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Zero-Emission Fleets
That meant it was necessary to
explore other options or wait
for the technology to improve
to maintain service reliability.
MTA electric buses on display as part of an event
outlining plans to redevelop the Jamaica Bus
Depot in Queens to support electric buses.
* The pilot yielded important
data on the impact of temperature
on battery usage and range
and brought into focus the complexity
and know-how needed to
build both in-depot and on-street
charging infrastructure, as well
as the amount of power needed
to draw from the utility company.
* To maintain reliable service,
the team needed to build redundancy
and resiliency into
its charging strategy.
As NYC Transit contemplated
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a limited pilot project was vastly
different from a full fleet transformation.
Without organizational
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framework, NYC Transit was
simply not positioned for success.
There was also a pressing need to
engage its workforce and other
stakeholders from the outset,
and in a coordinated manner, to
enable them to fully participate
and contribute to a successful
To successfully transition the
entire fleet, NYC Transit needed to
implement a change management
process at the top that prioritized
driving change at an organizational
and employee level.
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the program moved from underneath
the chief maintenance officer
to a newly created Zero Emission
Program Management Office,
reporting directly to the office of
the president. This organizational
change demonstrated leadership
commitment at the highest level
while creating an autonomous,
focused and empowered project
management team. The new program
management officer was
charged with program planning,
program leadership and coordination
of existing work streams
managed by multiple areas of the
organization, but all accountable
to the program manager. New
project workstream owners were
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March/April 2023

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
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March/April 2023 - Editor’s Notebook
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March/April 2023 - People & Places
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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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March/April 2023 - Ready for Rail: A Look at 2023’s Big Projects
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March/April 2023 - Products
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