Intermodal Fuel Cell Bus Maintenance & Training Facility

The objective of this project is to continue the design and construction of a 163,200 square foot Intermodal Fuel Cell Bus Maintenance & Training Facility to support a commercially viable domestic Fuel Cell Transit Bus and serve as a prototype training and maintenance facility for the transit industry. Fuel cell is one of the most promising clean energy technologies of the 21st century--environmentally friendly, reliable, quiet, and highly efficient power system. The Intermodal Fuel Cell Transit Bus Maintenance & Training Facility at the Georgetown University campus parking garage is approximately 94 percent complete. It is expected to be substantially completed in July 2003. The facility will provide monitoring and scheduled maintenance services for a phosphoric acid fuel cell transit bus, built under the FTA Fuel Cell Transit Bus Program. Six full-size, 50-foot maintenance bays for fuel cell buses will be built equipped with lubrication system, parts cleaning area, and diagnostic safety equipment (75 percent complete). Once constructed, the facility will house two Georgetown University fuel cell buses, serve as a training and maintenance facility for transit operators, and provide a national model for fuel cell transit bus operation and maintenance.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This is a congressionally directed project. GU Website URL.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $4803000.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

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

    Anderson, Mary

  • Performing Organizations:

    Georgetown University

    3700 O Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20057
  • Principal Investigators:

    Phillip, Donald

  • Start Date: 20020900
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20030900
  • Source Data: RiP Project 8726

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01459025
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Contract Numbers: FTA-DC-26-7130
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:55PM