Canada’s leading transit association has recognized a local network for its work in environmental sustainability at a recent virtual conference. Brampton Transit was recognized with the Environmental Sustainability award during the Canadian Urban Transit Association’s (CUTA) Annual Conference and Transit Show, hosted virtually this past week.
The award recognizes transit systems that have achieved a positive impact on sustainability and key issues facing the transit industry, with benefits to the industry such as new concepts or processes. The award dovetailed recent efforts by the transit network to launch a fleet of battery-electric buses (BEBs) and associated charging stations, as part of the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium’s (CUTRIC) Pan- Canadian BEB Demonstration and Integration Trial.
“Electric buses support our mission for a greener city,” said Wards 2 & 6 city councillor Doug Whillans. “(The Trial) has revolutionized Brampton’s transit system with measurable environmental benefits, helps reduce our contributions to global climate change, and inspires other municipalities to lead sustainability initiatives.