ELECTRIC BUSES * Canada - Government grant $ 10 million
* Ontario - Brampton Transit joins other communities in proposed electric bus trial
Brampton Transit is one of eight municipal transportation agencies jumping aboard a large-scale zero-emission bus trial getting financial backing from the provincial government... Ontario Premier, Kathleen Wynne, was at a Brampton Transit depot Monday morning to announce her government is providing $10 million over four years to the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) to help develop next generation transportation technologies focused on reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions... Transit services in Durham, Oakville, York Region, Woodstock, St. Catharines, Ottawa and Kingston are also part of the proposed demonstration project at this early stage... Electric buses can cost about $1 million each. While the electric vehicles are expensive to purchase, she noted, Brampton’s current stable of diesel and bio-diesel buses are also expensive to run... The city has to purchase about $14 million litres of fuel a year, according to Connor...
(Photo by Bryon Johnson - One of the green electric powered buses being tested at the Brampton Transit Terminal on Sandalwood Parkway on Monday April 25) -- Brampton, ONT, CAN - The Brampton Guardian, by Roger Belgrave - 26 April 2016
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