The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, in consultation with the Cape Cod Commission, has hired Hatch Associates Consultants to assist with the development of a Zero Emission Vehicle Transition Plan and Regional Support Study.
Hatch Associates Consultants will develop standards and best practices for the procurement, installation, operation, and maintenance of Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) charging/ fueling infrastructure. This plan will be used for meeting federal EV-related grant requirements and will also serve as a local government resource to collectively build the infrastructure required for mass ZEV adoption.
Hatch was chosen for its strong data-driven approach to many pieces of the study such as:
- Using its in-house-built simulation software;
- Calculating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from vehicles on the road as well as how energy sources are produced; and
- Total life-cycle cost of equipment and vehicles.
“As a low-lying peninsula, Cape Cod is one of the most vulnerable locations in America to rising sea levels caused by climate change,” said CCRTA Administrator Thomas Cahir. “Transitioning CCRTA’s vehicle fleet to ZEVs is an important step in combating climate change here on Cape Cod. We are excited to be working with Hatch and for applying what we learn from this study to deliver even better services to the people of Cape Cod.”
CCRTA will post updates about its ZEV journey in its monthly newsletter. Sign up for the newsletter by emailing Steph Spadoni at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, is one of 15 Regional Transit Authorities within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and has been providing public transportation services since 1976 to residents and visitors as well as consumers of state agencies and human service organizations for all 15 Cape Cod communities. Cape Cod (Barnstable County) towns include Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Falmouth, Harwich, Mashpee, Orleans, Provincetown, Sandwich, Truro, Wellfleet and Yarmouth.