Five Point Plan for building back better transit

In 2022, CUTRIC began consultations with members and stakeholders for the development of its updated Five-Point Plan – a series of recommendations to the federal government on how best to build a low-carbon, innovative, resilient transit system for Canadians

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 Fall Economic Statement

CUTRIC, the non-profit responsible for the development and commercialization of low-carbon transit technologies, is encouraged by the federal government’s Fall Economic Statement that ensures Canadians have the support they need now while committing to additional investments to build back a stronger, more inclusive and sustainable economy through public transit innovation.

CUTRIC Urges the Federal Government to Commit $3 Billion More Annually for Public Transit Infrastructure in the Fall Economic Statement to Build a Better Canada

To the Rt. Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada –

Canada is at a crossroads as it charts its recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic, and while it may never look the same, through deliberate and strategic investments we can build it into the country we have always aspired to.

Your government knows that, and we have been proud to work with you and your capable Cabinet Ministers to deliver low-carbon technology innovation transit projects that support Canadians in cities while creating jobs and economic prosperity, connecting communities and improving the environment by reducing emissions.

Bill 44 – CUTRIC’s Response


Montreal, October 22, 2020 – This week, the government of Quebec adopted Bill 44, an Act primarily aimed at effective governance in the fight against climate change and promoting electrification. The Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) considers that this law establishes the necessary foundations for Quebec in terms of transit electrification in anticipation of the unveiling of the Green Economy Plan (GEP) by the Minister of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, Benoit Charrette.