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Ben Franklin Transit – Zero Emission Fleet Conversion Analysis

Providing a study to help decision makers transition to zero emission buses

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  • Richland, Washington

    Richland, Washington

Converting to a more sustainable bus fleet

With a goal of providing the best transportation services for their customers in southeastern Washington state, Ben Franklin Transit (BFT) is looking towards a zero emission future for its bus fleet. They engaged us to perform an analysis of their current operations in order to convert their fixed-route bus fleet to zero emission bus (ZEB) technologies.

Our study identified—on a life cycle basis—the economic costs, performance issues, risks, and recommended timeline associated with transition to a zero emission transit bus fleet. Analysis also considered financial and operational impacts of battery electric transit bus technologies. Study results were presented to the BFT’s board of directors to help better inform their decision making on the transition to a ZEB fleet.

The result of our work helped BFT make decisions in the areas of policy, procurement, and technology as they take this next step towards a more sustainable future.

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Pamela Bailey-Campbell, Senior Principal, Innovation Leader, Infrastructure

We’re creating next generation transportation solutions and moving communities towards a smart mobility future that puts people first.
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Analy Castillo, Associate, Zero Emissions Technical Lead

I help transit agencies develop pragmatic plans for launching zero-emission bus fleets in the face of overwhelming challenges.
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Tony Zavanelli, Principal, Energy

The best feedback is being awarded with additional work. ‘Good job’ is nice to hear, but being entrusted with another project the best way to know that you are valued.

Will Todd, Senior Associate

Through the projects I work on and the relationships I form, it’s my goal to leave the world a better place than I found it.

Reb Guthrie, Principal, Fueling Infrastructure

Creative problem solving—in sometimes unexpected ways—while understanding and respecting user needs is easily the best part about my job.
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Pamela Bailey-Campbell

Senior Principal, Innovation Leader, Infrastructure

Analy Castillo

Associate, Zero Emissions Technical Lead

Tony Zavanelli

Principal, Energy

Will Todd

Senior Associate

Reb Guthrie

Principal, Fueling Infrastructure

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