Transit What's New Archive 2005

This page last reviewed December 20, 2010


12/27/05

The Air Resources Board has scheduled a public workshop to discuss the status of Zero Emission Bus technology and regulations for January 27, 2006.

12/20/05

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.

12/09/05

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.

10/27/05

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) 

10/12/05

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.

9/13/05:

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."

7/29/05:

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.

7/21/05:

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.

4/13/05 (Updated: 4/26/05):

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.

3/16/05:

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.

3/3/05:

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.

2/22/05:

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.

2/07/05:

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.

1/11/05:

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.

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