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Burns Supports New Jersey Transit’s Zero-Emission Bus Garage Modernization Plan

New Jersey Transit (NJT) plans to transform 16 agency garages as part of a clean-energy strategy that will convert the agency’s entire bus fleet to zero-emission operations by 2040. A multi-stage overhaul of the country’s fifth-largest bus transit system’s maintenance garages will be necessary to accommodate demands of new electric charging infrastructure. Likely upgrades will… Read More

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Burns Advises Port Authority’s Clean Vehicle Strategy

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) is a nationwide leader in the transition to electric vehicle fleets. Ambitious procurement goals have PANYNJ on track to own 100-percent electric light-duty vehicles by 2030 and 50-percent electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by 2035. With hundreds of vehicles currently located across dozens of facilities,… Read More

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Mike Walton, PE Energizes Burns’ Facilities Engineering Services

Burns announces the promotion of Mike Walton, PE to the role of Vice President, Facilities and Infrastructure. Mike leads Burns’ industry-leading suite of advanced-power, zero-emission mobility, and high-performance facility engineering services. Working across disciplines, Mike has a unique ability to bring design solutions to life, effectively communicating with his team, partners and clients to overcome… Read More

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Burns Supports Major Utility’s Fleet Electrification Goals

Burns recently completed electric vehicle charging infrastructure designs for a major U.S. electric distribution company’s internal fleet, supporting the utility’s electrification and emission-reduction goals.  During storm events, service crews work around the clock in different shifts. Battery-electric technology advancements for heavy-duty electric vehicles allow crews to avoid idling through use of power-take off (ePTO) systems,… Read More

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Burns Revs Up Electrification Services Across New York

With goals to achieve an 18-fold increase in electric vehicle charging stations by 2025, New York’s electric utilities are undertaking the country’s largest expansion in charging infrastructure outside of California. Burns stands ready to support property owners and fleet operators with fleet electrification planning, design and implementation services. As an Approved Contractor in the Joint… Read More

Aerial view in urban setting with battery-powered aerial craft | Credit: NASA

Burns Explores Airport Security Impacts of Urban Air Mobility

Recent advances in short-range, battery-powered aerial craft technology will soon open airways for safe, efficient transfer of passengers and cargo. To better prepare for the potential impact manned or autonomous systems may have on airport security operations, Burns will coordinate with industry leaders and key airport stakeholders to develop an Urban Air Mobility (UAM) security… Read More

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Zero-Emission Fleet Conference Features Burns Speakers

Don’t miss Burns at this week’s Virtual Conference on Clean Buses in the U.S. Fleet electrification leaders Michael Walton, PE and Erica Antoine, PE will be featured speakers on two of the conference’s 12 live sessions. As electric vehicle adoption gains momentum across the United States, the two-day event will explore how transit agencies and… Read More

Transit Agencies Share Routes to Fleet Electrification Success - Webinar recording now available

Agency Leaders Discuss Path to All-Electric Bus Transit

Completely electrifying transit agency bus fleets requires creativity, flexibility and a driving ambition. Our June 23rd webinar, third in a series on fleet electrification challenges and solutions, hosted a panel of transit agency experts discussing shared experiences navigating the construction, financial and technical considerations involved in converting fleets entirely to all-electric models. A recording is… Read More

Fleet Electrification Webinar June 23, 2021

Burns Webinar: Public Transit Agencies Share Routes to Fleet Electrification Success

As agencies replace older buses with zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), riders and communities will benefit from fewer tailpipe emissions, quieter streets and lower operating costs. But the logistical challenges will be unprecedented. Our panel of transit agency leaders will discuss how each is approaching fleet conversion in ways that enhance passenger services, ensure minimal impacts to maintenance… Read More

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Burns Supports SEPTA Zero Emission Bus Master Plan

Burns is undertaking a facility readiness analysis for one of the country’s most ambitious bus electrification efforts. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is evaluating whether electric buses can replace diesel-powered and hybrid-electric buses at the end of their useful life. Burns is supporting Sam Schwartz with the development of SEPTA’s Zero Emission Bus Master Plan…. Read More


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