Addressing opportunities and challenges as California leads the ZEV transition
California transit agencies are leading the heavy-duty transportation sector in the adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) that improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create good-paying American jobs.
While transit agencies lean into this important transition, the Association provides crucial support to the broader industry to make visionary plans reality. Over the last decade, the Association, with guidance from our ZEV Task Force, has shaped and supported world-leading ZEV regulations, like the California Air Resources Board’s Innovative Clean Transit and Proposed In-Use Locomotive regulations; helped secure significant new dedicated funding for ZEVs and charging/refueling infrastructure; secured statutory authorities to accelerate the purchase of ZEVs and the buildout of necessary infrastructure; and offered industry-leading technical education for our annual conferences and regular webinars.
Through our work, the Association has established itself as a national voice on ZEVs in the public transit industry, and our advocates are routinely recruited to serve as industry experts before national, state, and local audiences.
To learn more about our ongoing and past work, view 2023 Objectives below.