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arbcombo -- Zero Emission Bus (ZBus) Workshop Agenda and Webinar Information Posted.

Posted: 25 Nov 2013 15:21:27
The Air Resources Board (ARB or the Board) invites you to
participate in the next public workshop on December 3, 2013, in
Oakland, California, to discuss concepts that are being
considered and take input from stakeholders on what additional
amendments should be considered to the Zero Emission Bus (ZBus)
regulation and to explore the status of, and future developments
to, ZBus technology and related systems.  

Workshop Location and Time:
     Metropolitan Transportation Commission
     101 Eighth Street, Auditorium
     Oakland, CA 94607
     Tuesday December 3, 2013
     10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Since the first workshop on September 17, 2013, staff have been
conducting individual meeting with bus and technology
manufacturers, as well as transit districts.  At this workshop,
staff will summarize the four panels (fuel cell electric bus,
battery electric bus, ZBus infrastructure, and transit fleets
operating ZBuses) from the first workshop and the common themes
expressed during the individual stakeholder meetings.  This
workshop will also focus on regulatory concepts and options under
consideration for ZBus deployment, and the potential to
incorporate potential changes to the ZBus regulation into a
broader assessment of the transit fleet rule that will occur next
year.  Based on feedback from this workshop, additional workshops
may be scheduled to discuss specific regulatory language and to
take comments on draft amendments prior to taking the regulatory
package to the Board.

We encourage you to attend the meeting as zero emission buses
will be on display for rides and viewing.  For those that cannot
attend in person, a webinar is available.  The webinar
information along with the agenda is now posted on our website:

ZBus website:  http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/bus/zbus/zbus.htm 


The ZBus regulation, first adopted in 2000, applies to transit
agencies with 200 or more urban buses.  The regulation required a
demonstration for diesel path transit agencies and 15 percent of
new buses purchased to be zero emission beginning in 2008 for
diesel path transit agencies, and 2010 for alternative path
transit agencies. The ZBus regulation was amended in 2006, to
include an advanced demonstration from the diesel path transit
agencies.  The Board postponed the purchase requirement to 2011
for diesel path transit agencies, and 2012 for alternative path
transit agencies. The Board directed the Executive Officer to
delay the ZBus purchase requirement through Resolution 09-49 at
the July 2009 Board Meeting.  In January 2010 “Mail-Out  #MSC
10-04” notified all affected transit agencies of the ZBus
purchase requirement suspension.  The Board will be considering
changes or amendments to the ZBus regulation which may affect the
purchase requirement in May 2014. 

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