Zero-Emission Bus Rollout Plan

November 2, 2020 SacRT in Community

The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) has adopted a Zero-Emission Bus Rollout Plan which will transition SacRT’s bus fleet to 100% zero-emission by 2040.

The California Air Resource Board (CARB) Innovative Clean Transit (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

The SacRT Board of Directors approved the plan on Monday, October 26, 2020.

View the Zero-Emission Bus Rollout Plan here:

Zero-Emission Bus Rollout Plan

Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District Letter of Support

SMUD Letter of Support

Next phase includes a detailed Fleet Conversion Plan and inter-agency coordination.