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Infrastructure Canada’s Zero Emission Transit Fund invests in ZEBs

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The City of Ottawa is one step closer towards its goal of a 100% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2040.

The Treasury Board of Canada has approved a $350 million grant through Infrastructure Canada’s Zero Emission Transit Fund.

This grant will go toward:

  • Purchasing Zero-Emission Buses (ZEBs) and related charging infrastructure.
  • Installing overhead chargers and back-up generators at garages.
  • Hydro upgrades to ensure there is sufficient power capacity at the facilities.
  • New covered structures over existing exterior parking.
  • Changes to facilities and equipment to maintain electric buses.
  • Training for all staff and a program management office throughout the life of the project.

Public transit is a key enabler of sustainable economic growth and equitable access to opportunity. The first four ZEBs have been in service, transporting our customers to where they need to go.

Previously, the Canada Infrastruture Bank (CIB) invested $380 million to help finance the ZEB fleet. These investments will create jobs, reduce environmental impacts, and support a more connected and prosperous community for all.