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. For more information, including annual legislative reports, see MTA’s Zero Emissions website.

(Reference Maryland Statutes, Transportation Code 7-406)

Jurisdiction: Maryland

Type: Laws and Regulations

Enacted: May 30, 2021

Amended: May 16, 2022

Technologies: EVs, Hydrogen Fuel Cells, PHEVs

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