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20 January 2020

Call for abstracts – Spring Summit & AGM

The call for abstracts is now open for CUTA’s Spring Summit & AGM. This event will feature three concurrent seminars: The Transit Leaders Seminar, CUTA’s Mobility revolution, and Innovation in rail, attracting decision-makers in our industry across Canada.

Delegates will register for one of the three seminars, where you will attend sessions relating to the selected theme. All delegates will have the opportunity to come together and network during the welcome reception, plenaries, networking breaks, technical tour, and the Business Members’ evening. Click here for more information and click here to submit an abstract presentation. The deadline is January 30, 2020.

For more information, please contact conferences@cutaactu.ca.

Zero-emission bus market consultation

In the mandate letter provided to the new federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities on December 13, 2019, Minister McKenna was directed to “work with provinces and territories to introduce new funding to help school boards and municipalities purchase 5,000 zero-emission school and transit buses over the next five years.” In a meeting between CUTA and Minister McKenna on January 10, she indicated that it is now time to provide information and data to Infrastructure Canada as they are currently building out a policy program to meet this commitment ahead of the 2020 federal budget.

To support this important and timely work, CUTA surveyed transit systems across Canada to compile information on the expected procurement of transit buses over the next five and ten years and anticipated costs of the shift towards zero-emission fleets.

The data we gather on the specific needs of our industry on the shift to zero-emission fleets will help inform evidence-based policymaking at the federal level. All data gathered will be kept internal to CUTA. Any data shared with Infrastructure Canada will be aggregated on a national level.

For more information, please contact Chad Jeudy-Hugo at extension 614.

Webinar: The ABCs of Service Dogs in Canada

Most people would agree that the impact of service dogs in the lives of persons with visible and invisible disabilities, life-altering injuries, and chronic illness is profound.

This upcoming webinar will explore potential ways in which we may connect, communicate, collaborate, cultivate, and celebrate the benefits of barrier-free accessibility of service dog teams in transit as we venture into the ABCs of Service Dogs in Canada on January 29 at 1 p.m. EST.

To register for the webinar, please follow this link.

For more information, please contact Oliver Nicholls at extension 114.

 

Membership referral incentive program

Refer a new member to CUTA. If they have never been a CUTA member and they join because you refer them, you will receive a $500 gift voucher, which can be redeemed for a CUTA learning event, conference registration, transit show booth, fact book, or towards your membership.

For further information, please click here or contact membership@cutaactu.ca.

CUTA membership renewal 2020

Thank you for the trust and support you place in our association. If you have not already done so, we invite you to renew your membership today. Click here to review your invoice and renew your membership, or please forward the invoice to the person in your organization best suited to approve and process the renewal invoice.

If you have any questions about your membership, please contact membership@cutaactu.ca.

Welcome to our new members

Rosco, Inc. – Business – Manufacturer/Supplier
Mollie Symons – Affiliate – Student
Patrick Yutiga – Affiliate - Student
Clean Energy Canada, Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Simon Fraser University – Affiliate - University
Société de transport de Sherbrooke (STS) – Transit System – Conventional and Specialized
Leading Mobility Consulting – Business – Sole Proprietor
Read Jones Christoffersen Limited – Business – Consultant
Andrew Pipke – Affiliate – Student

Keep your information up to date at
membership@cutaactu.ca.