City of Ames Transit Zero-Emission Bus Planning Study

The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) was selected by the Ames Transit Agency (CyRide) in Iowa to create their Zero-Emission Bus (ZEB) Roadmap. The ZEB Roadmap will provide a feasibility and deployment plan determining actions and costs that would...

Off-Road Electric Top Loader

The Center for Transportation and the Environment is working with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on a Low Carbon Transportation and Fuels Investments and Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) project to develop and demonstrate an electric top loader at the...

Zero Emission Bus Conferences

The Center for Transportation and the Environment has hosted national and international zero emission bus (ZEB) conferences since 2011 for industry professionals. These conferences allow transit agencies, OEMs, and clean technology professionals to discuss hot-button...

Port Arthur Electric Bus Deployment

The Center for Transportation and the Environment will be working with the City of Port Arthur, Texas to deploy six Proterra electric buses. CTE will model the Port Arthur routes and the bus model to predict the performance of the bus on the expanded route. By...

VIA Metro Battery Electric Bus Deployment

The Center for Transportation and the Environment will be working with VIA Metro in San Antonio, Texas to deploy eight battery electric buses and construct a charging station. The project was made possible by the funding of the Low-No Grant program through the Federal...

Madison Battery Electric Bus Deployment

The Center for Transportation and the Environment will be working with the City of Madison, Wisconsin’s Metro Transit to deploy three Proterra E2 battery electric buses. CTE will also provide Metro Transit with bus modeling, route simulation, and technical...

San Diego Zero-Emission Bus Roadmap & Pilot Program

The Center for Transportation & the Environment (CTE) will be working with San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) to assist with their Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) Pilot Program. CTE will build a model using real-world route data and simulate bus performance in...

Zero Emission Bus Resource Alliance (ZEBRA)

The Center for Transportation and the Environment works extensively with the Zero Emission Bus Resource Alliance, or ZEBRA. ZEBRA is a professional association which began in 2015 for transit agencies to come together and share lessons learned about zero emissions...

Goodwill Battery Electric Delivery Trucks

The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) will be providing engineering and planning support to develop an electric vehicle program with Goodwill in San Francisco, California. This project will successfully deploy zero-emission vehicles that will collect...

Champaign-Urbana Fuel Cell Bus Deployment

CTE will work with the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (CUMTD) to deploy two (2) New Flyer 60’ zero-emission fuel cell electric buses with supporting hydrogen infrastructure. This project will be the first commercial deployment of articulated fuel cell buses in...

Mountain Line Electric Bus Deployment

The Center for Transportation and the Environment will be working with the City of Missoula and Mountain Line in Missoula, Montana to deploy the city’s first electric buses. The project was made possible by the funding of the Low-No Grant program through the Federal...

Lane Transit Electric Bus Deployment

CTE is working with Lane Transit District (LTD) in Oregon to deploy five 40 ft BYD K9M battery electric buses already at LTD, as well as deploy additional buses through a new award. CTE will serve as project manager for the LTD and will provide technical assistance...

AC Transit Electric Bus Deployment

CTE is managing a battery electric project for AC Transit to deploy five New Flyer battery electric buses on routes that are also serviced by AC Transit’s fuel cell bus fleet. The battery electric buses will be charged overnight at AC Transit’s Oakland operating...

City of Wilsonville Zero-Emission Bus Project

The Center for Transportation and the Environment will be working with the City of Wilsonville in Wilsonville, Oregon on deploying 2 to 3 Proterra battery electric buses (BEBs). We will be performing route modeling, rate modeling, cost analyses, and providing input on...

TriMet Electric Bus Deployment

TriMet Active CTE, in partnership with Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet), is managing the deployment of four battery electric New Flyer Xcelsior XE40 buses with en route fast charging and depot charging in the Portland area. CTE is...

Fuel Cell Electric Bus Commercialization Consortium

CTE is currently managing a large-scale, zero-emission fuel cell electric bus project, and has assembled a strong team of private and public partners including the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit), the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA),...

Delaware Transit Electric Bus Program

CTE, in partnership with Delaware Transit Corporation (DART), has partnered over the years to deploy a number of electric buses. The project descriptions are as follows: CTE and DART will deploy six 35′ Proterra Catalyst buses with on-route and depot charging....

City of Shreveport Electric Bus Deployment

CTE has partnered with the City of Shreveport, LA to deploy five Proterra 35’ Catalyst buses with depot charging. The buses will operate on three routes and also use an overhead fast charger for range extension. The fast charger location at the new central intermodal...

Central Contra Costa Transit Authority Electric Bus Deployment

CTE, in partnership with Central Contra Costa Transit (CCCTA) is managing the deployment of four Gillig zero emission battery electric buses. Under this project, CCCTA will expand their existing electric bus service from 13 to 17 buses. The buses will be capable of...

Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District Electric Bus Deployment

CTE has partnered with Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (METRO) to deploy three BYD buses and one inductive charging system. The buses will operate on Highway 17 Express connecting Santa Cruz residents with jobs in the high-tech industry in Silicon Valley....

Clemson Area Transit Electric Bus Deployment

CTE is working with Clemson Area Transit (CATbus) to deploy 10 battery electric buses. CTE will assist CATbus with an RFP process to select the bus provider. Leveraging the successful deployment of the nation’s first zero emission transit fleet in Seneca, SC, the goal...

LAVTA Research and Development Project

CTE will provide on-call multi-discipline research, development, design, and project management support services for various projects associated with Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority’s fleet management and transition to an all-electric and zero emissions bus...

SolTrans Route & Technology Analysis

CTE is providing a series of analyses in support of SolTrans’ transition to a zero-emission fleet. CTE started with a Route & Technology Analysis to assess the viability for using battery electric buses on selected routes within the SolTrans fixed route network....

SARTA Fuel Cell Bus OSU Demonstration

The project team is providing a 40’ “All American” fuel cell bus and demonstrating the bus in operation for one year at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. CTE is collaborating to commission the first hydrogen fueling station in Columbus, which is dedicated to...

SunLine Center of Excellence

CTE is assisting SunLine Transit Agency in the development of the Center of Excellence in Zero-Emission Technology (CoEZET). CoEZET is a workforce training program focused on maintaining and operating zero-emission buses in public fleets. Public and private...

Fuel Cell Bus Component Sizing Simulation and Study

CTE is working with a number of US transit agencies to determine what the lowest cost fuel cell bus configurations are to accomplish the greatest fraction of real-world transit routes. CTE is collecting real-world operational data from likely end users of...

Tempe Streetcar

CTE has been commissioned by the City of Tempe to investigate battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell technologies that can allow a streetcar to operate “off-wire” (without the traditional over- head catenary system) on a three-mile route planned through downtown...

Zero Emission Cargo Transportation Fuel Cell Drayage Truck Project

CTE joins a team led by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) in a project to design, build, and demonstrate a zero-emission drayage truck for goods movement between the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and inland freight terminals. Because this...

UTA Paratransit Reduced Idling System

CTE has partnered with Utah Transit Authority (UTA) to develop and demonstrate the Eparc system to reduce paratransit diesel engine idling, lowering operating costs, reducing energy usage, and improving air quality. The University of Texas Center for Electromechanics,...

Boston Electric Bus Deployment

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is partnering with CTE to deploy five battery electric New Flyer Xcelsior XE60 heavy-duty, low-floor, 60-ft articulated buses and a 450 kW on-route rapid charger. Project partners also include CTE members Siemens and...

Waste Heat Recovery at LYNX

CTE is partnering with Hi-Z, International Trade Bridge, Energy Florida, and LYNX Transit in Orlando, Florida to develop and demonstrate a thermoelectric generator that will be used to provide supplemental power and reduce the amount of power required from the...

Duluth Electric Bus Deployment

CTE will partner with Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) in Duluth, MN and Proterra for this battery electric bus deployment. This FTA LoNo funded program will deploy six Proterra 40′ fast charge battery electric buses with two in-route fast charge stations. CTE...

Reduced Engine Idle Load (REIL) System

CTE, in partnership with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), has been selected to develop and demonstrate a BAE Systems prototype Reduced Engine Idle Load System. This first-of-its-kind effort will bring a multimode, electric accessory...

Bus Exportable Power Supply (BEPS) System

The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) has partnered with University of Texas Center for Electromechanics (CEM) and Hagerty Consulting to develop a Bus Exportable Power Supply (BEPS) System that will give hybrid buses the capability to act as...

LexTran Electric Bus Program

CTE, in partnership with LexTran, the Transit Authority of the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government (LexTran), in Lexington, KY has partnered over the years to deploy a number of electric buses. The project descriptions are as follows: CTE and LexTran are...

Public Hydrogen Fueling Stations

CTE is working with various project teams to install public hydrogen fueling stations at strategic locations in California. CTE will work with our member Linde LLC to build two stations in San Ramon and at the Oakland International Airport and will assist with project...

UPS Fuel Cell Hybrid Electric Delivery Van Demonstration

The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) and UPS have joined to develop a zero emission fuel cell hybrid electric delivery van as part of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) investment to commercialize cost effective hydrogen technologies.  In...

Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Fuel Cell Bus

In partnership with Orange County Transportation Authority in Orange County, California, CTE built an ElDorado-BAE Systems “All American” fuel cell bus and will demonstrate the technology in public revenue service for two years starting in 2016. The...

AC Transit Fuel Cell Bus Fleet Extended Operations

CTE will manage an award supporting the continued operation of AC Transit’s 12 fuel cell bus fleet through 2016.  The grant provides extended support for warranties that began expiring in August of 2013.  The AC Transit fuel cell bus fleet entered operation in...

Northern California Advanced Vehicle Technologies Program (NorthCAT)

CTE has partnered with University of California-Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) and seven other organizations to develop a Northern California Center for Alternative Transportation Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies (NorthCAT). The...

Houston-Galveston Zero-Emission Delivery Vehicle Demo

The Houston-Galveston Area Council and CTE have partnered with UPS and Workhorse Group to demonstrate the effectiveness of all-electric vehicles for the transportation of manufactured goods and products. The goal of the project is to determine if these vehicles can...

SunLine Fuel Cell Bus Purchase

CTE completed the first procurement of a fuel cell bus under a standard RFP process.  CTE delivered a 40ft heavy-duty transit bus in partnership with ElDorado National, BAE Systems, and Ballard Power Systems to SunLine Transit in 2015. This procurement represents a...

Howard County Inductive Electric Bus Deployment

In coordination with MTA and Howard County, CTE will replace three diesel body-on-chassis vehicles with lightweight, purpose-built BYD electric buses. The electric buses will be charged through a Momentum Dynamics inductive charger that will be located in downtown...

Worcester Clean Fuels Project

CTE is managing a project in Worcester, MA to replace six diesel transit buses with six zero-emission all-electric buses. Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) will use Proterra’s EcoRide BE-35 Fast Charge Battery Electric transit buses, which are purpose...

Seneca Electric Bus Fleet Project

CTE, in partnership with Seneca, SC and Clemson Area Transit is managing a bus replacement project in which three conventionally fueled diesel transit buses will be replaced with three 35′ Fast Charge Battery Electric transit buses, operating as a fare-free...

Long Beach Transit Electric Bus Program

CTE, in partnership with Long Beach Transit (LBT) in Long Beach, CA has partnered over the years to deploy a number of electric buses. The project descriptions are as follows: CTE and LBT is purchasing and deploying up to 10 30/35-foot coaches will replace...

Coordination of NFCBP Communications and Outreach

CTE is coordinating complementary information gathering and outreach activities designed to maintain and increase awareness on the state of fuel cell transit bus commercialization. CTE was awarded continuation funding to carry forward these activities through 2018....

Clean Cities–Georgia Administration

CTE supports the Clean Cities–Atlanta coalition through management of a portion of the coalition’s administrative and accounting work. This effort includes submission of Quarterly Alternative Fuel Price Reports for the Atlanta area to the Department of Energy...