Transportation Sector Funding
To best manage the funding available to support the strongest initiatives, we follow a competitive funding approval process for capital projects in the energy, transportation, waste and water sectors.
Applicants for transportation capital projects now apply in the energy category. Environmental outcomes for transportation projects will be assessed under the energy performance criteria. Applicants under these sectors must undergo an Initial Review to assess eligibility before they may submit a complete application.
The Initial Review form and updated applicant resources are now available. Find out more about the new eligibility criteria and prerequisites to apply for funding under the new offer. For more information on applying, please contact us.
While we will continue to accept applications year-round, funding approvals for capital project applications in the energy, transportation, waste and water sectors will be made twice a year, with the first review period in February 2016, followed by another in September 2016.
Modal shift is the change in travel patterns from one type or mode to more sustainable one (e.g. a change in the number of people using public transit instead of cars).
Eligible projects must demonstrate the potential to reduce vehicle kilometres travelled in single occupancy vehicles by encouraging alternative modes of travel.
- intelligent transportation systems, such as real-time travel information and transit signal priority
- active transportation infrastructure near transit nodes, such as sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, links to park-and-ride facilities, and walking and cycling networks that promote accessibility and safety
Fleet fossil fuel and GHG emissions reduction
Your project must demonstrate the potential to increase fuel efficiency by at least 20 per cent (reduction in litres of fuel consumed per 100 kilometers travelled) — or reduce life-cycle GHG emissions by at least 20 per cent — for a municipal fleet or a portion of a municipal fleet.
- hybrid vehicle purchase and retrofits
- purchasing properly sized vehicles for various uses
- fuel switching