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Orange County Transportation Authority Zero-Emission Bus Rollout

Transit advisory and planning services to support California transit agency in their conversion to zero emission bus technology by 2040

  • Orange County, California

    Orange County, California

This zero emission bus rollout plan hopes to remove over 1,600 tons of carbon dioxide emissions in Orange County

Orange County Transportation Agency (OCTA) is the second largest transportation agency in Orange County, California. To meet the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Innovative Clean Transit regulation, OCTA plans to convert the OC bus fleet to 100 percent zero-emission technology by 2040.

We worked with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) to develop their rollout plan which guides upcoming vehicle and infrastructure investments. The plan identifies ZEB technologies and provides a schedule for all ZEB and conventional bus purchases, infrastructure upgrades and modifications, and identifies costs and potential funding sources. Also identified are plans to deploy ZEBs in disadvantaged communities and a training plan for operators and maintenance staff. As a leader in adopting new technologies, the agency has been testing 10 in-service hydrogen fuel cell electric buses and recently approved the purchase of 10 plug-in battery-electric buses.

With this plan, OCTA will help contribute to the goal of meeting federal air quality standard and climate protection goals, removing over 1,600 tons of carbon dioxide emissions one bus at a time.

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Sasha Pejcic, Managing Principal, Transit Advisory Lead

Transit agencies have a duty to demonstrate that they are prudent fiscal stewards of public tax dollars—while also being progressive. Our solutions challenge status quo to create aspirational visions that are actionable and realistic.
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David Verbich, PhD, Associate, Transit Advisory (US Pacific West)

Everyone needs to get somewhere, and I work with transit agencies to make the process more efficient and enjoyable.
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Analy Castillo, Transit Advisory Consultant

I help transit agencies develop pragmatic plans for launching zero-emission bus fleets in the face of overwhelming challenges.
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Brian Putre, Team Lead, Transit Advisory (GTA)

Community-focus and passion—two qualities needed to find efficiencies when optimizing transit service.
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Patrick M. McKelvey , Senior Principal

Our purpose and goal is to create better places through thoughtful, creative, and responsive planning and design.

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.

Mike Voll, Principal, Sector Lead Smart Technologies

You don’t have to dig deep in the earth to find the energy we need to survive. Blowing wind, flowing rivers and warming sun are easily accessible for those with the passion to harness them.
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Tony Zavanelli, Principal, Power

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.

Sasha Pejcic

Managing Principal, Transit Advisory Lead

David Verbich, PhD

Associate, Transit Advisory (US Pacific West)

Analy Castillo

Transit Advisory Consultant

Brian Putre

Team Lead, Transit Advisory (GTA)

Patrick M. McKelvey

Senior Principal

Will Todd

Senior Associate

Mike Voll

Principal, Sector Lead Smart Technologies

Tony Zavanelli

Principal, Power

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