Most transit agencies start with pilot projects to gain the experience needed for a successful wide-scale deployment. Patricia Carr of SolTrans, a transit agency based in Northern California, will discuss the agency’s experience piloting four battery electric buses, implementing a charging strategy, and planning for a zero-emissions fleet.
Learn key things fleets need to consider when executing a pilot program:
Identify key decision makers and team members to involve in planning
Develop a realistic infrastructure timeline (and when to engage your utility)
Choose the right external partners (vehicle OEMs, EVSE suppliers, engineering firms)
Design for long-term infrastructure needs from the start to minimize costs
Capture and utilize valuable pilot data to inform future deployments
How to fit electric buses for unique depots and deployments
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About Solano County Transit
Solano County Transit (SolTrans) has been the public transportation provider for south Solano County since July 2011. SolTrans provides local and Solano Express fixed routes, complementary para-transit, and subsidized Lyft programs. The agency is a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) that is governed by a six-member Board of Directors, composed of two representatives from the cities of Benicia and Vallejo, Solano County’s representative on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), and a representative from the Solano Transportation Authority.