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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Emerging Technology Verification

CTE, in partnership with Truck Emission Control Technologies, Inc., (TECT) is managing a project that will test the performance of diesel emissions reduction technology on truck fleets in San Antonio, TX, and Indianapolis, IN. This project is funded through the...

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,...