Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium
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Translink Zero Emission Bus Implementation Strategy and Rollout Plan


As a part of CUTRIC’s Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Demonstration and Integration Trial Phase I, CUTRIC performed empirical data analysis to assess the performance of four battery electric buses that integrated with two overhead high power charging platforms from competing manufacturers, deployed in Vancouver.


The project outcomes will help Translink be more informed to make better zero-emission bus and infrastructure investment decision making.


CUTRIC is working with Translink to conduct a full fleet zero emission bus implementation and rollout plan.


This project includes a comprehensive, full fleet transition plan for Translink across economic, technological, environmental, social and policy considerations. 


This study will provide Translink with a detailed market scan of current and emerging zero-emission technologies, and a comprehensive Transition Roadmap, including a ZEB deployment strategy, detailed ZEB implementation action plan, investment roadmap, and recommendations for future ZEB innovation projects.


This $1.3 million project is partically funded by Infrastructure Canada through the Zero Emission Transit Fund. 

The full report is expected to be released in 2024.

About Translink (Coast Mountain Bus Company)

TransLink, formally the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority, is the statutory authority responsible for the regional transportation network of Metro Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada, including public transport, major roads and bridges. 


As the largest operating company in the integrated TransLink enterprise, Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC) serves customers in Metro Vancouver, the largest single transit service area in Canada. CMBC operates more than 96 per cent of the region’s bus service including a fleet of clean-fuel conventional buses and zero-emission trolley buses. Passenger ferry service across Burrard Inlet via the SeaBus is also operated by CMBC.


Reach Your Decarbonization
and Electrification Goals