What is the best zero-emission bus for you? Well, the answer might not satisfy you: it really depends on your specific operation.
However, we do have some news that might be to your liking.
The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) just released a “Guidebook for Deploying Zero-Emission Transit Buses”, which aims to help you answer this question. The newly released publication is the first comprehensive document that highlights key considerations for zero-emission bus deployments and infrastructure. And you can download for free the pre-publication version of the document here.
The document was authored by CTE staff Meredith Linscott and Amy Posner and funded through the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
💚 And we could not be more proud to have ViriCiti listed as one of the “external reviewers that have made substantial contributions to this Guidebook”.
The Guidebook for Deploying Zero-Emission Transit Buses is designed to not only educate transit agencies on current best practices for zero-emission bus deployments but also to ensure that other non-profit and engineering firms that are providing technical assistance in this space utilize a consistent and effective approach.
The resource guides users through each of the 10 phases of a zero-emission bus deployment with the goal of maximizing benefits and mitigating risks.
The guidebook is based on CTE’s lessons learned from previous deployments, CTE’s in-house expertise, and the expertise of industry stakeholders.
The publication will deepen transit operators’ understanding of zero-emission technology and support decision-making. It also 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.” – Meredith Linscott