The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) has released the Guidebook for Deploying Zero-Emission Transit Buses, 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.
This publication is the first comprehensive document that highlights key considerations for zero-emission bus deployments and infrastructure. The pre-publication version of the guidebook is now available for download free of charge.
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 phase 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.