GreenBiz, a publication focused on environmental issues – with particular focus on climate change, social change, equity, inclusion and sustainability – recently featured an article written by Phil Jonat, WSP USA national leader for electrification, on how bus electrification can be used to address the climate crisis.
Transportation drives nearly a quarter of all carbon emissions globally, making the decarbonization of transportation an important target for reversing climate change. Electric vehicle conversion is a leading choice, and electric transit buses are proving to be an accessible option.
Public transit agencies have been quietly growing the nation’s fleet of electric buses, a trend that could change U.S. cities as we have known them for the past century. Los Angeles has been an aggressive proponent, aiming to convert its entire bus fleet to electric by 2028.
Most U.S. buses still run on diesel fuel, but since the early 2000s, forward-looking public transit officials started working with existing and startup bus manufacturers to build cleaner, quieter electric buses.
In his September 2021 article for GreenBiz, Jonat shares his views on this trend and the ways that electrified, equitable mobility will transform U.S. cities.
Read the full article.