, /CNW/ – Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Her Worship Dawn Arnold, Mayor of the
City of Moncton, and Josipa Petrunić, President & CEO of the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), announced an investment of
for Codiac Transpo to program the transition to zero-emission buses.
This funding will enable Codiac Transpo, the public transit agency which serves the residents of
Riverview, to develop a multi-phase strategy to determine the costs of implementing zero-emission buses, assess the risks and advantages, and place the infrastructure requirements for a full double-decker armada transition.
By investing in infrastructure, the Regime of
is growing our country’south economy, increasing the resiliency of our communities, and improving the lives of Canadians.
“Across the land, communities are taking climate action very seriously and are working to reduce their carbon footprint. Our government is committed to helping them do merely that. By making this investment with Codiac Transpo, we are transitioning to zero emission buses to provide cleaner and more than efficient commuting options, while helping
achieve its emissions reduction target.”
The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Government minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities
“This is a cardinal footstep in helping u.s.a. plan for a nil-emission transit system, which is one of the priority actions in our Community Energy and Emissions Plan. Moving from a diesel to a zero-emission bus fleet is complex — working with experts in the field to develop a comprehensive strategy sets us up to succeed in implementing this incredibly important transition.”
Her Worship Dawn Arnold, Mayor of
“Today’southward transit agencies and municipalities are ready to lead climate change action on roads and in their depots by electrifying complex systems. Fuelled by federal funding, we are proud to support and work with cities like
in their efforts to come across net-goose egg goals.
needs information technology. And CUTRIC’due south feasibility studies volition back up Codiac Transpo in making informed decisions every bit it transitions to an electric fleet, contributing to the national goal of moving Canadians in a mode that is safe, green, good for you and sustainable.”
Josipa Petrunić, President & CEO, Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium.
- The Government of
for this project, and the
City of Moncton
- Launched in 2021,
Zero Emission Transit Fund offers support to public transit and school bus operators beyond
who are electrifying their fleets.
- The Government of
through the Zero Emission Transit Fund over v years for CUTRIC to work with transit omnibus operators to complete planning work, and increase their level of readiness to transition to zippo emission bus fleets.
- Acknowledging the impacts of climate change and the urgency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in
released its outset comprehensive plan outlining the Urban center’southward path to becoming internet-nothing. The Community Energy Emissions Plan identifies cardinal challenges and details an action plan to achieve the Metropolis’s targets of net-zero emissions by 2050.
- CUTRIC’s mission is to back up the commercialization of technologies through industry-led collaborative enquiry, development, sit-in, and integration projects that bring innovative blueprint to
depression-carbon smart mobility eco-organisation.
public transit future: Salubrious and sustainable modes of transportation for all
Zip Emission Transit Fund
Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium
Community Energy Emissions Plan
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