Public Meeting to Hear the ICT Program Update and Comprehensive Review on 2023 Program Readiness (9/22/2022)
The California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) will conduct a public meeting at the date and time noted below to hear an informational update on the Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation and its 2023 program readiness assessment.
Date: September 22, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: California Environmental Protection Agency
California Air Resources Board | Byron Sher Auditorium, 2nd Floor
1001 I Street Sacramento, California 95814
Remote Option: Zoom
Remote participation is also available to members of the public via Zoom. To participate via Zoom, you must register for the Zoom Webinar. To only watch the Board Meeting and not provide verbal comments, please view the webcast. Please consult the public agenda for important details.
In December 2018, the Board adopted the ICT regulation that requires California transit agencies to phase in the purchase of zero-emission buses (ZEBs) with a goal of a full transition to zero-emission technologies by 2040. It is a first-of-its-kind regulation in the United States that sets a statewide goal for public transit agencies to gradually transition to 100 percent ZEB fleets.
Transit agencies have always and will continue to play an important role in benefiting local communities, improving the State’s air quality, and mitigating climate change, through deploying the cleanest technologies. To date, more than 50 transit agencies in California have made ZEB purchases. As ZEB technologies advance, a focus on continued improvements in ZEB performance and reduction in costs, along with continuing innovation in transit agency practices, will further assist a smooth transition.
As directed by Resolution 18-60, staff will provide the Board with an update on the ICT regulation, along with a comprehensive review of the program readiness, before the initiation of ZEB purchase requirements under the ICT regulation. The review will identify the status of ZEB technology to help determine ICT program readiness for 2023; it will also help the State design policies to further advance zero-emission technologies and inform funding strategies related to zero-emission vehicles and infrastructure. CARB has contracted with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and University of California Berkeley to conduct the Comprehensive Review. The Review will focus on standard buses, large transit agencies, and an assessment of meeting the first ICT regulation purchase requirements.
Inquiries regarding this matter should be directed to Yachun Chow, Manager, Zero Emission Truck and Bus Section.
CARB staff and NREL will present the Comprehensive Review as a written report at the meeting. Copies of the report may be obtained from CARB’s website.
More information can be found in the notice of public meeting.
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