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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Proterra Prototype Fuel Cell Hybrid Bus

CTE was selected to collaborate with FTA and a consortium of public and private entities on the design and build of a cutting edge fuel cell hybrid bus and a technology demonstration in a variety of service modes and climates. The project began with the goal of...

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...

VIA Metropolitan Transit Data Collection

CTE and the University of Texas at Austin – Center for Electromechanics collaborated with VIA to secure funding for a pilot project that will replace three standard diesel transit buses with three composite-body, zero emission, quick charge electric buses in...

StarMetro Electric Bus Program

CTE, in partnership with StarMetro transit agency in Tallahassee, FL, is managing a bus replacement project in which five conventionally fueled diesel transit buses will be replaced with five 35′ composite-body electric transit buses. The project provides a...

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....

Proterra Next Generation Fuel Cell Bus Demonstration

CTE worked with Proterra to design and build a new, state-of-the-art fuel cell bus demonstrated in Austin, TX. The bus was operated by Capital Metro in Austin for one year, and then moved to Flint, MI. The bus featured two HD30 fuel cell modules, made by Hydrogenics,...

Birmingham Fuel Cell Bus Demonstration

CTE has contracted with FTA under the National Fuel Cell Bus Program to manage a fuel cell electric bus demonstration in Birmingham, AL.  EVAmerica will build an advanced battery dominant fuel cell electric transit bus, which will be demonstrated in regular revenue...

Worldwide Fuel Cell Bus Survey

CTE has completed a Report on Worldwide Hydrogen Bus Demonstrations as part of the National Fuel Cell Bus Program.  This project was initiated in order to maximize the benefit of recent fuel cell bus demonstrations.  The report gathers information on these...

Thunder Bay Transit Authority Hybrid Electric Trolley Project (TBTA)

CTE, in partnership with Thunder Bay Transit Authority (TBTA) in Alpena, MI, is managing a pilot project in which four standard diesel transit buses will be replaced with four series hybrid electric low floor transit buses. The four diesel series hybrid buses proposed...

Columbia Hydrogen Fueling Station

CTE, in partnership with the University of South Carolina – City of Columbia Fuel Cell Collaborative, South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA), Gas Technology Institute (GTI), EngenuitySC, and others, recently completed a project to install and commission a hydrogen...