The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE), a non-profit transportation advocacy group, has released a new Guidebook for Deploying Zero-Emission Transit Buses. The guide, authored by CTE staff members Meredith Linscott and Amy Posner, highlights key considerations for deployments of zero-emission buses and charging infrastructure.
The guidebook is designed to educate transit agencies on current best practices for zero-emission bus deployments, and to encourage other non-profit and engineering firms providing technical assistance in this space to use a consistent and effective approach.
The resource guides users through each phase of an e-bus deployment, with the goal of maximizing benefits and mitigating risks. The guidebook is based on CTE’s lessons learned from previous deployments, and draws on the expertise of several industry stakeholders. It emphasizes the importance of collaboration with technology providers, utility companies, fuel suppliers and contractors.
“We want readers to have the information they need to make the best decision for their transit agency,” said guidebook co-author Meredith Linscott. “CTE works to empower the end user and facilitate the transition to zero-emission buses.”
“CTE has spent the past 27 years making sure clean transportation technology deployments are successful,” said CTE Executive Director Dan Raudebaugh. “Our primary goal is to educate transit agencies and the engineering and planning firms that work with them on how to properly deploy zero-emission buses, so we can all enjoy the benefits these buses provide to both our climate and to our communities.”