CUTRIC’s zero-emission transit testing for Ontario agencies
by CM Staff
Canada signed an MOU at the COP26 conference requiring all new medium- and heavy-duty buses to be zero-emission by 2040.
TORONTO — As part of the Government of Ontario’s five-year Climate Change Action Plan, the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) will carry out empirical data analytics for Brampton Transit, Burlington Transit, Cornwall Transit, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), and York Region Transit.
All five of the studies will use CUTRIC’s customizable RoutΣ.i™ toolset to analyze and assess the variables affecting each agency’s implementation of transit electrification.
According to a statement from CUTRIC, Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the COP26 conference requiring all new medium- and heavy-duty buses to be zero-emission by 2040.
“Transitioning to ZEB technology is extremely complicated, and requires an energy system overhaul at the municipal level,” explained CUTRIC President & CEO Josipa Petrunić in a statement.
“That’s why we support transit agencies in providing precise information that empowers them to do the right things at the right times as they embrace electrification and decarbonization.”