One Stop Shop for Low Carbon Transit Technologies

About the conference

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Smart Rail Technology

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Connected and Autonomous Transit

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Zero Emission Bus Technology

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Big Data and Cybersecurity

The Road To a Net Zero Future

Cheaper, faster, greener transit

As the leading conference in zero-emission transit and smart mobility, this year’s topics revolve around pressing needs and solutions for the transit industry.

We welcome leaders in the transit decarbonization community to discuss diversity and inclusion in transit, while recognizing that women and racialized communities are the majority of Canadian transit riders.

Topics include new transit
technologies and innovations in Canada, and connected and autonomous transit which is currently
missing on Canada’s roads.

Cybersecurity and passenger privacy are crucial to the rider experience and transit reputation, so this conference will be diving into big data regulation.

The future of hydrogen fuel cell electric and battery electric bus technology in Canada are key zero-emission transit solutions, as well as renewable natural gas technology as a zero-emission transit alternative.

And finally, we will review strategies for connecting utilities and power providers with transit to assist fleet electrification.

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low carbon smart mobility conference topics

Women and racialized communities are the majority of Canadian transit riders. Our conference welcomes leaders in the transit decarbonization community to discuss the importance of equity, diversity & inclusion across all levels of transit organizations, best practices and case studies on how to build a safer, more inclusive decarbonized transit system.

Great strides have been made in innovations and creative solutions for new low carbon mobility in Canada. We will be covering some of the new ways to get around and what this means for passengers in Canada

Regulatory frameworks for cybersecurity in innovative public transit are falling short of being able to counter the sophisticated threats to riders from innovative hackers and cyberbullies targeting public goods. We discuss big data regulations and the path forward

Autonomous vehicles are not a thing of the future. They exist worldwide today. Yet, there are currently no fully operational autonomous vehicles on Canadian roads. Is the landscape finally changin with a new champion in Ontario?

The Canadian hydrogen economy is booming. And with recent monumental mandates and investments by the Government of Canada, now is the time to transition public transit diesel fleets to hydrogen.

We will discuss how our ministries are supporting the procurement of hydrogen fuel cell electric buses in Canada.

We will take a look at the current landscape of battery electric buses in Canada, what has been done and what’s next. How far are we from reaching our goal of 5000 zero emission buses on the road by 2026.

CUTRIC recently completed a study feasibility of renewable natural gas in five North American transit agency fleets. We discuss the findings and how Canada is using RNG as a zero emission transit solution.

As Canadian transit agencies focus their efforts on fleet electrification, the need to develop strong relationships with utilities and power providers is more evident than ever. Clear and consistent government policy is needed to provide for long-term investment in transit fleet electrification. We take a closer look at the key utility transportation electrification strategies.

Important stuff

smart Rail technology conference topics

Modeling has been recognized as a powerful tool for decision makers in the transportation sector. In terms of deployments, the rail sector is at the forefront of the commercialization of hydrogen technology in Europe and at the initial stage in Canada. We take a deeper dive into hydrogen rail deployments across the globe.

Rail stations need to accommodate new energy infrastructure elements to provide adequate integration with electric transit buses. The integration of transit hubs into rail infrastructure is essential and a combination of efforts is needed not only at the planning stage but also for mid to long-term actions. We will discuss the considerations for integrations.

The time when economic recovery and climate change commitments are priorities presents the perfect scenario in which to revive and promote high-speed rail initiatives. However, multiple debates about the need for high-speed rail in Canada have generated significant delays in implementation. Despite the assessment of how regions would benefit from economic growth and development with high-speed rail in High-Speed Rail in Ontario: Final Report (2016), the project, which identified the Toronto-Windsor corridor as a preferable option, faced a setback in 2019.

Cybersecurity has been developing at a rapid pace. Canadian rail operations need to include cybersecurity in their rail expansion projects and initiatives as an improvement measure.

Stay tuned for more topics regarding Smart Rail Technologies in Canada!

General FAQ's

questions about the conference

You can follow our registration link to register and select your ticket packages

All conference tickets include in-person access to conference content, meals throughout the day and access to all conference recordings post-conference.

Unfortunately, we are not able to refund cancellations. However, all tickets are transferable should you not be able to attend.

Conference tickets include breakfast, lunch and snacks daily but do not include dinner events. Tickets to dinners and receptions can be purchased seperately as an add-on.

Discounted accomodation information with partner hotels will be available soon.

Yes, French and English transciption services will be available during the conference.

Yes, you have a choice to either purchase a ticket to one conference only or attend both conferences over the five days.

Please contact [email protected] for information on our sponsorship packages.

Please contact [email protected] with the details of the proposed speaker as well as the topics that would be covered.

The agenda and speaker list will be made available soon!

Anyone can attend the dinners and reception events.

Yes, the conference will be live streamed to virtual audience members. Virtual tickets will be made available soon.

Yes, there will be exhibitor booths throughout the conference. Please contact [email protected] for information about our booths and how you can book one.