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City of Winnipeg ZEB Study

Planning for a sustainable transit future.

  • $3M

    Transit Master Plan

  • 10

    ZEB Routes (Phase 2)

  • Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Winnipeg, Manitoba

Using lessons learned to plan for a more sustainable transit network.

The City of Winnipeg was the first in Canada to test battery electric buses. The knowledge they’ve gained over the years would be useful in creating a robust zero emission bus go-to-market strategy as part of their $3M transit master plan. However, they weren’t up to date on the newest technology, and were very interested in using Manitoba’s natural resources for hydroelectric generation.

To determine the right mix of buses and infrastructure, we completed considerable research on the zero-emission bus market including bus OEMs, charging and fueling infrastructure. We completed block-by-block route modeling to identify the “ease of implementation” of zero emission buses. We also developed a funding plan to identify resources to help pay for the transition. Lastly, we devised a strategy to ‘electrify’ 10 routes as a Phase 2 pilot, with an eventual full-fleet rollout.

The City of Winnipeg now has a robust go-to-market strategy to complete its transit master plan and provide sustainable travel for residents and visitors now and into the future. 

At a Glance

  • City of Winnipeg
Meet Our Team

Sasha Pejcic, Managing Principal, Transit Advisory Lead

Transit agencies have a duty to demonstrate that they are prudent fiscal stewards of public tax dollars—while also being progressive. Our solutions challenge status quo to create aspirational visions that are actionable and realistic.
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David Verbich, PhD, Associate, Transit Advisory (US Pacific West)

Everyone needs to get somewhere, and I work with transit agencies to make the process more efficient and enjoyable.
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Analy Castillo, Transit Advisory Consultant

I help transit agencies develop pragmatic plans for launching zero-emission bus fleets in the face of overwhelming challenges.
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Brian Putre, Team Lead, Transit Advisory (GTA)

Community-focus and passion—two qualities needed to find efficiencies when optimizing transit service.
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Patrick M. McKelvey , Senior Principal

Our purpose and goal is to create better places through thoughtful, creative, and responsive planning and design.

Will Todd, Senior Associate

Through the projects I work on and the relationships I form, it’s my goal to leave the world a better place than I found it.

Mike Voll, Principal, Sector Lead Smart Technologies

You don’t have to dig deep in the earth to find the energy we need to survive. Blowing wind, flowing rivers and warming sun are easily accessible for those with the passion to harness them.
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Tony Zavanelli, Principal, Power

The best feedback is being awarded with additional work. ‘Good job’ is nice to hear, but being entrusted with another project the best way to know that you are valued.

Sasha Pejcic

Managing Principal, Transit Advisory Lead

David Verbich, PhD

Associate, Transit Advisory (US Pacific West)

Analy Castillo

Transit Advisory Consultant

Brian Putre

Team Lead, Transit Advisory (GTA)

Patrick M. McKelvey

Senior Principal

Will Todd

Senior Associate

Mike Voll

Principal, Sector Lead Smart Technologies

Tony Zavanelli

Principal, Power

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