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Zero-Emission Bus Fleets
Routes (PEER) tool incorporates
the topography of the routes,
stops, passenger counts and
schedules, along with everything
physically impacting what a bus
does on a given route.
Transit agencies launching
zero-emission initiatives want
to know how many buses they
can replace immediately without
impacting the current schedule.
For those that can't be replaced
on a one-to-one ratio with battery
electric buses (BEBs) currently
available on the market,
they want to know how many
new buses they will need. In the
wake of the pandemic, fulfillment
of fleet replacement procurements
from bus manufacturers can take
time and agencies need accurate
knowledge about acquisition lead
times.
For a block, STV's PEER model
derives projected kilowatt-hour
Agencies should consider analyzing
existing routes, traffic conditions, climate,
topographical conditions, ridership and
energy consumption to determine how
existing routes can take advantage of this
constantly changing environment...
per mile, expected total energy
usage and state of charge status
while in operation to generate
data needed to determine how
much of the current schedule is
completable with today's zero
emission bus technology. PEER
also determines total energy load
required to support each phase of
the transition toward a 100 percent
zero-emissions bus fleet.
Agencies can also work with
the private sector with the development
of a fleet replacement plan
that defines the agency's conversion
to a zero-emission bus fleet
over time, following FTA guidelines
and accounting for the rate
that emerging technology migrates
to commercially viable over time.
Sustainable Batteries
of the Future
The other moving target that
transit operators need to account
for to get to zero emissions
is adapting to the fact that the
green technology is constantly
changing and improving.
Agencies should consider analyzing
existing routes, traffic
conditions, climate, topographical
conditions, ridership and energy
consumption to determine how
existing routes can take advantage
of this constantly changing
environment, while also evaluating
the impact of bus charging
interfaces such as plug-in, pantoRehabs
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September-October 2022

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 - Editor’s Notebook
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September-October 2022 - People & Places
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September-October 2022 - Employee Initiative Drives Growth and Success at C-TRAN
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September-October 2022 - Paving the Road for Zero-Emission Bus Fleets
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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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September-October 2022 - Innovating to Address Rising Passenger Expectations
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September-October 2022 - Products
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