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Site selected for new BC Transit maintenance facility

August 3, 2017 -

The governments of Canada and British Columbia, along with the Cowichan Valley Regional District and BC Transit, have announced that a site has been selected for the new BC Transit operations and maintenance facility in the Cowichan Valley. The facility will be located in the Koksilah Industrial Park...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Canada, Quebec invest in Quebec City transit projects

July 20, 2017 -

The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced an investment of over $59.6 million for 32 projects for Quebec City's Réseau de transport de la Capitale, under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. The Government of Canada will invest over $33.1 million in these projects, and the Government of...

Categories: News, Quebec

Edmonton adopts new transit strategy

July 13, 2017 -

Edmonton City Council has approved its new transit strategy, which will modernize Edmonton’s transit system over the coming years. “Over 20,000 Edmontonians participated in the development of the transit strategy,” says Sarah Feldman, general supervisor of city wide strategy. “We very clearly...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Quebec prioritizes transit in 2017 budget

March 29, 2017 -

The Quebec Government has released its 2017-18 budget, with a strong focus on transit as part of its 2017-2027 Quebec Infrastructure Plan. In total, the government of Quebec has committed to a $91.1 billion overall budget for the 2017-2027 Quebec Infrastructure Plan. The government will provide significant...

Categories: Features

York commits to electric bus demonstration

March 27, 2017 -

The Regional Municipality of York has confirmed its involvement in the Pan-Ontario Electric Bus Demonstration and Integration Trial by approving the purchase of six fully battery electric transit vehicles to operate in the Town of Newmarket, Ont. The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium...

Categories: News, Ontario

$2.97 billion committed to Ontario transit projects

August 24, 2016 -

The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario have reached a bilateral agreement that will provide more than $2.97 billion in combined funding for transit projects. The Government of Canada is providing Ontario with $1,486,680,000 under the new Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, and will...

Categories: News

Networking

October 1, 2011 -

In the space of 90 minutes, Gordon Chong said a lot of things that can’t be printed. These sessions are always in camera and, as such, participants have the opportunity to speak off the record. One thing he would say openly: “Sometimes it’s good to have things stirred up.” Chong was arguably...

Categories: Features, Roundtables

POLL: Will Car Always Be King?

September 23, 2011 -

This week's Meeting of the Minds in Boulder, Colorado, has been a mix of those who need to promote the personal vehicle and those who argue the car is a dinosaur that needs to give way to walkable/bikeable downtowns (like Denver's 16th street mall). Overheard this week, a mass of differing opinions...

Categories: International, News, Uncategorized

Brampton's Züm Buses Unveiled

April 23, 2010 -

Züm, the new transit service in Brampton, has announced that it will use Xcelsior model Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) vehicles. Manufactured in Winnipeg, the buses use hybrid diesel-electric technology and, because they are lightweight, they are also 10-15 per cent more fuel efficient than conventional diesel...

Categories: News, Ontario

Moving People in Niagara

September 28, 2009 -

The City of Niagara Falls is getting a new bus system thanks to a joint federal-provincial investment announced this week. The Niagara People Mover project is a proposed bus route that has been sitting on the books for some time. It’s meant to enhance the existing transportation systems. Rob...

Categories: News, Ontario

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