Electric Bus Petition

This is a joint petition between Ecology Ottawa, Healthy Transportation Coaltion and Electric Vehicle Council of Ottawa

    

 

 

OC Transpo’s bus fleet is responsible for about 45% of the City of Ottawa’s corporate emissions - meaning emissions produced by the corporation of the City of Ottawa. This means about 125,000 tonnes of CO2 are emitted every year, along with other polluting gases.

A simple policy change can reduce this by 95% over 15 years. Electric buses reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality and reduce noise. Light Rail Transit (LRT) will reduce the intensity of transit emissions in Ottawa, but LRT success will lead to overall growth in bus transit in Ottawa as feeder bus routes grow to match the capacity of the LRT. Electric buses are much cheaper to operate, so more transit can be provided for the same operational budget.

We the undersigned, petition Ottawa City Council to:

In the 2019-2022 Term-of-Council Priorities, commit to a planning process to electrify the bus fleet, with a clear commitment to the following targets:

  • Run an electric bus pilot in 2020;
  • Introduce electric buses on regular service by 2021;
  • Purchase only electric buses starting in 2024; and
  • Move to a 100% electric bus fleet by 2035.

Who's signing

Nicole Welsh
Olivier Desharnais-Roy
Bent Nielsen
Marc anthony Dubé Lemay
Jeremie Bernardin
Cynthia Street
Kenneth McRitchie
Manuel Costa
Garth Ehrhardt
Jessica S
Sarah Young
Dana Jorgensen
Joe Greenspon
Laura McMahon
George Irish
Claire DePoe-Collins
Larry Rochette
Haley Richards
Tom Waller
Farrar Brodhead
Katie Dern
renee theoret
Renaude Laberge-Boisjoli
Anne Benoit
Nancy French
David Narbaitz
Rox Broughton
Carol-Anne Bedford
Nathaniel Waugh
556 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Nicole Welsh
    signed 2019-05-20 19:19:58 -0400
  • Olivier Desharnais-Roy
    signed 2019-05-20 11:02:31 -0400
  • Bent Nielsen
    signed 2019-05-20 09:15:09 -0400
  • Marc anthony Dubé Lemay
    signed 2019-05-20 08:22:30 -0400
  • Jeremie Bernardin
    signed 2019-05-20 08:02:46 -0400
  • Cynthia Street
    signed 2019-05-19 22:14:51 -0400
  • Kenneth McRitchie
    signed 2019-05-19 22:00:41 -0400
  • Manuel Costa
    signed 2019-05-19 21:28:52 -0400
    Manuel Costa
  • Garth Ehrhardt
    signed 2019-05-19 09:48:33 -0400
  • Jessica S
    signed 2019-05-19 08:25:38 -0400
  • Sarah Young
    signed 2019-05-18 22:19:58 -0400
  • Dana Jorgensen
    signed 2019-05-18 17:00:51 -0400
    Dana Jorgensen
  • Joe Greenspon
    signed 2019-05-18 15:18:38 -0400
  • Laura McMahon
    signed 2019-05-18 14:31:50 -0400
    As a daily user of the Ottawa OCTranspo services, I fullheartedly support all buses transitioning to becoming electric, OR hydrogen fuel cell powered instead. This would encourage other companies and personal drivers to make their own switch from gasoline-powered vehicles to electric cars or hydrogen fuel, and would dramatically reduce our city’s annual emissions output.

    Cities across the globe are already implementing such measures and seeing improved air quality in downtown areas, while lessening the urban carbon footprint. Recent developments in battery power storage and hydrogen fuel production and shipping are making this dream of clean energy a more feasible reality, and we should be preparing to support this initiative.
  • George Irish
    signed 2019-05-18 14:20:43 -0400
  • Claire DePoe-Collins
    signed 2019-05-18 14:12:51 -0400
  • Larry Rochette
    signed 2019-05-18 13:43:15 -0400
    Why are we always regressive.
  • Haley Richards
    signed 2019-05-18 13:29:15 -0400
  • Tom Waller
    signed 2019-05-18 13:20:14 -0400
  • Farrar Brodhead
    signed 2019-05-18 13:04:41 -0400
  • Katie Dern
    signed 2019-05-18 13:04:05 -0400
  • renee theoret
    signed 2019-05-18 12:38:20 -0400
  • Renaude Laberge-Boisjoli
    signed 2019-05-16 19:07:10 -0400
  • Anne Benoit
    signed via 2019-05-15 17:35:10 -0400
  • Nancy French
    signed via 2019-05-15 14:36:27 -0400
  • David Narbaitz
    @DNarbaitz tweeted link to this page. 2019-05-14 17:29:26 -0400
  • David Narbaitz
    signed via 2019-05-14 17:29:09 -0400
    Do it
  • Rox Broughton
    signed 2019-05-13 16:11:42 -0400
    Let’s get serious about changing our methods of transportation and the types of transport. Plan for the increased electrical grid requirements too!!
  • Carol-Anne Bedford
    signed 2019-05-13 13:28:35 -0400
  • Nathaniel Waugh
    signed 2019-05-13 11:32:41 -0400