Transit What's New Archive For All Years

This page last reviewed on August 19, 2014

2011
December 05, 2011
Online Annual Reporting is now available for agencies subject to the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies. An annual report of a transit agency’s urban buses and transit fleet vehicles as of January 1, 2012 is due to ARB no later than January 31, 2012.
September 28, 2011
Advisory on the Delay or Suspension of the Installation of Particulate Matter (PM) Filters.

MSC Mail-Out 11-29 has been posted to address compliance when a manufacturer of a verified diesel PM filter suspends sales and installations of a PM filter, or requires its removal for a particular engine family.

2010
December 15, 2010
Online Annual Reporting is now available for agencies subject to the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies.  An annual report of a transit agency’s urban buses and transit fleet vehicles as of January 1, 2011 is due to ARB no later than January 31, 2011.

The website for the Online Annual Reporting Database is updated. To access their fleet information, Transit Agencies will need the username and password created in the previous year’s login. If you misplaced your account information or in the event that ARB staff created your account on your behalf, you can access your user account by using the “forgot username” and “forgot/change password” links found on the login screen.  
April 13, 2010
The Air Resources Board is reminding transit agencies operating Transit Fleet Vehicles (TFV) as defined under title 13, California Code of Regulations (CCR), section 2023 (12) of the December 31, 2010 emission reduction deadline for particulate matter (PM) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions.  The TFV Regulation contained in title 13, CCR, section 2023.2 requires that no later than December 31, 2010:
  1. the diesel PM emission total for a transit agency shall be no more than 20 percent of its diesel PM emission total on January 1, 2005 or equal to 0.01g/bhp-hr times the total number of current diesel-fueled active fleet buses, which ever is greater, and
  2. the NOx fleet average shall not exceed 2.4 g/bhp-hr or be void of 2001 and earlier model year engines.
Transit agencies operating TFVs that have not reduced their PM emissions by 80 percent or met the 2.4 g/bhp-hr NOx fleet average should develop emission reduction plans to meet this important requirement. 
January 29, 2010
Advisory to memorialize the postponement of the purchase requirement for zero-emission buses (ZBus) under the existing Transit Fleet Rule. Mail-Out #10-04
2009
July 23, 2009
The Air Resources Board held a public meeting on July 23, 2009 in San Diego, CA to discuss the status of the Zero Emission Bus regulation.  At the Board meeting, staff provided an update on ZBus technology, recommended a delay in the ZBus purchase requirement, and requested additional time to monitor and assess the 12 ZBus demonstration about to begin in the San Francisco Bay Area.  See Meeting Notice for more information.
May 20 and 21, 2009
The Air Resources Board held two public workshops. The first was on May 20, 2009 at the South Coast Air Quality Management District. The second was on May 21, 2009 in Sacramento at 13th and T street. These workshops provided an update on ZBus technology, provided an opportunity to comment on suggested program changes that would enhance successful commercialization of ZBus’, and promoted reductions in smog and greenhouse gas emission from transit fleets. For more information, see the Workshop Notice.
2008
December 2, 2008
Online Reporting is now available for use by public transit agencies subject to the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies.  An annual report of a transit agency’s urban buses and transit fleet vehicles as of January 1, 2009 is due to ARB no later than January 31, 2009.

Online Reporting is found at Transit Fleet Rule Online Reporting Website Follow the online instructions to report your 2009 fleet data. You will need the username and password you created to login and access your transit agency’s fleet information. If you misplaced or don’t know your account information, you can access your user account by using the ‘forgot username’ and ‘forgot/change password’ links found on the login screen.  Transit agencies will have unlimited access to the online report until January 31, 2009.

Training for Online Reporting will be available:

-December 10, 2008 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
-December 15, 2008 from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.
-January 12, 2009 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Questions regarding regulation requirements and compliance should be directed as follows:  for Transit Fleet Vehicles, contact Adam Gerber at 916.323.5445; for Urban Buses, contact Eric Bissinger at 916.324.9424
October 16, 2008
What do I do when my verified diesel emission control strategy (DECS) fails outside the warranty period?

The purpose of this advisory is to define what failures of a DECS are allowed after the warranty period. More information can be found in Mail-Out #MSC 08-30
October 8, 2008
Importance Of Proper Maintenance Of Diesel Engines Equipped With Retrofit Devices

The purpose of this advisory is to provide guidance to owners and operators of diesel vehicles and equipment on the importance of following good engine maintenance practices, in particular with engines that are equipped with retrofit devices.  More information, including information on the use of alternative diesel fuels and fuel additives in engines equipped with diesel emissions control strategies, can be found in Mail-Out 08-28.
September 26, 2008
Deadline for installation of diesel retrofits that do not comply with the 2009 NO2 limit.

As of January 1, 2009, all verified diesel retrofits sold and installed must comply with the 2009 nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions limit as defined in the Verification Procedure, Warranty and In-Use Compliance Requirements for In-Use Strategies to Control Emissions from Diesel Engines (the Procedure), title 13, California Code of Regulations, sections 2700-2710.  More information, including the conditional grace period for installation, can be found in Mail-Out #MSC 08-26
September 17, 2008
A new engine is now available for urban bus service; the Cummins ISX model 14.9-liter engine is certified to 2008 ARB urban bus standards. More information on this engine can be found under Executive Order number A-021-0472-4

In addition, ARB staff has provided new guidance to help transit agencies understand the information on engine certification executive orders needed to determine compliance with the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies.  This information can be found on the Public Transit Agency main page., click on the button titled “Understanding Engine Certification.”
August 29, 2008
Diesel emissions control strategies (DECS) are used to control exhaust from diesel fleets.  The ARB’s verification procedure requires that a DECS manufacturer specify the fuel necessary for proper functioning of the DECS.  Use of any alternative diesel fuels and/or fuel additives not specifically listed in the DECS verification Executive Order is illegal and strictly prohibited.  Please read Advisory Number 379 which details the use of alternative diesel fuels and fuel additives in engines equipped with DECS:  http://www.arb.ca.gov/enf/advs/advs379.pdf

For further information please contact Ms. Shawn Daley at (626) 575-6972 or Mr. Tajinder Gill at (626) 459-4304
August 18, 2008
ARB is reminding transit agencies on the Alternative Fuel Path of the January 1, 2009 emission compliance deadline for particulate matter (PM) emissions.  The Urban Bus Regulation contained in title 13, California Code of Regulations, section 2023.1(e)(4) requires that no later than January 1, 2009, the diesel (PM) emission total for a transit agency on the alternative fuel path shall be no more than 15 percent of its diesel PM emission total on January 1, 2002 or equal to 0.01 g/bhp-hr times the total number of current diesel-fueled active fleet buses, which ever is greater.  Transit agencies on the alternative fuel path that have not reduced their PM emissions by 85 percent or met the 0.01 g/bhp-hr PM fleet average should develop PM emission reduction plans to meet this important requirement.  Questions regarding these requirements should be directed to Ms. Kathleen Mead, Manager, at (916) 324-9550, or Mr. Eric Bissinger, Air Pollution Specialist, at (916) 324-9424.
April 21, 2008
Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies Mail-Out #MSC-08-09 is now available.

California’s transit agencies need to be aware that some diesel engine manufacturers are legally selling engines that do not have high level particulate matter (PM) emission control systems. Because of this, these engines do not provide the emission reductions from 2007 model year and newer engines needed by transit agencies to meet the emission reduction requirements of the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies.  While most new diesel engines are produced with high level PM emission control systems, some manufacturers are utilizing the averaging, banking, and trading program to certify some engines above the 0.01 g/bhp-hr PM emission standard.
March 7, 2008
Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies Mail-Out #MSC-08-06 is now available.

ARB has issued an advisory to remind transit agencies on the Alternative Fuel Path of the requirements associated with introducing new urban buses to their fleet.  Urban buses new to an Alternative Fuel Path fleet, including any leased vehicles, vehicles under contract, and newly purchased or acquired vehicles (new or used), must meet the alternative fuel purchasing requirement of 85% alternative fuel powered urban buses in a calendar year. This also includes all urban buses provided by private companies under contract to the transit agency.
February 19, 2008
Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies Mail-Out #MSC-08-01 is now available.

The Air Resources Board issued an advisory to remind transit agencies, bus manufacturers, and engine manufacturers that vehicles intended for urban bus service in California must continue to be powered by engines certified to the urban bus service class.

The advisory is posted under the Policy and Compliance Notification section.
2007
December 7, 2007
Online Reporting is now available for use by public transit agencies subject to the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies. An annual report of a transit agency’s urban buses and transit fleet vehicles as of January 1, 2008 is due to ARB no later than January 31, 2008.

Online Reporting is available. You will need the username and password you created to login and access your transit agency’s fleet information. If you misplaced your account information or in the event that ARB staff created your account on your behalf, you can access your user account by using the ‘forgot username’ and ‘forgot/change password’ links found on the login screen. To access your username, click the ‘forgot username’ link and follow the instructions. The username will be emailed to the email address that is on file. Once you have your username, click the ‘forgot/change password’ link and follow the instructions to reset your password. Once your password is reset, you can login using your username and password. Follow the online instructions to report your 2008 fleet data. Individual transit agencies will have unlimited access to their fleet data until January 31, 2008.

Should you find any discrepancies in your 2007 data or need assistance logging in, please contact Thelma Yoosephiance or call (626) 350-6407. Questions regarding regulation requirements and compliance should be directed as follows: for Transit Fleet Vehicles, contact Adam Gerber or call 916.323.5445; for Urban Buses, contact Eric Bissinger or call 916.324.9424.
August 27, 2007
California Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicle and Engine Labeling Requirements. Revised Enforcement Advisory Number 354 is now available. Owners/operators of on-road heavy-duty diesel vehicles should be aware of the engine, vehicle, and verified diesel emission control strategies, labeling requirements of the Air Resources Board's programs and regulations.
June 11, 2007
To assist Transit Agencies in deteriming emission reductions of Particulate Matter and NOx, a calculation tool has been placed on this website.
2006
December 12, 2006
On-line database reporting for 2007 is now available for public transit agencies. The on-line reporting functions are for use by transit agencies currently subject to the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies and are for reporting a transit agency's urban buses and transit fleet vehicles as of January 1, 2007 to ARB. Your reports are due to ARB no later than January 31, 2007.

Please address questions regarding on-line functionality to Thelma Yoosephiance at (626) 350-6407. Fleet information as of January 1, 2006 has been checked and rechecked for accuracy, but if errors are detected, please notify Thelma Yoosephiance. Address questions regarding the regulation to Doug Grandt at (916) 327-2938.
October 26, 2006
New NO2 requirements for verified Diesel Emission Control Strategies may affect what can be installed on your fleet on January 1, 2007. The Air Resources Board released MSC 06-16 and MSC 06-17 regarding the DECS compliance with the NO2 requirements that take effect January 1, 2007.
September 18, 2006
The Office of Administrative Law has approved modifications to Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies - Urban Bus Requirements as adopted by the Board pursuant to hearings held September 15, October 20 and 27, 2005. The rulemaking was filed with the Secretary of State on September 7, 2006 and will become effective October on October 7, 2006. The modifications 1) require all transit agencies in the South Coast Air Quality Management District to switch to the alternative-fuel path, 2) aligns 2007 and subsequent model-year urban bus engine emission standards with California heavy-duty truck engine emission standards, and 3) requires transit agencies on the diesel path with more than 30 urban buses that purchase 2007 through 2009 model-year urban buses that are not certified at or below 0.2 g/bhp-hr NOx emission level to meet specified conditions.
June 28, 2006
Hythane staff met with ARB staff to present their view on the ZBus progress.
Hythane Presentation (PDF 610K)
June 21, 2006
The Air Resources Board has revised the starting and ending times for the June 21, 2006, workshop to discuss the status of Zero Emission Bus technology and regulations. See revised workshop notice. 
Staff Presentation (PDF 550K)
Workshop Sign-in Sheet (PDF 17K)

Industry Presentations
MES (PDF 1262K)
UTC (PDF 1262K)
MTC (PDF 641K)
June 21, 2006
MTC comments on the April 14, 2006, proposal (PDF 2131K)
May 3, 2006
The Air Resources Board will hold training sessions on the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies, with particular emphasis on the Transit Fleet Vehicle Requirements. The training session will be held in eight different locations throughout the state, May 25, 2006 through June 20, 2006. Transit Agencies are invited to attend these training sessions to learn more about the regulation's compliance requirements. Transit Agencies can bring a list of their transit fleet vehicles and ARB staff will assist in completing their report forms. For more information about the training sessions, dates, and locations, go to ARB mailout MSC06-07.
April 28, 2006
At the September and the October 2005 Air Resources Board (Board) hearings, the Board adopted two modifications to the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies – Urban Bus Requirements. First, the Board modified the fuel path requirement for all transit agencies with urban buses within the South Coast Air Quality Management District to switch to the Alternative Fuel compliance path. Second, the Board aligned the 2007 and subsequent model-year urban bus engine emission standards with the equivalent model-year California heavy-duty truck engine emission standards. At the October 27, 2005 hearing, after considering the staff’s report, the Board adopted Resolution 05-61, approving the modifications previously approved with one additional modification. The modified amendments align the 2007 and subsequent model-year urban bus engine emission standards with the equivalent model-year California heavy-duty truck engine emission standards, but require diesel path transit agencies with more than 30 urban buses in their fleets that purchase 2007 through 2009 model-year urban buses with diesel engines not certified at or below 0.2 grams per brakehorse power-hour (g/bhp-hr) oxides of nitrogen (NOx) engine emission standard to meet specified conditions. The conditions require the transit agency to mitigate the NOx emissions through retrofitting an existing urban bus or transit fleet vehicle within its fleet with a level 3 diesel emission control strategy with a 40 percent NOx reduction, and if a device is not verified, a minimum of 25 percent NOx reduction, until vehicles in the agency’s fleet are retrofitted or are incapable of being retrofitted.

In accordance with section 11346.8(c) of the Government Code, the Board directed the Executive Officer to make the modified amendments and any conforming modifications to the regulation for a transit fleet rule available to the public for comment for a period of 15 days. The Board further provided that the Executive Officer shall consider such written comments as may be submitted during this period, shall make such modifications as may be appropriate in light of the comments received, and shall present the regulations to the Board for further consideration if warranted. These documents are now available for comment. Public comments must be received by May 15, 2006 at 5:00 PM.
April 19, 2006
UTC Staff met with ARB Staff to present their view on the ZBus progress.
UTC Presentation (PDF 1225K) 
April 14, 2006
Staff held a public workshop to discuss the status of the Zero Emission Bus technology and regulations on April 14, 2006, in Sacramento, California. For comments and Teleconference Information (PDF - 5K). Webcast Information. To see posted workshop notice
Staff Presentation (PDF - 266K)
Draft Regulation (PDF - 265K)
Workshop Sign-in Sheet (PDF - 7K)

Industry Presentations
ISE ZEB Presentation (PDF - 688K)
April 10, 2006
The Air Resources Board has scheduled a public workshop to discuss the status of Zero Emission Bus technology and regulations for April 14, 2006.
February 3, 2006
The Office of Administrative Law has approved the February 24, 2005 rulemaking amending "Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies" to include new requirements for transit fleet vehicles and moving the regulation to title 13 California Code of Regulation Section 2023 et. seq., from section 1956.2 through 1956.4. The rulemaking was filed with the
Secretary of State January 31, 2006 and became effective the same day. For more information on the regulation, go to ARB mailout, MSC 06-03.
January 27, 2006
Staff held a public workshop to discuss the status of the Zero Emission Bus technology and regulations on January 27, 2006, in El Monte, California. Call-in information. To see posted workshop notice
Workshop Sign-in Sheet (PDF - 21K)
Staff Presentation (PDF - 265K)

Industry Presentations
ISE ZEB Presentation (PDF - 684K)
PG&E ZEB Presentation (PDF - 1223K)
VTA SAMTRANS Demonstration Program (PDF - 2655K)
January 5, 2006
On February 24, 2005, the ARB adopted regulations that modified the existing Fleet Rule for Transit Agency and added new requirements for transit fleet vehicles. The Final Rulemaking Package was filed with the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) on December 19, 2005. ARB has requested an earlier effective date but OAL has until February 2, 2006 to make a determination. The final submittal package can be viewed here.
2005
December 27, 2005
The Air Resources Board has scheduled a public workshop to discuss the status of Zero Emission Bus technology and regulations for January 27, 2006.
December 20, 2005
The reporting forms for 2006 are now available for public transit agencies. These forms are for use by transit agencies currently subject to the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies and are for reporting a transit agency's urban buses and transit fleet vehicles as of January 1, 2006 to ARB. Your reports are due to ARB no later than January 31, 2006.
December 09, 2005
An advisory letter, MSC 05-21, clarifying the use of B20, diesel that contains 20 percent by volume biodiesel, in conjunction with retrofit devices is now available. Senate Bill 975 allows within California any federal, state, or local agency; any regulated utility, and any owner or operator of solid waste collection vehicles to use B20 with retrofit devices through 2008 whether or not the device is verified with its use.
October 27, 2005
Staff held a public workshop to discuss proposed modifications to the Zero Emission Bus regulations has been scheduled for October 27, 2005, in Sacramento, California. See posted workshop notice
Staff Presentation (PDF - 244K)
Workshop Sign-in Sheet (PDF - 7K) 
October 12, 2005
The Air Resources Board has scheduled a public workshop to discuss modifications to the Zero Emission Bus regulations for October 27, 2005 in Sacramento California. To view the workshop notice.
September 13, 2005
ARB POSTS CONTINUATION NOTICE We have posted the "Notice of Continuation for the Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Amendments to the Exhaust Emission Standards for 2007-2009 Model-Year Heavy Duty Urban Bus Engines and the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies."
July 29, 2005
TRANSIT BUS BOARD HEARING
The Air Resources Board (ARB) will conduct a public hearing on September 15-16, 2005 to consider adoption of amendments to the exhaust emission standards and test procedures for urban bus engines and vehicles and to the ARB fleet rule for transit agencies. The purposes of these amendments are to achieve emission reductions from the operations of transit agencies throughout the state, and to make specific changes in the regulations to specifically address transit vehicles used in the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
July 21, 2005
The letter to G. W. Tillery of A to Z Bus Sales from ARB regarding the sale of 35 foot transit buses with medium heavy duty engines has been posted to the general information and letters site.
April 13, 2005 (Updated April 26, 2005)
ARB will be holding a public workshop on April 27, 2005 (1:00 to 4:00 pm) at the Cal/EPA headquarters, 1001 I Street, Sierra Hearing Room, Sacramento, CA to discuss proposed modifications to the Urban Bus Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures - 1985 and Subsequent Model Heavy-Duty Urban Bus Engines and Vehicles. This is a new date in addition to the previously noticed workshop that was held on April 7, 2005, in El Monte. The subject of this workshop will be the proposed alignment of the urban bus 2007 engine exhaust emission standards with the California 2007 heavy-duty truck standards.
March 16, 2005
A public workshop to discuss proposed modifications to the exhaust emission standards and Test Procedures - Link Expired - 1985 and Subsequent Model Year Heavy-Duty Urban Bus Engines and Vehicles, and the fleet rule for transit agencies specific to agencies operating in the South Coast Air Basin has been scheduled for April 7, 2005 in El Monte, CA. See posted workshop notice.
March 3, 2005
On February 24, 2005, the Air Resources Board adopted new fleet requirements for transit fleet vehicles, modifications to the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies and 2004 to 2006 engine emission standards for diesel hybrid electric buses. The Transit Bus Fleet Rule Board Hearing Presentation and the formal regulatory documents are available to view.
February 22, 2005
Please be advised that the workshops to discuss the exhaust emission standards for 2007-2009 model year urban bus engines that were scheduled for 1:30 p.m., March 9, in El Monte and 10 a.m., March 10, 2005 in Sacramento have been cancelled. New dates have not yet been determined. A notice will be published at least 30 days in advance of rescheduled public workshops.
February 7, 2005
Public workshops to discuss the exhaust emission standards for heavy-duty urban bus engines and vehicles have been scheduled for March 9 in Sacramento and March 10 in El Monte. See posted workshop notice.
January 11, 2005
View the Notice of Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Modifications to the the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies and New Requirements for Transit Fleet Vehicles.
2004
November 23, 2004
The reporting forms for 2005 are now available for public transit agencies. These forms are for use by transit agencies currently subject to the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies and are for reporting on urban buses to ARB. Your reports are due to ARB no later than January 31, 2005.
October 8, 2004
The October 7-8, 2004, workshop presentation is now available. (PDF - 734K)
September 24, 2004
Draft proposed regulations for the October 2004 workshops are now available. (PDF - 118K)
September 10, 2004
Public workshops regarding proposed modifications to the fleet rule for transit agencies to add requirements for non-urban buses have been scheduled for October 7 in El Monte and October 8 in Sacramento. The Sacramento workshop will also be webcasted. Draft regulations will be available prior to the workshops and will be posted on this website. To view the workshop notice. (PDF - 79K)
July 2, 2004
On June 24, 2004, the Air Resources Board adopted modifications to the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies and associated regulations to allow for the purchase of diesel hybrid electric buses by diesel path transit agencies and allow for a delay in the implementation deadlines for the zero-emission bus demonstration project. Please view the Transit Bus Fleet Rule Board Hearing Presentation and view the formal regulatory documents.
May 14, 2004
For the May 17 and 18 Workshops: The draft regulation (PDF - 124K) and presentation for the proposed modifications to the fleet rule for transit agencies to add requirements for non-urban is now available.
May 11, 2004
Notice of Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Modifications to the Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures - 1985 and Subsequent Model Year Heavy-Duty Urban Bus Engines and Vehicles, the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies, and Zero-Emission Bus Requirements to be heard at a meeting of the Air Resources Board on June 24, 2004.
April 15, 2004
Public workshops regarding proposed modifications to the fleet rule for transit agencies to add requirements for non-urban buses have been scheduled for May 17 in Sacramento and May 18 in El Monte. Please note that this is a different rulemaking item than was discussed at the recent workshops in March. Draft regulations will be available prior to the workshops and will be posted on this website. To view the workshop notice, please
March 30, 2014
Public workshops for the proposed modifications to the exhaust emission standards for heavy-duty urban bus engines and vehicles and the fleet rule for transit agencies are scheduled for March 29 in Sacramento and March 30 in El Monte. More details regarding the regulation proposals will be available at the workshops. Please view the presentation.
February 25, 2004
Public workshops for the proposed modifications to the exhaust emission standards for heavy-duty urban bus engines and vehicles and the fleet rule for transit agencies have been scheduled for March 29 in Sacramento and March 30 in El Monte.
2003
December 12, 2003
Transit Agency Fleet Rule Annual 2004 Reporting Forms along with the Non-Urban Bus Survey Form for 2003 have been posted. Go There.
December 2, 2003
The workshop presentation on the Proposed Modifications to the Exhaust Emission Standards for Heavy Duty Urban Bus Engines and the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies for December 2 and 3, 2003 is available. Go There.
December 2, 2003
Cal Transit Fall Conference:
The ARB presentation given by Dr. Nancy Steele and Kathleen Mead on November 12, 2003, at the California Transit Association Fall Conference is available. Go There.
November 25, 2003
A draft of the proposed modifications to the exhaust emission standards for heavy duty urban bus engines and the fleet rule for transit agencies is now available for discussion. The proposed modifications will be discussed at the December 2 (El Monte) and three (Sacramento) workshops described below. If you cannot attend either workshop, the December 3 workshop will be audio-cast.
November 6, 2003
Public workshops regarding proposed modifications to the fleet rule for transit agencies have been scheduled for December 2 (El Monte) and 3 (Sacramento). At this time, ARB does not have draft regulations available and there is no attachment to the notice. Draft regulations will be available one week prior to the workshops and will be posted on this website.
July 24, 2003
The letter to Orion Bus from ARB regarding the use of 2003 MY engines in 2004 chassis buses has been posted to the general information and letters site: Go There.
March 28, 2003
Mailout: MSC #03-05
Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text: Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the Public Transit Bus Fleet Rule and Emisison Standards for New Urban Buses and Attachment II - Regulatory Amendments Text of the 15-Day Modifications (See attached web page.) Go There.
March 3, 2003
We are conducting a survey to gather information pertaining to your non-urban buses in your fleets. Please see link attached to retrieve the Fleet Information Survey Form. Go There.
March 3, 2003
Mailout: MSC #03-04

Public Workshop Regarding Proposed Diesel Particulate Matter Control Measure for On-Road Heavy-Duty Diesel-Fueled Publicly Owned and Operated Fleets Including Non-Urban Transit Buses to view or download a copy, please visit the following web page: Go There.
February 6, 2003
Kathleen Mead is the new lead person for the fleet rules for transit agencies as of January 2003. Kathleen is not new to ARB or air pollution, having worked in the air pollution field since 1986 at the local and state levels in regulation development, compliance inspection and assistance, inspection training, and as an ombudsman. As an ombudsman, she tracked regulation development to assure adequate stake holder participation, resolved issues, coordinated with local and national business assistance programs, and participated in outreach activities. For the past three years, she designed and implemented the Cal/EPA Inspector Certification Program and the Cal/EPA Basic Inspector Academy. Kathleen's new role will focus on regulatory issues, analysis and changes, reports to the Board, and outreach regarding the transit fleet rule.

Angela Iniguez continues in her critical role as your primary contact person for records, report development, submittals, and surveys. Please feel free to contact either of the transit bus fleet team members or me if you need assistance. Go There.
Nancy L. C. Steele, Manager
Retrofit Implementation Section
2002
December 20, 2002
Transit Bus Fleet Rule Annual 2003 Reporting Forms have been posted. 
November 1, 2002
View the Transit Bus Fleet Rule Board Hearing Presentation.
September 19, 2002
View the Updated Fuel Path Selection Sheet.
September 6, 2002
View the Public Hearing Notice for the Public Transit Bus Fleet Rule and Emissions Standards for New Urban Buses that has been posted.
August 15, 2002
Conference call on Thursday, August 22, 2002, from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Regarding Proposed Amendment to the Definition of "Alternative Fuel" in the Transit Bus Fleet Rule.
July 29, 2002
Amendments to the Transit Bus Fleet Rule and Hybrid Bus Test Procedures.

This regulatory item is now scheduled to be brought before the Board at its October 24-25 meeting.
July 3, 2002
Draft Regulation Amendments (PDF - 40K) for the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies, Sections 1956.2 and 1956.4

These regulation amendments are a result of the discussions at the June 25, 2002, workshop in El Monte. You may provide comments in writing to Juan Osborn, or California Air Resources Board, 9480 Telstar Avenue, Suite 4, El Monte, California 91731. We would appreciate receiving all written comments no later than July 12, 2002.
June 26, 2002
View the Presentation on the Transit Bus Fleet Rule discussed at the June 25, 2002 Workshop in El Monte. 
June 14, 2002
Draft Regulation Amendments for the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies, Sections 1956.2 and 1956.4.

These regulation amendments will be discussed at the June 25, 2002, workshop in El Monte. You may provide comments in person or in writing at the workshop and we would appreciate receiving all written comments no later than July 8, 2002. Please send written comments to Juan Osborn, or California Air Resources Board, 9480 Telstar Avenue, Suite 4, El Monte, California 91731. (PDF - 40K)
June 5, 2002
Advisory on Retrofitting Transit Buses to Reduce Particulate Matter (PM) Emissions.
May 15, 2002
Presentations for the Transit Bus Rule and the Hybrid Electric Bus pertaining to the May 3 and 9, 2002, Workshops are available.
April 17, 2002
The Resolution 02-16, pertaining to the March 21, 2002 Board Meeting is now available at
April 8, 2002
Modified Notice Of Public Workshop Regarding Heavy-Duty Hybrid-Electric Vehicle (HEV) Test Procedures. (PDF - 23K)
March 28, 2002
The Second Status Update of the Public Transit Bus Fleet Rule was presented at the March 21, 2002 Board Meeting.

O  View the Presentation.
March 18, 2002
Notice of Public Workshop Regarding Heavy-Duty Hybrid-Electric Vehicle (HEV) Test Procedures. (PDF - 19K)

O   Attachment: Proposed Test Procedures for Heavy-Duty Hybrid Electric Vehicles
2001
August 9, 2001
Two Particulate Matter Emission Control Devices Are Verified


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