Working towards the future of Canada’s transportation market

We are the Canadian Transportation Alliance (CTA)

The CTA is a non-advocacy, non-partisan think tank and education not-for-profit tackling the future of road transportation. Our Alliance is made up of leaders from across the transportation energy market – from hydrogen, electricity, renewables, biofuels, and traditional fuels – who have come together to champion data-driven,
objective, and actionable solutions for a low-carbon road transportation future.

What We Do

Objective Research and Analysis – We commission independent research to provide fact-based insights to inform policymakers, consumers, and businesses on all pathways to immediate and long-term low-carbon road transportation solutions.

Consumer Awareness – We drive consumer awareness initiatives to encourage greater knowledge and adoption of low-carbon road transportation fuel sources

Our Impact

  • We empower informed decision-making with unbiased, data-driven research for reducing climate change and improving economic security.
  • Our accessible and energy-inclusive approach evaluates all low-carbon road transportation options based on their merit across the commercialization adoption life-cycle.
  • With our direct sharing of findings, consumers can cut through the noise and make informed low-carbon transportation choices.

Who should be a member?

Be a part of the low-carbon road transportation transition discourse by becoming a member of our growing Alliance. Members may include:

• Academia
• Alternative and Renewable Producers and Providers
• Automotive Manufacturers
• Business and Industry Associations
• Consumer Organizations
• Environmental Organizations
• Government Bodies
• Indigenous Peoples
• Technology and Equipment Providers
• Traditional Producers, Retailers, Distributors and Refiners

Founding Members


Advisory and Associate Members


Research Partner 

Our Mandate

To guide the provision and communication to stakeholders, the results of fact-based research that explores economic and environmentally sustainable solutions for Canadian vehicles and transportation
markets to achieve a low carbon future that all Canadians can benefit from.

Our Approach


Today, more than ever before, there is increasing global regulatory focus on reducing fuel-based economies in favour of alternative and environmentally sustainable products.

In Canada, federal and provincial governments alike are feeling ongoing pressure from citizens struggling to reconcile economic stability with environmental security. As a result, climate change and greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions have become staples of policy and political platforms across all party lines.

The Canadian Transportation Alliance (CTA) was founded as an opportunity to strengthen the relationship between government and the transportation and fuel sectors and bridge the gap between sector supply, consumer demands and government environmental policy.

The concept for the CTA was formed in partnership with the Transportation Energy Institute a US based, not-for-profit research organization, who have proven success in creating a non-advocacy-based model, where research projects in the transportation space are performed impartially and independently.

By helping decision-makers compile fact-based, unbiased cross-sector data and research, the Canadian Transportation Alliance is able to inform a pragmatic approach that will ensure long-term, enviro-economic prosperity for domestic transportation sectors, while advancing opportunities for growth and long-term job creation.

To become a member or for more information on membership, reach out to our Executive Director, Michelle Coates Mather:

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