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Canadian Government announces $2.75bn for zero emission buses

Canadian Government announces $2.75bn for zero emission buses

The Canadian Government has launched a $2.75bn zero emission transit fund to support the rollout of zero emission buses, such as those powered by hydrogen, to decarbonise public transit and school transportation in the country.

Announced by Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the five-year programme will support the rollout of fast, clean and affordable transport as part of Canada’s journey to net zero emissions – as set out in the Hydrogen Strategy released in December.

Read more: Minister O’Regan unveils Canada’s Hydrogen Strategy

The funds are part of a wider $14.9bn federal investment in public transit which will run for eight years and will support municipalities, transit authorities and school board as they transition to or expand the electrification of their bus fleets.

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