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disrupted supply chains and
slowed production.
New York City:
A case study
With 2035 and 2040
looming, fleet operators
know the time is now to overOne
of MTA's New Flyer
XE60 electric buses being
charged at the Michael J. Quill
Depot in April 2022.
Photos: Marc A. Hermann / MTA
come these challenges to ensure a
successful transition to zero-emission
technology. New York City
Transit (NYC Transit) learned
from its pilot program getting the
friction points out of implementation
was critical, and that began
by solidifying its organizational
structure to be set up for success.
NYC Transit's journey to a zero-emission
bus fleet began in 2018
with a pilot of 10 electric buses.
This small pilot, which involved
two facilities and a limited number
of routes, provided insight on how
this technology would integrate
into its operations and what would
have to change to achieve this. Initially,
the pilot was managed by
the organization's chief maintenance
officer, who had fleet and
procurement expertise.
Within a short time, a few clear
challenges emerged:
* Each bus manufacturer had
its own proprietary charging
protocols.
* Limited battery range could
not support approximately one
third of its existing schedules.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of March/April 2023

Editor’s Notebook
People & Places
Why Zero-Emissions Fleet Transformation Starts at the Top
A Look at U.S. Bus Fleets
Have We Outgrown Paratransit?
Santa Cruz Metro Bounces Back from COVID-19 Pandemic
Ready for Rail: A Look at 2023’s Big Projects
Products
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March/April 2023 - Why Zero-Emissions Fleet Transformation Starts at the Top
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March/April 2023 - A Look at U.S. Bus Fleets
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March/April 2023 - Have We Outgrown Paratransit?
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March/April 2023 - Santa Cruz Metro Bounces Back from COVID-19 Pandemic
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