Ran Wei has been awarded a grant from UTA for her proposal to study Strategic Planning and Design for Electric Bus Systems!
The strategic planning and design for electric bus systems is essential for transit agencies to implement the electrification of the public transportation. While previous research has investigated the system design of public infrastructure for private electric vehicles, no research currently exists investigating the system design for electric buses and associated infrastructure. This research fills this gap by developing a systematic approach to identify optimal deployment strategies for electric bus systems. As the UTA is testing electric buses and considering the integration of electric buses into future fleet, this research will help the UTA evaluate the capital and operational cost, greenhouse-gas emission reduction and fuel cost saving associated with the integration of electric buses, and make informed decisions. She was awarded on April 14th, but the grant has just been set up recently.