Ongoing Evaluation of Alternatively Fueled Buses

buses picThe goal of this project is to continue collecting and reporting data on the performance and costs of alternatively fueled public transit vehicles in Florida in a consistent manner. Over the course of this project, researchers sent repeated data requests to all fixed route transit agencies in the state. Additionally, the project provided for site visits to all fixed route and a few rural transit agencies to facilitate and encourage participation. Researchers also attempted to engage three large non-Florida agencies, but no data was obtained from these agencies.
Despite the challenges in data collection and low response rate, enough data was collected to represent the majority of the Florida fixed route fleet and perform a valid cost analysis. Researchers requested data for both fixed route and paratransit vehicles. However, due to the low response rate and inconsistent reporting for the demand response vehicles, the extent and reliability of the paratransit fleet analysis is limited and should be interpreted with caution. As more data is collected, the reliability of the analysis will improve.  Contact Stephen L. Reich or Alexander Kolpakov for more information.

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