A full transit bus takes 40 vehicles off the road during rush hour, saving 70,000 litres of fuel and reducing air pollutants by nine tonnes a year.
One full 40-foot bus is equivalent to a line of 58 moving cars stretching six city blocks if traffic is moving at 40 km/h.
An automobile driver uses more energy and creates more air pollution in just four years on the road than a transit passenger does in 40 years.
Oakville Transit is a founding member of the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), a company incorporated in August 2014 to support industry-academic collaborations in the development of next generation technologies for Canadian transit systems.
The construction of the new Oakville Transit facility was completed in March 2011. The facility was designed to LEED Silver certification.
The facility is to home to all Oakville Transit Administration, Operations (including care-A-van), and Maintenance, as well as Oakville's Parking Enforcement Operations.
Some of the building's green design features include:
Oakville Transit will offer tours to the community every first Wednesday of the month.
To RSVP for a tour please contact:
Manager of Planning and Accessible Services
905-845-6601, ext. 3504