• King County Metro Progressive Design Build for Interim Base Electrification
  • TriMet Powell Bus Operations & Maintenance Facility
  • Orange County Transportation Authority Zero-Emission Bus Rollout
  • Mapping the Route for a Zero Emission Future
  • Santa Monica Big Blue Bus Charging Infrastructure

Zero Emission Bus

Transforming transportation from A to ZEB

Zero-emission buses (ZEB) are an effective and efficient way for communities to reduce their carbon footprint. ZEB and transit system electrification help combat climate change, improve air quality, and provide a stable infrastructure that is less reliant on fossil fuels and fluctuating energy costs.

Having worked on over 60 zero-emission bus and vehicle projects, we bring a unique combination of expertise in ZEB infrastructure planning and design, route and energy analysis, and available funding opportunity knowledge. Our team will serve as a trusted advisor to understand, plan for, and deploy your zero emission solutions.

We look at the holistic needs for each transit agency and work closely with our clients to align the necessary ZEB components. The goal? For each agency to be operationally and financially successful. We can produce ZEB transition plans, help implement charging infrastructure, and design hydrogen fueling stations and facilities.

Our zero-emission bus team experts are committed to bringing ZEB technology to the forefront. Through project work, industry speaking engagements, and published articles, we bring thought leadership and innovative solutions to our clients.

Through active industry association memberships and committee participation, Stantec is transforming transportation one ZEB fleet at a time.


We use ZEVDecideTM, a planning tool composed of multiple modules, to provide solutions tailored to our clients’ needs. Using ZEVDecideTM, we can predict the performance of battery electric buses (BEBs) and hydrogen fuel cell electric buses (HFCEBs) by route and operating block. We can project total fuel demand, determine charging schedules, and access fueling station recommendations and power requirements. The tool allows for cost optimization, determining the ideal ratio of BEB and HFCEB in a fleet while minimizing ownership costs. Learn More

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Bus

Implementing HFCEBs requires special attention to the production, storage, and transmission of hydrogen. With our diverse background in energy, water, infrastructure, buildings, environmental services, and mobility services, our in-house experts examine macro and micro aspects of the hydrogen value chain. We’re dedicated to assessing and developing the safe design and operations of hydrogen, and we bring design, maintenance, and safety expertise—while providing a seamless interface to your team. Read More

Battery Electric Bus

Among the first to plan and implement electrification projects, our experts combine their background in energy, infrastructure, buildings, and mobility with our innovative modeling approach to provide holistic project development for BEB implementation. We start with a detailed assessment of current conditions and create a tailored transition plan that meets current and future needs. Each solution considers engineering details, infrastructure upgrades, operational constraints, costs, and phasing timelines while prioritizing service.

Transition Plans and Infrastructure Planning and Design

No two transit agencies are alike, so no two transition plans can be the same. We’ve prepared over 20 ZEB transition plans for agencies, delivered over 500 operations and maintenance facilities, and planned and designed the charging and hydrogen infrastructure requirements at new and existing facilities, including power needs for on-site and en route charging and hydrogen refueling stations. Most importantly? Our clients’ needs are at the center of every solution we design.
We create personalized plans to meet your transportation needs
OMF Projects
Zero-Emission Projects
Transit Facility Architecture and Engineering Firms
Top 400 A/E Firms

We’ve designed and upgraded hundreds of operations and maintenance facilities (OMF).
We’ve implemented zero-emission plans, upgrades, and infrastructure on dozens of projects.
Building Design + Construction (BD+C) ranked us fifth in their review of Transit Facility Architecture and Engineering Firms in 2022.
We ranked first in Building Design + Construction’s (BD+C) look at the top architecture and engineering firms in 2022.

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