The tri-municipal transit service, managed by the three municipalities and operated by transportation company T3 Transit, includes a current fleet of 14 diesel buses that transports people throughout the capital region of Prince Edward Island.
A team of public transportation infrastructure experts will use Wood’s cloud-based transit simulation app, ZeroEmissionSimTM, to develop an energy transition plan to replace the current fleet with electric vehicles and review options for possible future expansion.
The specialists will advise on the selection and design of infrastructure, suitable vehicle specifications, electric facility requirements and charging facilities and equipment to develop a roadmap for full project execution.
“We are delighted to assist the municipalities as they invest in Prince Edward Island’s future with energy efficient public transportation,” said Naeem Farooqi, Global Technical Director of Zero-Emission Mobility for Wood’s environmental consultancy business.
Philip Brown, Mayor of Charlottetown, said: “At the City of Charlottetown, reducing our carbon emissions is a key priority. Wood’s support will allow us to make significant leaps towards a more sustainable transit system, a more accessible city and a cleaner environment.”
Steve Ogden, Mayor of Stratford, added: “The Town of Stratford looks forward to seeing the plan developed by Wood. It will help us to meet targets set out through our own Community Energy Plan, as well as contributing to the overall plan for the Province of PEI to reduce emissions.”
“The Town of Cornwall is excited to partner with T3 Transit and Wood to transform our transit system to be more environmentally friendly and sustainable,” concluded Minerva McCourt, Mayor of Cornwall. “This will help provide our residents with a better-quality place to live by reducing carbon emissions.”