At the request of Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) recently conducted an independent study to formulate a roadmap and cost assessment for transitioning the entire U.S. transit fleet to zero-emission vehicles.
In the report, CTE concludes that a nationwide fleet transition is feasible by 2035, at a cost of between $56.22 billion and $88.91 billion. The estimate accounts for vehicles, infrastructure, technical assistance, and federal research and development support. The report assumes the national fleet will require a mix of both battery-electric and fuel-cell electric vehicles to meet zero-emission transition targets.
Dan Raudebaugh, executive director for CTE, joins METRO’s Alex Roman on the latest episode of METROspectives to discuss the center and its work, as well as the report, including how it was put together, what some of the challenges of transitioning may be, and much more.