Investigation, Quantification and Recommendations - Performance of Alternatively Fueled Buses

The research objectives for this project are: (1) Collect large sample of maintenance, parts and energy usage of heavy duty urban transit fleets in the U.S. to facilitate on-going life cycle cost analysis of vehicles of varying propulsion types. (2) Create a statistically reliable database to assess investment in energy efficient public transportation vehicles. (3) Provide policy-makers with recent and reliable data on fuel and maintenance savings resulting from investments in non-traditionally fueled or powered heavy-duty buses. (4) Assess the willingness of the transit agencies around the U.S. to actively participate in a proposed national alternative fuel bus clearinghouse.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $140000.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV26 977-01

      2117795600

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      University Transportation Centers Program
      1200 New Jersey Avenue
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      National Center for Transit Research

      University of South Florida
      4202 East Fowler Avenue, CUT 100
      Tampa, FL  United States  33620

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Westbrook, Robert

    • Performing Organizations:

      National Center for Transit Research

      University of South Florida
      4202 East Fowler Avenue, CUT 100
      Tampa, FL  United States  33620
    • Principal Investigators:

      Reich, Stephen

    • Start Date: 20130124
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20140830
    • Source Data: RiP Project 33469

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01487677
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV26 977-01, 2117795600
    • Files: UTC, RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 20 2013 1:01AM