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arbcombo -- Zero Emission Bus Presentation December 3, 2013 Posted: 10 Jan 2014 14:57:41
Presentation for December 3, 2013 Zero Emission Bus Workshop is now posted. The Air Resources Board (ARB or the Board) held a public workshop on December 3, 2013, in Oakland, California, to discuss next steps and take input from stakeholders on potential amendments to the Zero Emission Bus (ZBus) regulation and the status, and developments of ZBus technology and related systems. At the workshop, staff summarized 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. The workshop focused on regulatory concepts, and regulatory amendments. The concept that a broader assessment of the transit fleet rule will occur next year was introduced. Based on feedback from this workshop, additional workshops will be scheduled to discuss specific regulatory language and to take further comments. The presentation from last week’s workshop is now posted on our website: ZBus website: http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/bus/zbus/zbus.htm BACKGROUND: 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. Staff will be providing a ZBus status update to the Board in May 2014 and proposed amendments in December 2014. You are receiving this single arbcombo email because you are a subscriber to or have made a public comment to one or more of the following lists: bus-tfv, bus-ub, ca-hydrogen, ccms, ej, ms-mailings, optionnox, workshops, zbus.