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Gold Coast Transit District Zero-Emission Bus Rollout Plan

Working with a leader in ecofriendly transportation

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  • Oxnard, California

    Oxnard, California

Planning for a greener future

Gold Coast Transit District (GCTD) currently maintains and operates a fleet of 111 vehicles comprised of buses, paratransit vehicles and non-revenue vehicles. In response to California Air Resources Board mandate that all transit agencies need to be 100% zero emission by 2040, these vehicles needed to be replaced with a more ecofriendly option—we were there to help.

Our team started the project with a site visit to GCTD’s new facility to document operational, maintenance, and planning practices, as well as to evaluate the facility for preparedness for ZEB transition. We conducted an existing condition review as well as a market scan to understand the needs of GCTD as it relates to service delivery and operations. Our team used ZEVDecide, our proprietary tool for bus modeling and route simulation, to estimate the fuel economy and feasibility of battery-electric buses (BEBs) and hydrogen fuel-cell electric buses (FCEBs) for GCTD’s operations. Our analysis discovered that while BEBs could be feasible, their adoption would require a complex mix of different BEBs with different battery sizes, constraining flexibility, and operations. FCEBs, under modeling conditions, were able to achieve full service in a 1-to-1 fashion and adopting a hydrogen solution also facilitates paratransit and on-demand vehicle transition, given the large range these vehicles operate.

Upon completion of their project, GCTD will have an ecofriendly fleet they can be proud of.

At a Glance

  • Gold Coast Transit District
Meet Our Team

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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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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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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Analy Castillo

Associate, Zero Emissions Technical Lead

Pamela Bailey-Campbell

Senior Principal, Innovation Leader, Infrastructure

Tony Zavanelli

Principal, Energy

Will Todd

Senior Associate

Reb Guthrie

Principal, Fueling Infrastructure

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