Building sustainable mobility means, first and foremost, convincing as many people as possible to choose mass transit options. To do this, our first mission is to offer a quality service, one that is both optimized and efficient in order to increase ridership. View our Sustainability Policy.

PNWTS is committed to climate action.

We are 100% Carbon Neutral and have plans to convert our entire fleet to zero-emission vehicles by 2030. For more information on our sustainability efforts, please contact our Sustainability Manager, Dale Ryan.

We are certified Green by the Vancouver Island Green Business Collective
See full assessment and score.

Carbon Offsets
PNWTS purchases carbon offsets from the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Darkwoods Forest Carbon Project to offset our carbon footprint.

 

Our Strategies

1. Address emissions from refrigerants.
2. Continue a review of all tours to determine the best use of vehicle type to lower emissions.
3. Focus on electric/hydrogen vehicle conversions.
4. Partner on community altruistic development projects.
5. Enhance charitable giving.

Environmental Partners 

Synergy Enterprises – Corporate Sustainability Management
Synergy’s team of environmental business experts work with leading companies and organizations to mobilize climate action & sustainable business practices around the globe.

Zen – Clean Energy Solutions
Specializing in developing new business for companies in the hydrogen clean technology and fuel cell sector.

Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium
Developing the next-generation of mobility and transportation technologies for Canadians.

Ballard Power:  Fuel Cell & Clean Energy Solutions
Ballard is a leading global supplier of innovative and clean energy solutions.

BMT Fleet Maintenance Centre

Our Journey

2016
First Electric double Decker on Vancouver Island

2017
5-hour minimum call out for drivers
Safety protocols exceeded industry standards

2018
1984 engines to efficient 2010 models
White-noise backup beepers
Low-flow wash rack uses recycled water

2019
Completed first carbon footprint report

2020
Carbon neutral