Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium
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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 allowed Ontarians to decide how to recover from the pandemic and push through the rising cost of living from inflation. Transit was an important topic of discussion during the election, and clean public transit is a key pillar of Ontario’s economic recovery and growth. Ontarians need an affordable and reliable clean transportation system to reach a low carbon and net-zero future. 

 

Ontarians believe in the importance of tackling climate change for future generations. Investing in clean transit technology is pivotal to Ontario contributing to Canada’s net-zero emissions goal by 2050.

 

As the re-elected government prepares to take office, CUTRIC implores the government to: 

 

  • Invest in the demonstration project for green hydrogen to promote innovation and investment to gain price parity with diesel.
  • Continue to consult industry experts on designing, developing, and implementing low-carbon and net-zero transit programs. 
  • Continue to invest in zero-emissions transit programs and the necessary infrastructure for deploying fleets, such as clean fuel cell distribution and charging infrastructure. 

We urge the provincial government to prioritize zero-emissions transit. CUTRIC and its members are ready to support the new government in advancing clean transit systems across the province. 

 

About CUTRIC

CUTRIC is a non-profit innovation consortium with a vision to make Canada a global leader in low-carbon smart mobility. Through industry-led collaborative research and large-scale technology integration trials, CUTRIC is working to achieve this goal by focusing on technology development, integration and standardization of low-carbon propulsion systems and smart vehicle systems, data-driven analytics in mobility, and cybersecurity in transportation.

 

Media contact:

Hafsa Arif

647-282-9096

hafsa.arif@cutric-crituc.org