Milton Transit beginning study to explore battery-electric buses
Published August 11, 2022 at 9:26 am
Milton Transit and 12 other transit agencies across the Province of Ontario have partnered with Metrolinx and consulting firm HDR, to begin a study about moving towards battery electric powered buses in the future.
Infrastructure Canada is funding 80 per cent of the cost of the study through the Zero Emission Transit Fund, which is a grant that supports public transit electrification efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change impacts.
Milton Transit will be receiving a report specific to the Town of Milton that will examine current and future plans, targets, policies and financing in order to outline a transition toward electric buses and the required infrastructure.
“This transit study will help create the pathway for us to deliver on green technology, while reducing energy consumption, pollution and carbon emissions from our fleet,” said Mayor Gordon Krantz.
“This is the type of leadership in sustainability we want residents to see, as we continue to create the Possibilities of a greener and more environmentally friendly Milton.”
The study is expected to be completed in 2023 and recommendations will be presented to Council for their consideration.