ZEB Committee Meeting - Feb 1, 2024

  • 01 Feb 2024
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting (Virtual)


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February 2024 OPTA ZEB Committee Meeting

  • Date: Feb 1, 2024 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST
  • Location: Virtual via Zoom


  1. Introduction – Bem Case (5 min)
    • Land Acknowledgement
    • New Members
  2. An update from the Planning and Scheduling Committee of Work Stream (Progress Report) - Nicole Lysaght (15 min) 
  3. National Research Council, Canada - Activities Summary and Ideas
    • Opt 1: A more technical (but high-level) presentation summarizing the work done over the last few years for TTC, with a focus on e-bus data analysis, machine learning and predictive modelling; we would also present proposed activities for the next few years
    • Opt 2: A more general presentation of projects related to fleet decarbonization/electrification, with a brief description of each – TTC, Winnipeg Transit, RCMP, DND
  4. National Research Council - Bus Transit Research Working Group – Tony Jenkins and Gordon Poole (15 min) 
    • Alternatives to diesel heaters on ZEB buses;
    • Research into ZEB electromagnetic fields and impact on pacemakers
  5. Thermal Events Task Force
    • Status of a Draft Thermal Events Guidance Document – Mike Macas and Omar Rasheed (15 min presentation and 15 min Q&A)
    • Invitation to Business Members - new technologies that can assist in mitigating the risk of battery thermal event (2 min)
  6. 2024 Innovation Pipeline and Market Sounding Presentation Series - Themes and Dates – Kristy Mlakar and Stephen Bacchus (10 min)
  7. Other Business – All Members (2 min) 

If we run out of time, please contact Bem Case at bem.case@ttc.ca and Azmina Nanji at info@ontariopublictransit.ca to arrange for time at the next meeting.

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