Dr. Josipa Petrunic honoured as one of Canada’s 2018 Clean50 for demonstrated leadership in clean transportation partnerships

Via CUTRICS - The Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium is proud to announce that its Executive Director & CEO, Dr. Josipa Petrunic, is a recipient of a 2018 Clean50 award for fostering industry collaborations in low-carbon and zero-emissions technologies in Canada’s transportation industries.

“Josipa Petrunic was chosen after rigorous screening and research by Delta Management, with advicefrom internal researchers and external advisors, and was among Honourees selected from an initial pool of approximately 600 well qualified nominees,” says Gavin Pitchford, CEO, Delta Management Group. “Canada’s Clean50 Awards are announced annually by Delta Management Group and the Clean50 organization to recognize those 50 individuals or small teams, from 16 different categories, who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past 2 years.”

This award is recognition of CUTRIC's leadership in electric transit innovation in advancing nationally
integrated demonstration trials that bring global innovation to Canada. In a world first, CUTRIC
created the Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Demonstration & Integration Trial -- a $40 million effort
designed to bring a wide variety of manufacturers, utilities, research organizations, municipalities and
transit agencies together to standardize systems and infrastructure across the industry and the
country. The first transit systems to participate in this trial are TransLink (Vancouver), Brampton
Transit and York Region Transit. Connecting 18 national and international consortium partners
positions Canada as a global leader within the electric transit industry, and contributes to the
standardization of electric bus technologies for zero-emissions electric transit mobility: a Canadianmade solution for low-carbon mobility.