Electrifying Public Transportation: A Comparison of Québec, Ontario and California

The purpose of this paper is to compare the projects and public policies of the Canadian provinces of Québec, Ontario as well as the State of California in regards to the electrification of their mass transit systems. These three provinces/states have developed over the last decades policies and projects that aim at the electrification of their mass transit systems. However, while some projects have been a success, others have been a mitigated success, such as the Bi-Mode locomotives for Montreal's commuter rail network, or even the failure of various projects. The paper is structured in the following way. 1. A short definition of Public Policy, 2. An analysis of the four provinces/ states public policies towards electrification of mass transit. 3. A presentation of case studies that present both success and failure in electrifying mass transit networks. and 4. Lessons learned from these projects.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: 1 PDF file, 11 KB, 9p.
  • Monograph Title: Canadian Transportation Research Forum 50th Annual Conference - Another 50 Years: Where to From Here?//Un autre 50 ans : qu'en est-il à partir de maintenant? Montreal, Quebec, May 24-26, 2015

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  • Accession Number: 01605031
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: ITRD, TAC
  • Created Date: Jul 26 2016 5:04PM