Canadian government to invest millions in to replace diesel-fueled buses with RNG buses

April 11, 2021 |

In Canada, the Governments of Canada and British Columbia are investing in RNG buses in Greater Victoria as part of a public transportation initiative through the Public Transportation Infrastructure Stream, part of the Investing in Canada Plan. A portion of the funding will be used to acquire around 15 medium-duty buses fueled with CNG or RNG to replace diesel-fueled buses at the end of their useful life, which BC Transit views as an important part of its low-carbon transportation strategy as it transitions to a greener fleet.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $4.9 million, and the Government of British Columbia over $4.5 million in these two projects through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream (PTIS) of the Investing in Canada plan. The recipients are contributing a combined total of over $1.9 million.

Vehicle Acquisition (Phase 6)

This project will involve acquiring approximately 15 medium-duty buses fueled with Compressed Natural Gas or Renewable Natural Gas to replace diesel-fueled buses at the end of their useful life. The new buses will help maintain current transit levels and avoid gaps in service when existing buses are retired as well as improve the capacity of the transit system for Greater Victoria residents.

The Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia are each investing over $3.1 million in this project. For its part, the Victoria Regional Transit Commission is contributing approximately $1.5 million.

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