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Report ID: 22-308   
Type: Regular - Planning
Meeting Body: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 6/22/2022 Final action: 6/22/2022
Recommended Action: Consider receiving a report on AC Transit's Zero Emission Transit Bus Technology Analysis covering a performance period from July to December 2021.
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Attachments: 1. STAFF REPORT, 2. Att.1. AC Transit Zero Emission Transit Bus Technology Analysis Volume 3, 3. Master Minute Order
TO: AC Transit Board of Directors
FROM: Michael A. Hursh, General Manager
SUBJECT: Zero Emission Transit Bus Technology Analysis

BRIEFING ITEM

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

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Consider receiving a report on AC Transit's Zero Emission Transit Bus Technology Analysis covering a performance period from July to December 2021.
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STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE:

Goal - Environmental Improvement
Initiative - Zero Emission Programs

AC Transit's Zero Emission Transit Bus Technology Analysis (ZETBTA) guides the District's transition to 100% Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) fleet by 2040.

BUDGETARY/FISCAL IMPACT:

There are no budgetary or fiscal impacts directly related to this report.

BACKGROUND/RATIONALE:

AC Transit is committed to transition its bus fleet to 100% zero emissions by 2040. In order to effectively deliver on that goal, a thorough analysis of various commercially available ZEB technologies is needed to help assess which ZEB technology can best meet the operational requirements of the District while being financially efficient and sustainable. AC Transit has made significant investments by being a leader in the early adoption of ZEB technology, which created a distinct advantage for the District. As a result, AC Transit emerged as a vanguard in both testing and comparing the costs and results of various conventional and zero-emission fuel technologies in a public transit environment.

Zero Emission Transit Bus Technology Analysis Overview
This report is the third volume of AC Transit's data gathering and research to meaningfully analyze the various transit bus technologies that the District operates. The study includes results from the fuel-cell electric bus (FCEB), battery electric bus (BEB), diesel hybrid bus, and conventional diesel bus technologies. The analysis is the first ever true, side-by-side evaluation of ZEB technologies operated by the same agency, in the same service environment, with ZEBs from the same bus manufacturer, and compared to conven...

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