Quebec City, Quebec – Eight new electric buses were launched in Quebec City yesterday under Transport Canada’s Urban Transportation Showcase Program. The buses are designed to easily traverse Old Quebec’s narrow streets.
“The government of Canada is getting things done by investing in innovative transportation to deliver a cleaner environment,” said Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. “Our government is working towards real, long-term solutions to clean up our air and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to benefit the health of Canadians.”
The Quebec City electric bus project is valued at $12.2 million, shared by the Quebec and federal governments, Quebec City, and the Réseau de transport de la capitale. Last February, the governments of Canada and Quebec announced a commitment of $16.9 million to innovative public transit initiatives in Gatineau, Montreal and Quebec City as part of the Urban Transportation Showcase Program.