New Funding Supports City’s Strategy to Electrify Vehicle Fleet

Published on: 2019/09/04 - in Science & Tech

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities will support the City of Kingston’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions with $556,875 through the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP).

According to a release, this funding will support City Council’s strategic priority of incrementally electrifying the City’s fleet of vehicles – a first step to putting the municipality’s first electric public transit bus into service.

“Kingston City Council is committed to electrifying the City’s fleet, including public transit. Thanks to funding from the Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Kingston will be able to be able to add its first new electric bus to our transit fleet,” said Mayor Bryan Paterson in the release. “This is great news for transit and transportation in our city! We’re thrilled that we can partner to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions with investments in smart transportation options!”

The funding was officially announced this past Friday, August 30, when Kingston was named one of 18 Canadian municipalities to be awarded financial support.

Read the Federation of Canadian Municipalities announcement for more information.

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