Yanzhi (Ann) Xu – Research Engineer II, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Art Guzzetti – Vice President of Policy, American Public Transportation Association
Rob Goodwin – Chief Performance Officer, Georgia Regional Transportation Authority
Eco-driving is an important strategy available to transit agencies to improve fuel economy, reduce vehicle emissions, and improve their bottom line. This webinar featured a presentation by Yanzhi (Ann) Xu from the Georgia Institute of Technology who discussed the state-of-the knowledge on eco-driving solutions specific to transit vehicles and the potential impacts of driver behavior and other fuel conservation strategies (e.g., new vehicle purchase, infrastructure capital improvements) on fuel consumption and emissions of transit vehicles. A highlight of the presentation were the results of Georgia Tech’s recent analysis of second-by-second data collected from Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) buses and Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) buses. Results from this study show that transit eco-driving could yield a 5% reduction in fuel consumption for MARTA’s fleet and a 7% reduction in fuel consumption for GRTA’s express bus fleet. Following a short presentation from our speaker were opening comments and remarks from special guest respondents: Art Guzzetti, Vice President of Policy, American Public Transportation Association; and Rob Goodwin, Chief Performance Officer, Georgia Regional Transportation Authority.
Download the Reducing Cost and Emissions with Eco-Driving for Transit Vehicles presentation slides here.
This webinar builds upon a recently completed white paper from the National Center for Sustainable Transportation. To download the white paper, click here.