National Influence2018-11-21T07:57:53+00:00

NATIONAL INFLUENCE

With regional offices in four states, CALSTART manages programs, informs policy and breaks down barriers to clean transportation from coast to coast and around the globe. CALSTART’s expanding Regional Office network provides additional on-the-ground support to our members and our industry to help speed clean transportation adoption.

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midwest
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NORTHEAST REGIONAL OFFICE

Benjamin Mandel, Northeast Regional Director
bmandel@calstart.org | 929-295-6540
67 35th St, 3rd Floor, Suite C356
Brooklyn, NY 11232

CALSTART’s Northeast Office works throughout this diverse urban region to cut oil use, reduce air pollution and grow the market for clean transportation technologies through market acceleration and technology development efforts. The office is a leader in driving adoption of clean light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles through programs that incentivize the purchase of advanced clean vehicle technologies and increase the availability and use of alternative fuels.

PROGRAMS & PROJECTS

  • NYT-VIP: Administer a voucher program that streamlines the process of providing incentive funds toward purchasing approved clean vehicle technologies and lowering their upfront cost premiums by as much as 80 percent.
  • Charge to Work NY: Manage a multi-year, $1.7 million grant from NYSERDA in partnership with ChargePoint, NYC DOT, Empire Clean Cities and NESCAUM to engage workplaces in and around NYC with the goal of installing 132 workplace charging ports, bringing 450 more EVs to the roads and avoiding more than 1700 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year.
  • Low-Cost Electric Delivery Truck: Help organize and collect performance data on a low-cost, regionally-produced electric delivery truck that could meet the daily needs of Northeast urban parcel and delivery fleets while eliminating in-city emissions.

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MIDWEST REGIONAL OFFICE

Maureen Marshall, Midwest Regional Director
200 E. Big Beaver
Troy, Michigan 48083
248-457-4508
mmarshall@calstart.org

CALSTART’s Midwest Office is located in the heart of the nation’s heavy manufacturing belt. It focuses its programs and activities on clean transportation technologies that can meet commercial and military use. This includes supporting connected and automated vehicle technologies and addressing cybersecurity concerns, growing the supply chain for advanced vehicle components, providing streamlined purchase incentives for clean vehicles and demonstrating zero- and near-zero emission buses.

PROGRAMS & PROJECTS

  • High Efficiency Truck Users Forum (HTUF): Operate under our work with the U.S. Army a national program based in Michigan focused on improving the efficiency of military and commercial trucks. Connect high-efficiency vehicle technology suppliers with commercial fleets, as well as military planners at the US Army’s Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and military customers such as U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) on projects that develop and demonstrate dual-use technologies in the following areas: vehicle electrification and efficiency, connected and automated vehicle technologies and vehicle cybersecurity.
  • Midwest Hydrogen RoadmapDevelop under an agreement with Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) in Canton, Ohio the Midwest Hydrogen Roadmap, a template to build the fuel cell economy in Ohio and the automotive economy in the Midwest.
  • Fuel Cell Bus – Driver and Maintenance Manager Survey: Survey maintenance staff and operators of Ohio Fuel Cell Buses to gain feedback on the use and maintenance to enable industry growth.
  • Renewable Hydrogen Fuel Cell Collaborative: Work in collaboration with Cleveland State University, SARTA and Ohio Fuel Cell Corridor to develop strategies that enable deployment of technology neutral zero-emission buses.
  • Midwest Bus Working Group: Operate working group aimed at growing the clean bus industry by identifying needs and sharing best practices and lessons learned, regional challenges (i.e. cold climate, infrastructure, funding), new vehicle specifications, requirements and offerings.

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WESTERN REGIONAL OFFICES

Joseph Oldham, Director of the San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Center
559-797-6034 | joldham@calstart.org

Stockton Office
5000 S. Airport Way, Suite 208
Stockton, CA 95206

Fresno Office
510 W Kearney Blvd, Suite 105
Fresno, CA 93706

The CALSTART San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Center works to deploy clean transportation technologies, clean the air and create jobs in this fast-growing region. With nearly 70,000 daily commuters, goods movement corridors and a motivated workforce, the region is ripe for innovative transportation projects that alleviate traffic congestion and pollution while supporting the local economy.

PROGRAMS & PROJECTS

  • Fresno County Rural Transit Agency: Assisted Fresno County Rural Transit Agency with the deployment of thirteen Envision Solar EV ARC solar-powered electric vehicle chargers, one in each Fresno County rural city.
  • Electric Aircraft: Developed the program and secured grant funding to deploy the first fleet of electric aircraft for flight training operations in the U.S. and deploy a network of airport charges to support their operation in Fresno County.
  • Rural Transit Bus Service: Developed the project and secured grant funding to deploy the first electric transit buses in rural service using solar-powered charging stations.
  • U.S. Postal Service: Co-administer with the San Joaquin Valley Air District a $4.5 million grant project to deploy fifteen zero-emission, battery-electric parcel delivery vans for use by the U.S. Postal Service in Fresno and Stockton.
  • AmeriPride Linen Service: Co-administer with the San Joaquin Valley Air District a $7.1 million grant project to deploy twenty zero-emission, battery-electric linen delivery vans for use by the AmeriPride Linen Service in Fresno, Merced, Stockton and Bakersfield.

Intermountain West Regional Office

Kimberly Taylor, Membership Director
303-275-4578 | ktaylor@calstart.org
1607 Cole Blvd
Lakewood, CO 80401

CALSTART’s Rocky Mountain Office is located adjacent to the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) at the nexus of national and regional clean energy and transportation activity. The office houses CALSTART’s national staff focused on member and industry services and clean vehicle purchase incentives. It serves as a central point for member activity in the region and connects with regional companies, fleets, cities and universities to drive clean transportation expansion.

PROGRAMS & PROJECTS

  • E-Truck Task Force: Operate task force of fleet and industry members to identify barriers and opportunities for commercial electric vehicles, and devise actions to address them, including infrastructure planning guides, business case calculators and recommendations for utility investment in infrastructure.
  • Voucher Incentive Strategy: Develop best practices and recommendations document for regions around the U.S. and Canada to learn how to best develop and manage streamlined, point-of-purchase incentive programs to reduce risk for fleet adopters and support vehicle manufacturers with faster adoption of their clean vehicles.

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