By Kate Porter, CBC News Ottawa
...At the time, the city was presented with the sudden promise of federal funding, and made plans to buy 450 zero-emission electric buses by 2027 for $986 million.
At a news conference at an OC Transpo garage last week after funding was secured, however, federal officials announced they would help pay for 350 buses.
Richard Holder, the City of Ottawa's director of engineering services, explained that was what the city could afford given the funding it was allocated and the shorter timeframe of the federal Zero-Emission Transit Fund, with projects eligible to March 2026. It's possible that fund could be extended and the city might be able to tap into it again, he noted.