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Enhance Your Zero-Emission Bus Purchase with TransTrack

Your Zero-Emission Bus (ZEB) fleet isn’t complete without analytics software. A good ZEB software will provide you with all the insights you need to manage your fleet, make informed business decisions, and optimize your processes. Working without analytics software, however, is a huge opportunity lost. And, as you know, when you run an entire fleet of ZEBS, opportunity, money, and time are your best friends. 

Introducing TransTrack Systems®, a web-based transit business analytics and data management system to efficiently aggregate data from multiple sources for enhanced performance monitoring and reporting.

Our TransTrack Systems® ZEB Module allows you to collect, report, and analyze electric fleet data to make educated decisions about service levels for your agency. Simplify your costs, better understand your vehicle charging data, and acquire reputable data based on our Emissions Factor Modeling.

We believe that knowledge is power, which is why our software gives you full transparency to every metric you need to get the most out of your ZEB fleet. 

 
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Below we will discuss what you need to know about ZEB fleets, analytics software, and exactly how TransTrack can help you reach your goals and optimize your fleet.

Table of Contents

The Rising Zero-Emission Bus Market
How Zero-Emission Bus Software Tools Help Your Transit Agency
What the TransTrack ZEB Module Tracks
FAQs
See the TransTrack ZEB Module in Action

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The Rising Zero-Emission Bus Market

With today’s evolving technology and focus on protecting the environment, there has been a huge demand for ZEBs. 

In fact, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) just approved a rule stating that all vehicles must be zero-emission by 2035including public transportation. 

Governor Gavin Newsom stated, “We can solve this climate crisis if we focus on the big, bold steps necessary to cut pollution. California now has a groundbreaking, world-leading plan to achieve 100 percent zero-emission vehicle sales by 2035.” 

This trend isn’t only relevant in California. The whole world is taking enormous strides to be more eco-friendly as quickly as possible. According to a new study performed by CALSTART, the U.S. ZEB market grew by 24% in 2020. Plus, it is predicted to continue growing at rapid rates.

ZEB Grants

Whether you are new to the industry or have already started building a fleet of ZEBs, many ZEB grants are available to support purchases of fleets and infrastructure software. Simply go to the Federal Transit Association website to apply for the grants you need. Below we have listed a few popular grants for ZEBs. 

FTA 5339

“The FTA 5339 provides funding to states and transit agencies through a statutory formula to replace, rehabilitate and purchase buses and related equipment and to construct bus-related facilities. In addition to the formula allocation, the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities program (49 U.S.C. 5339) includes two discretionary components: the Bus and Bus Facilities Discretionary Program and the Low or No Emissions Bus Discretionary Program.”

5339(c) Fleet and Lo-No Grant

“The 5339(c) Fleet and Lo-No program provides funding to state and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses as well as acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities.”

FTA 5312 Innovation Grant

FTA 5312 Innovation Grant provides funding to develop innovative products and services assisting transit agencies in better meeting the needs of their customers. Eligible recipients are determined for each competition, and may include: universities, public transportation systems, state DOTs, non-profit and for-profit entities, amongst others.”

FTA 5307 Urban Formula Grant

FTA 5307 Urban Formula Grant (49 U.S.C. 5307) makes federal resources available to urbanized areas and to governors for transit capital and operating assistance in urbanized areas and for transportation-related planning. An urbanized area is an incorporated area with a population of 50,000 or more that is designated as such by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.”

How Zero-Emission Bus Software Tools Help Your Transit Agency

Without the proper analytics software, your transit agency cannot operate at maximum efficiency. You need a system that allows you to gather and analyze data from your fleet so that you can make educated, data-informed decisions. 

TransTrack Systems® ZEB Module provides you with all the analytical information you need to get full transparency to your fleet, reduce unnecessary costs, and operate efficiently. 

Here are the top benefits of our TransTrack Systems® ZEB Module:

#1 Gather Reportable Data

With the power of accredited Emissions Modeling already included in our TransTrack Manager™ ZEB Module, we can calculate emissions output and the emissions benefit that you gain as your agency makes the switch to a zero emissions bus fleet. Just a couple of clicks make end-of-year reporting a breeze. 

#2 Track KPIs

Tracking ZEB data is complex. The cost of electricity fluctuates based on location, time of day, and season, so the cost per mile isn’t as straightforward as diesel. Our software accounts for these factors and provides straightforward KPIs to monitor electric utility costs. 

TransTrack gives you visibility to 16 primary KPIs plus hundreds of secondary measurable metrics. And with 271 canned reports for you to review, you will have complete transparency in your agency. 

#3 Perform Data Analysis

To get the most out of your ZEB purchase and truly see an impact, our software helps analyze performance data. Armed with that knowledge, you can make your business as cost-efficient as possible.

#4 Prevent Range Anxiety

Range anxiety is the stress you get when you feel you may need to charge your vehicle but don’t know when you can get to a charger. This is a common fear among those new to the electric vehicle world. 

The ZEB Module eliminates range anxiety by showing complete transparency into a vehicle’s charge and will even send an alert if it needs to be charged sooner than expected. The extra insight gives your drivers peace of mind and prevents your buses from running out of charge. 

#5 View Operation Costs

Our automated utility bill tool provides actual costs to operating ZEB fleets so that you have full transparency and control of your fleet’s expenses. No more searching and digging for actual costs. 

#6 Enjoy a Convenient Centralized Location

Vehicle operating efficiency for your entire fleet is measured and stored in one central location. Easily see and compare your vehicles’ metrics to ensure you’re fleet is operating at peak performance. A centralized location equals more control, visibility, and peace of mind.  

#7 Get Right-Sizing Assistance

The ZEB Module can assist in right-sizing the transit fleet, which is critical to meet the needs of a growing transit agency. 

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What the TransTrack ZEB Module Tracks

The TransTrack Systems® Zero Emissions Bus (ZEB) Module allows you to thoroughly analyze your emissions to ensure your vehicles comply with federal regulations. 

TransTrack ZEB Model tracks the actual costs of operation of ZEB fleets through the use of our automated utility bill tool. You can also see the operating efficiency of your old and new fleets, giving you a full scope of your operation in a convenient, singular location. 

Best of all, your ZEB fleet’s actual emission and emissions benefits are tracked, providing you with all the data you need to manage your fleet and effortlessly execute your reporting duties. 

Specifically, our system tracks the following:

  • Annual Emissions
  • Monthly Emissions Outputs for CO2, NOx, SOx, and Particulate Matter
  • CO2 Offset
  • Battery Life & Remaining Battery Capacity 
  • Range Performance
  • Electricity Pricing Per Mile
  • Operator Performance
  • Operating Efficiency

The TransTrack Manager provides detailed emissions analytics for your fleet with the Emissions Chart, the CO2 Offset Chart, and our unique Annual Emissions Analysis Chart.

Now, let’s take a closer look at our TransTrack ZEB module to show you how we track and collect this data for you. 

Vehicle Performance

TransTrack measures battery life, operating efficiency, and range performance, giving you full transparency into your vehicle performance. 

Operator Performance

Some drivers may be less experienced than others and hit the accelerator or brakes quickly. Some may even be new to driving ZEBs and have only driven diesel buses in the past. In contrast, others may drive with more care and caution. 

Driver performance does make a noteworthy difference to your ZEB battery performance and lifespan. With our Operator Performance feature, you can see which drivers may need more training and support, allowing you to ensure your team is operating efficiently.

EMFAC Emissions Output

With automated emissions modeling, you can track your actual fleet emissions, providing monthly emissions outputs for CO2, NOx, SOx, and Particulate Matter. 

The Emissions Chart 

CO2 Offset

The CO2 Offset metric calculates the actual amount of emissions your agency would otherwise produce, demonstrating the benefits of transitioning to a zero emissions fleet. This clearly demonstrates the benefits of ZEB vs. diesel and shows the community that you are environmentally conscious.

The CO2 OffSet Chart Annual  

Annual Emissions Analysis

The TransTrack Manager emissions model provides an annual year-to-year emissions summary, demonstrating your agency’s ongoing commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and ensuring that you stay compliant with federal regulations.

The Emissions Analysis Chart 

AVL System Integration

With AVL Systems Integration, we use Route and Block monitoring to connect battery performance to revenue service. The comparison allows you to see if vehicle assignments need to be adjusted based on remaining battery capacity at the end of the day.

Zero-Emission Bus Fleet Cost

TransTrack is the only system that calculates the electricity pricing per mile, giving the fleet an accurate cost-per-mile. Simply input your utility data, and TransTrack will automatically calculate your utility costs for operating the ZEB fleet.

 

FAQs

01 Are zero-emission vehicles gaining popularity? 

Yes. The world is taking strides to be more eco-friendly as quickly as possible. According to a new study performed by CALSTART, the U.S. ZEB market grew by 24% in 2020.

02 Why should I use fleet management software?

A ZEB fleet isn’t complete without analytics software. You need access to insights to effectively manage your fleet, ensure you’re in compliance with regulations, make informed business decisions, and optimize your processes.

03 What is enterprise asset management (EAM)?

Enterprise asset management (EAM) is a set of processes and tools used for the planning, optimizing, and tracking of assets at each phase of their lifecycle. This can save time and money and improve efficiencies.

04 What metrics should my ZEB software track?

Your ZEB software should track the actual cost of operating your fleet and actual emissions, plus offer you the ability to easily analyze your emissions to ensure you comply with regulations.

Metrics to look for:

  • Annual Emissions
  • Monthly Emissions Outputs for CO2, NOx, SOx, and Particulate Matter
  • CO2 Offset
  • Battery Life & Remaining Battery Capacity 
  • Range Performance
  • Electricity Pricing Per Mile
  • Operator Performance
  • Operating Efficiency

See the TransTrack ZEB Module in Action

With our ZEB module, you can fully trust the integrity of your data, make data readily available for staff and management, and facilitate informed decision-making. 

With 20 years in the business, our transit management professionals fully understand the need for streamlined processes and improved management reporting. We are proud to provide our customers with the technology, tools, and specialized transit solutions needed to make the most of their ZEB fleet. 

Our team at TransTrack is proud to offer superior products paired with outstanding customer service so that you can genuinely transform your ZEB fleet into a well-oiled machine. 

Request a demo to try TransTrack today and get the most out of your ZEB fleet.

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