Getting Ready for Electric Vehicles: A New Tranportation Alternative Net Conference

On December 9, 2010, the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) and the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) at the University of South Florida held a net conference about the introduction of electric vehicles into the U.S. fleet and opportunities for transportation demand management (TDM) professionals.

Project Get Ready

Matt Mattila with Rocky Mountain Institute reviewed Project Get Ready, a non-profit initiative. The initiative’s purpose is to create a dynamic “menu” of strategic plug-in readiness actions for communities including the “business case” for each action. Project Get Ready is using grassroots public/private partnerships in a growing number of cities with utility companies, planning agencies, and large employers. They are providing resources to help maximize the opportunities for electric vehicles and remove the barriers.

Electric Vanpool Initiative in Seattle

Syd Pawlowski, Supervisor Rideshare Operations, with King County Department of Transportation (Seattle, WA) discussed King County’s plans and “learning experiences” as King County prepares to take delivery of five electric fleet vehicles and 30 electric vehicles for the Metro Transit commuter vanpool fleet.

Moderator: Donna Smallwood, MassRIDES/URS

Due to a technical problem, the on-demand streaming recording lost all audio. You can still download copies of their slides below.

Matt Matilla – Project Get Ready

Syd Pawlowski – Electric Vanpool Initiative in Seattle

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