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Canada and the City of Brampton invest in the transition to an electric bus fleet

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This is part of the City of Brampton's plan to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050.

BRAMPTON —The Government of Canada and the City of Brampton provided a joint investment of $1.1 million to plan the electrification of the City of Brampton’s transit system.

Funding will support Brampton Transit as they undertake their Zero Emission Bus Implementation Strategy and Rollout Plan. The plan will guide Brampton’s transition to a full fleet of zero emission electric buses. The study, being undertaken by CUTRIC, includes cost and saving assessments, fleet and facility requirements, energy as a service, resourcing, risk analysis, and advanced predictive modeling for bus deployment.

“The development of Brampton’s Zero Emission Bus Implementation Strategy and rollout plan is an important step in reducing emissions and improving the quality of life for residents. This is an investment in the long-term health of the community and will help Canada achieve net zero by 2050,” said Maninder Sidhu, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for Brampton East.

This is part of the City of Brampton’s plan to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. The transition to zero emission buses is anticipated to cut approximately 115 tonnes of CO2 emissions per bus every year, and approximately 53,000 tonnes annually – which is the equivalent of removing 12,000 cars from the roads.

“‘Our 2030 and 2050 emissions reduction targets are ambitious and require a whole-of-society approach. Since 2015, our federal government has made historic investments in public transportation worth $26.7 billion to support thousands of transit projects across the country,” said Kamal Khera, Minister of Seniors and Member of Parliament for Brampton West, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities. “This is in addition to further measures announced in Budget 2023, which will bring total federal investments supporting climate action to over $200 billion. As we move toward the goal of a cleaner environment, a greener economy and good-paying jobs for the future, I applaud the City of Brampton to be part of the solution as the transition to zero-emission buses will provide cleaner, more efficient transportation options to residents of Brampton, and help us meet our emission reduction goals.”

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