Zero-Emission Transit Bus Requirement
By 2040, all public transit agencies must transition to 100% zero-emission bus fleets. Zero-emission bus technologies include battery-electric or fuel cell electric. Transit agencies must purchase or operate a minimum number of zero-emission buses according to the following schedules:
|Large Transit Agency||Small Transit Agency|
|January 1, 2023||25% of the total number of new bus purchases in each calendar year must be zero-emission buses||No requirement|
|January 1, 2026||50% of the total number of new bus purchases in each calendar year must be zero-emission buses||25% of the total number of new bus purchases in each calendar year must be zero-emission buses|
|January 1, 2029||All new bus purchases must be zero-emission buses||All new bus purchases must be zero-emission buses|
Each transit agency will submit a plan demonstrating how it will purchase clean buses, develop infrastructure, train personnel, and other required details. Large transit agencies must submit a plan in 2020 and small agencies must submit a plan in 2023. Additional rules and requirements apply.
For more information, including definitions of large and small transit agencies and additional terms and conditions, see the California Air Resources Board’s Innovative Clean Transit website.
Type: Laws and Regulations
Enacted: Dec 14, 2018
Technologies: EVs, Hydrogen Fuel Cells
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