The Cdn. government and the City of Burlington, Ont. invest in transition to ZEBs
August 11, 2023 | By Canadian ManufacturingPresented by:
BURLINGTON — On Aug. 11, Karina Gould, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Member of Parliament for Burlington, on behalf of Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, Rory Nisan, Burlington City Councillor and Deputy Mayor of the Environment for the City of Burlington, and Josipa Petrunic, President and CEO of the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), announced a joint investment of $462,500 to support planning activities for the transition to zero emission buses.
Through this investment, the City of Burlington will complete planning activities such as feasibility, implementation and market studies to support the future procurement and deployment of zero emission buses and related infrastructure by Burlington Transit.
“Cities like Burlington are taking strong climate action while supporting the transit needs of our community. The federal government is working closely with cities and industry partners to support a green transition to zero emission buses. Together, we will address our common climate goals,” said Karina Gould, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Member of Parliament for Burlington.
“Today’s investment contributes to an inclusive, connected Burlington. Transitioning to zero emission buses will provide residents with a cleaner, quieter and more efficient commuting option, while helping Canada achieve its emissions reduction target,” said Pam Damoff, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Member of Parliament for Oakville North–Burlington.
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