Zero-Emission Bus Rollout Plan
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: