ZEB Leadership – Ontario’s Road Ahead
Delta Marriott: International B
Sponsored by: PSI Transcom | USA

Sponsored by PSI TransCom USA

Moderator: Dr. Josipa Petrunic, President and CEO, Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium


  • Bem Case, Executive Director of TTC’s Innovation and Sustainability Group
  • Tasneem Essaji, Director, Transportation Policy Branch, Ontario Ministry of Transportation
  • Mike Smith, Director, Distribution and Consumer Assistance Policy, Ontario Ministry of Energy

In September 2021, OPTA, the TTC and CUTA were invited to join the Province of Ontario Transportation Electrification Council. Over the next three months, the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) and their partner ministries, including the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT), the Ministry of Energy, and the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) met with transportation leaders to inform the government’s work in electrifying the transportation sector. Through the Council’s work, OPTA was able to provide the transit industry perspective on key factors affecting electrification. This session will share what the Ministry heard from the consultations and where MTO sees the next phase of work going.