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Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program funding supports City’s strategic priority of incrementally electrifying vehicle fleet

September 4, 2019 -

The City of Kingston will receive up to $556,875 from the Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities through the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The funding will support the Council strategic priority of incrementally electrifying the City's fleet of vehicles – and is a first step to putting the municipality's first electric public transit bus into service.

"Kingston City Council is committed to electrifying the City's fleet, including public transit. Thanks to funding from the Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Kingston will be able to be able to add its first new electric bus to our transit fleet," said Mayor Bryan Paterson. "This is great news for transit and transportation in our city! We're thrilled that we can partner to reduce the city's greenhouse gas emissions with investments in smart transportation options!"

Kingston was one of 18 Canadian municipalities awarded funding, officially announced on Aug. 30. Read the Federation of Canadian Municipalities announcement.

Demonstrating leadership on climate action is a strategic priority of Kingston City Council.