Electric Bus Fleet

The route to fleet electrification can be daunting.

Clients trust Burns to map out, navigate and deliver project success.

Successful fleet electrification requires a deep understanding of energy analysis, fleet facilities logistics and operations, and resilient power infrastructure. Burns has the expertise in these areas to:

Inspire with unparalleled knowledge of potential solutions, program leadership and stakeholder alignment to provide an actionable path forward.

Create integrated financial, transportation and advanced power solutions, while addressing maintenance and operational parameters.

Deliver vehicle charging systems and “future-proof” scalable infrastructure that achieves goals for carbon neutrality, reliable charging and financial performance.

Engineering Solutions & Core Competencies

Energy Planning and Analysis
Optimized millions of carbon neutral investment dollars through energy demand management savings, peak flattening, grants, alternative procurement methods and business models, and incremental expansion.
Fleet Facilities and Operations
Engineered over 15 million SF of fleet facilities, creating solutions that integrate constrained spaces, workflows, critical operations, optimal charging systems and logistics for their unique agency.
Power and Resilience Engineering
Engineered over 500 MW of resilient distributed generation for transportation and critical infrastructure with state-of-the-art technologies and systems.

Our Capabilities Include

  • Vehicle, technology and equipment assessments
  • Grants and incentives
  • Site planning and operational logistics
  • Electrification phasing and implementation roadmaps
  • Charging infrastructure design
  • Metering and communication design
  • Power load forecasting, management and capacity assessments
  • Energy and power modeling
  • Distributed energy generation, storage and resilience
  • Fleet telematics systems
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Utility interconnection
  • Construction engineering
  • Program and project management

Leadership Team

The Burns team is led by dedicated transportation facilities and energy experts who understand the operational needs of fleet facilities, energy economics and resilient power infrastructure. They are proactive thought leaders in the areas of rapidly changing technologies and industry conditions. This powerful combination of leadership delivers real solutions.
David J. Smith
Director of Energy Services
David has more than 30 years of experience helping clients navigate the rapidly transforming energy landscape.
Erica Antoine, PE
Railroad & Transit Project Manager
Erica has 15 years of experience in large scale transit and related infrastructure projects that improve sustainability and carbon neutrality. She is a published SME on fleet electrification, and an active industry partner in WTS and APTA.
Michael P. Walton, PE, DGCP
Michael P. Walton, PE, DGCP
Director of Advanced Power Systems
Michael has 20 years of experience in creating solutions for complex electrical infrastructure and DER systems.