Zero Emissions Bus Initiative

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Zero Emissions Bus Initiative

TheRide is excited to announce a recommendation for a zero-emission bus pilot project. This initiative is a significant step towards reducing the agency’s carbon footprint and aligns with TheRide’s commitment to sustainable and environmentally friendly transit solutions.

CEO Recommendation

TheRide's recommendation for a hydrogen fuel-cell bus pilot project will span 4-5 years. This includes:

  • 2 hydrogen fuel cell buses and equipment
  • 1 outdoor fueling station
  • Workforce training
  • 12 months of operation in all seasons

If successful, this pilot will pave the way for a solution that eliminates all bus emissions, potentially saving about 7,000 tons of carbon emissions annually.

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Public Comments - Zero Emissions Bus Initiative

The Public is invited to provide comments in a variety of ways:

  • Fill out the webform below
  • Send us an email
  • Call 734-997-0635 
  • Mail a letter to:
    Attn: Zero Emissions Bus Initiative
    2700 S. Industrial Hwy.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Additional Resources

In 2022, TheRide worked with its consultant, Stantec, to develop an Alternative Propulsion Bus Study. Read more on this study, learn about zero emission bus options, and view informational materials from the 2022 background research.

zero emission bus  research