SEPTA’s sustainability plan sets a target for the country’s sixth-largest public transit system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. ZEBs are a central component of the carbon-reduction strategy, with goals to replace the agency’s diesel and hybrid-electric buses upon reaching the end of their useful life. SEPTA operates more than 1,400 busses that serve 121 routes.
Burns supported consulting firm Sam Schwartz in the development of SEPTA’s Zero Emission Bus Master Plan. The feasibility review involved:
Previous analyses include a review of potential SEPTA facility upgrades to accommodate new battery-electric bus charging infrastructure.
In June 2023, SEPTA was awarded $80 million from the U.S. Federal Transit Administration’s Low- and No-Emission (Low-No) Vehicle program. The funding will enable SEPTA to modernize infrastructure systems across six bus maintenance facilities in preparation for the agency’s ZEB transition.
Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, Zero Emission Bus Program Management Services
Philadelphia International Airport, Vehicle Charging System
Bradley International Airport, Consolidated Rental Car Facility
Newark Liberty International Airport, Consolidated Rent-a-Car (ConRac) Facility
Spokane International Airport, Aircraft Ground Power System and Infrastructure
Port of Philadelphia (PhilaPort), Packer Avenue Marine Terminal Phase II Port Development Improvements
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), Midvale Bus Garage Battery Electric Bus Feasibility
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Electric Vehicle (EV) Fleet Charging Infrastructure