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LTC, Annual Forum, The Direction of Technology in Transportation, 05/13/2011, Lauren Cochran

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LTC, Annual Forum, The Direction of Technology in Transportation, 05/13/2011, Lauren Cochran

  1. 1. Foothill Transit EcolinerElectric Bus Project<br />
  2. 2. Foothill Transit: A Joint Powers Authority<br />Public Agency<br />300 buses<br />Move to CNG fleet in 2002<br />
  3. 3. CARB Zero Emissions Bus Rule<br />CARB: 15% of new bus purchases must be “zero emissions” by the year 2012.”<br />
  4. 4. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act<br />ARRA 2009<br /><ul><li>$1.2M per bus (3)
  5. 5. $1M per charger (2)
  6. 6. $6.5 M TOTAL funding</li></li></ul><li>Bus Basics<br />
  7. 7. The Foothill Transit Ecoliner Project<br />
  8. 8. Advantages of a composite body:<br />
  9. 9. What makes this bus different?<br />The System<br />
  10. 10. The In-Route Charging System:<br />
  11. 11. How does the charging station work?<br />Charge arm lowers down<br />Arm slides in to align with bus bar<br />
  12. 12. Renewable Energy via RECs<br />Department of Energy (DOE) <br />Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)<br />
  13. 13. 400% increase in fuel economy<br />
  14. 14. The launch<br />
  15. 15. $10.2 M awarded through TIGGER II<br />9 more Ecoliner buses to fully electrify Line 291<br />Total of 12 Ecoliners<br />
  16. 16. Sustainability requires long-term planning<br />
  17. 17. Contact:<br />Lauren Cochran<br />Environmental Services Manager<br />Foothill Transit<br />626-931-7213<br />lcochran@foothilltransit.org<br />

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