OC Transpo not pursuing new green bus technology as hybrid program runs out of gas

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, August 1, 2018

OC Transpo is monitoring alternative bus technologies tested in other cities but has no plans to pursue new green-fleet initiatives, other than launching an electrified rail line this year.

Operations director Troy Charter said Wednesday that Transpo is keeping its eye on both Toronto’s experience testing fully electric buses and Calgary’s transit service introducing buses that run on compressed natural gas.

“Right now, we’re waiting,” Charter said in an interview, pointing to the Confederation Line LRT launch as the biggest opportunity to green Ottawa’s transit service.


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