Technical details
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Washington, DC
Systems integration, systems safety and assurance

To transition to a zero-emission bus fleet by 2045, Metro is beginning a transition period when diesel buses will no longer be purchased and new vehicles will be a mix of low- and zero-emission buses. To support this initiative, SYSTRA is is leading systems and safety assurance and systems integration of the infrastructure needed to support an electric bus fleet.

To provide data and information on real time operating conditions, Metro is carrying out an electric bus test and evaluation at its Shepherd Parkway Bus Division. The test and evaluation period will include 12 electric buses, enabling Metro to test multiple vehicles and charging manufacturers, as well as ensure that different buses and charging technologies will work interchangeably and are scalable.