Advanced Clean Transit

This page last reviewed Janaury 20, 2016

Background:

Adopted in 2000, the existing rule, the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies, requires reductions in both criteria pollutant emissions and exposure to air contaminants from urban buses and transit fleet vehicles.  The transit fleet rule also established a demonstration and purchase requirement of zero emission technologies for large transit agencies.  ARB is currently working on refreshing the rule, Advanced Clean Transit (ACT) rule, by actively engaging stakeholders such as public transit agencies, bus manufacturers, technology providers, and other stakeholders.  The transformation of the existing transit fleet is an important first step in ARB's strategy to accelerate the use of advanced technologies in the heavy duty vehicles to meet air quality, climate and public health goals.  

Staff is currently developing a proposal to further reduce emissions from the conventional bus fleet by requiring use of renewable fuels and the cleanest available engines and phasing-in zero emission bus purchases.   As fleets become familiar with zero emission bus technology, and technology evolves, purchase requirements would increase with the goal of transforming the statewide transit bus fleet by 2040. The proposed amendments would also include flexibility options for fleets to work together to pool requirements or to develop regional plans to meet the same goals.

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What's New:

January 19, 2016 
  • "Save the Date!"  The Air Resources Board invites you to the Advanced Clean Transit Technology Symposium to be held on Feburary 8, 2016, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm in Sacramento.  Please see the ACT meetings website for more information.  

January 15, 2016
 
  • ARB staff is currrently soliciting members for the Advanced Clean Transit Workgroup with differing perspectives to actively participate in the meetings.  Workgroup members would be expected to attend meetings in person, prepare materials for future meetings and review meeting summaries and other documents.  If you are interested in being part of the Workgroup and are able to contribute your time, please send a brief outline with background information on how you could contribute, your affliliation, and contact information  to Ms. Shirin Barfjani, Air Pollution Specialist, at shirin.barfjani@arb.ca.gov no later than Janaury 18, 2016.  The first Workgroup meeting is tentatively scheduled for 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Friday, January 29, 2016 in Sacramento and will be webcast.  Please see the ACT meetings website for more information.   






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Contacts:
For more information, please contact Shirin Barfjani at (916) 445-6017.
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