Zero-Emission Airport Shuttle Bus

This page last reviewed November 15, 2017

Promoting the development and use of zero-emission airport ground transportation will help ARB achieve the emission reduction strategies outlined in the Mobile Source Strategy, State Implementation Plan and the Sustainable Freight Action Plan. Vehicles like airport shuttle buses that operate on fixed routes, have stop-and-go operations, maintain low average speeds, and are centrally maintained and fueled are ideal candidates for targeting zero emission electric technologies. ARB is in the process of developing a strategy to accelerate the deployment of zero-emission airport transportation.


The overall goals of this effort will:
  • Complement existing programs to achieve NOx and GHG emission reductions through the use of zero-emission technology.
  • Increase the penetration of the first wave of zero-emission heavy-duty technology into transportation applications at airports, such as buses that transport passengers to and from car parking lots and airport terminals as well as those that transport passengers to airport car rental facilities.

ARB is committed to work with airports and other interested stakeholders to find the best method to accelerate the deployment of zero-emission transportation at airports.

Questions or comments can be directed to lead staff Katherine Garrison by phone at (916) 322-1522 or by email at: Katherine.Garrison@arb.ca.gov.

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*Van, cutaway, or bus with a GVWR of 8,501 pounds or greater.

What's New?

  • December 4, 2017: Workgroup to discuss survey results, incentives, cost numbers, outreach efforts, environmental analysis, and the proposed regulatory compliance schedule.
  • September 13, 2017: CARB invites you to participate in this survey.
  • June 30, 2017: Workgroup to discuss possible regulatory concepts for fleet transition to zero-emission shuttle buses, cost sharing opportunities for vehicle purchase and infrastructure, as well as data needs and a proposed vehicle survey.
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