Advanced Transit Energy Portal (ATEP) is an online information exchange resource covering all aspects of the adoption and operation of alternative fuel buses in the U.S. transit fleets. ATEP is funded by the U.S. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and is developed in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).
The goal of the Portal is to facilitate the collection and sharing of various cost data related to the operation of alternative fuel (CNG, LNG, electric, hybrid-electric, bio-diesel) buses in the US transit fleets. It is envisioned that the collected data will include, but will not be limited to, the latest developments in various alternative fuel transit technologies, as well as the U.S. transit agencies’ experience with operating alternative fuel vehicles in their fleets, including identified advantages and limitations, lessons learned, best practices, critical success factors, and noteworthy comments.
ATEP will regularly share the current state of technology, latest developments, industry news, innovative approaches, best practices, cost implications, and other issues, related to implementing advanced transit technologies that would be useful to transit agencies, those already using alternative fuels, and those considering converting their fleets to alternative fuels.
The Portal is intended to create a single-point source of both theoretical and practical knowledge related to operating alternative transit vehicles in the U.S. transit fleets. It will facilitate information exchange and technology transfer, as well as provide a valuable resource to the transit agencies and government granting agencies considering the investment in alternative fuel transit technologies.
Visit the ATEP website at http://advancedtransitenergy.org/