To support electric ridership across the nation's public transportation systems, this page contains information on technical assistance and resources for school districts, transit agencies, and riders of all zero-emission transportation modes.
The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation's (Joint Office's) mission is to accelerate an electrified transportation system that is convenient, affordable, accessible, reliable, equitable, and safe. To fulfill this mission, it is critical that communities across the nation have access to a variety of electrified transportation options, whether it be cars, buses, bicycles, scooters, or shared fleets.Contact us Technical assistance
The Joint Office and our partners, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), are ready to assist with your school or transit bus electrification journey. Our team can provide technical assistance related to the following topics:
- Funding and incentives identification
- Charging infrastructure evaluation
- Route planning and analysis
- Bus evaluation
- Charger right-sizing
- Workforce development
- Driver and mechanic training
- Resiliency considerations
- Energy needs and grid impact analysis
- Electric utilities coordination
- Solar and battery storage opportunity evaluation.
Federal Programs Across Modes of Transportation
The federal government is investing across the transportation sector to bring electrified transportation options into communities across the country.
The Joint Office provides technical assistance to support the FHWA administered Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program and National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program which support electric vehicle travel across corridors and communities. The CFI Community Charging Grant Program connects taxi, carshare, rideshare, ride-hail, and other modes of electrified transportation options.
The CFI Community Charging Grant Program is supporting all forms of electrified or alternative fuel transportation modes, including bicycles, scooters, micromobility, and microtransit by deploying charging infrastructure in publicly accessible locations.
What's Happening with Clean TransportationMore News and Events
Feb. 20, 2024The Clean Bus Planning Awards managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory offer access to free technical assistance for customized electrification plans for bus fleets serving all communities.
Feb. 8, 2024Applications are open for funding to support national efforts to buy and modernize transit buses, improve facilities, and advance workforce development.
Jan. 19, 2024Funding from the Biden-Harris Administration supports expanded access to convenient EV charging and grows clean transportation workforce.
Jan. 18, 2024New grant funding allows recipients across 20 states to repair and replace EV infrastructure, ensuring a more accessible and reliable network.
Jan. 11, 2024American communities step boldly into an EV future with the announcement of new funding from the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Grant Program.
Jan. 8, 2024The Biden-Harris Administration announced nearly $1B in awards for clean school buses across the nation through the U.S. EPA Clean School Bus Program Grants Competition.
Nov. 16, 2023The second anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law marks dozens of milestones reached and offers a bold vision of America’s clean energy revolution.
Sept. 29, 2023The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it has opened the 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebate Program which offers at least $500 million in rebate funding.
July 12, 2023The U.S. Department of Transportation, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Joint Office, released a guide that provides a comprehensive resource to help urban areas implement electric transportation.
April 24, 2023Latest funding from the President’s Investing in America agenda will reduce emissions and protect children’s health.
Feb. 20, 2023The Joint Office provides technical assistance to help state and local efforts to modernize their transit fleets to low- and no-emission vehicles.
Feb. 15, 2023The Joint Office released a notice of intent to issue a funding opportunity for its Ride and Drive Electric research and development program.
Nov. 30, 2022The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation recently updated its website to include additional technical assistance resources and information for those interested in supporting an electric vehicle future.
Oct. 27, 2022The Biden-Harris Administration announced recipients of the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program rebate competition, awarding nearly $1 billion to 389 school districts.
Feb. 2, 2022The U.S. Department of Transportation released a new, free resource to help rural communities across the country take full advantage of federal funding for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.
- Resources for zero-emission transit buses
- Resources for zero-emission school buses
- Clean Bus Planning Awards
- Electric School Bus Route Analysis Tool
- Cold Weather Impacts on Electric School Buses Help Sheet
- Joint Office Technical Assistance Help Sheet
- Alternative Fuels Data Center Ridesharing and Carsharing
- Alternative Fuels Data Center Transportation System Efficiency
- Vehicle Technologies Office Energy Efficient Mobility Systems