Electric Bus Future: What No-Tailpipe Transit Means for California

Earthjustice's Right to Zero campaign invites you to join a panel discussion on the progress and promises of electric buses in California. 

California communities, businesses and public agencies are implementing cutting-edge energy and transportation technologies that are bringing us closer to zero emissions, today. So far, public transit agencies across the state have committed to transition one third of all of California’s bus fleets to zero-emissions electric buses! The Bay Area's own San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency just committed to a fully electric bus fleet by 2035 - bringing clean transit benefits to San Franciscans. Electric buses promise immense benefits for all Californians, including (but not limited to): clean air, improved public health, good job opportunities and a protected climate. 

But some Californian communities are missing the bus - transit agencies and local leaders must do more to clean up unhealthy air pollution and protect public health. The California Air Resources Board is in the process of adopting standards to advance and require zero-emissions technologies for a wide variety of vehicles including buses and trucks. With strong action, the Air Resources Board has a huge opportunity to not only clean up the air in our most impacted communities, but also promote new job creation and combat climate pollution. (Psst: Take action with our online tool to send a letter to the CA Air Resources Board, urging them to mandate all Californian transit agency bus fleets to transition to entirely zero-emissions electric buses by 2040.)

Please join us on Wednesday June 20 at 2:00 PM, for an engaging panel discussion on the electric bus route to a zero-emissions California with environmental justice champions and policy experts!

Our speakers include: 

  • Eddie Ahn: Executive Director | Brightline Defense

  • Abhilasha Bhola: Researcher & Policy Analyst | Jobs to Move America

  • Kent Leacock: Director Government Relations and Public Policy | ‎Proterra Inc

  • Adrian Martinez: Staff Attorney | Earthjustice (moderator)

  • Jimmy O'Dea: Senior Vehicles Analyst | Union of Concerned Scientists

  • Others to be announced.

Schedule of event: 

  • 2:00 PM - Doors open, refreshments served

  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Panel and Q&A

  • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM - Networking 

The event is free to attend, but registration on Eventbrite is required and space is limited.

Attendance at this event by a public official will constitute acceptance of a reportable gift.