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Title:Strategic Planning and Design for Electric Bus Systems
Principal Investigators:Xiaoyue Cathy Liu and Ran Wei
University:University of Utah
Grant #:DTRT13-G-UTC38 (MAP21)
Project #:MPC-527
RH Display ID:15706
Keywords:alternatives analysis, compressed natural gas, deployment, diesel buses, electric buses, optimization, strategic planning, zero emission vehicles


While previous research has investigated the system design of public infrastructure for private electric vehicles, no research currently exists investigating the system design for electric buses and associated infrastructure. This research fills this gap by developing and using a combination of geographic information system (GIS) and optimization methods to identify optimal deployment strategies for electric bus systems to achieve specified planning goals. As many transit agencies are testing electric buses and considering the integration of electric buses into future fleet, this research will help the transit agency evaluate the capital and operational cost, greenhouse-gas emission reduction and fuel cost saving associated with the integration of electric buses, and make informed decisions regarding strategic planning and design for electric bus systems.

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