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2 May 2017


Infrastructure Canada Consultation Report Highlights Demand for Transit in Canada


In 2016, CUTA participated in INFRAconsults which is an engagement process led by Infrastructure Canada that offered Canadians the opportunity to comment on their experiences with infrastructure investment. Canadians were invited to participate in an online forum, complete eWorkbooks, and provide written submissions.

Public Transit was front and center in the outcome of the consultations. Over half of respondents chose “better transit, better roads, and electric cars” when asked, “When you think about your community and your country in the next 10, 20, or even 50 years, what does it look like? What kind of infrastructure does it have?”

Transit also scored high as a key tool in helping make communities more green and engaged in green and inniovative technology.

Read the full report to learn more about the Infrastructure Canada consultation, including what types of improvements Canadians would like to see from their transit systems.

For more information, please contact Jeff Mackey.

In Montréal for UITP? Get the most out of your presence and register for the 7th International Carsharing Conference May 18-19

About one hundred players in the mobility sector will be gathered in Montreal this May to discuss the growing car-sharing industry. The programme will cover topics including the following: autonomous cars, new mobilities and promotion, parking management, a demonstration of the latest in advanced technological solutions, the impact of car-sharing on transit and mobility, and the impacts of revenue generated by cities and of city regulations on the development of car-sharing.

Want to learn more?  Special rates for researchers, students and NGO’s. Register at conference.carsharing.

CUTA is pleased to welcome Jason Allen as the new Director of Learning & Networking effective May 1st, 2017

Mr. Allen has over 7 years of experience at Metrolinx as a training leader.  He is extremely passionate about the transit industry and overall urban mobility issues.  In addition to his transit background, Jason brings along more than 15 years of experience in training, sales, and operations.  Mr. Allen’s experience and expertise will guide and support CUTA by actively delivering increased value to members. 

Jason will be reporting directly to Patrick Leclerc, President & CEO.  His primary responsibilities will be to oversee the development and implementation of the strategic direction for the Training & Networking department.  

Jason will lead, guide, and work with the Training & Events staff to ensure continuous and quality service to our members by establishing and fostering positive relationships. 

Please join us in welcoming Jason to our team!