Zero-Emission Bus Rollout Plan

October 12, 2020 SacRT in Community

In accordance with the California Air Resource Board’s Innovative Clean Transit regulation (CARB ICT), the Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) is releasing a Rollout Plan to transition its bus fleet to 100 percent zero-emission (ZE) by 2040.

The CARB’s ICT regulation requires all public transit agencies in the State of California to transition from conventional buses (compressed natural gas, diesel, etc.) to zero-emission buses (battery-electric or fuel cell electric) by 2040. The regulation requires a progressive increase of an agency’s new bus purchases to be zero-emission buses (ZEBs) based on their fleet size.

By 2040, CARB expects all transit agencies in the state to be operating only ZEBs. To ensure that each agency has a strategy to comply with the 2040 requirement, the ICT regulation requires each agency, or a coalition of agencies (“Joint Group”), to submit a ZEB Rollout Plan (“Rollout Plan”) before purchase requirements take effect.

SacRT is categorized as a “Large Transit Agency” under the ICT regulation and must comply with the following requirements:

◆ January 1, 2023 – 25 percent of all new bus purchases must be ZE

◆ January 1, 2026 – 50 percent of all new bus purchases must be ZE

◆ January 1, 2029 – 100 percent of all new bus purchases must be ZE

◆ January 1, 2040 – 100 percent of fleet must be ZE

◆ March 2021 – March 2050 – Annual compliance report due to CARB

SacRT is submitting the Rollout Plan to the SacRT Board of Directors for approval on Monday, October 26, 2020.

View the Zero-Emission Bus Rollout Plan here:

Zero-Emission Bus Rollout Plan