YorkRegion.com / Teresa Latchford / 27 March 2017
York Region and the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) have partnered up with Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution to bring the electric buses and one electric charging station to town. This makes the local utility provider the first in Ontario to participate in an electric bus pilot project.
Newmarket-Tay will be responsible for maintaining an overhead, on-route bus charging station, which was the hurdle needed to move the pilot project forward.
“We are proud to be working with our utility provider to once again be a leader in bringing green technology to our community,” Newmarket Mayor Tony Van Bynen said. “This is a big step toward reducing our overall carbon footprint and creating a sustainable future.”
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