Zero Emission Bus Acquisition Requirement

Beginning in 2023, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) may only purchase zero emission buses for the state transit bus fleet. If the MTA determines that there are no zero emission buses that meet performance requirements, an alternative fuel bus may be purchased instead. The MTA must develop charging infrastructure to support zero emission buses throughout the state, provide safety and workforce development training for operations and maintenance workforces, and ensure no state government jobs are transferred to a contracting entity as a result of the transition to zero emission transit buses. MTA must also submit an annual report to the legislature beginning on January 1, 2022.

(Reference Senate Bill 61, 2022 and Maryland Statutes, Transportation Code 7-406)