CALSTART works with bus manufacturers, suppliers, transit operators and school bus fleets to develop next-generation technologies, accelerate sales of near-zero and zero-emission buses, and supports pioneering public policies that are helping to make clean transit a reality across the nation.
We’re working in Midwest to help deploy fuel-cell buses servicing the NFL Football Hall of Fame, validating the performance battery-electric buses in the nation and increasing federal funding for low and no-emission buses. We are also working with School Districts to assist them with planning , purchasing and demonstrating advanced charging solutions. CALSTART is steering the way to a cleaner, lower-carbon bus future.
The Bus Initiative taps four Activity strategies to drive its outcomes:
- Assisting transit operators to understand, plan and purchase the cleanest bus platforms available.
- Developing the next generation of technologies for public transit and school fleet success, from zero-emission fuel cells to automation-assisted routes and Microgrids
- Providing users and industry with honest assessments of clean bus capabilities and challenges.
- Fighting for fair funding to support transit leadership in operating the cleanest vehicles in their communities.