For Immediate Release | November 22, 2018
St. Albert Transit Wins 2018 CUTA Award
Canadian Urban Transit Association Recognizes Electric Bus for Environment and Sustainability
St. Albert Transit recently received an award for the electric bus project from the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) in the category of environment and sustainability. Councillor Wes Brodhead accepted the the award at the 2018 Annual Conference and Canadian Transit Show on November 21, 2018.
Each year, CUTA presents the Corporate Leadership Awards in the categories of Environment, Innovation, Marketing and Communications, and Safety and Security. The Environmental award recognizes transit systems whose service enhances or protects the environment while meeting transit industry demands. The outcomes can include increased operational efficiency, cost savings and environmental benefits.
The City of St. Albert unveiled the first of seven long-range, battery powered, electric transit buses in early 2017. These buses are Canada’s first municipally-owned long range electric buses and currently operate on both local and commuter routes.
The electric buses are quieter than diesel buses, reduce operational costs and greenhouse gas emissions, and can make multiple trips without recharging. Charging of the buses takes place during lower electricity usage hours, such as late evening and night time.
St. Albert Transit has been a member of CUTA for 32 years.
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