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Webinar: Ride Electric: The Importance of Multimodal Transportation

Dec. 5, 2023

Presentation slides

The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office) hosted a webinar about the importance of zero-emission ridership and all electrified mobility modes on Dec. 5, 2023. The event aimed to bring awareness to the availability of technical assistance and resources for electric buses and other zero-emission transportation options. The views expressed are informational only and are not endorsed by the Joint Office.

Panelists included:

  • Debs Schrimmer, Joint Office

  • Katy Burgio, NYC Housing Authority

  • John Hunter, American Lung Association

  • Abby Brown, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  • Kevin Osborn, Federal Transit Administration

  • Tory Coffin, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Panelists shared in a discussion on strategies for communities, cities, and states to deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging that work with all modes of travel—from transit and school buses to micromobility options like bicycles, e-scooters, and shared fleets.

Key takeaways

  • There are many federal funding opportunities to support electrified multimodal transportation options.

  • Innovative approaches to shared fleets and electric micromobility projects will look different depending on unique users of the program.

  • Technical assistance from the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation is available for most problems or questions fleets of all kinds may run into.

  • Community engagement is vital when planning an electricmulti-modal project.

  • The EPA encourages school districts to consider which competition structure (grants or rebates) best suits their needs before application for funding.