Industry News

Marco D'Angelo on the importance of this year's Transit Driver Appreciation Day

via CTV

Every year, the Canadian transit industry celebrates Transit Driver Appreciation Day. Whether it’s driving you to appointments, work, school or social gatherings, transit operators are always there for you.

This year is particularly important because transit operators are currently on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

COVID-19: Guidance for the Public Transit Industry

Governments around the world are responding to an outbreak of COVID-19, or Coronavirus, a new respiratory disease that has spread to several countries, including Canada. Public transit operators are closely monitoring this situation and following advice from local health authorities on how to contain the spread of this virus.

As the situation unfolds, CUTA would like to provide our members with some context and recommendations for public transit operators on the management of COVID-19. Click below for information.

Charge! First battery electric coach rolls in Canada

 

Coach Atlantic Maritime Bus advances zero-emissions green travel in Canada
with very first test of battery electric MCI D45 CRTe LE coach; riders welcome

Coach Atlantic Maritime Bus and MCI lead first zero-emissions demonstrations runs March 9-11
through Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia with battery electric buses envisioned at Maritime Cruise Ports and designated Maritime Bus routes by 2022.

 

What Guelph can learn from Kingston's free bus program for youth

via Guelph Today

Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie announced last week that he wants free transit for high school students and children under 13.

Three hours northeast, the City of Kingston has had such a program for almost eight years, and it's thriving.

Given the similarities of the two cities (Kingston's population is 136,000) there is a lot Guelph can learn from Kingston's Free Secondary School Transit Program.