUND PROGRAM

The Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) welcomes the launch of the Zero Emission Transit Fund (ZETF) program. The ZETF will provide opportunities for our members, including our transit agencies and municipalities across the country to fund much-needed innovative clean transit projects that will electrify Canada’s transit systems towards a net-zero future.   […]

August 10, 2021

PARTNERSHIP AIMS TO DEVELOP CYBERSECURITY SOLUTIONS TO PROMOTE TRANSIT RIDER SAFETY

(Windsor, Ontario, May 26, 2021) – The University of Windsor’s SHIELD Automotive Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) to collaborate on innovative technology and knowledge mobilization designed to help public transit operators keep riders safe. According to SHIELD co-founders Mitra Mirhassani, a UWindsor electrical […]

May 26, 2021

BRAMPTON LAUNCHES WORLD’S LARGEST FLEET OF INTEROPERABLE BATTERY ELECTRIC BUSES

CUTRIC’s Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Demonstration and Integration Trial continues to break new ground as third city joins world-first deployment BRAMPTON, ON, MAY 3, 2021 – The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) congratulates Brampton Transit on the deployment of the world’s largest fleet of interoperable and standardized battery electric buses (BEBs). The eight […]

May 3, 2021

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