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Paving the Road for
Zero-Emission
Bus Fleets
New tools are helping agencies with zero-emissions and
climate change goals to identify potential technologies
to advance environmentally friendly improvements to
existing bus fleets and infrastructure.
By David W. Casper and Michael E. Broe, contributors
T
his summer, the U.S. Department
of Transportation's Federal
Transit Administration
(FTA) awarded $1.66 billion
in grants, funded by the Infrastructure
Investment and Jobs
Act (IIJA), for the purchase of
more than 1,800 new buses, most
of them zero emission. This investment
in 150 bus fleets and facilities
nationwide helps meet the
U.S. government's goal of net-zero
emissions by 2050.
As part of the global mission to
address climate change, the transportation
sector has emerged as a
key lynchpin in reducing greenhouse
emissions. The federal Environmental
Protection Agency
(EPA) has identified the nation's
transportation network as the single
largest source of greenhouse
emissions in the United States. The
California Air Resources Board
(CARB) mandated the transition
to 100 percent zero-emission bus
fleets by 2040. The private sector
is helping agencies facilitate this
transition to achieve their zero
emissions goals.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan
Transportation Author22
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ity (L.A. Metro), which oversees
the third largest bus fleet in North
America, has initiated one of the
most significant efforts to date.
L.A. Metro plans to transition its
entire bus fleet and bus maintenance
facilities from compressed
natural gas to zero-emissions
technology. STV, in joint venture
ZEBGO Partners, is providing a
range of services to help L.A. Metro
achieve these goals, including:
* Assisting in the development of
a Zero Emissions Master Plan.
* Evaluating existing infrastructure
for integration needs and the
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of September-October 2022

Editor’s Notebook
People & Places
Employee Initiative Drives Growth and Success at C-TRAN
Paving the Road for Zero-Emission Bus Fleets
Rail Trespassing Prevention: Cameras Provide Unblinking Eye
Achieving Equitable Mobility
Open for All: The Modular Route to Contactless Open Loop Fare Payments
Innovating to Address Rising Passenger Expectations
Products
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September-October 2022 - Employee Initiative Drives Growth and Success at C-TRAN
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September-October 2022 - Rail Trespassing Prevention: Cameras Provide Unblinking Eye
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September-October 2022 - Achieving Equitable Mobility
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September-October 2022 - Open for All: The Modular Route to Contactless Open Loop Fare Payments
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