Toolkit for the Deployment of Alternative Vehicle and Fuel Technologies

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(331)
Lead Organization: Oregon Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Jul 14, 2015
Solicitation Number: 1375
Partners: CA, CT, FHWA, NC, NY, OR, TX, VT, WA
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date: Jan 31, 2018
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Feb 25, 2019
Contract End Date: Mar 31, 2018
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $511,500.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Art James
art.james@odot.state.or.us
Phone: 503 986 3858
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Diane Turchetta
Diane.Turchetta@dot.gov
Phone: 202- 493-0158
Study Champion(s): Joe Li
Xiugang.Li@odot.state.or.us
Phone: 503-986-4115
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Garth Hopkins Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2015 $7,500.00 Richard Hanley Colleen Kissane 860-594-2132 Colleen.Kissane@po.state.ct.us
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2016 $7,500.00 Richard Hanley Colleen Kissane 860-594-2132 Colleen.Kissane@po.state.ct.us
Federal Highway Administration 2014 $200,000.00 Diane Turchetta Diane Turchetta (202) 493-0158 Diane.Turchetta@dot.gov
Federal Highway Administration 2016 $196,500.00 Diane Turchetta Diane Turchetta (202) 493-0158 Diane.Turchetta@dot.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2016 $20,000.00 Alan Warde Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Bruce Thompson Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
Oregon Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Art James Michael Bufalino 503-986-2845 Michael.Bufalino@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Art James Michael Bufalino 503-986-2845 Michael.Bufalino@odot.state.or.us
Texas Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Dalton Pratt Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Vermont Agency of Transportation 2014 $0.00 Gina Campoli Bill Ahearn 802-828-3751 Bill.Ahearn@vermont.gov
Vermont Agency of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Gina Campoli Bill Ahearn 802-828-3751 Bill.Ahearn@vermont.gov
Vermont Agency of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Gina Campoli Bill Ahearn 802-828-3751 Bill.Ahearn@vermont.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Douglas Brodin Douglas Brodin 360-705-7972 brodind@wsdot.wa.gov

Study Description

The increased use of alternative vehicle and fuel technologies promises to yield multiple benefits, including lower localized and regional on-road emissions, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and reducing our reliance on foreign sources of oil. There are significant economic, national security, and environmental costs of the petroleum-based fuels currently used in our transportation system. For these and other reasons, vehicle manufacturers and the traveling public are increasingly investing in these technologies.

State and local transportation agencies are often required to reduce on-road criteria air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions to meet air quality and climate goals. Addressing these issues takes a great deal of communication and coordination among all levels of government. Especially among state and local transportation, energy, and environmental agencies. The goal of this project is to assist state and local transportation agencies interested in promoting the use of alternative vehicle and fuel technologies at a state, regional or corridor scale with the needed tools, information, and knowledge to do so.

The nexus between the energy and transportation sectors is becoming more interlinked. Understanding this linkage is important for the FHWA and other USDOT modal administrations as it likely affects their mission and programs. Existing highway infrastructure and funding is designed around a gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicle fleet. The use of a substantially greater number of alternative vehicle and fuel technologies create a significant difference in fueling practices and infrastructure requirements. In addition, these new vehicle fuels and technologies may have other implications for highway finance, safety approaches, and operations.

The initial focus of this project will be on electric vehicle (EV) deployment efforts, but the overall project scope will include consideration of other alternative vehicle and fuel technologies that may begin to play a substantial role in the light-duty and heavy-duty transportation sector such as fuel cell hydrogen vehicles or increased usage of natural gas (i.e. CNG and LNG).

This project will build upon a prior FHWA EV pooled fund effort, which was led by WSDOT and included 13 state DOTs. The goal of this effort was to establish a community of practice that could share information as the states develop strategies and best practices to support commercialization of EVs and infrastructure. Specifically, the project brought together executive-level representatives from participating State DOTs to engage in a series of discussions, and peer-to-peer exchanges in order to build capacity and capabilities to work with private partners as well as federal, state and local officials as transportation electrification efforts gain momentum around the country.

Objectives

The objectives of this project will be twofold: (1) implementation of 8-10 regional/topic-based workshops for state and local transportation agencies, their state counterparts and stakeholders to discuss the current status of alternative vehicle and fuels technologies in their specific region; and, (2) development of a “toolkit” for state and local transportation agencies who are interested in advancing the deployment of alternative vehicle and fuels technologies. The toolkit will be tailored to the specific needs of each region.

Scope of Work

Task 1 – Work Plan and kick-off meeting.

Task 2 – Development of a strategy or framework outlining the structure and content of each workshop.

Task 3 – Organization and implementation of 5-6 regional/topic-based workshops.

Task 4 – Development of a summary report and Toolkit for each workshop.

Task 5 – Technical assistance support for up to 6 months after delivery of Toolkit.

Task 6 – Training and Outreach

A1 Task 7 -- Build out Project Website, Planning Guide, Calculator, and Toolkit

A1 Task 8 -- Oversee Pilots to Test Website, Planning Guide, and Toolkits

A1 Task 9 -- Provide Funding for CALSTART to support the Northeast Clean Freight Corridors Workgroup and implement a clean corridor workshop.

A1 Task 10 -- Provide Additional Workshop support

Comments

• FHWA will contribute approximately $200,000 in seed funding to this effort

• FHWA is requesting $5,000 to $20,000 from each organization interested in participating in the pooled fund

• Total cost of project is approximately $400,000

• The pooled fund solicitation will be open for six months after posting date

• The period of performance for the project will be 24 months

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
TPF-5(331) Waiver Approval TPF-5(331) Waiver Approval.pdf Memorandum Public
Acceptance Letter TPF-5(331) Acceptance Letter.pdf Memorandum Public
TPF-5(331) Closeout Letter TPF-5(331) Closeout Letter - Signed.pdf Memorandum Public
TPF-5(331) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet TPF-5(331) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet.pdf Other Public
TPF-5(331) Q317 Quarterly Report TPF-5(331)_Q317.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(331) Q315 Quarterly Report (Revised) TPF-5(331)_Q315.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(331) Q415 Quarterly Report (Revised) TPF-5(331)_Q415.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(331) Q116 Quarterly Report TPF-5(331)_Q116.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(331) Q216 Quarterly Report TPF-5(331)_Q216.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(331) Q316 Quarterly Report TPF-5(331)_Q316.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(331) Q416 Quarterly Report TPF-5(331)_Q416.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(331) Q117 Quarterly Report TPF-5(331)_Q117.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(331) Q217 Quarterly Report TPF-5(331)_Q217.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(331) Q417 Quarterly Report TPF-5(331)_Q417.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(331) Q118 Quarterly Report TPF-5(331)_Q118.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Portland_EV_Workshop_Summary Portland_EV_Workshop_Summary_Report.pdf Study Summary Public
Austin_Fleets_Workshop_Summary_Report Austin_Fleets_Workshop_Summary_Report.pdf Study Summary Public
DC_Finance_Workshop_Summary_Report DC_Finance_Workshop_Summary_Report.pdf Study Summary Public
Clean_Freight_Corridors_Toolkit http://altfueltoolkit.org/clean-freight-corridors-toolkit/ Study Summary Public
Learning_from_the_California_Experience_Toolkit http://altfueltoolkit.org/learning-from-the-california-experience-toolkit/ Study Summary Public
Alternative Fuels Toolkit Overview (PPT) FINAL Toolkit Overview Slide.pptx Study Summary Public
Alternative Fuels Toolkit Brochure FINAL Toolkit FHWA-ODOT_brochure_trifold_v2.pdf Study Summary Public
Amended TPF-5(331) SOW B33513 A1 SOW.pdf Work Plan Public
Amendment 2, TPF-5(331) SOW Work Plan Public

Toolkit for the Deployment of Alternative Vehicle and Fuel Technologies

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(331)
Lead Organization: Oregon Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Jul 14, 2015
Solicitation Number: 1375
Partners: CA, CT, FHWA, NC, NY, OR, TX, VT, WA
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date: Jan 31, 2018
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Feb 25, 2019
Contract End Date: Mar 31, 2018
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $511,500.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Art James
art.james@odot.state.or.us
Phone: 503 986 3858
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Diane Turchetta
Diane.Turchetta@dot.gov
Phone: 202- 493-0158
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Garth Hopkins Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2015 $7,500.00 Richard Hanley Colleen Kissane 860-594-2132 Colleen.Kissane@po.state.ct.us
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2016 $7,500.00 Richard Hanley Colleen Kissane 860-594-2132 Colleen.Kissane@po.state.ct.us
Federal Highway Administration 2014 $200,000.00 Diane Turchetta Diane Turchetta (202) 493-0158 Diane.Turchetta@dot.gov
Federal Highway Administration 2016 $196,500.00 Diane Turchetta Diane Turchetta (202) 493-0158 Diane.Turchetta@dot.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2016 $20,000.00 Alan Warde Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Bruce Thompson Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
Oregon Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Art James Michael Bufalino 503-986-2845 Michael.Bufalino@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Art James Michael Bufalino 503-986-2845 Michael.Bufalino@odot.state.or.us
Texas Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Dalton Pratt Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Vermont Agency of Transportation 2014 $0.00 Gina Campoli Bill Ahearn 802-828-3751 Bill.Ahearn@vermont.gov
Vermont Agency of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Gina Campoli Bill Ahearn 802-828-3751 Bill.Ahearn@vermont.gov
Vermont Agency of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Gina Campoli Bill Ahearn 802-828-3751 Bill.Ahearn@vermont.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Douglas Brodin Douglas Brodin 360-705-7972 brodind@wsdot.wa.gov

Study Description

Study Description

The increased use of alternative vehicle and fuel technologies promises to yield multiple benefits, including lower localized and regional on-road emissions, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and reducing our reliance on foreign sources of oil. There are significant economic, national security, and environmental costs of the petroleum-based fuels currently used in our transportation system. For these and other reasons, vehicle manufacturers and the traveling public are increasingly investing in these technologies.

State and local transportation agencies are often required to reduce on-road criteria air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions to meet air quality and climate goals. Addressing these issues takes a great deal of communication and coordination among all levels of government. Especially among state and local transportation, energy, and environmental agencies. The goal of this project is to assist state and local transportation agencies interested in promoting the use of alternative vehicle and fuel technologies at a state, regional or corridor scale with the needed tools, information, and knowledge to do so.

The nexus between the energy and transportation sectors is becoming more interlinked. Understanding this linkage is important for the FHWA and other USDOT modal administrations as it likely affects their mission and programs. Existing highway infrastructure and funding is designed around a gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicle fleet. The use of a substantially greater number of alternative vehicle and fuel technologies create a significant difference in fueling practices and infrastructure requirements. In addition, these new vehicle fuels and technologies may have other implications for highway finance, safety approaches, and operations.

The initial focus of this project will be on electric vehicle (EV) deployment efforts, but the overall project scope will include consideration of other alternative vehicle and fuel technologies that may begin to play a substantial role in the light-duty and heavy-duty transportation sector such as fuel cell hydrogen vehicles or increased usage of natural gas (i.e. CNG and LNG).

This project will build upon a prior FHWA EV pooled fund effort, which was led by WSDOT and included 13 state DOTs. The goal of this effort was to establish a community of practice that could share information as the states develop strategies and best practices to support commercialization of EVs and infrastructure. Specifically, the project brought together executive-level representatives from participating State DOTs to engage in a series of discussions, and peer-to-peer exchanges in order to build capacity and capabilities to work with private partners as well as federal, state and local officials as transportation electrification efforts gain momentum around the country.

Objectives

The objectives of this project will be twofold: (1) implementation of 8-10 regional/topic-based workshops for state and local transportation agencies, their state counterparts and stakeholders to discuss the current status of alternative vehicle and fuels technologies in their specific region; and, (2) development of a “toolkit” for state and local transportation agencies who are interested in advancing the deployment of alternative vehicle and fuels technologies. The toolkit will be tailored to the specific needs of each region.

Scope of Work

Task 1 – Work Plan and kick-off meeting.

Task 2 – Development of a strategy or framework outlining the structure and content of each workshop.

Task 3 – Organization and implementation of 5-6 regional/topic-based workshops.

Task 4 – Development of a summary report and Toolkit for each workshop.

Task 5 – Technical assistance support for up to 6 months after delivery of Toolkit.

Task 6 – Training and Outreach

A1 Task 7 -- Build out Project Website, Planning Guide, Calculator, and Toolkit

A1 Task 8 -- Oversee Pilots to Test Website, Planning Guide, and Toolkits

A1 Task 9 -- Provide Funding for CALSTART to support the Northeast Clean Freight Corridors Workgroup and implement a clean corridor workshop.

A1 Task 10 -- Provide Additional Workshop support

Comments

• FHWA will contribute approximately $200,000 in seed funding to this effort

• FHWA is requesting $5,000 to $20,000 from each organization interested in participating in the pooled fund

• Total cost of project is approximately $400,000

• The pooled fund solicitation will be open for six months after posting date

• The period of performance for the project will be 24 months

Title File/Link Type Private
TPF-5(331) Waiver Approval TPF-5(331) Waiver Approval.pdf Memorandum Public
Acceptance Letter TPF-5(331) Acceptance Letter.pdf Memorandum Public
TPF-5(331) Closeout Letter TPF-5(331) Closeout Letter - Signed.pdf Memorandum Public
TPF-5(331) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet TPF-5(331) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet.pdf Other Public
TPF-5(331) Q317 Quarterly Report TPF-5(331)_Q317.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(331) Q315 Quarterly Report (Revised) TPF-5(331)_Q315.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(331) Q415 Quarterly Report (Revised) TPF-5(331)_Q415.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(331) Q116 Quarterly Report TPF-5(331)_Q116.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(331) Q216 Quarterly Report TPF-5(331)_Q216.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(331) Q316 Quarterly Report TPF-5(331)_Q316.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(331) Q416 Quarterly Report TPF-5(331)_Q416.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(331) Q117 Quarterly Report TPF-5(331)_Q117.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(331) Q217 Quarterly Report TPF-5(331)_Q217.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(331) Q417 Quarterly Report TPF-5(331)_Q417.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(331) Q118 Quarterly Report TPF-5(331)_Q118.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Portland_EV_Workshop_Summary Portland_EV_Workshop_Summary_Report.pdf Study Summary Public
Austin_Fleets_Workshop_Summary_Report Austin_Fleets_Workshop_Summary_Report.pdf Study Summary Public
DC_Finance_Workshop_Summary_Report DC_Finance_Workshop_Summary_Report.pdf Study Summary Public
Clean_Freight_Corridors_Toolkit Study Summary Public
Learning_from_the_California_Experience_Toolkit Study Summary Public
Alternative Fuels Toolkit Overview (PPT) FINAL Toolkit Overview Slide.pptx Study Summary Public
Alternative Fuels Toolkit Brochure FINAL Toolkit FHWA-ODOT_brochure_trifold_v2.pdf Study Summary Public
Amended TPF-5(331) SOW B33513 A1 SOW.pdf Work Plan Public
Amendment 2, TPF-5(331) SOW Work Plan Public

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