Transit agencies across North America are adopting zero emission technology for their fleets.  APTA provides a number of services to support members interested in better understanding zero emission buses (ZEBs) including committee meetings; educational webinars and sessions at APTA conferences; and educational materials.  You can find more information on these activities below.  We have also captured some key resources from transit agencies, TCRP and others.

Get Involved at APTA
APTA Resources
Other Resources

Get Involved at APTA:

The Clean Propulsion Committee is a forum for discussion of all advanced vehicle technology in public transportation, including fuel cells and battery electric technology.  Under this committee, APTA created a Battery Electric Bus Subcommittee specifically for discussion and sharing of information and best practices around battery electric bus and charger deployment.  APTA members are welcome to join both committees:

Join the Clean Propulsion Committee
Join the Battery Electric Bus Subcommittee

If you would like to contact the Clean Propulsion Committee or Battery Electric Bus Subcommittee staff advisors, please use the Zero Emission Bus Contact Form.


APTA Resources:

Preparing To Plug In Your Bus Fleet: 10 Things to Consider
A guide on working effectively with your electric company when planning a battery bus fleet, published in December 2019.  Prepared by the Edison Electric Institute in collaboration with the American Public Transportation Association, American Public Power Association, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

Transit Agencies Working with Their Utility beyond “Business as Usual”
APTA is building a database detailing cases of transit agency and utility collaboration that go beyond business as usual. If you would like to add/edit an entry, please contact us by filling out the contact form.

Public Transit Leading in Transition to Clean Technology
APTA white paper on the progress of clean technology adoption in transit bus fleets (published in November 2019).

APTA Webinars:

Working with BEB Charging Infrastructure: New Considerations On-route and at the Depot (July 15, 2020)

Transit Agency & Utility Partnerships: Case Studies from Denver, Minneapolis & Portland (June 16, 2020)

Transit Agency and Utility Partnerships: Best Practices and Strategies for Successful Electric Bus Deployments (May 8, 2020)

Training Technicians for an Electric Bus Fleet (October 22, 2019)


Other Resources:

TCRP Research Report 219: Guidebook for Deploying Zero-Emission Transit Buses

The Guidebook is a tool to educate transit agencies on current best practices for ZEB deployments and represents lessons learned from previous deployments, industry experts, and available industry resources.

Find more information
on TCRP reports

  Transit Agencies’ Zero Emission Bus Plans

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