Thursday, October 11, 2018, 12:00PM (ET)
Building an Alternative Fuel Bus Program: Funding Opportunities and Best Practices for Transit Agencies
As part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office, Clean Cities coalitions foster the nation’s economic, environmental, and energy security by working locally to advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels and technologies. Nearly 100 coalitions serve as the foundation of Clean Cities by working with community partners to implement alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies to transform local and regional transportation markets.
This webcast will feature a presentation from Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition on the coalition’s efforts to expand alternative fuels use and funding opportunities that can be used to offset the cost of alternative fuel buses. The webcast will also feature a presentation from Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) on the agency’s efforts to develop an electric bus program. The presentation will include insights into the planning approaches, challenges, and best practices used to incorporate electric transit buses into an existing fleet.
Presenters: Alexander Kolpakov and Austin Marie Sipiora, CUTR; and Jacob Labutka, PSTA