Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Practices. Topic SA-60. Examination of Transit Agency Coordination with Electric Utilities

In order for transit agencies to convert part or all of their fleets to EVs and other zero-emission fleet technologies, it will require large investments in charging infrastructure as well as new demands on the power grid, which provide opportunities for partnership with electric utilities to upgrade grid supply, energy loads, and also to reduce costs during peak load.   This synthesizes will document the current practices by transit agencies to coordinate or partner with electric utilities to negotiate rate structure and increase energy loads in relation to transit fleet electrification and other zero-emissions fleet transitions. Specifically, the synthesis will focus on bus fleet electrification whether for specific bus routes or the larger transit network.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $55000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-07, Topic SA-60

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Garcia-Colberg, Mariela

  • Performing Organizations:

    ,   Germany 

    American Public Transportation Association

    1666 K Street, NW, Suite 1100
    Washington, DC  United States  20006
  • Principal Investigators:

    Jerram, Lisa

  • Start Date: 20230920
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01847452
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-07, Topic SA-60
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 27 2022 11:52AM