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 the electrification of our transit systems.  Transit remains the essential backbone of our communities, and CUTRIC is proud to have played a leading role in advancing low-carbon transit at all levels of government.

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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 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 to 100 per cent net-zero. We welcome the federal government’s intent to grow a more resilient economy and a cleaner healthier future for everyone, with transit at the heart.

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