California Transit Agencies Chart a Course to Zero Emissions: A review of proposed ZEB pathways under the innovative clean transit regulation
California’s Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation requires all transit agencies to purchase only zero-emission buses (ZEBs) starting in 2029. This regulation will result in a statewide zero-emission transit fleet by 2040 as ageing conventionally-fueled buses are replaced or repowered by ZEBs. To create a shared roadmap, the ICT requires all transit agencies to submit Rollout Plans detailing the types of buses, acquisition dates, and optional costs for the buses and infrastructure – most large transit agencies and one small agency have submitted their publicly available plans.
CALSTART crunched the numbers and created a data-driven report that highlights interesting trends and findings from the Rollout Plans, including:
- Which agencies are leading the way;
- How far most agencies will need to go to achieve fully zero-emission fleets;
- How agencies are balancing technology choices;
- A glimpse of the tech makeup and size of a California ZEB fleet; and
- Expected costs for vehicles and infrastructure.