In this video, Michael Hay, Manager of Environment & Sustainability telling the story of Banff, Alberta’s hybrid bus fleet -- Canada’s first municipal hybrid bus fleet.
Visitors to Banff National Park has grown steadily with a 30% increase just in the last 7 years. While providing a boost to local businesses, the community was struggling with the influx of cars.
At the same time, the city’s bus fleet was outdated, and had no wheelchair access or bike racks.
Since introducing the new hybrid bus fleet, ridership has grown significantly. In light of the environmental and business success of the project, the city is doubling-down on green transit including the recent acquisition of electric buses.
Michael Hay, Manager of Environment & Sustainability for the Town of Banff