DR. JOSIPA PETRUNIC, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE CANADIAN URBAN TRANSIT RESEARCH & INNOVATION CONSORTIUM, RELEASED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT RELATED TO THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT’S BUDGET 2022

The Ontario Government announced funding for transit agencies that have suffered during the pandemic and since with low ridership. As a consortium dedicated to advancing mobility and transportation solutions required for a low-carbon economy, we welcome the provincial government’s commitment to build and expand transit to communities across

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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 BUDGET 2022

The Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) is Canada’s leading non-profit responsible for the development and commercialization of low-carbon transit. CUTRIC welcomes the Government of Canada’s Budget 2022, focused on green economic growth and making life more affordable for Canadians. Budget 2022 furthers the federal government’s commitment under their newly released Emissions Reduction Plan. The new Canada Growth Fund will encourage new private investment in net-zero climate goals. These commitments will help Canada, which has the highest emissions of the G7 countries, lower its per-capita greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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DR. JOSIPA PETRUNIC, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE CANADIAN URBAN TRANSIT RESEARCH & INNOVATION CONSORTIUM (CUTRIC), RELEASED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT CONGRATULATING THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT ON THE LAUNCH OF HYDROGEN STRATEGY

CUTRIC congratulates the Government of Ontario on the launch of its highly anticipated Hydrogen Strategy. Ontario's vision for the low-carbon hydrogen strategy is to develop a self-sustaining hydrogen economy in Ontario that would drive innovation, create green jobs, attract new investment and reduce the province’s greenhouse gas emissions. The Ontario government’s announcement aims to increase the province's hydrogen production capacity by identifying hydrogen hub communities and launching the Niagara Falls Hydrogen Production Pilot. 

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CUTRIC launches industry-leading Power Providers & Utilities Transit Decarbonization Committee

Unique national forum is creating strategic pathways for utilities to support the deployment of zero-emission buses across North America   March 4 2022, TORONTO, ON — In the wake of publishing a comprehensive market scan of Canadian utilities’ transit electrification strategies, and after five years of leading a Power Providers Working Group, the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) is proud to launch the Power Providers & Utilities Transit Decarbonization Committee.

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Provincially-funded CUTRIC projects are using RoutΣ.i™ toolset to analyse unique variables affecting planning and implementation of transit electrification

February 25, 2022, TORONTO — As part of the Government of Ontario's five-year Climate Change Action Plan, the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) is proud to be conducting empirical data analytics for Brampton Transit, Burlington Transit, Cornwall Transit, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), and York Region Transit.

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CUTRIC launches transit studies comparing natural gas and diesel

Data-driven projects with Calgary Transit, Orange County Transportation Authority and TransLink explore the viability of renewable natural gas as a carbon-neutral fuel

January 20, 2022, TORONTO, ON — In partnership with Enbridge Gas, the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) is proud to launch three holistic studies comparing buses powered with renewable natural gas (RNG), compressed natural gas (CNG), and diesel fuel.

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2021 Year in Review

2021 was a transformative year for transit. The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to keep ridership levels down, and public confidence in transit systems remains low. On the other hand, 2021 was a milestone year in recognizing the value of clean transit for Canada's economy and environment, with historic investments from the federal government in accelerating the electrification of our transit systems.  Transit remains the essential backbone of our communities, and CUTRIC is proud to have played a leading role in advancing low-carbon transit at all levels of government.

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DR. JOSIPA PETRUNIC, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE CANADIAN URBAN TRANSIT RESEARCH & INNOVATION CONSORTIUM (CUTRIC), RELEASED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S SPEECH FROM THE THRONE

As a consortium dedicated to advancing smart mobility and transportation solutions required for a low-carbon economy, CUTRIC welcomes today’s Speech from the Throne, which outlined the Trudeau government’s priorities for their new mandate. CUTRIC is pleased to see the Throne Speech acknowledge the importance of clean transit as part of Canada’s climate plan and path to 100 per cent net-zero. We welcome the federal government’s intent to grow a more resilient economy and a cleaner healthier future for everyone, with transit at the heart.

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